Monthly Check-In: March 2016

I would have to say that March was kind of an interesting month for me. I struggled with my running for most of the month, and was frustrated each time the cold weather would come back. But we made it to April, which will hopefully bring some (ongoing) spring weather! You can read my January […]

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Helping a New Runner to Stick With It

As the weather gets warmer, more and more runners can be seen outside at all hours of the day. Some may have been inside on the treadmill all winter, others haven’t run since last fall. Then there are some that have decided to take up the sport for the first time.  Outside of my blogging/coaching […]

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A Standard Week of Running and Strength Training

This past week of workouts was very similar to what I have been doing most weeks recently. I followed my plan from last week without changing much, and have definitely been feeling better about my running. Dare I say I am over my running slump? I hope so!  After Sunday’s rest day last week I […]

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Tips for Overcoming a Running Slump

Clearly my running slump has been the theme of my blog lately, right? But this blog is (mostly) about running, so typically these themes emerge as I document my training. Today’s post is intended to help others, but also myself. Using your helpful comments from last week’s post as well as some research, I put […]

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Sunday’s Rest Day Meals

I think that most of my WIAW posts document my Sunday/rest day meals. Not sure why this is, but maybe because it’s a new week and I have just gone food shopping/created my meal plan plus have a little extra time to think about taking pictures of my food because I’m not running? Who knows, […]

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Scheduling Weekly Workouts Without a Training Plan

I mentioned yesterday that I came up with a loose schedule for my workouts this week. Without a full training plan, it can be challenging to figure out how my week will look. When I don’t go into the week with a plan I often get frustrated about not setting up my workouts appropriately. For […]

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A Cut-Back Week and Where Did Spring Go?

Last week I shared some of my thoughts on running lately, and how I have found myself in a bit of a slump, feeling like I haven’t been making the progress I would like to see. It was really helpful to read all the comments and hear about other runners’ experiences with this. It sounds like […]

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Thoughts on Running Lately

I started this post in my head on Wednesday’s tempo run, initially planning for it to be about getting back into shape after the off-season. As I started thinking about what I would write, it really turned into more of a complaint session in my head about why these runs are feeling so much harder […]

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Warm Weather, Daylight Savings, and a Boston Baby Shower

I can’t believe the weekend is over already, and the time change isn’t helping. I’m excited that springing ahead means that we will have more light in the evenings, but the mornings are going to be rough for the next few weeks. And I am not a fan of losing that hour of the weekend. […]

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Upper Body Strength for Runners

A typical progression from a new runner to a seasoned runner often looks something like this:   Start running- only run. Possibly get injured and start doing some sort of core work Add in strength training to focus on stronger legs to power through run One thing that is often missing from a well-rounded workout […]

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