Cleaning up the first month of the year My January wellness goals were focused on establishing small, manageable habits for sustainable growth (thanks, James Clear). Three races, a nutrition reset, and a week of meeting ALL my coworkers in person later; here's how it all went. Goals Whole30 nutrition mindfulness 5+ minutes/day of meditation or … Continue reading January Fun Size Wrapper
7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners: Fun Size Athlete Edition
Mario Fraioli, the founder of The Morning Shakeout, has re-shared this blog post he wrote several years ago with some updates. Source: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners His breakdown of process vs. outcome goals is an excellent way to focus on building a successful year of habits that can lead to outcome goals rather … Continue reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Runners: Fun Size Athlete Edition
Kindness is Dope: A BibRave Knockaround Review
Disclaimer: I received a pair of Knockaround Sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! You may have already seen me around wearing Knockaround sunnies. They're affordable, durable, come in several shapes, sizes, and fun colors, and look AMAZING! You … Continue reading Kindness is Dope: A BibRave Knockaround Review
Best way to prepare for a marathon? Register for one!
I'm running the Kansas City Marathon presented by Garmin! 🏃♀️ This will be my fall marathon and "A" goal race. I'm excited to run through the streets of Kansas City, visit with some awesome family friends, and experience all that this race has to offer. Crossing that finish line and earning some KC BBQ will … Continue reading Best way to prepare for a marathon? Register for one!
Summer Fitness Roundup: Summer Lovin’ on the Roads Less Traveled
Seeking adventure and a change of pace on the path less-traveled... Once again my plan to write these posts every month fell by the wayside. Between taking over a consulting project at one job, building a software product and starting a new company, traveling for Bike Ride Across GA, Grandma's Marathon, work, and then a … Continue reading Summer Fitness Roundup: Summer Lovin’ on the Roads Less Traveled
BibRave Race Review: The “biggest little race” at Grandma’s Marathon!
“Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Grandma's Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!” After more than a year without in-person road marathons, and more than 2 years since I've raced one, I was super excited to run Grandma's Marathon … Continue reading BibRave Race Review: The “biggest little race” at Grandma’s Marathon!
BibRave Product Review: Natural Sun Protection with Tanri Outdoors
"Disclaimer: I received an Tanri Outdoors sun-care products to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!" Even though I am less burn-prone now than I was in my teens and twenties, the amount of time … Continue reading BibRave Product Review: Natural Sun Protection with Tanri Outdoors
Make your miles matter: 2021 National Day of Awareness MMIW Virtual Run
Run, walk, get active with @native_women_running in support of @mmiwusa - a non-profit that works on the ground with families who are strongly affected by this issue.
March Running Roundup: Keep Moving Forward
After the vaccine, and Fried Clay, and improvements in the weather, I found myself feeling much sunnier by the end of the month. Through the highs and the lows of the month, Grandmas Marathon training was there through it all. Marathon training is a steady friend, and dispenser of tough love, exactly when you need it.
February Running Roundup: winter maintenance and motivation
Even though my birthday falls in February, it tends to be a struggle month for me. The new year has settled in, the late winter, pre-spring blues crop up, and motivation becomes a bit of a struggle. I feel like I’m operating 75-80% on my fitness and nutrition goals, but that 20-ish% of less than ideal nutrition behavior ends up creating plateaus that can spiral into lapses in motivation and loss of fitness gains.