Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Think back to your 3rd grade self. You’re between 8-9 years old. You’re learning so much in school! You’re starting to read independently, learn multiplication and division, and you might even be able to walk to the bus stop by yourself.  Now think...
Do something different

Do something different

I love running in races in Iowa. I know it sounds a little strange, but I do. I get to sleep in my own bed. I get to eat my own food. I know a lot of the people and the organizations putting on the events. It’s comfortable. But, one thing that I promised myself...
5 Reasons To Run Besides Fitness

5 Reasons To Run Besides Fitness

True or False, the only benefits of running is weight loss and physical fitness? FALSE! There are so many misconceptions about running and how it is only for playing children or people who want to lose weight. However, there are much better reasons for incorporating...
Crushing the Long Run

Crushing the Long Run

Crushing the long run By now you’ve probably hit some high teens or 20-mile long runs. How’s that going for you? I’m sure you’re crushing it! From my humble beginnings—never doing a single long run—I suppose I’ve come a long way. I now hold the long run sacred. The...
Acceptance

Acceptance

While running can be hard, consistently running over a span of several years can be even harder. I’ll be the first to admit that my running game has struggled as of late. Although I have mostly remained an active runner for the last six years, I have had a few...