Rachel Boller

My name is Rachel and I live with my toddler, husband, dog and three birds out in the woods in Sammamish, WA. I am very passionate about healthy balanced living. I actively blog at BusyMamaFitness.com and find it's a great way for me to vent about my daily toddler shenanigans and other crazies that go with being a mom. I love to cook and explore new recipes.  Eating and the culture that surrounds food fills my soul! I also am a very active person. I love trying new ways to move and also encouraging others to get up and get out with me!

Keep Your Makeup on While Working Out

So, as an exercise instructor often I have to workout with makeup on.  I don’t feel like much of a motivator or role model when I get up in front of a class looking like a hot mess plus, as much as I hate to admit it, wearing makeup makes me feel more confident.  The only trouble? Most of the time I end up sweating the shit off ....more

Cougar Mountain Trail Race Series Half Marathon Recap

After Friday night’s Briefcase Relay, I had to wake up early on Saturday morning to get ready to run my first half marathon trail race at Cougar Mountain.  I was very grateful that unlike other races that start first thing in the morning, this one started at 9 am since I woke up still feeling last night’s relay and still had residual lung burn going on ....more

Briefcase Relay Recap

So far, it has been a busy weekend. And I’m going to tell you about last night’s portion of it with one hand while my other feeds me a burrito ....more

My Runspirations

Everyone is picking my brain about running right now! And I find it pretty amusing because I am far from being an expert. However, because so many people are looking to me currently, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share where I get my ‘runspiration’.  So, here are a list of blogs that motivate, educate and entertain me and also keep me loving the run ....more

So You Want to Run a Half Marathon

[Disclaimer: While I am a personal trainer, I am not a running coach or even an elite runner.  I am just a runner who has sustained enough injuries to have learned a bunch of lessons about preventing them.  Any advice is based off of what works for *me*.  Our bodies are all different so it may not work for you.  Please keep this in mind when reading this post.] ...more

Tough Mudder Boot Camp Day 3

As I stated in my last post, Zac and I are training for Tough Mudder in October and in order to train, we are doing the boot camp workouts on the Tough Mudder training site.  Today’s workout looked like this: ...more

Tough Mudder!

We kicked off Memorial Day weekend by taking a family day trip over to Port Townsend so I could restock up on my favorite loose leaf teas at the Spice and Tea store.  They have a coconut oolong tea that is absolutely amazing.  M.T. loved riding on the ferry to get there. ...more

One Month Away – Shit!

I am freaking out.  I have 30 days until my full marathon.  EEEEEEEP!!! ...more

New Shoes!!!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle is getting closer and my feet are getting more and more fucked up.  I guess that’s all part of the package when you’re training for a full marathon, eh? ...more