It’s OK To Not Run

Since All This started, I’ve been writing a lot about how to stay motivated. How to set new goals and keep moving forward. Today, I’ll go full contrarian (and possibly commit runner sacrilege) and acknowledge that it’s OK if you […]

Running Form Ruiners

In the Before times, I regularly ran with my running club as a coach and pacer for its marathon training long runs. A few runners would usually take lots of photos and videos of the group, which are then shared […]

Non-Race Running Goals

Non-Race Running Goals

This summer, usually race-based runners (like myself) have been freed from the tyranny of training plans and goal races. I say that a bit tongue in cheek; I love training plans and goal races have provided structure for my running […]

Running Hills

I have a love/hate relationship with running hills. I hate them. They are hard. But I also love trail running (or more specifically, the views you only can see on your own two feet on the trail). Around me in […]

Embracing the Solo Run

As an introvert, I’ve always enjoyed solo runs. I’ve never had a problem heading out the door for a long, solo run. But, contrarian as I often am, I’m finding solo runs a lot less fun now that they are […]

Runners To Do List

Runners To Do List

I love a good to do list. This might be because I know if I don’t write something down, I’ll likely forget it. Or, time gets away from me and I forget just how long it’s been since I last… […]

Rate of Perceived Exertion: A Guide for Runners

Rate of Perceived Exertion - A Guide For Runners

This is my summer of #slowrunning. I’m not training for anything. I’m focusing more on enjoying my runs and observing my surroundings. Because of where I live, local running routes are, for the most part, super hilly. Factoring all of this […]

Trail Runners Guide To Poison Oak

Clark Kent has his kryptonite, I have poison oak. If I even look at poison oak, I get itchy. I also live in Northern California, where it is EVERYWHERE. And I love trail running, where you often can’t avoid contact […]

My Summer of #slowrunning

After taking nearly two months off (because of All This), I’ve started running again. I’m a bit concerned about what my running motivation and consistency will look like without an event to train for. I’m a planner – I need […]

Staying Motivated To Run Without Races

I make no secret of the fact I’m terrible about running regularly when I’m not training for a race. Give me training plan and a race day and I’ll run religiously. Tell me to run just because I can? Yeah, […]