As a coach, I have worked with beginners completing the couch to 5K plan to triathletes finishing a half ironman. I have dealt with injuries ranging from IT band syndrome to patella tendonitis to overextended ligaments. The inspiration behind this post was due in part to my friend who is training for her first ever … More Shin Splints
Who doesn’t like to work out while on vacation?Ok, I am sure there are a lot of people who would prefer not to, but sometimes you just can’t help yourself. For me, I love to run when I travel to new cities. Even if its a quick three miler, some weights in the gym or … More My Top Tips for Working Out While on Vacation
Have you decided that you have spent enough time in the car on your commute to and from work? It drives you crazy getting stuck in traffic to travel 10 miles or less? Or is your walk to and from the metro as long as it would take you to bike to work? Well if … More My Tips For Bike Commuting To Work
At Mercedes-Benz half marathon, I came down with the symptoms of a cold literally as I landed in Birmingham. It was one of those moments where I said, “you have got to be F***ing kidding me.” I had taking vitamins all week in preparation to make sure I didn’t get sick leading up to the race. … More Top 3 Tips for Racing While Sick
We were all beginners once, and some of us are always willing to offer our wisdom/items not to eat before a race, otherwise feel the wrath of your stomach. But honestly, I do enjoy providing as much advice to fellow female athletes who are interested in running their first marathon or triathlon. It … More Tips For Beginner Triathletes
The temperature is starting to drop which means we will soon be running in the cold. All runners continue running throughout the winter, including myself, but there comes a certain point and temperature where I take my workouts inside. When the temperature drops below 30, it becomes harder to run especially on the lungs. You … More TriBarbie’s Advice for Running in the Cold
One of the favorite items runners enjoy before or after a race? Beer! There are many races sponsored by beer companies, a few of which I have completed. Drinking a post race beer for me has never been something I have needed to do. My go-to meal before every race? Shrimp fried rice and a beer. . … More Is that Pre or Post Race Beer a Good Idea?