When I first started running, I thought I could physically run from my problems. Turns out, running helped me find my purpose.Read More
It doesn't matter if you're a brand new runner or if you've been athletic you're entire life, we all struggle from time to time getting motivated or feeling totally and utterly hopeless. When getting out the door feels impossible, I close my eyes and think back to a few short years ago when I couldn't run a 1/4 of a mile without feeling like I was going to die. Struggling to put one foot in front of the other? Here are 16 things I have learned on my road to becoming a runner.Read More
I am willing to bet that half of all marathon runners were tricked into registering in the first place. I know this because that's how I've gotten every single one of my friends, family members and often strangers that I meet in coffee shops to sign up. I'm normally in running clothes and the conversation casually turns into me convincing them that their lives will change for the better if they run a half marathon. 5 minutes later, high fives are being given and they're officially registered to run their first half marathon.
This is how it happens...Read More
The struggles of living with a runner are real and this one may be the realest of them all. You know the one, when runners make running look like so much fun that you start wanting to start? Until you try it...Read More
Runners, who has time to date? Between training for endurance races, sleeping, eating and spending time at work or with friends and family, it's hard to find time to date! Here are 9 dating tips for runners!Read More
Out of the blue, my best friend decided to run a marathon. The next year, I ran my first marathon. I would not be running or who I am today without this woman. Meet my best friend Irene...Read More
I want to show you something that I find really disappointing...Read More
There comes a point in every runner's training cycle where they have to endure a really, really, really terrible, awful, shitty run. What's the big deal? Why not simply give up and try again the next day when a bad run happens? Well, runners are notoriously stubborn and 9 times out of 10, by the time you realize you're having a terrible run, its too late. These are the 10 stages of a really bad run--Read More
Working out isn't always fun or easy. These are the struggles of working out when you hate working out...Read More
I spend about 30-45 minutes a day answering emails to my Run, Selfie, Repeat family. I get asked about my favorite chafe cream, shorts, shoes, protein powder, energy gels, water, how I wake up in the morning to run, how I hydrate, how I find the motivation not to quit, how I train for a marathon...the list goes on and on and on. It's arguably my favorite part of my day because being a new runner sucks (at least it sucked for me) and I love helping make running feel a tiny bit less impossible to you. But after months of answering these emails, it dawned on me...why not share my non-expert advice with all of you!?!? Allow me to introduce my new favorite segment of Run, Selfie, Repeat -- Running Struggles! You Ask And I Give My Non-Expert Advice.
So if you're a new runner or if you're simply curious to pick my brain, write me! Holler at me and it may end up on Run, Selfie, Repeat. Today's topic? Let's talk feeling self conscious when you run.
Today's "Running Struggles! You Ask and I Give My Non-Expert Advice" is all about feeling self conscious when you run!Read More
There is only one thing runners love more than running and it's talking about running...Read More
"What do you think about when you run?" That is, hands down, the most common question I get asked about running. Running to a lot of people is a chore or a punishment. Back in High School the teacher would make you run a lap if you were caught goofing off or not following instructions. Running was literally a form of punishment and that's exactly how I thought of it until I started running. That was when I realized that running is a lot more than just a great way to stay in shape.
Every single run is different. Sometimes I think about just about everything when I go for a run and other times it's like the world is in a pause and my brain empties. This is what goes through my head when I run --Read More
First comes training, then comes tapering and finally comes race day! SURPRISE, IT'S NOT OVER. Then comes the post marathon slump :(. . . . .Read More
There are a few very obvious reasons why one would want to run (it's a really cheap and effective way to stay healthy sits at the top of that list) but there are a few other aspects of running that, though unexpected, are game changers. Here are my favorite parts about being a runner...Read More
What's the hardest part about running a marathon? Yes, you guessed it, picking a race day outfit...Read More