Races

Revel Mt. Charleston Half Race Recap

May 1, 2018 • By

Since I know these are mainly for me, I’ll try to keep this informative yet brief. My Mt. Charleston Half race this past weekend went amazing! It was great setting a goal and basically accomplishing it! I also got to see where my fitness is at and conquered my biggest hurdle – my mental game! I feel like my mojo is back!!!

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Training

VO2 and Lactate Testing

April 19, 2018 • By

Have you ever wondered how many calories you actually burn running slow versus fast? What about wondering if you are eating enough or training too hard? Or wanted to know about your metabolism and fat burn capabilities? I have and was fortunate to get to have VO2 and lactate testing done with Tommy of Triple Threat Tough as a part of my partnership with Tri Shop.

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Training

Diastasis Recti and Running

April 4, 2018 • By

“I still look pregnant and I’m not. What can I do for my abs?” Have you ever asked this (or a variation of this question)? One of the things I rarely talk about when it comes to abs (and I do talk abs a lot) is about my Diastasis Recti. I suppose I didn’t realize it was still a concern (stay with me as this does have to do with running), but my physical therapist has warned me that my core, and lack there of, could be contributing to some of my running kinetic chain issues. I’ve also been asked by some of you if I experienced it during/after pregnancy, what I did to correct it, and what you can do.READ MORE


Recipes

4 Ingredient UCAN Brownies and What U Can Do With UCAN!

April 3, 2018 • By

Ever since the NYC Marathon in 2016, I’ve been a fan of UCAN. So I was pretty excited to join their team recently as an ambassador because these are products I have loved for a long while and now I can share the love, my coupon code and giveaway opportunities with you all! I have been using their drink mix for pre-run fuel and their protein drink mix as post long run recovery and have had great success without the unwanted tummy problems that have plagued me for years with other fueling brand options. I wanted to share with you a little about my experience and this amazing recipe that I made up myself (I tweaked from a protein brownie recipe I make).

First, the recipe. These amazing brownies contain no dairy, virtually no sugar (and no added sugar), no flour, no oil and are vegan, paleo and gluten free! Yes, they are still amazing!!! They are fudgy, chocolate-y, and are perfect for a post run carb/protein snack (nearly hit the 3:1 ratio).READ MORE


Training

Sporting “Sport” – Making the RUN Look Work All Day

March 22, 2018 • By

*** Disclaimer: I received the items I reviewed in this blog post free of charge as part of my partnership with Road Runner Sports. My opinions and review are all mine and are not influenced by Road Runner Sports and Nike in any manner. ***

We live life on the go. It’s a sad but true fact. Whether you stay at home or work outside the home, chances are you aren’t sitting on your tush working on your manicure during the day. Just fitting in your workout is hard enough and getting in a shower (if you are lucky enough to even get one) before your hubby gets home (in my case) is a victory! I got so much great feedback about my last 5 non running items I purchased post (2 blog posts back, click link) but a few people emailed me and said that they rarely get out of their running clothes. So today’s post is all about how to transition your running clothes into day wear, and still be appropriate enough to meet a friend for lunch or pick the kids up at school!READ MORE