Missing the Race

Greetings from Dublin Ireland!  Previously I posted about my upcoming races this month. How excited I was to be participating, how I was training and which races I was running. Well reality came in the form of a work email asking if I could go out of town to Dublin for the next 2-3 weeks.…

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How to Stop Training Pauses on the Road

"Life happens when you have other plans" what a wonderful quote. As I write this I'm planning my work trip to Dublin, Ireland. I'm sad it seems to appear that I will miss all of my races for this month. I was really excited for each of them, and I have been training for each…

Listen… To Your Body

After today's run I felt a cramp forming in my calf. While I was able to stretch and roll it out that cramp also serves as a message to me about the status of my body. A status message more important than the sweat dripping down my back or the thirst in my throat.  As…

Product Review: Germin Fenix 2

When working out, especially running or doing races I bring my fitness tracker, my Garmin Fenix 2. This watch links with satellites to accurately track your activity, run, hike etc. It is water proof, and rugged making it the watch to take to any event. I have had my watch for 7 months and have taken…

That Little Extra Kick

There are dozens of varieties available for consumers. Each variety promises it's not only different from the rest but it's the one you want, the one you need. Yet the question is do you really need it or does it actually hurt more than help. Today we're talking all about pre workout.  As someone who…

Running Goals

Oh running, the simplest form of exercise filled with so much blood sweat and tears. Its not easy to do. Yet at the end of your run wow do you feel fantastic! I went for a run last night, my best run yet and I'm very proud of myself. I beat my last run time…

Upcoming Races

With July almost over, and August looming on the horizon its time to talk races. August will have a race almost every weekend which is very exciting. We have a Spartan Race, Epic and a Gladiator Run to look forward to. Each race is a little different and has their own challenges that make them…