Raise your hand if when a great new song comes on the radio and you can't help but think, this song makes me wanna run? Anyone??? Okay maybe it is just me but regardless, music is an integral part of me as a runner. As a former church choir singer, I can't help but get lost … Continue reading DJ Play that Song
After the Tar Heel Ten Miler, I committed to taking a full month off from running. It was time to let my body heal from almost two years of nonstop training so I can come back ready to train and race harder than ever. At the start of my month off (and admittedly still now), I … Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
Ever have one of those thoughts that goes along the lines of "why am I doing this?". Yeah that was me last week with my training, and it scared me...A LOT. I was lucky enough to get to chat it up with one of my favorite students who just happens to be a super badass … Continue reading “Keep Fighting the Good Fight”
I don't need yoga, this is not for me. Yet here I find myself committing to it 3+ times per week...and I can't get enough.
Let's chat about 2016 for a hot second. 2016 was quite a year for me. I ran my first marathon, and set PR's in the 5K, 10 Mile, and Half-Marathon. When I finished the OBX Half-Marathon I was pretty bummed, I missed my sub 2 hour goal by a lot, even though it was a … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue…Right?
This weekend I ran the Cannonball Half Marathon as a training run. Let me tell you it was pretty freaking awesome. I ran this race last year, while I did set a PR there last year, man did it royally suck. Looking back that is probably the worst race I have had, I was literally … Continue reading The Day I Finally Kicked Fear to the Curb
It's 36 days until the Outer Banks Southern Fried Half Marathon. 36 days until I face my fears, put my training to the test, and race my heart out. On one hand it is incredibly scary to set a goal knowing you could fall short, but on the other it is incredibly exciting knowing that … Continue reading Growth Mindset Means Embracing the Uncomfortable