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 in the hill […]

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 […]

Things I Hope I Never Again Take For Granted

There are so many cliches about the time we are living in this 2020. That it’s the ‘new normal,’ or ‘unprecedented.’ But there will come a time when things begin to return to something resembling normal. I’ll leave the predictions […]

9 Kid’s Books About Running

Awhile back, I was pacing at a race (remember those? You’d get together and run with other people at the same time! What a concept!) and got talking to one of my runners who was the mom of two kids. […]

Dealing with Race Cancellation Disappointment

Dealing With Race Cancellation Disappointment

Endurance running is never easy. Training for and running a marathon will always be a challenge. While mass race cancellations weren’t the challenge any of us were expecting, it is the challenge we now face. While I finished my main […]

Ways to Bust Your Running Rut

Generally speaking, I’m a fan of running routines. My running is most consistent when I get up and out the door before I even think about it. Hills on Wednesday, long runs on Saturday. It’s just what I do. But […]

How To Be An Injured Runner

I’m in the midst of training for an ultramarathon and should be just past my peak running week. Instead, my mileage two weeks ago was exactly zero. Why? I had an odd niggle in my right hamstring. Not enough to […]