The Best Salmon Chowder Ever

It is still full-on soup season here as we got another several inches of snow last night. (When will it stop!?!) To cope, I made a batch of this Salmon Chowder yesterday after an afternoon of playing outside with Cullen in the snow and building "Olaf." (Have I mentioned that Cullen is OBSESSED with the movie Frozen?) Not only was this bowl of soup comforting after being outside, and it tastes phenomenal! I received a Salmon Chowder recipe from a…

Daily Vitamin Ritual

I thought I'd share what vitamins I take each day. I have an "old person" container I fill each week, so I know if I've taken my vitamins each day. It is kind of cheesy, but hey, it works. I've been taking most of the same vitamins for several years now. I use vitamins only to fill in the nutritional gaps I may have missed with the food in my diet. I don't depend upon them, but use them as…

Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

If you want to become a faster runner, the first thing you must do is be able to get outside your comfort zone. I've worked with a lot of runners--individually through my online coaching services and in-person with several training groups at Skinny Raven. Sometimes the #1 thing that runners could do that would immediately improve their performance is pushing themselves to get outside of their comfort zone (when appropriate!). We all have a pace we are very comfortable running:…