Neutral VS. Stability Shoes: Who needs what?

I’ll start by saying that I write this from a place of perspective and not educated knowledge. I have an experience to share about my running shoes and maybe it will help others with their running shoes. When I was young, I was in gymnastics. I was working many hours a week and very flexible. Then I quit and I did nothing. I ruined by hips by stopping all exercise.. Read More

Nothing New for Nutrition: 30 Days to Race Day

Today is 30 days from race day. There is a buzz of excitement in the air and I am starting to think about final preparations. The most important thing I can say is…Nothing New! I am done with trying new drink mixes or gels or before and after nutrition. It is time to be firm on what works and what doesn’t work and hone in on my nutritional needs based.. Read More

Vlogs and Running…Running Vlogs!

I have tried a couple of vlogs recently. There is so much to learn, but I thought I would share them here. I do plan to keep doing them and hopefully they just keep getting better. There is really nowhere to go but up! First up was a long run. It was good and the end was pushing me and my IT Band. I really needed different shoes, which I.. Read More

My 8 Week Training Plan for the Oregon Epic Relay

I am just 9 weeks out from my first relay event and my motivation is high to be successful and support my team well. I have put together a detailed plan with pace goals and I wanted to share it with you! The Race It is a 200 mile relay with 12 people. I do not yet know my legs and it can be as short as 11 miles or.. Read More

TRX Workout for Runners

I am a big TRX fan. As someone who has only recently picked running back up after a long break, I have some weaknesses. But, the good news is that my weaknesses are common to many runners. I put this workout together to help strengthen my weaknesses and I think it can help any runner! The Weaknesses to Strengthen #1 – I would like to promote a forward lean. I.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Plan 2-20-17

I am finally starting to get into the groove. Today is a designated rest day and yet I want to get out there and go for a run. It is really nice to be motivated again and very helpful when putting together my workout plan. Last Week Summary Last week began with self care. I just wanted to get healthy again. By Thursday, I was well enough to go to.. Read More

Becoming a Mentally Stronger Athlete

I went for a run yesterday. It was the best of runs…it was the worst of runs. This is a picture of how I felt for most of it: Shaun and I decided to go out to a beautiful road that is well known for endurance athletes of all kinds. We knew we were headed to a bit more snow and higher elevation, but were optimistic. Across the street from.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Week In Review

This last week was finally a great week in fitness for me. We were all healthy and the week was filled with activity. Monday I woke up early and went to the gym only to find that there were fire trucks outside and it was shut down. I still don’t know what happened. Other than the extra hour I could have slept, no big deal. We went to the rock.. Read More

Getting a Running Baseline for Training

This week I (Sarah) started my running training. The first thing I wanted to do was get a running baseline for my training. It will help me to know where I am really starting from and make a smart plan for getting to my goals. What is my goal? I would like to be able to run a 10 minute per mile pace half marathon by May. In June I.. Read More

Sarah’s Workout Plan for the Week of 1/23/17

I am sure nothing can stop me now. We had the month long winter storm of a quarter century. Then as soon as the weather let up, I go a wicked cold after not getting sick for a long time. I am tired of my own whining and complaining and delaying. But I still share because it is the reality for so many. There must be a joke about getting.. Read More