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Category: Tips & Advice

5 Things a Runner Should Invest In

Taking your running to the next level takes a lot of patience, consistency, and hard work, but don’t forget about the little things that can help get you there. I’ve listed five items  runners should invest in to help them become stronger, faster, and injury free. *All products I use are linked but there are also other brands out there, so shop around and see what you like 🙂 Heart rate monitoring chest strap: Depending on which brand of watch you wear, there may be a HR monitoring chest strap… Read more 5 Things a Runner Should Invest In

5 Things I’ve Learned while Dealing with Grief

Now that it’s the holiday season and there are constant reminders to “be of good cheer”, I want to acknowledge that there are so many people who are hurting because they have lost a loved one. If you know someone who is grieving, gently reach out to them or give them time and space if they are not ready or willing to talk or get together. If you are grieving, I know how hard it is. My brother, Robert, was killed almost 6.5 years ago and I am still grieving.… Read more 5 Things I’ve Learned while Dealing with Grief

Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.

I feel like I’ve been posting and talking a lot about my easy miles recently. I run all my easy runs, long runs, and recovery runs at at least 10+ min/mile and I am proud of that because it’s made me stronger and faster, and I’ve avoided injuries. Slowing down and monitoring your maximum aerobic heart rate makes you a more efficient runner (aka running further, faster) and lowers your risk of potential running injuries. Slowing your pace by a few minutes 3-4 times every week doesn’t mean you’re slow, obese, insignificant, or… Read more Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.