Can Comparison Be Good?


We’re halfway through the week, but it feels like the start of the week for me. I’ve been finding this awful respiratory infection that has completely knocked me out since Sunday. I am very rarely sick (typically once per year), so being out of work for 2 days straight is unheard of for me! As […]

#MoveHappy Challenge: Final Winner + Discount!

Happy New Year!! I hope you had the day off yesterday to celebrate the first day of 2014 and maybe watch a little football. We cheered on my beloved Georgia Bulldogs in the Gator Bowl, but the game didn’t go quite the way I hoped and we ended the season with a loss. Darn. Week […]

Competition Countdown – Only 6 Weeks to Go!

You know how everyone says time flies? I’m feeling that pretty strongly right now as I’m under 6 weeks to my first fitness competition! There are times when I feel confident and strong, but honestly much of the time I’m freaked out right now. I know in my head this is part of the process […]

How To Measure Progress in Training


Whether you’re training for an endurance event (like running & triathlon) or a fitness competition, tracking your progress is important for both motivation and refining your training. I’ve talked earlier this year about why and how you should be tracking your workouts. This time I want to talk about how you can measure your progress […]

A Rainbow of Fun at The Color Run in Denver


This weekend I participated in my second color-filled fun run! The Color Run came to downtown Denver to fill the streets around Coors Field with crazy, fun runners who were more concerned with getting doused with color-infused cornstarch than setting a new personal record. And I LOVED it!! Disclosure: I received entries to The Color […]

Vega Sport Sugar-Free Energizer Review + Giveaway!


Disclosure: I was provided with samples of Vega Sport Sugar-Gree Energizer in exchange for my honest opinions about the products. All opinions are my own. ******************** A little over a month ago, I was getting ready for our long vacation to Australia. Around the same time, my favorite sports nutrition company launched a new product. […]

LiveFit Trainer Week 9 + Color Run Discount!

Have you missed my weekly training recaps? I hope so, because I’m back this week! I’m back in Colorado and finally moving forward with LiveFit Trainer! I wish I could say that I completed all of my LiveFit Trainer Week 9 workouts, but the reality is I did my best. Work is extremely busy right […]

Training Peaks University


Last weekend, Kirk and I attended the inaugural Training Peaks University in Boulder. It was a small group of around 20 coaches from around the country, come together to learn how to maximize Training Peaks as a coach, utilize advanced tracking and charts within the tool, and expand our knowledge on Advanced Power & Pacing […]

Setting BIG Goals and the Benefit of Fear


Do you “Dream Big”? The kind of dreams like being CEO one day, climbing Mount Everest, ending world hunger, or curing cancer? When you set goals for yourself in your professional life – do you to aim to shatter records or achieve things that seem crazy to others? As a manager in the workplace, I […]

Eating on the Run {Fitness Friday}


As an athlete and coach, one of the things I think is important is constant learning. With so many new concepts being shared, I’m admittedly critical when I hear new nutrition strategies. There are times when things make sense in theory, but in practice it doesn’t work for me. During my USA Triathlon certification last […]

Yeti Chase 10K Recap


On Sunday morning, I ran race with a Yeti! The Yeti Chase 10K was the second of three races in the Running Underground’s Winter Running Series. The first was the Stocking Run 5K in December (that I never blogged about). After flying back home from Austin on Saturday night, I was very happy that the […]

Want to get Pretty Muddy…for Cheaper?

Have you heard of Pretty Muddy? It’s one of the mud races that have started over the past few years, where you complete a 5K course covered with obstacles and get dirty! Some of the features they boast are: 5k Course (3.1 miles, run or walk) Women Only (sorry, guys) Mud (lots of it) Architectural […]

Best of 2012: Race Year in Review

I’m back with another post for today! I was so excited to share my Zensah sports bra review this morning, but I also wanted to look back at this year in races. So two posts for the price of one today. This year actually felt a little light on races for me. With the move […]

Fitness Friday: Zensah Sports Bra


Today I’m so excited to share with you about a new sports bra I’ve been testing out for a few weeks. So excited, in fact, that I wrote a little poem about it… It’s the Friday before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring because they were worn out… from all the running […]

Creating Your Race Schedule


One of the best ways to keep motivated, focused, and improving each year is to create a race schedule. Creating a race schedule is a bit different than choosing a list of races. It’s about creating a plan that includes priorities, because you can’t race your best every weekend. Following these 4 steps will help […]

My Reason for Running


Happy day-before-Thanksgiving! Today I’m happy to introduce another FitFluential veggie friend, Erin! She’s sharing her story on her engagement and the added motivation to get healthier for the rest of her life. She’s a newer runner and I love reading about her excitement as she accomplishes new goals along the way. ******************** Hey everyone! Heather […]

Holidays Are For Running

From Halloween to New Years, we all tend to think a lot about holidays and food. Halloween is packed with candy, Thanksgiving is a huge spread of food for friends and families, and December brings lots of parties for Hanukah & Christmas. If you love food – this is always a fabulous time of year! […]

Recent Running Reads: Cinder and The Selection

Something I rarely talk about here is reading, but it’s something I have loved for as long as I can remember. As I got older and further into my career, I found I had less time to sit and read than I would like. Then one day, I heard a friend talking about listening to […]

Gear Up for Winter Running!

I may be taking a little break from running this month, but I know that many of you are not. It’s also that time of year when the temperatures are dropping and you might be thinking of heading to the treadmill instead of enjoying the outdoors. While I think the treadmill can be a great […]

Marine Corps Marathon Recap


This weekend I completed the Marine Corps Marathon – my 7th standalone marathon (8th including Ironman Austria or 9th including the Jed Smith 50K). It’s the first marathon I’ve done “for fun” and the most undertrained I’ve ever been for a race this distance. It was also, surprisingly, a lot of fun! We flew to […]