My Progression to Healthy Eating

My progression to healthy eating has been a slow, gradual one. I've spent years refining my diet, learning how to cook healthier meals, and finding foods that make me feel my best. And let's clear the air by saying I am not perfect in my eating habits. I still eat dessert occasionally, enjoy a hamburger every once in a while, and like most runners, love my carbs. However, I do my best to fuel my body with healthy fats, whole…

My Favorite Spring Running Clothes

It's time to start thinking about spring running! I'm tired of the snow, so I'm going to pretend there really isn't several feet of snow still on the ground. Ha! I'm dreaming about spring runs: bird chirping, the smell of blossoming trees, dry pavement, and less clothes. Oh, I cannot wait for less clothes and only one layer to put on in the morning. Here are some of my favorite running clothes to wear as we transition into spring: chilly…

The Importance of Base Training

There's no way around it, the importance of base training and running mileage year-round is crucial for getting faster and becoming a stronger runner. In 2011, here were my 10K, half marathon, and marathon times: Pirate 10K 45:03 Skinny Raven Half-Marathon -1:39 Mayor’s Marathon - 3:44 The next summer in 2012, I set new PRs in all 3 distances. I didn't improve by a few seconds but several minutes in each distance. Alaska 10K Classic – 41:49 (3+ minute PR)…