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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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