Tips

Checklist: One Month Away From a Marathon

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With not much time left until the St. George Marathon, I wanted to share my checklist of what I do one month away from a marathon. As I mentioned in my recent post updating y’all on any and everything happening in my life, my training has been pretty difficult. When I ran the Portland Marathon…

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common running questions | running for beginngers

Common Running Questions Answered

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I hear way too often “I wish I could run” and I know that many of you all are coming up with excuses why you can’t. I am answering common running questions here to serve as a resource for you all in case you don’t know where to get started.   *Some of the links…

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Running Apps You Need

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Whether a seasoned pro or new beginner, there’s always something to be done that can help you improve your running. Take a look at a few running apps you need.   As I am getting back in the groove of running and training for a marathon again, I am working to clean up my nutrition…

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Tips for Taking Better Race Photos

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If you didn’t get a pic running the race, then did you really run it? Probs not. 😉 Which is why I am here to give you tips for taking better race photos!   Let’s be honest. You’re mid run and the last thing you want to do is think about looking good. I am saying…

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What to do When You’ve Lost Your Running Mojo

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As an avid runner, I know what it’s like to feel burnt out- it’s the worst! I am going to give you all some tips for what to do when you’ve lost your running mojo.   I’ve seen a pattern in my running- I sign up for a race and get so excited to start training!…

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race | sign up for a race | what to do after signed up for a race

You’ve Signed up for a Race…Now What?!

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You’ve done what so many cannot bring themselves to do (even though plenty want to)…signed up for a race! Woohoo! Go you! You’re headed in the right direction, friend. But, you may be thinking now what?! Signing up to run X amount of miles is daunting. Overwhelming. Stressful. And I understand ALL those emotions. Heck, I…

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Tough Mudder

What to Know Before Running Your First Tough Mudder

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Ice cold water. Electrocuting shocks. Army crawls through mud. Monkey bars with an incline suspended above murky water. This hardly puts a dent into what all everyone overcame this weekend when running the Tough Mudder. This was my first time completing one of these boogers and I did it with my brother, who was doing…

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mental tricks for running | how to get through tough runs | willpower

Mental Tricks to Get you Through a Tough Race

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On Sunday, I completed the Portland Marathon. To preface this, I had been training since June, but fell off my training plan come July when I started my job. I fell back to running outside only once a week. Needless to say, the race was brutal. I felt good the first half, but gradually started…

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pack in race day bag | what to pack for a race

What to Pack in Your Race Day Bag

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There are so many moving parts to running a marathon. You have to find your race, register, train, prioritize your health, master your sleep schedule and figure out accommodations for the big day or weekend. Now, if you’re running in your city it isn’t as hard to make sure you have everything you need, but…

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running in the rain | tips for running in the rain | rain | run

How to Prep for a Race in the Rain

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On Sunday, I ran the Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon and was looking forward to running while admiring hot air balloons soaring above us. However, the weather had a different idea of what would make for a great half, which consisted of rain showers and no hot air balloons. I’m so happy I ran this race because…

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