Post marathon fitness–Don’t lose what you’ve gained

Will I lose fitness by taking weeks off after my marathon? It’s a concern for nearly every runner I’ve encountered in the months post marathon where we are battling the post race blues, attempting to recover and wondering what to with time they’d prefer to spend running! Thanks to dear first time marathon finisher Jodi for reminding me that we focus so much on the lead up to the race that we often forget about the “aftermath” ....more

Gluten Free Meal Plan for Runners

Are you curious about going gluten free? You’ve heard from running friends it made them faster, more energetic with quicker recovery times? But how do you go gluten free...more

Just Kiss Me Already

It was my first and last thought on a night in July 2003, when David took me on our first date and as we stood under the make shift alter on our ridiculous wedding March 29, 2008. Can I tell you about that first date? Yes? ...more

Great for You; Not for Me

I don’t have superstar crushes. Bear with me this is going somewhere… I never waited in line with hyped up fellow teenage girls to drool over a rock band and I’m way too much of a comfort seeker to sleep outside in the cold or rain to get a ticket. But I do love strong women ....more

What is your why? And why it matters!

This is my final post in the back to basics series as part of Kohl’s #MakeYourMove campaign. Previous posts are linked at the bottom! Most people who know me now, just understand that running and fitness are part of my life ....more

Don’t throw out those lucky socks

Running is a mental sport. We spend most of our time focused on form and pace and distance, but the truth is without the right things happening between our ears the rest of it may never come together. Years ago I had this great idea for a “mental marathon training” series ....more

No Bake Chocolate Oat Custard Cups (Vegan + Gluten Free)

It’s not exactly rice pudding {I used oats}. It’s not exactly custard {I used tofu}. It is another dessert to satisfy my dairy free sweet tooth while keeping it low sugar! ...more

You are cordially invited to Delurk

Last year I did something that was either going to be a success or a big fat flop {take that fear}. Luckily it turned out to be one of my favorite things ever, so 13 months later it's time once again to invite you out of the shadows and in to the light of conversation! My analytics tell me that thousands of you are visiting each day…I have gotten to know about 10% of you through great comments, challenges and events....more

Overcome Running Excuses

Each time I tell a non-runner about my running, my face lights up and I get all gushy and excited like a love sick teenager, which ALWAYS provokes a response as to how they wish they could or should or used to…but don’t run. BUSTING COMMON RUNNING EXCUSESTackling those reasons today for anyone who actually wants to go -- “I hate running”Well yah, did you read my story?! I faked knee pain so as to get out of running with a very attractive guy, that’s hard core college student hate ....more

Clean Eating Meal Plan from A Whisk and Two Wands

Continuing with this new fun series this week I’m featuring a week of meals from on of my favorite clean eating recipe makers on Instagram. Her food always makes me want to get in the kitchen and you’ll frequently find me begging her to cook for me (I’m willing to pay!!). She is a fellow peanut butter addict, a mom and always trying to fuel her running husband with the best foods…what’s not to love! ...more