10 Tips to Control your Holiday Feast

Don’t blow the last 6 months of progress just because you have an excuse to… We are headed into my least favorite time of year… The holidays are filled with overeating, candy, food gift baskets, parties, booze, and everything else I fight off every day… Don ‘t get me wrong, I love the positivity surrounding […]

Going Through the Motions…

I wasn’t thrilled about waking up at 3am today… I was tired from the weekend, my body is exhausted, sore and Crossfit was the last the thing I wanted to do today… But, I woke my tail up, got some coffee, got dressed and went to work on myself… Let’s just say it wasn’t my […]

I hope you fail…

WHAT?! Why would I want you to fail?! “Persistence is the missing component to success.” No I’m not ruthless. No I don’t get a guilty pleasure out of the pain of others. No I don’t like to see the disappointment of others when they don’t reach their goals. No I don’t want to be better […]

It’s only been a year but it’s here!!!

Let’s do this! As I sit here and take a look back at the last year, I can’t help but think, just one year ago I was gearing up for my 2nd marathon. I was still fairly new to running, but I knew something big was taking control of my life… I was watching a […]

Why is “Tapering” so hard?

As I move into the last 14 days of training, it’s time to kick it down a notch or two… It’s time to relax and recover, recoup and plan for Silver Rush. As time starts to stand still and my nerves begin to take hold, I can’t help but wonder… Why is tapering so hard? […]

What I learned pacing/crewing a 100 mile trail race

I had the opportunity to pace a 100 mile race last weekend and other than knowing how to run, knowing Brian had 2 rough and unsuccessful attempts at 100 mile races and needing to have a positive attitude all weekend, I didn’t have any clue what I had gotten myself in to. This is my […]

“I commit not to quit.”

It’s 3:31 am on Sunday morning and I still don’t have a blog written… This is pretty unusual for me, as this is one of the only things I actually look forward to doing during the week. I have nothing earth shattering, profound or interesting to say… For as long winded as I am, I […]

Where do I even start?!?!

So how do I get started? Here’s my advice for taking the first step toward better fitness and health. What’s your “WHY”? What do you REALLY want out of this? Do you want to be healthy, lose some weight or look great in a Speedo? Or do you want to have the energy to play […]

5 Reasons We Eat (w/ Revel Race Photos)

1st I just want to get a HUGE SHOUTOUT to my running buddy Rachel who qualified for the Boston Marathon last weekend!!!!!! I’m so proud of her hard work!!! I can’t tell you how happy I am for her. We spent A LOT of 4 and 5 am, freezing cold, windy mornings together while she […]

3 things I wish I would have known a year ago about injury prevention.

3 things I wish I would have known a year ago about injury prevention. “We all suffer one of two things. The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” Jim Rohn A little over a year ago I signed up for my 1st marathon. I had no idea what I was doing. I just […]