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5 Tips for Running on the Treadmill (for People Who Really Hate It)

I'll just get it out there: I hate running on a treadmill (or the dreadmill as I often think of it). I will do everything in my power to run outside, whether it's finding the best gear to run in the cold or running super early or late at night in the summer to avoid...

The Best Gear for Running In the Cold

Unless you live somewhere where it stays warm year-round, then you know the challenges that come with running outside in the winter. Often during this time of year my motivation goes down (along with the temperature) and my list of excuses goes up. However, I've...

Gluten Free The Simple Way

Going "gluten free" is not as complicated as you think. Seven years ago I had my third child. After plenty of trial and error, we realized that he was very sensitive to gluten. He seemed to have grown out of it over the years, but then he took a turn and became ultra...

Monumental Indianapolis Marathon Race Recap

I chose the Monumental Indianapolis Marathon for several reasons. First off, it’s on a Saturday. I didn’t want to run on Sunday and it is one of a few good qualifiers on a Saturday. It’s also a flat course and has decent weather this time of year. I didn’t want to...

3 Things You Should Do After Every Run to Recover Properly

The first 30 minutes after a workout are considered the "magic window" and are crucial for proper recovery. Maximize these 30 minutes by following these three tips to help prevent injury, recover, and perform better for your next run. 1. Stretch and Roll The very...

“Chafing the Dream”- Provo Haunted Half Race Report

"Chafing the Dream!" Luckily this isn't what I was doing- it was just the best sign I saw during this race. I didn't set any records, I didn't place, I didn't even PR- but for me this race was a big personal win. It's only my second half marathon ever, and my first...

St. George Marathon Recap – No Regrets – 2:21

The St. George Marathon is the best marathon in Utah. They do such a great job with it and it is a fast and beautiful course. I decided to sign up with my two brothers at the last minute and see what I could do after a solid few months of training. This was one of...

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

If there's one thing that stops people from starting, or continuing, to run-it's injuries. Whether it's runner's knee, shin splints, pulled hamstrings, IT band syndrome or plantar fasciitis- they're all painful and they can hinder or completely stop you from running....

10 Tips for Beginning Runners

Running is one of those things that many people try and end up quitting because they end up injured, puking, hating their life, or all of the above. I still consider myself a beginning runner, so I've compiled 10 of the top tips I've gathered on my journey so far to...

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

I used to make fun of runners. I remember seeing cross-country runners in high-school and college and wondering what kool-aid they had all drank that made them voluntarily want to do that to themselves. Funny thing is, I actually did a lot of running growing up. I...

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8 Marathons – Lessons Learned

Marathon 1- Ogden Marathon 2010 Details- 10 months post first baby. 1:30 at halfway- and then deep into the pain cave. Stopped at mile 21 to cry for a bit to Dustin, then toughened up and finished. I said I would never do that ever again. It hurt so bad. Goal: sub 3...

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