Here it is. I'm past my goal races for Fall. I don't completely know what next year's race calendar looks like yet. And here's the thing: when I don't have a training plan to follow, I'm absolute garbage at consistency. Somehow time spent running will dwindle down to almost nothing, I'll grow lazy with cross training, and … Continue reading The Off Season + Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup
Like many runners, this past Spring I plotted my Fall racing season. My training would culminate in a trifecta in October and November: Market to Market Relay Race, followed by my A-race of the Kansas City Marathon, then a recovery fun-run of the Good Life Halfsy. That kind of happened. In August, I felt a twinge … Continue reading When You Have to Sit Out Your Goal Race
What now seems like many years ago, but has in fact only been eight or so, I took up running. My reasons weren't uncommon: on the heels of a bad breakup I needed a way to burn off some of the anxiety, the angst, a way to kill all of the time I suddenly seemed … Continue reading How to Build a Runner
First week is in the books. And I have to say - it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I ate relatively healthy, prior to embarking on this endeavor. I did a fair amount of meal planning and prep, too. I will say that Whole30 takes it to a whole new level. … Continue reading #Whole30 Week 1 In the Books
I'm a little bit into the morning of Day 4. I expected to feel...worse. The Whole30 team does a great job of prepping you for what to expect, so I was bracing myself for a few days of detoxing from the vast amounts of sugar and carbs I consumed on family vacation. And truly, I felt … Continue reading Day 4 of Whole30: This Feels Almost Too Easy
This is it. Over the past week, I've scoured the internet, hoarding recipes, reading and re-reading Food Matters, The Whole30, and my two new favorite food blogs, Nom Nom Paleo and Well Fed (my copy of the Well Fed cookbook arrived this past Saturday!). I've highlighted tips, planned my meals, made an exhaustive grocery list. Sunday was … Continue reading Whole30: Day 1
2015 was a crazy, wonderful, hectic, and busy year. I got married, bought a house, bought a car, did some traveling and overall just relaxed into married life, and my job, and what to do moving forward now that we weren't saving for a wedding or a house, now that we didn't have major changes … Continue reading Goals.