New Month, New Me

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that the “new year, new me” trend is hilarious and SO MANY good memes have come of it.

OK, to the point. Obviously, I don’t think I’ll be a new me in August. I like me!

But I do have some goals and I think the beginning of the month is a good time to take inventory and put my thoughts out there. Continue reading New Month, New Me

Pre-Run Foods!

I’m not an expert in fitness or nutrition, but here are some of my favorite foods to eat before running. These have proven to NOT cause gastric distress for me.* Some of these are good choices if you’re squeezing in a run after lunch, while others are fantastic pre-race fuel!

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Working For It

I was recently talking to a friend about how one of her friends runs long distances even when he’s not in training and runs marathons on whims. I immediately blurted out “I wish I could do that, but I’m one of those runners that has to work to be a runner.” At first, this made me feel a little uncomfortable, but the more I think about it, the more it’s helped me to understand how and why I run. Continue reading Working For It

Summer Running Temperature Scale

After months of slogging through cold, snowy, winter runs, we all long for the bright beautiful summer days. In our minds, we wake up fresh to the sound of birds singing, strap on our kicks, and bounce merrily out of the house into the fresh summer breeze. Continue reading Summer Running Temperature Scale