No-Bake Energy Bites

There has been an energy bite craze in recent history. I myself, have been susceptible to this craze. They are perfect for dense energy that you can eat before or during your run. They are easy to make, simple to switch up ingredients for when you want a change, small but full of fairly goodContinue reading “No-Bake Energy Bites”

Share Your Running Accomplishments

I would like to hear from my fellow runners! There is a time to consider your failings and there is a time to celebrate your accomplishments. Let’s do the latter today. It can be anything. You ran more days than usual, you ran farther, you did hill repeats, you did double run days, your paceContinue reading “Share Your Running Accomplishments”

When to Retire Running Shoes

As it is time for me to retire my old running shoes, it seemed like a good time to do a new post about it. The general advice is after 350-500 miles. For me, I run about 550-600 miles in three months, and that is when I start to notice that it might be time.Continue reading “When to Retire Running Shoes”

Whole Foods for Your Long Run

Why should you know about some whole food options? I am the first to admit I like my gels. I use the word ‘like’ loosely here. The reasons I do use them–they are about a 100 calories per packet and contain a good balance of simple carbohydrates, calcium, sodium, and potassium. I like to takeContinue reading “Whole Foods for Your Long Run”

First Day of Summer Vacation

It is the first day of summer vacation. Do you remember that feeling you had when you were a child and summer break just started? As a teacher, I still get that! I absolutely love teaching, but I also absolutely love and need my summer vacation. Today? Today, we pack. Tomorrow? Tomorrow, we fly. WeContinue reading “First Day of Summer Vacation”

Running Log Rundown

Blue skies, bust out those thighs. It has been gorgeous, sunny spring-like weather–optimal for running. My Vitamin D fix has been satiated. Every day I wake up and am grateful that I get to run without putting on layers and layers of fleece-lined spandex, nor facing such hot and humid conditions that slow me downContinue reading “Running Log Rundown”

Getting Your Family Involved in Running

If you are interested in getting your family involved in your running life, here are some ideas of where to start. Family hikes and after dinner walks. I think this may be the key. It helps kids if they have a base-level of ability. It isn’t running, but it is activity on their feet. HikingContinue reading “Getting Your Family Involved in Running”

12 Tips for Running in the Heat

It is getting hot out there. Time to talk about how to survive the heat and still log your running miles. Here are some tips that I can offer after years of running in the heat and humidity.  1. Frozen water bottle. Carry a frozen water bottle and alternate hands. Even put it on yourContinue reading “12 Tips for Running in the Heat”