Nutrition & Hydration Breakdown for Running an Ultra

This week, my husband and I are traveling home to Washington to compete in the Bigfoot 40 Mile Ultra which circumnavigates Mt. St. Helens! This will be my longest race at 43.5 miles and quite the challenge with over 9,000 ft. of climbing. We've completed our last "big" training run and are settling into this [...]


I’m a Boston Marathon Finisher!! ūüíôūüíõ

Every race, I pick a bible verse to meditate on. For the Boston Marathon this past Monday (4/17/17), I chose Colossians 3:17: "...whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all for the glory of God."  This verse reminds me to never take running for granted and to always give thanks; no matter [...]

Taper [tey-per]; the reduction of exercise before a competition or race.

Tapering is reducing the volume of weekly training mileage during the final two to four weeks leading up to a marathon - which to runners, feels like a lifetime.  What happens when you taper? Tapering allows glycogen stores to return to peak levels in both the muscles and the liver. Metabolic enzymes, antioxidants, and various hormones, [...]

2017 Honey Stinger & Nuun Ambassador

Very humbled and excited to be a 2nd year Ambassador for both Honey Stinger and Nuun!! I use both Honey Stinger and Nuun energy to fuel my marathons and the endless adventuring I do outdoors. I'm also very excited to bring clean fuel with me on the Pacific Crest Trail this year. I believe in clean products, a clean [...]

How to Train for a Marathon in the Middle of Winter… in Wyoming ‚ĚĄ

‚ĚĄ In 2 weeks, I start¬†my training for the Boston Marathon. My plan is 22-weeks long and falls right in the middle of winter... Wyoming winter. Sometimes its hard to stay¬†motivated and inspired during the winter months¬†due to unpredictable weather, lack of variety with running routes, working out indoors, or¬†simply just being cold all the [...]

Boston Bound.

Running is more than a sport or exercise or "escape" to me. Running has taught me so much about myself and what I'm truly capable of. Running gives me freedom - to explore, to push past my comfort zone - to willfully take chances without the fear of failure. Boston is a buzzword in the running community. Like many other dedicated runners, [...]