Why Winter Workouts are Key for Base Training

Winter workouts can be frustrating for many. But the lower volume of outdoor activities, ie less running, can be essential for building a strong base for the upcoming warm seasons and longer runs ahead.

Periodization is a very effective way to plan your year long training. This involves periods of base […]

Giveaway! New Pair of Running Shoes for Someone in Need

trail runningShoe Giveaway! Win a pair of Topo Athletic Running or Workout Shoes to give to someone in NEED. *Need can mean many things:

1. Someone who doesn’t have much money to purchase new shoes.
2. Someone who needs motivation to […]

Running in Snow – Tips for Winter Runs

There’s nothing quite like the sound of snow crunching under your footsteps while you run. Believe me, running in the snow is one of the most exhilarating things you can do when it comes to your training. It’s hard, don’t get me wrong. But it’s also a breath of fresh […]

Make the most out of your short workouts with these 5 steps

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Time is always running away from us and fitting in exercise can be hard. So when time is short and you can do a quick workout, make sure you use these 5 steps to maximize your time.

  1. Hydrate – Keep your […]

Smith Rock Ascent 15 miler – Race Recap

So there is this race, in Central Oregon, that is wicked crazy hard, and I might just do it again next year. It’s called the Smith Rock Ascent.

Smith Rock is one of the 7 wonders of Oregon, according to Travel Oregon. I have hiked along the trails with my […]

Everything happens at once

Oh how I’ve missed this little blog of mine. Even though it’s mainly about fitness, running and all things surrounding that, it’s like a public journal. So many things have happened since my last blog, which was about how to […]

How to avoid weight gain with a running injury

Injuries definitely can put a halt to your normal workout routine. Take mine for example, I am wearing a boot because of a foot injury and can not run. About 75% of my workout routines before my injury consisted of running. So without making some changes and adaptations to my […]

Rest is important, espeically for your mind

I’m back! A little off topic of fitness but I wanted to include my thoughts on rest, taking time off and finding mental clarity. I had a wonderful family camping trip to Cape Lookout State Park in Oregon. This was our first camping experience as a family. I’ve grown up […]

Taking a guilt free break

My mind is constantly running. Especially since my legs are not these days. I have a hard time relaxing. I never used to be like this. I have a few ideas of why I’m not able to just totally relax and let go:

  • I don’t have a typical full time job […]

Father’s Day fitness gift guide

It’s time to grab a Father’s Day gift for that special guy in your life. If he’s a weekend warrior or you’re simply trying to send him a polite nudge that he should be working out a little more 😉 these gifts make exercise a little more exciting.

For the runner: