Dynamic Warm Up for Runners

Can we talk about warming up today?  I'm sure you have all heard that completing a warm up is best before any workout.  While I know this to be true, I'm coming clean with all of you today and admitting that I haven't always been the best at … [Read more...]

My First Experience with a Chiropractor + How I’m Keeping My Muscles Healthy

Over the past few months, I have really increased the miles in my running routine.  Right now, I'm running about 30-40 miles per week, which is a lot for my body. In the past, I've had my fair share of muscular discomfort when training for … [Read more...]

4 IT Band Stretches Perfect for Runners

Running has always been been a challenge for me.  Yes, I realize I've completed 7 half marathons, a full marathon and now I'm training for my 8th half marathon (with a focus on speed work to boot!), but running isn't something that comes naturally to … [Read more...]

Things I’m Loving: May 2016

May was a month full of fun visitors, travel, running, and being outside.  I loved it!! Here are my highlights from the month :) Products and Services I'm Loving Firmoo Sunglasses I have worked with Firmoo in the past when I needed a new … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 5 (and 6)

Hey friends! So, I'm a little out of schedule with my half marathon posting updates, but instead of just not sharing at all this week I thought I would share weeks 5 and 6 together instead of a Five Things Friday post :) Training has been going … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 4

Last week was another great one in the training books.  The plan I am following (and what I have found works best for my body) decreases mileage after some of the long run weeks, so this week the long run was only 6 miles.  Overall, my legs felt … [Read more...]

Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 2

It's time for another half marathon training update! Last week, I completed my second week of training for the Colfax Half Marathon in May.  Overall, I'd say my training went really well!  I did just about everything according to plan, but cut out … [Read more...]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon Recap

Yesterday I finished the Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon! In April, I turned 26 years old and I vowed that I wanted to run 26 miles for 26 years.  AND I DID IT! I am still in disbelief that the marathon is over and done with.  Overall, the … [Read more...]

Tips for Getting Through a Long Run

Guys it's MARATHON week! I'm really trying to stay calm and not completely freak out, so this week I am focusing on great nutrition, rest, hydration, and mental focus and clarity.  Yes! So much of marathon training is MENTAL. Today, I decided I … [Read more...]

Stretches I Do After Long Runs

Happy Wednesday! How is the week treating you?  Hopefully not too bad! As many of you know, I am training for my first FULL marathon.  Last week, I ran my final and longest long run of the training program at 20 miles.  I still can't believe I … [Read more...]