Want to try trail running, but don't know where to start? Join the (totally free!) Trail Running Jumpstart eCourse

What I Know Now About Running is the Key to Having it All

what I know now about running is the key to having it all

At some point, people stopped asking me if I hoped for a new PR when I signed up for a race. My inner circle of running sisters know I have slowed down. They know that life is just so thick and full right now that just showing up for a training run and making it to the starting line is … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: For when life is hard, you guys

Oh, a momma’s heart is a tender thing. And when the babies are hurting or scared or turning into teenagers that know not what they do to our tender hearts (or their own hearts), life gets hard. I’m so very proud and in love with my kids, but this touchy tween-teen thing is not for the faint of heart. They … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: How to get back up when you feel beat down

Up. Down. Up. Down. Up. Slump. Up. Down. Repeat. Such is the relationship we have to running. It’s a wonder we don’t quit at the first “down” we hit. Well, I guess some of us do. But if you’re reading this, you know what I mean and have probably bounced up and down a bit yourself. Of course, there are … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: The most important question to ask yourself before every run

So……. “Why the heck am I up at 5:00am to go running?!” This has often been the question I ask myself because, let’s face it, runners are a wacky breed and sometimes I have to check in with myself out loud. (Quietly, of course, so as not to wake the kids.) Whether it’s a dark, rainy morning run, a post-work … [continue]