The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Last week was race week! Ironically enough, it was also Practice 5K week for many of our Girls on the Run of Central Iowa teams. While many of us were participating in the 5K, half, or marathon, the girls on my team were preparing to run the farthest distance they’ve...
The Importance of Cross-Training

The Importance of Cross-Training

What is one thing that has been proven to prevent injury, promote recovery, improve fitness and enhance motivation in runners? Cross-training. Strength training, flexibility training, and endurance cross-training, such as biking or swimming, are the perfect supplement...
Favorite IMT Half Marathon Moments

Favorite IMT Half Marathon Moments

The IMT Des Moines Marathon races just do not disappoint. From the perfect weather to the nice course to the great post-race party, this year was no different. Here are a few of my favorite moments in reverse order, finish to the start: Photo credit: Ken Sherman ...
Who is in your Breakfast Club

Who is in your Breakfast Club

Training for any big event can be tough. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, work and kid stress make you want to stick something in your eye, you’ve got some weird pain in your ear that’s making you not want to train because WebMD...
National Coaches Day

National Coaches Day

  There was an important date marked on my calendar last week. It wasn’t an official national holiday like Halloween or Thanksgiving, and it wasn’t my mom’s birthday. This day is special for a completely different reason. Sunday, October 6 was National Coaches...