Seeing double: Training with two-a-day runs

This is the first year that I've hired a coach and actually followed a training plan. I've learned a lot over the last year, including the value of intervals to help make you fast, how cross training is critical for ultra running, and most recently, the value of running doubles. During my 100 mile training, … Continue reading Seeing double: Training with two-a-day runs

Bringing in the New Year: How to build a home gym

Our basement is my favorite room in our whole house.Β  It all started with a treadmill, which also happens to be my favorite piece of "furniture".Β  πŸ™‚Β  Then, over time, my husband and I started adding other favorite items. I've got to say, it's pretty convenient to roll out of bed and head to the … Continue reading Bringing in the New Year: How to build a home gym

Walking to Run

Walking was my first favorite workout, before running stole my heart.Β  There is so much that a good walk can provide--time to clear your head, pray, have a good conversation with a friend, smell the roses, feel the breeze. Or read a book.Β  That's how I started my walking journey--on a treadmill reading book after … Continue reading Walking to Run

Cross training: learning to love the bike

When my husband and I started looking to buy a house in 2012, we had two primary conditions: 1. our commutes had to be reasonable and 2. we had to have a basement for the treadmill. Since moving into our house, we have accumulated quite a little gym downstairs, and I've got to admit, it's … Continue reading Cross training: learning to love the bike