Weekly Wrap Up- Post Marathon 12/3-12/9

Last week I ran California International Marathon, and I had a blast!   You can read all about it here!I don’t have a whole lot to write about as far as training recap.  1 week post marathon, so the mileage was low and the pace was easy.  I was pretty beat up after this race. TotallyContinue reading “Weekly Wrap Up- Post Marathon 12/3-12/9”

California International Race Recap #AllaboutWednesday blog link up

I’m back and starting to feel normal again. I had a great time in Sacramento and have lots of wonderful things to say about the race.  I traveled to Sacramento with my husband, mom and dad.  I was more excited about my dad running his first marathon then I was about my own race.   TheContinue reading “California International Race Recap #AllaboutWednesday blog link up”

Anxiety on the run, breaking the link

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my struggle with anxiety and how it had began to creep into my running (read about it hear).   Hind sight is always 20/20 and when reflecting on the time period leading up to the anxiety attacks I began to have while running, I could see my bodiesContinue reading “Anxiety on the run, breaking the link”

5 big ticket gift ideas for your favorite runner- Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas

Last week I did a post Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas for your runner- Accessories . I am continuing with that Christmas theme and sharing my 5 favorite big ticket Christmas ideas for runners. I like to get a head start on my holiday shopping.  I don’t want to wait for allContinue reading “5 big ticket gift ideas for your favorite runner- Count Down to Christmas- RunCanvas Favorites and Holiday shopping ideas”

The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2

Whenever I post tips on run training, I will get follow up questions through comments, email and direct messaging.  Usually the person is asking about advice on specific run training secrets or workouts.  What is the best kind of workout to be doing, what is the correct number of miles, how long should a trainingContinue reading “The Secret to successful run training!- Part 1 of 2”

Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training

I absolutely love fall running weather! Many friends are deep into training for their next big race, the camaraderie is awesome.  The temperatures are dropping after this long hot and humid summer and the scenery is beautiful.  I am so over this summer we have had, this year in Missouri.  I am kicking summer outContinue reading “Fall is coming! Running Tips for Fall Weather training”

Focus on Recovery

When talking about our goals we often talk about all the awesome training we have planned to get us there.  We talk about the workouts we will be doing, our weekly mileage, and the coaches we are using.   We take time setting up intricate training plans.  One thing that is just as important in thatContinue reading “Focus on Recovery”

June/July Recap+ what’s ahead

I did it,I finally picked a race.  I am super excited to announce that I have been given the opportunity to run with a seeded bib number at California International Marathon.   As I wrote about in May (My next journey…)  my big goal is to chase an Olympic trials standard, and California International Marathon willContinue reading “June/July Recap+ what’s ahead”

3 Common Misconceptions about Running Injuries- Guest Post by RunningMate Physical Therapist & Performance Coach

Physical Therapist and Performance Coach Nathan Carlson cover some basics about common misconceptions runners have about injuries.

Quit googling your injuries!

Admit it, you are guilty.  You feel a pain and you head to the Google, to find out what is wrong and how to fix it.  STAHP IT!   I am totally guilty myself.  I know better, but sometimes I don’t want to admit something is wrong, so I look for ways to self-remedy. This doesContinue reading “Quit googling your injuries!”