Taper gets a bad rap. From unexplained muscle soreness to nerves and uncontrollable hunger, it can get weird. But for runners who want to PR, BQ and have a really solid race, it’s one of the most important parts of training. Even with the weirdness, I love taper! And, with my taper in full swing for the Chevron Houston Marathon
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‘Twas 9 days until Christmas and your shopping still hasn’t started. Sound familiar? I’ve got you covered. This quick and dirty list of top finds for your #FitFam will ensure that everyone on your list is happy and ready to sweat into the New Year. Plus, you can get all of these things under the tree before Santa makes it down the chimney.
I’ve lived in Texas for almost four years now, but up until last week I hadn’t explored the state much further than the major cities. For Thanksgiving my family decided to head west and embrace the Texas ranch life. So, on Wednesday we packed up the car and hit the road. If there’s one thing that a
If you’ve read my blog or met me in person, you know that I’m a HUGE advocate for practicing yoga to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. That’s why I’m thrilled to offer a Yoga for Runners & Cyclists Workshop at Revolution Studio next month in partnership with my running partner, Frances Kellerman. Here’s what
It’s been a week since I ran my 11th marathon and my 3rd Chevron Houston Marathon. I’ve taken the week to reflect on my race and more importantly give my body a chance to rest and recover. Houston is always my favorite race of the year, and while I didn’t PR and dealt with some injuries along the way, this race was no exception.
I recently completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training, which was a big goal of mine for a long time. My yoga journey began as practicing for exercise, just how I started my running journey. What I’ve come to discover is that doing yoga regularly also helps me mentally. Marathon running, especially the long arduous hours
One of the biggest adjustments for me when I moved to Houston from Hawaii was running in the winter. While we only get a couple months of real cold, the adjustment from the hot humid weather we’re used to most of the year to chilly and cold can be tough. I love that the colder weather always seems to hit right when my Chevron Houston Marathon training schedule is peaking.
Family, food, and fitness were the three “Fs” of my holiday travels. This year I spent Thanksgiving in Nashville, TN with my fiancé’s family. I’ve always found that when traveling, especially to a city you don’t know that well, it’s really easy to lose track of your routine. With the Chevron Houston Marathon a mere
I’ve done plenty of races in the past five years from tris to marathons, but I don’t think I’ve ever been truly nervous about any of the courses before. Anxious about hitting my goal pace or placing, yes. Completing the course, never. Enter the Tough Mudder. Full disclosure, this is the second Tough Mudder I’ve
It’s officially my third summer in Houston, needless to say, I’ve learned a LOT about hydration. I grew up swimming competitively and while I always carried a water bottle to the pool, I never had a grasp on just how important drinking it was to performance. When you’re swimming, you don’t realize how much water