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  • My Fall Race Calendar + Last Chance to Train for a Half with Me!


    Hey guys! My 12-week half marathon training plan kicked off yesterday and I've got 382 runners training with me! It's not too late to jump in and join us so send me an email if you'd like to be added to the group! :) I organized this training group as part of my ambassadorship with [...]

  • 11 Training Tips for Runners to Get You to the Finish Line Injury-Free


    I'm hosting a 12-week online half marathon training group that kicks off on Monday, August 22. I have over 325 runners committed and it's been so interesting and eye-opening to read the registration emails that have hit my inbox. I asked everyone to send me an email in order to join the group that included a [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Longest Run of Half Training & Hitting 24 Miles for the Week!


    I'm on a little bit of a high from my runs this week. I hit my highest mileage week of training coming in at 24 miles in just 3 runs. Each run felt so good and strong. There was the rainy 3-miler turned 6-miler on Tuesday. Don't you love those runs where you set out [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Loving the Long Run


    This training cycle I have found that my long runs are my favorite of the week. Since reworking my schedule so that I don't teach early on Saturday or Sunday, I feel like I have all the time in the world to sleep in, have some coffee, get my run in and relax. I usually [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Halfway Through Half Marathon Training


    Happy Sunday! I hope you guys are having a great weekend. I slept in and ate donuts so it's been a pretty magical morning over here. More on that when I post the weekend recap tomorrow. I'm a little over halfway done with my "informal" Thunder Road Half Marathon training. The race is November 14. [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Double Digit Long Run!


    Holy cow...I haven't had a "post long run feeling" like this in a long time! This week of workouts started out pretty calm and ended up kind of intense. I planned on doing my long run on Saturday but it rained ALL.DAY.LONG. Unless I wanted to run in 60 degrees with steady rain, I needed [...]

  • Reader Questions…Yoga Mats, Postpartum Fitness, TV Shows and More!


    Hope it was a good Monday! It's spring break here in Charlotte so I am teaching a LOT of yoga this week due to sub needs...14 hot classes...it's going to be a long, sweaty week. :) I have received quite a few reader questions lately that I thought would be beneficial and fun to answer [...]

  • Final Prep for the Thunder Road Half Marathon


    I'm two days away from the Novant Health Thunder Road Half Marathon and I'm mostly over the top excited but the butterflies are starting to creep in. Mainly for this reason. The low on Friday night is 25 degrees. It is going to be FREEZING at the 7:45 a.m. start. And y'all know how I [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: A Little Over Half Marathon Training


    Hi everyone! Sorry things were quiet around here yesterday but I was instructed to keep my hands off the blog while my website guru worked his magic. I kept myself busy with things like teaching yoga, a girl's brunch and my long run. Let's talk about running. My half marathon is less than two weeks away [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Halfway Through Half Marathon Training!


    Hey, hey! Time for the weekly workout round up. As I mentioned in my Half Marathon Hunger post, this was the halfway point "rest week" in my half marathon training plan. I have spent the last 5 weeks building intensity and will spend the next 5 weeks continuing to increase intensity until race day but [...]

  • Recent Eats: Half Marathon Hunger


    My half marathon training plan is officially kicking my ass a little! I'm on week 6 of 11 and this is the halfway rest week in my training plan. After five weeks of increasing intensity, I finally get to take a step back. No speed work or long runs this week. Just lots of easy [...]

  • A Kinder Wake Up Call + Last Week’s Workouts


    I hope your Monday is off to an excellent start! As usual, I kicked off my week with a very early alarm to train clients. I had three in a row this morning starting at 5:30 a.m. Great start to the week! Speaking of alarms, I've had a revelation... Last week I changed the "sound" on my [...]

  • Half Marathon Training: New Shoes & Socks


    I've completed five weeks of my half marathon training plan and there are six weeks (42 days!) left until race day! Up to this point I have not missed a single scheduled training run. I think that may be a training plan record for me! This morning my alarm went off at the early hour [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Half Marathon Training…Four Weeks In + Double Digits!


    Watch out! Half marathon training is getting serious. I entered into double digits on my long run this week! It was the first time I'd crossed into double digit territory in well over three years. And it felt great! I met my amazing running partners bright and early on Saturday morning. I have been all [...]

  • 3 Things I Love About My HM Training Plan + Last Week’s Workouts


    I have completed three weeks of my half marathon training plan and although it's early days, I have to say this is probably my favorite plan that I've ever followed. For those of you who asked, I'm using Smart Coach through Runner's World. You input a recent race time along with your upcoming race distance [...]

  • Workouts: HM Training Week 2 + Back to BodyPump


    It was such a great week of workouts! First, I wrapped up week 2 of half marathon training feeling super strong. I am following a training plan that is challenging me, especially when it comes to speed and tempo runs. I go into them wondering how I can possibly pull it off and then it [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: First Barre Class + First Long Run of HM Training!


    Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, first. Sorry that there are some blog related glitchy things going on. There have been issues with the comments not showing up (although I am seeing your comments on the backend and will respond to them so keep leaving them!) and also still with the mobile ads blocking text. [...]