Shaking-up the Shuffle

Even though I've been running for 10 years, I didn't call myself a "runner" until I completed my first half-marathon in March of 2012. Crossing my first half-marathon finish line, I was amazed and overwhelmed that I had actually run 13 miles. I'd been running consistently for over 4 years, but a childhood of physical, [...]

Mother’s Day Recovery 🤦🏽‍♀️

Today's run was supposed to be an easy recovery run after Saturday's half-marathon. My entire body aches, including muscles that don't ever normally ache after a race. I really needed a recovery run today and probably should've taken the day off. 😜 I headed out this morning with stiff, heavy legs and a full mind, [...]

Spring Training 🌸☀️

Mother Nature's springtime beauty is in full force. Easy recovery runs that keep my HR in zones 2 and 3 are much more challenging than any speed workout or interval run. Letting my HR dictate the pace provides ample opportunity to enjoy the warm sunshine, beautiful flowers and birds chirping among stunning mountain view's. Spring [...]

Running Therapy 🏃🏻‍♀️💗

Wednesday is always speed work and interval training. Improving speed and racing performance happens long before I lace up my shoes on race day. It starts in my mind and is proven the moment I set foot on the track or at the starting line. My brain and body must work together to create a [...]

Recovery Run 💗

Don't let my smile fool you, the last 24 hours have been rough. Hope changed to reality and deep sadness. Sometimes life can break us. Take us to the extreme and then ask for all you have. It's challenging and difficult and situations happen beyond your individual ability to change and control. Death sobers and [...]

Southern Utah Half Marathon

Southern Utah is world renowned for its majestic mountains and arid natural beauty. When the sun rises and starts to warm the red rocked landscape, the view is inspiring. The horizon develops a warm glow that is unlike anything I've seen anywhere else; I absolutely love it. When I woke up Friday morning to a [...]