Building In An (Occasional) Out

Fitness Goal Exceptions

Many people (myself included), when setting up fitness resolutions, to-do lists, and action plans to achieve their fitness goals, think and plan in terms of absolutes: Thou shalt walk 10,000 steps every day, thou shalt go to the gym 3 times […]

Common Mistakes Runners Make With Their Skin

runners skin

Note: Post contains affiliate links.  Items purchased via these links may provide me the funds to afford energy gel.  Thanks for subsidizing my GU habit. Read my full affiliate policy.  When I head out for a run, my legs get the glory […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Warriors Celebration Lake Merritt

Considering my mileage is still pretty low and my intentional workouts have been fairly short in my preparations for this fall’s Skyline To The Sea Marathon, I found myself utterly exhausted several times this week. Read my training kick-off and prior week training […]

Things I Love 6.16

Things I Love 6 16

Welcome to the things I love for June 16. The apps, gear, and other stuff that is making me happy and making me smile. Read prior ‘Things I Like’ posts.  Note: Some of these links are Amazon affiliate links where I may […]

New Trail Runner Fears: I’ll Get Lost!

getting lost trail running

I recently volunteered at a trail race with 5k, 10k, half marathon, and 50k distances. My aid station was at mile 19 of the 50K race. We weren’t going to see any runners from the other events. Except that we did. One […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 1

skyline Recap week 1

My first week of marathon training for the Skyline to the Sea Trail Marathon is done! Read my full marathon training kickoff post. Goals For Training My overall theme for this training cycle is ‘anything but the usual.’ I’m trying […]

Advice For Second Time Marathoners

Second Marathon Advice

There is a ton of advice for first-time marathoners. And a second burst of advice for advanced marathoners who are trying to qualify for Boston, but I think a frequently overlooked group of marathoners are those setting out to train for […]