The Big List Of Running Goals

I am a big believer in setting goals. So often in running, those goals are focused on a racing – doing a half marathon or a marathon, for example. But there is a big wide world of running goals out […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 6

6 Weeks in and I’m still playing around with the very basics of my training plan. The runs are pretty much set (although I’m still tinkering with the best time of day to run to maximize my productivity), but what […]

Openfit Fitness App Review

Disclosure: I was given access to the Openfit app for free for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. All photos are screenshots of the app from my iPad.  I’m always looking for new options for strength […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 5

After the insanity that was last week’s workout calendar, I felt downright lazy ‘only’ running and doing core work this week. My workouts last week reminded me of how much I enjoy doing (and feel better after having done) more […]

Race Day Pro/Con: Relying On Race Provided Fuel 

I recently came across a post on the Map My Run Blog called Should You Rely on Course-Provided Nutrition During a Race? I immediately thought – Wow, I could make that the shortest blog post possible. Here’s my version of […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 4

Why ‘only’ train for an ultra when you can train for an ultra while testing out not one, but two cross-training/workout apps? This week, I added in 7 days of barre workouts to the 3 day a week core workout […]

Puffin Picks – November

I’ve recently started training for my latest ultra, with a new dedication to actually do strength work, stretching, mobility work and cross training. As result, I’ve discovered not one, but two new apps to help me meet all my at-home […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 3

I feel like I’m finally back into the rhythm of training. This was my first week of back to back long(ish) runs, and I continue to actually do strength/core work. Granted, more than once I did the core work right […]

Enjoying the Marathon Training Process

A few months ago, I was pacing the Santa Rosa Marathon and was talking to one of the girls running with me. This was her first marathon and I asked her if she thought she’d want to run more. We […]