5K Pi Day Run and Hoppy Trails – on my Weekly Training Recap

Two fun runs in one week!  Both with our local running store, Movin Shoes. Last Tuesday, they hosted a 5K fun run in honor of Pi Day and yesterday was Hoppy Trails #3 (keep reading to find out what is Hoppy Trails!)  I may have had too much fun as I find myself with barely […]

7 Ways Running Can Make you Happy

After finishing Calm’s 7 days of Happiness as part of my meditation practice and hearing the Simply Happy episode on the TED Hour Radio Podcast, I couldn’t help but think of how running is an essential source of my happiness. Interestingly enough, the points of discussion in the happiness sessions have direct parallels to running. […]

Why Run Fast?! 5 Ways to Slow Down

I’ve been reading Matt Fitzgerald’s 80/20 Running, Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower.  In a nutshell, for peak performance, 80% of your training volume should be slow easy runs.  According to Fitzgerald, average recreational runners do one easy run for every hard run while a typical elite runner does four easy runs for […]