Why Running Is Like Therapy

There are so many reasons I go for a run. I might be training for an event and have a planned run to get me that much closer to my goal. Occasionally I just feel slothful and low energy and I head out for a run just to get myself moving. But mainly, these days, while I’m […]

Why You Need to Run Fast

Everyone needs to run faster. No, don’t worry, I’m not judging anyone for their pace, or suggesting that a faster time in a race is somehow better. What I mean is, to become a better, stronger runner, you should be incorporating faster running and speed work in your weekly training. Speed workouts should be a part […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Core Workouts for Runners

Once upon a time, the words “core exercises” used to make me cringe. One of my clients still remembers me telling her, “You are not an apple,” when she first told me she really wanted to work on her core. To work on your “core” to me brought forth countless infuriating articles in women’s health and […]

Why Running Blogs are Every Runner’s Best Friend

I’m so excited to share a guest post from my running blogger friend Ellen today. I love reading her blog, Tale of Two Runs, because when reading her posts, you can honestly feel her love of running and enthusiasm for the sport and the running community. Right now Ellen is training for her first full […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Speed Workout

A week ago a friend of mine reached out to ask me for advice on how to start building up speed in her running. She had surgery earlier this year and has been easing back into her workout routine. I gave her some general tips and then looked at my blog calendar. I wrote her […]

Running Lessons from a 4 Year Old

Last week, I was home one day with both boys and decided we needed to get out for an explore. Our go-to is to wander down by the river and find some paths to traipse along by the water. But I wanted to do something different, so I suggested going to the cross country ski trails […]

Would You Rather Running Survey

There’s something about the week following a long weekend that encourages slacking. So in that spirit, I put together a little ‘would you rather’ running survey. Leave your answers in the comments if you’d like to play along! Would you rather…. Run in subzero temperatures, or hot and humid? This is too easy. Subzero in […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Hill Running Workouts

I have a complicated relationship with hills. My training for the Vermont City Marathon this year involved plenty of hills. I was determined to attack the long climb at mile 15 as prepared as I could be. And sometimes my mental state made them harder than they should have been. We all know how the […]

4 Ways Running is Like Life

There’s a reason runners keep running despite the crappy runs, the terrible races, the times when non-runners listen to us talk and think (or say), “Why do you love running, again?” It’s because for every crappy run, there are five great ones. For every terrible race there is one magic event where all your starts […]

Let’s Be Runners and Be Love

When I heard about what happened in Orlando, I went for a run. While I ran, I thought about how so many people’s lives were taken and their loved ones’ lives destroyed, because of the incomprehensible hatred in the heart of one human being. How one person’s views on total strangers’ sexual orientation became more […]