18 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Half Marathon

Sometimes I’m glad I don’t know what I’m getting in to when it comes to running… For example if you’d told me in 2002 when I crossed the finish line of my first race ever, the Rock N Roll Nashville half marathon, that I would then begin running 1600 miles a year I would have flipped my lid and shut down the whole running ball game. On the other hand, over the years I’ve learned a few things that would have saved me a lot of angst, injuries and time. Since many of you have been sending in questions about how to have your best race, I thought they might be helpful! ...more

7 Habits of Highly Fit People

Creating healthy habits -- SNORE. It just sounds so BORING, nothing like the sparkle and pizazz of “10 minute abs” or “lose 5lbs overnight”, so our eyes glaze over just waiting for all kinds of hard things we need to do to find this magical land of healthy habits. I say hogwash and that’s why we’re going back to basics in my seven part series with Kohl’s to help you #MakeYourMove into a healthy, happy, hip, hop, happening 2015 ....more

How I avoided the flu - no shot or drugs

It’s common knowledge that post marathon many runners get sick. Immune systems are down and we’re often spending hours in the air traveling. But this time around it was my husband who came down with a violent case of the flu ....more

Race Day Etiquette - Do’s and Don’ts

Does it exist? Not the ask miss manners white glove no snot rockets kind, but yes. After months of training, everyone arrives at the start line a little amp’ed up, anixous and determined to achieve their goal ....more

Coconutty Butternut Squash and Kale Soup

Does anyone else go through phases with food? There will be weeks where I want nothing but green smoothies, then eggs, then sandwiches. Lately I’ve been on a soup kick, which also happens to be a fantastic way to cut down on the calories while I am running less!!! ...more

Curing knee and IT Band pain overnight

If it sounds to good to be true…. Well this time I’m totally not kidding, it happened!!! This is kind of long, but if you have ever had knee or IT Band problems, I want to make sure I give you all the details because I know how frustrating it is and how many hours I have spent testing out different things to find what would work for me! ...more

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill - Speed work, rehab and more

Have you heard about the treadmill that can make you weightless? Nope it’s not a magic diet pill, but for many injured athletes, amputees and military vets it has become one of the best recovery tools available....more

Congrats - Holiday Sweat Challenge

As a kid I remember hearing adults say that “time flies” and thinking it felt so horribly slow each day as I waited for recess or had to do homework…but now, well I get it! We’re already 11 days in to the brand New Year which means that the annual Holiday Challenge has come to an end. It was truly a blessing to take the 7th annual Holiday Bootie Buster to the Holiday Sweat Challenge by partnering with Sweat Pink for 2014 ....more

Back to Basics - Making fitness and food easier

One of the best things about the brand New Year is a chance to get back to basics! Wait?! Isn’t it about thinking bigger? ...more

Impossible decisions

Did you think by saying I was all goaled out and then not posting for a week, I’d officially quit the blog and moved on board one of the cruise ships I toured this weekend?Do I look like a stewardess?? I’m not, FYI…just gazing out at the future.I won’t tell you it didn't cross my mind after spending the weekend with over 200 people embarking on 68-114 day world cruises the idea sounded quite appealing. Plus being in their 70’s-90’s they all go to bed early like me, enjoy reading, lots of light meals and walking repeatedly around the ship deck…basically I’m an old person in a 30 year-old body ....more