My Knee Hurts!!!

Yesterday I went for a 6.5 mile run. There were a couple of short steep hills, varying surfaces, and it was my longest run in a very long time. Now my knee hurts. I could feel my IT Band getting tighter at the end of my run. I have had a couple of 5 mile runs with no pain and I think this little bit of extra distance was really.. 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

RRCA Running Coach Course

This post is brought to you by…needing a break from my Running Coach Certification test. Last weekend was a deluge of information that I cannot wait to share with others. My desire to take the RRCA Running Coach Certification Course started with needing some continuing education for my personal trainer certification and ended with really wanting to improve my running and having more tools in the toolbelt to help others… Read More

Spring Break Vacation: Baja Carnival Cruise

Carnival Cruise

We always go on a vacation for spring break. It is the thing that gets us through a long winter. This year we decided to go on a Carnival Cruise. We had gone on an Alaskan Cruise previously, but this was the first cruise for the kids. The cruise left from Long Beach, California with stops in Catalina and Ensenada. But first, we had a 14 hour drive to Long.. 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

Pop Up Camper in Da House!

Pop up camper

I am not saying it is pretty, but it is a pop up camper. We have wanted one for what seems like forever. This tent trailer is going to take us on many adventures. It just needs a little remodel first. It is our first big project really. We have never bought a fixer upper anything and we are kind of excited about it. Here are the ‘before’ shots. We.. Read More

The Coveted 3 Sport Day

3 sport

My husband has always talked about the ‘3 sport day’. You know it has been a good day when you have done 3 sports. I have thought it to be a strange and funny thing, but it has fueled our lifestyle of many different sports. This came up the other day. I woke up and went for a 3 mile run (sport #1). After my run I finished with some.. Read More

How to Design a Running Route

Deciding where to run can be the toughest part of your run. There are so many options when creating a running route for yourself and it can be difficult to figure out what works for you. Everyone is different. What works for one person may not be what works for another person. The best thing you can do is try different running courses until you realize what motivates you the.. Read More

Paper Shower Review: Cooling down and Cleaning up at the office.

I received a product from a company called StrideBox.  They are a monthly subscription box that sends you samples of nutrition, creams, massage tools, safety gear, and all sorts of things.  It is essentially a surprise grab-bag that you receive every month. One of the things in the StrideBox was a “Paper Shower”. Now I work in an office.  This office doesn’t have a shower. Cooling down and getting back to.. Read More

My Natural Deodorant Trial

I had high hopes that I would try a few natural deodorants and share the one that I fell in love with. There are so many out there and I haven’t given up…or maybe I have. I tried 3 different kinds that were easy to find in the store and affordable. None of them did the trick. I really would like to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals that I.. Read More