Enough Enough Enough Guilt Already

Enough is enough is enough is enough - what am I ranting about? Guilt over 'failed' runs, missed runs, or just running in general. No one is holding a gun to my head and saying - run or else?!? My life, my career, nothing in my life depends or hinges upon my running. For pete's sake, it used to be for FUN!...more

Zombies, Run! Exercising after Four Kids!

I have often thought it would be nice to find some kind of exercise or activity I could do to get and stay fit and improve my overall physical health, but I always found that having my kids around made that too difficult, either financially or logistically or both. I also had trouble finding something that held my interest. Simply walking was too boring. I hated running. I didn't have convenient access to a swimming pool, and I don't like swimming anyway. Besides, no matter what activity I chose, I'd have to either find childcare or somehow cart my kids along....more

Too Much Training, Too Little Fun, And Massive Burn Out

Well, the headline says it all... cause I think that's pretty much me at the moment. I started training for a June half that didn't happen. (Decision Made) And out of that decision I got caught up in the excitement of friends just finishing marathons, and I jumped on board to run a Fall marathon....more
I'm having similar feelings these days: in the past two years, I did marathons in the fall, but ...more

Let's Get Social

It sure has been awhile since I posted last. You may have wondered where the heck I went. Well besides enjoying my summer, I've been brushing up on my Javascript, jQuery skills and learning a bunch of other computer nerdy languages. No seriously! See what happens when I can't get outside to run....more

2 Medals In 2 Days - Take 2

I don't know if you remember this, or for any new followers out there, last year I did theDouble Header 2 half marathons in 2 days. I did it with a friend and it was so much fun. So we both signed up to do it again. She got injured at Boston, and wasn't able to do both races this year. ...more

How long am I supposed to run?

I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises....more

Go Big Or Go Home? Is Marathon Training Over?

Go big or go home-it's kind of been my motto with this marathon training. And I have to say, I think I'm going home....more

Stay In Place Or Slip? Bolder Band Review And Giveaway

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review.My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.When I'm shopping for a headband, the first thing that I usually want to know is - Will the headband stay in place or is it going to slip off of my head? Then I want to know if it's actually going to help with keeping the sweat out of my eyes....more

The Color Run Hits Portland!

My running and walking career (and what I also like to call my "walk/run" career) has certainly had it's ups and down. I've had stretches where all I can do is run. I've had stretches where I don't do that at all! And still other times where it's a mix of walking, running, or a little of both at the same time. Some of this has been an emotional decision. Some of it has been injury-induced (I wish plantar fasciitis on no one!). Even as I write this post, I am dealing with some heel problems....more

Fuel Your Run: Real Food Alternatives

Amber @ Fit, Foodie Runs: http://www.fitfoodieruns.comAbout a year ago, I had a conversation with my friend (who has achieved many marathons) and she told me they serve the runners pizza, perogies and potatoes throughout her races. I was stunned. Wait, no bars but real food? I have to learn more!Scott Jurek is not only one of the world’s most elite ultrarunners but is also vegan, meaning he eats a plant based diet. You read that correctly – vegan and world‘s elite ultrarunner....more