Should I get a Garmin or a Fitbit or ? I’ve been asked about this a lot. There isn’t a simple answer. Activity trackers and GPS watches vary greatly. Finding the best one for you depends a lot on what you do, what you wear, and what motivates you. I’ve been able to try out a bunch of… [Read More]
Fitness for the body, mind and soul.
I want to be ready for any adventure with a sharp mind, capable body, and loving soul. These posts are my workouts, challenges, disciplines, and prayers on how to be fully fit.
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” ― Albert Einstein Understanding running, both the how and why, hasn’t bored me yet in the 8 years I’ve been into it. When I heard Dr. Jason Karp speak at IDEA World Fitness Convention, a man who has been running his entire life and written extensively… [Read More]
I’m 6 months into this postpartum journey and my fitness has dramatically improved since the 3 month mark. I’m getting more sleep which means I’m healthier and have more energy. Which means I’m doing a lot better with after baby running and weight loss! I hope by sharing this helps others see another version of what “normal”… [Read More]
Attention runners and fit friends! This Core & Flexibility Workout is the second in the HIIT & RUN Series and you’ll only need about 30 minutes to give it a try. Improve your running form by training core muscle activation and dynamic stretches. Below you’ll find the printable workout and short movement videos to show you how each movement is done…. [Read More]
Hello runners and fit minded friends! This Balance & Stability Workout is the first in the HIIT & RUN Series, so if you’ve got 40 minutes today, try it. Strengthen your ankles and knees and your overall sense of balance. Below you’ll find the printable workout and short movement videos so you’ll know just what to do…. [Read More]
Last week our son passed his 4 month mark and I ran my first race since childbirth. So many good heart feelings! I can’t wait to share about the experience and my favorite hometown race, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon. Some runners have a special race which carries a significance beyond the training put into it or… [Read More]
One mile. Is it even worth the effort of wrangling yourself into a sports bra, hunting down the good socks, and waiting for your Garmin to sync? Absolutely, 100% yes. Today I’m making a case for the quickie run. What is a quickie run? It’s a short run (maybe just one mile or maybe 10 –… [Read More]
We’re one month away from the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon which takes place in my part of the state! I hope you’ll join me and my friends for an incredibly scenic race followed by more wine tasting than you can handle. My personal goal this year is to run the 2 Person Relay with… [Read More]
And the running coach spotlight parade just keeps rolling! This has been a great series in which I’ve done a little Q&A with run coaches and fitness pros. These are multi-talented folks with solid experience and a lot of positive energy to keep you inspired and informed. So, let’s see who we’ve got this week! Spotlight: Jeremy… [Read More]
Exciting day! I still have more amazing running coaches to feature in the Saturday Spotlight. This week’s featured coach is an online “run buddy” I’ve actually met in person and…we even went through our RRCA Certification Class together! She’s a fabulous runner, writer and well, anyone would be lucky to work with her as a coach! Who is… [Read More]