A few weeks ago, Coach Paul and I had a discussion about the remainder of my summer racing season. With my next marathon about 70 days away, it's important to find the balance between training and racing. I found out last fall just how delicate that balance can be when I ran 3-half marathons, three [...]
Anytime I finish a big race, I’ve already got something else on the docket. However, running a 50-mile ultra-marathon is no joke. It’s common running advice to take some time off after a marathon. Some experts even recommend 1-day off per mile raced. While that seems like great exercise theory in the science lab, the [...]
After two and and half months of active recovery and reduced running, I went into the Nebo Half-Marathon cautiously optimistic. My last half was at the end of June- (you can read about that race here AF Canyon Run Against Cancer Half- Marathon) when an MRI diagnoses of Chondromalacia left my summer racing season bleak. Cold [...]
Runners are goal-oriented planners. When we’ve paid the race fee, we’re committed to an event, so short-term training helps measure progress and work towards the goals accountability. It’s empowering to set your heart and mind towards a goal and then go out and make it happen. Often, runners plan an entire year of racing, breaking [...]
After a 30 day hiatus- today's run was filled with gratitude. While I can't change the past or my current situation, I can move forward with hard work and positivity. Each day is a gift. Here's to a Happy Monday and great week.
On Friday, the doctor finally called me back with my MRI results and news I really wasn't prepared to hear. It was his professional opinion that I should "strongly reconsider running." My first thought was, "what? He can't be serious?" Immediately I started asking questions and was quickly told to schedule another appointment so we [...]
Somedays it feels like I just can't win. I exercise regularly, lift weights, get enough sleep, only drink water and eat clean. Despite all my efforts, some days it just doesn't matter. Today I had 3 different bathroom stops during my run. What gives? I eat super "clean," no alcohol, refined grains or carbs; no [...]