The Rundown – Low Gear

Things shifted into low gear this past week, as expected, and I was fine with the cutback in training but not quite prepared for this website to go down in flames, a missing iPod at the worst possible moment or a cold that only seemed to appear at 3:00am for days....

The Rundown – Steady State

After you’ve been running for a while you can get into what I like to call a “steady state” of flow during a run. It’s that blissful state of cruising along and feeling good, letting your mind wander and feeling grateful for just being out...

The Truth About Having a Dog

Nine years ago, when I got pregnant with the twins, my friends were extremely honest with me about what life would be like after having kids. Phrases like “sobbing crying,” “hot mess” and “wild insanity” were the ones I remember...

The Rundown – Fresh Start

For anyone who has school age kids, September feels more like the beginning of a new year than January. For me, it’s the signaling of a fresh start. I want to wipe away the negativity and unmotivated feelings of the past spring and summer and focus only on today...

3 Times Mental Strength Meant Not Racing #RunItWednesday

It’s been a rough year around here but I have certainly learned a lot about myself and what racing means to me. By realizing mental strength is not always about toughing it out and toeing the line, I’ve opened up an entire new world of possibilities....