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

Protein bar recipe: when you know that you shouldn’t snack on candy bars

I'm the first to admit that I have a sweet tooth (my husband just came back from Costco, and my candy SHELF in the pantry has been replenished), but these homemade protein bars have been a great alternative to eating candy bars when I'm hungry.  Below is my go-to protein bar recipe.  There's room to … Continue reading Protein bar recipe: when you know that you shouldn’t snack on candy bars

The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion

My relationship with sleep has changed a lot in the last year since Cadence was born.  You see, my baby doesn’t really sleep a whole lot, at least not in long stretches at a time.  I'm getting ready to run my first 100 mile race, and one mantra that I remind myself when I start … Continue reading The Sweetest Kind of Exhaustion

Marginal Gains: when every little bit counts

Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. —Jim Rohn There was a lot of talk about marginal gains around the time of the Olympics because, for those athletes, a decimal point of improvement could be the difference in a podium win or … Continue reading Marginal Gains: when every little bit counts

Family time and 100 mile training

The other day my mom asked me how much of my time is going toward training for my upcoming 100 mile race. For good reason, she warned me to make sure that I am not neglecting my family.  My mom was totally right to check in with me and keep me accountable to the people … Continue reading Family time and 100 mile training

Walking to Run

Walking was my first favorite workout, before running stole my heart.  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.  That's how I started my walking journey--on a treadmill reading book after … Continue reading Walking to Run

Yeti 100 Mile Training Run on the Creeper Trail: 33 miles to make new friends

A lot of ultra runners joke that they signed up for an ultra race after having one too many drinks.  I signed up for my first 100 mile race at 8 weeks postpartum.  I guess 9 months of conservative running made me a little drunk on the idea of running my first 100. I signed … Continue reading Yeti 100 Mile Training Run on the Creeper Trail: 33 miles to make new friends