10 Reasons Why a Busy Mom Runs

6 months ago, if you would have told me that I was going to run … for fun, not for self protection, I would have thought you were nuts. Now, I have a few 5Ks under my belt, and gunning for more. What keeps me motivated? Why in the world does anyone run, much less […]

Making Time for Exercise with Many Small Children at Home

Finding time for Exercise with children at home

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyNewMe #CollectiveBias I can’t remember the last New Year’s resolution I made that didn’t involve the terms ‘lose weight’ or ‘exercise more”. I tend to bite off more than I can chew, and dive in headfirst with unrealistic […]

Finding My Feet Again as a Runner

Runner. I used to refer to myself as a runner, but over the past few months, you’re more apt to hear me say, “When I used to run.” This time last year, I was training for my second half marathon, and despite the miserable heat, summer training had gone pretty well. Then, I was sidelined. […]

10 Tips for Running in the Summer Heat

10 tips for running in warm weather

In Kentucky, the heat and humidity start early — this year, we were hitting 70 and 80 degrees in March! Running in warm weather brings a whole new set of challenges. With some preparation, you can keep running all summer, in preparation for fall races. 1. Run Early My husband is a fan of running […]

Keeping Safe When Running – Don’t Be a Victim

Part of the benefit of running for me is the chance to spend time alone and clear my head. Since hearing the tragic story of Sherry Arnold, I’ve been thinking more about keeping myself safe while running. I polled my running buddies, and came up with 11 rules to keep safe while on the road. […]