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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]

One Tip Wednesday: Fast is as Fast Does

Fast is as Fast Does Hey guys, So, is speed work just weird or is it me? I mean, I’m just not a super fast person by nature. It’s not in my DNA. Hurling myself around the track at anything faster than my “happy trails” pace can feel awkward. Why? Because I don’t do it that regularly. Except when I … [continue]

Running When You Travel: You got this, momma

This article first appeared in OutdoorsNW, an adventure, travel, and recreational magazine for outdoorsy types in the beautiful Northwest. When my old marathon coach sent me a text with an opportunity to write for OutdoorsNW magazine, I felt a familiar butterfly flit around in my stomach just like the one that visits me at the starting line of a race. … [continue]

One Tip Wednesday: Get it in gear

Hey hey! This is your One Tip Wednesday: your weekly dose of runner momma mojo, delivered right to your cozy inbox. This tip comes to you from a routine-lovin’ girl. When my schedule feels overwhelming, as it does on too many mornings, I know routine has got my back. Coffee, email, more coffee, run, shower, eat, kids…. It’s a great … [continue]