Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 9

I’m most consistent with my running (and my fitness in general) when I just head out the door and run as part of my usual routine. That may be boring, but it does make me a consistent exerciser. After travelling […]

Woodside Ramble 35k Trail Race: Race Recap

Woodside Ramble 35k

I haven’t run many races in the winter the past few years. I’m a coach and pacer for my running club’s marathon training program and we focus on March’s Oakland Marathon as the goal race. This means we have group […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 8

This was an odd, all-or-nothing week of workouts for me. I spent the first part of the week traveling to the frozen tundra (Minnesota) where there was zero chance of me running outside in near zero temps. Then I ended […]

2019: My Year In Running

Another year of running, racing, and race volunteer shifts is (nearly) in the books. My biggest running take-away for the year? 50 Miles! I ran 50 miles. I wasn’t sure I could do it, but I did. The final tally […]

Salmon Falls 50k Training Recap: Week 7

I think I’ve cracked it! After weeks of overdoing it or underdoing it to find the right balance of running and barre (my recent workout of choice for mobility and strength work), I think I got it! For those of […]

The Big List Of Running Goals

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

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 […]