My last half marathon of the spring season is 6 days from today. The Cap City Half Marathon will be my 3rd half this spring and 13th half overall. I have learned a lot about myself and my body over the past 4-5 years of running, but there is always more to learn. My current [...]
Lots of exciting stuff going on today! I tried out two new-to-me products: a new gluten-free bar after my run and a new heart rate monitor to monitor my HR, distance, etc, First, let’s chat about the food.
I found these bars in my local Earth Fare store last week and I loved that [...]
It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]
When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]
My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun! When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something. I had my eye on a pair [...]
Hydration is very important for our bodies to function properly. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have water available for each and every workout, not just high intensity activities like running, spinning and hot yoga. Walking, weight lifting, strength training, etc – water is necessary to replace fluids lost. Sometimes water isn’t [...]
‘Tis the season to freeze our tails off while running in what feels like the frozen tundra! BRR! If you were cold outside last week while you were running, you will really be cold this week! The temps are dipping into the single digits at night, making those early morning runs super cold.
In my quest to find fuel that agrees with my stomach during my runs, I made the switch to Honey Stinger gels. I have tried the chews before, but not the gels. The first one I tried was the classic Chocolate. To be honest, I was not a fan. I didn’t let that deter me, [...]
Actually, I got a brand new pair of flip flops. With summer just around the corner and my favorite sandals – Merrell’s – just over two years old, I thought it was high time to invest in some flip flops that wouldn’t have my sports medicine doctor’s hard work on my feet going down the [...]
About a month ago I wrote a review on Topricin and raved about how much better my feet were feeling this round of training compared with past seasons. As my mileage creeps up, my plantar fasciitis starts to act up. This was not the case this season, as I had started using Topricin Foot [...]