I will admit that I love being comfortable; who doesn't? There's nothing wrong with living a comfortable life. Comfort is welcoming, predictable, and safe. But, what if I told you that stepping outside of that little cozy box you find yourself in could take you somewhere pleasantly unexpected. I'm going to put this in the context… Continue reading Maybe a Little Bit of Fear Is All We Need
It seems like everything advances so quickly these days and new fuels, technology, and gadgets are always on the rise in the fitness world. I will admit that love trying new things and in this space when I advocate for a product, I am doing it on behalf of myself because I fully stand behind… Continue reading These are a Few of my Favorite Things!
Hi everyone! SO much has happened since the last time I was able to make a post. I thought I would be able to manage a blog and a full course load of grad school classes, but clearly I was not. That's okay though because in FIVE DAYS I will be graduating from the University… Continue reading A Wet and Cold Fight to the End; The 122nd Boston Marathon
When it comes to flexibility, running works muscles in the polar opposite direction. There’s a really big scientific explanation for it and I could write a lengthy jargon-filled post emphasizing the body’s natural physiological adaptations to running, but one- as a grad student I do things like that on the daily and two- very few… Continue reading “YOU MEAN YOU CAN RUN MARATHONS, BUT YOU CAN’T TOUCH YOUR TOES?” STRETCHING – THE GREAT DEBATE
This fall will be the first time in 4 years that I will not be running a marathon. It was a decision I went back and forth on for weeks, but ultimately decided a break is what my body needs. I was 6 weeks into this training segment and my body was running on E… Continue reading Learning To Accept A Change in Plans
After taking my first trip out to Colorado in 2013 and getting to experience the mountains, things changed for me. I found myself craving experiences that really put things into perspective and challenge me to think beyond the borders of my day-to-day life. The mountains are magical. Having a bad day? Sit yourself at the… Continue reading Life Above 14,000ft.
It’s that time of the year again! Training is kicking off for many fall marathons and since you decided to check out this article, it may be safe to assume that you are looking for tips on how to make this training segment your best one yet or you took the plunge and signed up… Continue reading The Training Guide for Running Your First Marathon Successfully (and Safely!)
I'm not an expert, but when I find things that work for me, I hold on tight and never let go [exaggeration]. It took a while for me to finally figure out my running do's and don'ts. It really is not a process you should rush. I will be very honest about this and if… Continue reading Quality Over Quantity
I think I am finally realizing why the mountains will never get "old" for me. I crave the challenge of starting at rock bottom (pun intended) and maneuvering my way around rocks, roots, and trees to make it to the top, only to look out see that I am surrounded by sister peaks that stand… Continue reading Take a Hike
Hello from Colorado! Over the past couple weeks I have moved from Ann Arbor, back home, and now to Colorado! I will be here for the next 11 weeks while I complete my internship requirement for my program. I am at a wonderful nonprofit focusing on creating an equitable environment for healthy foods and physical… Continue reading Running at Elevation