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, [...]

Revel Mount Charleston Half Marathon

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 [...]

“Plan for Everything Control Nothing…”

Deena Kastor (2004 US Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist) 🇺🇸🥉 Today I was out early as the weather is finally really warming up. If I wait too long to head out for a long run, the heat reminds me of how costly sleeping in can be. Today's workout focused on a negative 10k split. Normally I [...]

Moody Mother-Nature ☃️

Mother Nature thinks she's funny. 🙄 She waited till I packed away all my winter running gear to sneak in one last April snow storm. ❄️ Today's run was a easy zone 2-3 HR recovery run after Saturday's race. Too bad for Mother Nature I run year-round now despite her pranks. This hideous face is [...]

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 [...]