Giving my training log some love

Visiting with this dear friend (my training log) to assess the week's work, and strategize for the week ahead. The year has been plagued by injury and illness, but this past month has seen some serious progress. I'm excited, since I finally am at the stage where running feels good *most* of the time! And …

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Summer

This summer, my running goals were to return to running consistently and to build mileage while paying attention to my running “pre-hab” & rehab exercises. As it turns out, plans shift and I’m now wearing a [very fashionable] splint shoe on my left foot, and haven’t run a step in 10 days. I have had …

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It’s been a long winter

Summer is here. Summer usually brings the first real racing of the year (for those of us not running spring marathons).  I had planned on running a handful of April, June, and July races. I say 'had' in past tense, as I have scrapped my planned racing calendar after the reality of months of inconsistent training overcame …

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USATF Coach Certified!

I'm excited to announce that I'm now certified by the USA Track & Field (USATF) as a Level 1 Coach! Classwork, study, and the worlds' longest online exam are done and I'm officially one grade up. I'm happy to be expanding my education and am happy to be also pushing my coaching experience to include ultra-running …

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Women’s Running Group – this weekend!

Hi Runners & Walkers - let's meet at the Abq Biopark at 8:30 this Saturday for an hour of walk-running and visiting. More information is at the Facebook site. Hope to see you this weekend!

Abq-area women’s running community

Join me and other women, moms & moms-to-be for an hour of walking, running, and discussion. Building athletic activity into a busy schedule can be daunting, especially as mothers. Come by yourself, bring your child(ren), or bring a friend. Want more information? Fill out the form below or message me on Facebook.

Runner Holiday Gift Guide, version 2016!

Holiday Gift-Giving season is upon us! Just in time for shopping season, I've compiled a list of runner-relevant gifts. Run happy, and shop happy, too! Run Bright: Knuckle Lights Winter running is often done in the dark. Stay visible and see where you’re going with Knuckle Lights! Read more in my recent product review.  Even better …

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Outside, Inside

Fall is finally here in New Mexico, and there is no joy like being outside in crisp temperatures, surrounded by the quiet of nature. There are times when I need to escape from the tumult of life and just be with myself, feeling my existing, connecting with the world around. Here, in the chilly blue …

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Knuckle Lights review

It's November.  Winter is coming: it’s getting cooler and mornings are getting darker. Much of my training is done in the early morning, in the quiet hours before children awake and work obligations flood my calendar. I spend most of my training time alone, logging miles, winding a solitary path through the streets and trails …

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