You asked, I answered! I chose eight questions to answer about the Leadville Trail Marathon and Leadville Trail Heavy Half Marathon (15.5 miles) - both beautiful and fun, yet very challenging races. Please comment on this post or reach out to me on IG if you have any other questions 🙂 *I am a 5x… Continue reading Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy Half Q&A
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… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned while Dealing with Grief
It's December and all my 2018 races are done for the year. Naturally, I wanted to see if I hit any of the running goals I set for myself. Well, spoiler alert: I didn't! But that's okay. Here's what I envisioned when I was closing out 2017: 2018 Running Goals: 1) Qualify for the 2019… Continue reading So how did those 2018 running goals go?
It's summer. It's hot and humid. There's no getting around it. So, what should we runners do to help us get acclimated and deal with it?! If you follow me on IG, you know during the school year I'm an afternoon runner. And most of my runs this summer have also been mid-day or mid-afternoon,… Continue reading Tips for Running in the Heat
I struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for over ten years. Since January 2018, I started working with two professionals and have seen so much growth in myself and managing my emotions. Most days are much easier than they used to be, but there are still some harder days. Recovering from an eating disorder doesn't mean… Continue reading Something I’m Proud Of
I’ve put my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon out to the world many times. When I first shared this, it was January 2015 and I was 25 lb heavier. My half marathon PR was around 2:19 which is about a 10:40 mile pace. Going from a half marathon pace of 10:40 to a… Continue reading Why I Passed on a BQ 2019 Shot and Am Focusing on 2020
Next weekend, I'll be running (well, running and climbing) the Leadville Trail Marathon in Leadville, CO in memory of my brother, Robert. Many family members and friends join us every year to either do the marathon, the heavy-half (15.5 miles), or to cheer. LTM is the second most difficult marathon in the country, partially because… Continue reading How I Prepare for a Trail Marathon at Altitude
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… Continue reading Easy Miles Should Actually Be Easy – Calculate your Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate.
A few weeks ago I opened up about my long-time battle with Binge Eating Disorder. I figured I'd talk a bit more about it now that it's National Eating Disorders Awareness week. This post is just a very small glimpse into what I've dealt with while struggling with BED. It would be a novel if… Continue reading A Glimpse into My Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder
It's been a full month of marathon training (and life!). I knew it'd be super busy with teaching, grad school, wedding planning, training, etc, but even more was thrown onto my plate (and Kyle's!) and we both agreed the other night that it was just a crazy month. The Positives The first chunk of marathon… Continue reading January Training Update!