Blog, Running

I Don’t Like Labels, but I Guess I’m a Vegan, Now

A month ago, I went to the doctor, and it was apparent that my bad eating habits (along with basically not exercising all summer) had caught up to me. I had gained a few pounds more than I wish I had, and my blood test results came back with some bad things. I mayyyyy have… Continue reading I Don’t Like Labels, but I Guess I’m a Vegan, Now

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Destination Racing: Race Day (part two)

Destination Racing is one of the most fun ways to race. It also makes training for a race a little less painful, because you don't just have the race to look forward to, but also a vacation attached! This post is part two of a series about Destination Racing.  Read Part One about lodging and… Continue reading Destination Racing: Race Day (part two)

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Destination Racing: The Rundown (part one)

Some people vacation to sightsee; we vacation with a race in mind. This is part one of a series about Destination Racing and some tips on how to make it a smooth trip! Part One is about lodging and preparing for the race. This post contains affiliate links. You may review the Affiliate Disclosure here.To… Continue reading Destination Racing: The Rundown (part one)

Running

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 7 ideas for active and busy moms!

Disclosure: Some products linked below are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you click through and make a purchase on Amazon using my link. See full Affiliate Disclosure for more information. Do you have a special woman in your life who is a runner, cyclist, lifted… Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 7 ideas for active and busy moms!

Faith, Running

8 Important Verses for Workouts

Scripture is such a great weapon to have on hand.  At times of deepest struggles, knowing scripture to turn to that relates to my trial has proved to be a tool that helps me get through the struggle.  Having scripture to turn to during workouts and races can prove helpful in providing motivation and distraction… Continue reading 8 Important Verses for Workouts

Running

FREE Race Vacation Packing List

You may have seen my post about Half-Marathon Essentials and Recovery Essentials, but today I have something special for you... A free printable packing list for you race vacation, or "Racecation" as I like to call them! If you are flying, I highly encourage you to bring your race-day outfit in your carry on.  While it… Continue reading FREE Race Vacation Packing List

Blog, Faith, Running

The First Shall Be Last

One of the reasons I hated running as a kid was the fact that I was almost always last.  The shame of not just not winning, but being the final person to cross the line really got to my me. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m a fairly competitive person, and losing just wasn’t going to work for me.  Quitting was much easier to do than lose, and I quit more things than I am proud of as a child because I wasn’t winning as much as I wanted to.  So, this caused almost two decades of an unhealthy relationship with physical activity.