What my dog taught me about managing stress

August 5, 2016

It’s currently 5:45 AM and I woke up before my alarm at 5:30. It’s still dark out so I’m waiting for it to get a little bit lighter before I head out for my run since I am running solo and running in the dark freaks me out a little. (Anyone else?) I was in […]

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The Run Around: How to treat shin splints — tips straight from a sports medicine doctor

August 2, 2016

I’ve been running for over 17 years, and over the course of those 17 years, I’ve experienced a wide variety of injuries (like most runners) – runner’s knee, IT band issues, shin splints, quad strain, angry hamstrings, plantar fasciitis, you name it. I was recently able to chat with Dr. Christopher Miles from the Wake Forest […]

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Recent Eats + This Week’s Gluten-Free Meal Plan

August 1, 2016

I’ve really enjoyed sharing some of my meals on the blog lately. It helps inspire my meal plan for the week ahead and helps me remember some things I made up & really liked that I need to make again (like the steak quesadillas)! This is a mostly gluten-free meal plan, although the sushi and sweet potato fries probably […]

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Last week’s workouts + a new (to me) TV show I’m binging on

August 1, 2016

Hey hey! Happy Monday! I had a great weekend. Friday night we had dinner with some friends, I went for a run on Saturday morning and then went to yoga with Anna at Foothills Brewery Tasting Room. Well, it actually wasn’t in the tasting room since they were doing construction or something, but regardless – […]

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What makes someone a runner? A “real runner”?

July 26, 2016

After Anna guest posted for me about being a non-runner, I was at dinner with some friends and one of the guys there said, “Can we talk about your friend’s guest post? How does this this girl not think she is a real runner? She’s run multiple 10Ks. I’ve never run a race, and never more […]

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Last Week’s Workouts + Trying out Compression Socks

July 24, 2016

M – CrossFit Front Squats: 5×3 at 135# My quads were soooo sore by Tuesday night! MetCon for time. I finished in 15:14.  800m run 21-15-9 Pull-ups Shoulder to Overhead (RX 95#, I did 55#) 800m run T – 7.5 mile run, solo (8:05 pace) I ran my last mile in my new Newtons! I needed a new […]

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