Running performance and the menstrual cycle

One of the aspects of running that I love the most is understanding how our bodies work.  I have a biomedical engineering background in sports medicine, but I didn't really start to run until several years after I finished my masters degree.  (Ironically, I simulated the Boston Marathon for my thesis waaaaay before I had … Continue reading Running performance and the menstrual cycle

Late to the Party

  I just received my bib for the Peachtree Road Race 10k in the mail, and I'm in the seeded wave.  This is something new to me.  I've always been active, but I didn't really run races until around 2013 when I finished my first marathon (3:45), and I had to work really hard (3 … Continue reading Late to the Party

Ultra breastfeeding

I never fully appreciated the affect of hormones until I got pregnant in 2015.  Holy moly. Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows what I'm talking about. Everything. Everything changes. And it happens pretty quickly as that tiny little poppyseed starts dividing cells. Fast forward to after you've given labor and that watermelon is out … Continue reading Ultra breastfeeding

Unstructured training (break) between training

I've been enjoying a little unstructured time since my last race, and it's been great to get extra sleep and decide how I'm feeling in the morning to determine what kind of workout or run I want to do. Cadence still does not sleep through the night at 19 months, and I feel like I'll … Continue reading Unstructured training (break) between training

Going into Gorge Waterfalls 100k

I don't know if anyone ever feels ready going into a race. I mean, I'm ready to go ahead and get this show on the road, but there are always the questions about whether I prepared enough and whether I prepared in the right ways. This course will be different than anything I've run lately, … Continue reading Going into Gorge Waterfalls 100k

Maintenance: Dry Needling

So far, I have been really fortunate to not have any injuries in my training.  (Knock on wood!)  The last injury that I can remember occurred during pregnancy when I had to take about a month off because my ankle was hurting when I ran.  I was able to continue cross training, but running put … Continue reading Maintenance: Dry Needling

(Un)balanced

The other day someone asked on Instagram if I have balance in my life in reference to all of my training.  I use my Instagram account as a running account, and it's full of training pictures, but it still made me feel a little defensive.  I read the post right before I went to bed, … Continue reading (Un)balanced