Don’t miss out: 1 weekend, 2 races, 3 medals

When I first ran the I-35 Challenge a few years ago, it was incredible. The chance to run two races in one weekend? Heck ya! I live in Kansas City and love Des Moines so these two races were the perfect fit for me. Training for two halfs in one weekend is tricky, but...

The Runner’s Selfie

You’ve all seen it. Maybe you watched it happen as you rode by on your bike or drove by in your car. Maybe you almost tripped over a runner who stopped dead in his tracks in front of you to do it. Or maybe, if you are just brave enough to admit it, maybe you...

GET AWAY FROM ME “BLAH”!!!!!!

We’ve all been there. Our training block for our goal race is going REALLY well. You’ve been getting up for those 6am runs. You’ve been really happy with your shoe choice. You’re getting tan. You’re shedding some of the winter fur...

Summer Heat Has Arrived

IT IS HOT OUT THERE. Did I put that in all caps? YES I DID. Today around 2 p.m. in Kansas City it was 104 degrees according to my car thermostat. Granted, I usually find that the car thermometer runs a little high… but 104 degrees? Are you kidding me? It is...

Motivation needed? Then you HAVE to read this!

I have to tell you that motivation is often what holds me back as a runner. I will be the first to admit that if I take too long of a break from running, or I don’t run on a regular schedule, my motivation dwindles. I do have a few tactics that always get me...