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 [...]
I was born in the desert, so warm sand, sagebrush, dusty rocks and cacti feel like coming home to me. My dad even calls me "Arizona Amy," so any opportunity to visit family or friends AND run a race is a cherished opportunity. Last year while discussing different races, a few running friends shared their [...]