(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe

Healthy Cookie Recipe These are great for a pre-run snack and a guilt-free treat. They have banana and oats, some pretty awesome running fuel. Ingredients for the “dough” base: 3 overripe bananas (I freeze mine and pull them out when I am ready to use) 3.5 cups oats 1/2 cup any kind of milk 2-3Continue reading “(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe”

8 Motivations to Run

Need motivation? Here are some reasons to run. Endorphins. It’s a fact, your emotional state will vastly improved when you start running. Those endorphins pumping through your body are powerful, making you pretty damn happy as a result. Time to yourself. Think of running as time away to improve yourself, letting your mind be openContinue reading “8 Motivations to Run”

Individual Sports vs Team Sports

It’s funny–people assume that because I run, I must be into all sports. They speak to me like I know what team is which. I mean, for instance, I truly don’t know if the Cubs are baseball or football. I don’t care enough to Google it. I don’t know anything about the rules of volleyballContinue reading “Individual Sports vs Team Sports”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

I was feeling pretty dead this week. So, I listened to my body and went slower. Sunday: My legs were hella tired today. Two half marathons in one week, both sub 1:45 half’s, had my legs asking for a recovery run–slow n’ easy. Monday: Shortie run. Had to get out of town and needed toContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner

I met Dirk when we were in the middle of the Bucegi Mountains, running 50k through Transylvania, Romania. We became running buddies after leapfrogging on the trail for a while. As you can imagine, it was a difficult race–it was nice to have someone to chat with and help decide the best place to crossContinue reading “Dirk Petersilie: International Trailrunner”

Running While Camping

Camping Destination: Stanley, Idaho Camping is probably my favorite summertime activity. I am grateful to have been camping since I was baby. Getting outside into nature is deeply and innately ingrained in all of us. Providing this for my children is always at the top of the parental and summer list. Watching my children connectContinue reading “Running While Camping”

July’s Running Playlist

These aren’t all indie. These aren’t all fast-paced. Some are just ones I am feeling right now–like Johnny Cash. Something about being back in the USA makes me want to listen to Cash. Wilco–California Stars Velvet Underground–Pale Blue Eyes Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile–Over Everything Jenny Lewis–She’s Not Me HAIM-That Don’t Impress Me Much ArcadeContinue reading “July’s Running Playlist”

Fit for Life Half Marathon

Race Report: Fit for Life Half Marathon Boise, Idaho The day before the race, I fatted out big time. I usually go for a hike or something on my rest days, but considering I had just done a half marathon on Wednesday and had another on Saturday, I figured my body could use a lazyContinue reading “Fit for Life Half Marathon”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey, hey! I hope you are having a lovely summer weekend! Here is my running log rundown for the week. Sunshine with a chance of sunshine this week. Sunday: The in-laws were in town, I so tried to get out earlier than most of my summer runs have been. I don’t want to make themContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

4th of July Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon

Race Report: Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon + Post-Race Festivities Melba, Idaho I was stoked when I saw this race come around on my Facebook suggested events. It was set up pretty last minute–about a month before race day on July 4th. I think because of that, it had very few people sign up. I suspectedContinue reading “4th of July Firecracker Frolic Half Marathon”