Goals, Healthy, Running, Tips & Safety

Recovering After The Long Run

About three weeks have passed since my last half-marathon — and you know what? I feel like I’m still recovering. Throughout those three weeks, I have been doing a few short runs, but I felt sluggish and fatigued from early on during those runs. It makes me think back to the day of my last half-marathon. And what I did…

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Life, Motivation, Running

Struggling is Part of the Growing Process

This post is a little (or a lot) later than normal. And to be honest, it’s because my motivation is super low lately. To do anything. It’s like every year at this time my body wants to switch to hibernation mode. All I want to do is be in my sweatpants, in front of the fireplace, sleeping. Or eating. Or…

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Goals, Inspiration, Races, Running

Hot Cider Hustle Half-Marathon

Yesterday was my last half-marathon of the year: The Hot Cider Hustle in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I couldn’t have asked for better conditions considering it is October — in Wisconsin. It was cool and crisp at start time but sunny and calm. The perfect way to start a long run! But even so, I found myself nervous for this run.…

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Races, Running, Training Plans

To Taper Or Not To Taper

You have just put in endless weeks of training for your half-marathon or marathon. Each week, your mileage increased. You are feeling healthy, strong, and confident. You glance at your training schedule two weeks out, but wait… That can’t be right. You are ONLY running how many miles?  You have reached the TAPER period of your training. And as counter-intuitive…

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Goals, Races, Running

One Half-Marathon Down – One Month For Improvement

My alarm sounded at 4:30 this morning but I was already awake. Today was my first half-marathon of two this fall and I was excited to see improvement from my previous half — but also nervous.  I didn’t sleep well. With dreams about missing my alarm and then being late to the start line, I was checking the time constantly…

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Alaska, Life, Travel

Our Alaskan Adventure: Exploring “The Last Frontier” Part One

I can’t believe that it’s been over a week since we got back from “The Last Frontier”.  Our Alaskan adventure was certainly a trip of a lifetime and I am so thankful to have experienced it with my whole family. From fishing to glacier tours, hiking to gold panning, we did it all. It truly was an amazing week!