Run Your Best- Every Time You Run

Being home for Thanksgiving break has definitely been full of changes this year. My brothers weren’t home to feast with us, which is terribly sad because his dogs are the best running companions. We also went to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving….but, most excitingly, my mom and I started out the day with our first ever Turkey Trot! We even had Seth’s family join us too- yay!

Despite the 6:30AM wake-up call for us, the drive over, and the colder morning, Seth and I both hit PRs! He also got first in his class and 7th overall, holy smokes! He’s like lightning guys, looks like I found my trainer…hehe.

So thanksgiving was great, ran my best, but then come down to today’s run….. I was burnt out. It got me down to thinking about the reasons why. And more importantly, it may be things that you’re doing routinely that are hindering you from being the best runner you can be! Let’s take a look.

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All Hail Post-Run Turkey Sandwich

It is the day after Thanksgiving, and the madness of Black Friday has begun (or has been going on)……may the sales be with you. Now let’s be serious, the best part of today is all your leftover turkey turns into those wonderful sandwiches you’re gonna eat as a post run meal. Right?!

Well how healthy is that turkey sandwich? Depends on what you put on it!

Here are a couple ways you can keep your great tradition of your favorite leftover turkey sandwich and jump right back into that running nutrition (until Christmas that is)!

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Winter Running Motivation Tips

Baby it’s cold outside! Frank Loesser might have been right about the winter months but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice all of our hard fall training because of a temperature change. Finding the urge to go running with snow on the ground or frostbite nipping at your nose isn’t always easy, but I have written up some tips that just might change your mind the next time you are thinking about skipping.

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Why running with someone is always better

Maybe you’re the type that enjoys the absolute beauty in your trail run, the sweet sound of the river you run by, or even love the distractions you get from the busy city- all of this is a’okay. I mean, why fix what isn’t broken, right?

Over my short career of running so far, I have these moments myself too. Something about being alone and running of my stress from school is like coming up for a breath of fresh air. As I kept running though, I discovered that when I run with someone, it’s even better.  Continue reading

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Apple Watch: A Runner’s Ultimate Review

After having scoured the internet for an updated review of the Apple Watch (specific to runners) and coming up empty-handed, I decided it was time for my own. My goal is to create the ultimate insight for any runner currently looking at buying an Apple Watch for their training, meaning this will be one of the most in-depth reviews I ever write, so strap on your seatbelt and grab some popcorn!

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“Carbs are Friends AND Food”

How many of you remember this line from Finding Nemo?!  One of my all time favorite kid movies, can’t lie. Although, now that I am older, I find this quote a little more comical for a different reason.

As a shark, fish is probably your best source of food for energy for all the daily functions. Uhh, HELLLOOOO Bruce! Why are you cutting out fish then?! Maybe Bruce is trying to work on his figure a little, hehe.

Well, what would this “fish” translate to for us humans you ask? The taboo, and scary, topic for many years known as carbs.  Continue reading

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Running Sucks…Until You’re Running!

High school was the first time I was ever really exposed to running any kind of distance more than around the track a time or two. I was on the varsity soccer team and can distinctly remember how petrified I was when I heard instructions to do a two or three mile “warmup” run. You can just imagine the look on my face when I heard those words. You want me to run how far…?

Thinking back to those days, it’s pretty apparent to me that those exact feelings are probably what keep a lot of people from ever getting off their couch to try the sport. And I don’t really blame them! Training for my first 5K (just a local race on the high school cross-country course) was one of the hardest things I had ever done up until that point in my life. If just over three miles of hard running was so daunting to someone who was fairly active in sports, I can only imagine how tough must be for someone who just wants to be able to say that they at least jogged it after never having any running experience.

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