Good morning! Runner’s World recently reached out to me about their first-ever list of the “Best Packaged Foods for Runners.” And, of course, in a perfect world, we’d all buy the freshest food available, but we all depend on packaged foods, too, for quick, on-the-go options. Being an athlete and runner myself, I know that finding a healthy choice with a short prep-time is super important. Runner’s World selected an expert panel of registered dietitians to…

Good morning! I hope you’re ready for an awesome, high-intensity sweat session because I have just the workout for you! It’s a running workout that doesn’t require any equipment, so you can do it just about anywhere, which means it’s perfect for the holiday season, especially if you’re traveling to visit family. Just save this workout to do later! 🙂 I named this workout “The Tens” because you’ll complete 10 reps of each of the three…

DOWNLOAD THE FREE MARATHON TRAINING PLAN I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when Stonyfield approached me about running it, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time– often with lots of walking breaks mixed in– so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, it was going to be a challenge, but, as a brand new…

Success! South Shore Half Marathon complete! And it was so much fun running it with friends! One of our friends lives near the start line of the race, so we walked over right before things kicked off promptly at 7:30 AM. We arrived at the start line just minutes before the gun, so we had a little trouble lining up in our respective corrals. It was just too crowded to finagle our way back, so we ended up starting…

Another week of training is in the books and, whoa, we are getting close to race day. It’s a week from TODAY! I still need to figure out my plan of attack as far as workouts go for this upcoming week, but I’ll likely front-load it with harder workouts (i.e. CrossFit and mid-distance runs) and then taper off and rest as I get closer to the big day. I can’t believe my fall half marathon is almost…

Guys! We’re getting so close to the big day! I did my final long run (10 miles) this morning and then (hopefully) it’s smooth sailing to race day! I’m traveling for work next week, so I’m planning a couple of runs/workouts while I’m away. Next weekend, I’ll probably do a medium-length run with a couple of short runs during the week and then race day is Sunday. Holy cow. It’s coming up fast, and I really can’t decide whether I…

Hi, guys! Happy Sunday! Another week of half marathon training is in the books, and it was a good one for sure. I tackled 12 miles and then fit in two runs and two CrossFit workouts. Woohoo! I can’t say I feel totally ready for race day, but I’m hoping after a long run today and another one next week, I’ll feel confident in conquering 13.1 miles! SUNDAY: Off MONDAY: 12 miles TUESDAY: Off WEDNESDAY: 5.23 miles…

Holy cow! How is Week 5 of my half marathon training already over?! I can’t believe race day is just 4 short weeks away. Didn’t I just start training!? I already have a couple of 10-milers under my belt, and I’d still like to do a couple of 11/12-milers before taper time (planning on one tomorrow), so I *think* I will feel ready once race day arrives. Anyway, I had a pretty good balance of workouts this week: 3…

Hello, hello! Week 3 of my half marathon training went much better than the first couple of weeks. Hallelujah! Now, I feel like I’m finally getting on track with my plan. And, hopefully, it’ll stay that way. I’m traveling to Chicago this week, but I’m planning to fit in at least one workout before or during my trip. Then, we’ll be in Newport this coming weekend (I absolutely love running by the ocean there and look forward to it all…

Hey, hey! Happy Sunday to you! Week 2 of my Fall Half Marathon Training was pretty good overall. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in a long run with travel to Santa Barbara, but I did a couple of running workouts, including some speed work, in the hotel gym. Longer runs are definitely a priority next week! SUNDAY: Off MONDAY: 40-30-20-10 Bodyweight Workout at home [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”eCLzsQId” upload-date=”2016-09-14T18:56:42.000Z” name=”Carrots N Cake – Bodyweight Workout” description=”40-30-20-10 bodyweight workout” player-type=”default”…

Hello and happy Sunday, friends!! Ok, so my first week of half marathon training was kind of weird. It was great because I exercised a ton more than I usually do, but I didn’t do all that much running. *sigh* I planned to run on Thursday, but I had way too much work to do, so it just never happened. I figured I could run on Saturday morning, but then Mal wasn’t available, and Qman definitely had some energy to burn, so sitting…

Hey, hey! If you haven’t entered already, pop over to my giveaway for a chance to win a sports bra of your choice from the Moving Comfort Collection at Brooks! My friends at Brooks recently offered to send the special guy in my life a full new running outfit since he’s a huge part of my “support system” when it comes to my running. (Mal is also training for a half marathon right now, so new running…

Good morning! If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember me writing about sports bras more than a few times over the years. I have a few tried-and-true favorites, but I’m always on the hunt for the next best one. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the bra team at Brooks about some new styles that were just released this summer (one of which I personally tried and reviewed below). They also offered a number of…

Just last week, I shared my advice for balancing CrossFit and running because, like a lot of you, I have a half marathon on my calendar later this fall. Last week, I actually registered for the South Shore Half Marathon. And, of course, once I received my email confirmation, I immediately started to put together my training schedule. But when I started planning out my runs, I realized I wasn’t able to easily fit them all in. I rely…

This blog post was originally published on March 2015, but it’s topic that readers frequently contact me about. And with marathon and half marathon season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to share it again. Enjoy!  I get questions all the time from readers about how to best balance CrossFit with running, specifically long distance running, like training for a half or full marathon and, honestly, I never really knew how to reply mostly because…

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