Workout Wednesday Vol. 24: What Crossfitters Wish Runners Knew

CrossFit is very popular, but it gets a bad rap for causing injuries and inspiring cult-like behavior. I have been very curious about the phenomenon and I had a blast researching and writing this article, which was originally published in the August issue of Colorado Runner Magazine. By the time I sent it to my […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 22: The Joy of Being Injured

If you’d asked me six months ago if I could find any joy in not being able to run,  I would have said no. I would have been wrong. I’ve been injured since the end of February. I’ve run a mile or two every so often since then, but every time I’ve tried, my ankle has […]

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Race Report: Ralston Creek 5k

Sunday morning I ran the Ralston Creek 5k. I was originally signed up for the half marathon, but I had to take a break from running, starting just after Thanksgiving because of an injury. I finally got back to running just about six weeks before race day. I entertained the idea of gutting out an entire […]

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Race Report: Yeti Chase 5k

I signed up for a three-race series this fall. I figured this was a great way to stay motivated, save a little money, and avoid the aggravation of choosing all of the exact right races. I should have known this was a guarantee that the universe would thwart my oh-so carefully laid plans. Sure enough, I found […]

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Sweet Reunion

Yesterday I ran about four and a half miles outside. This wouldn’t be noteworthy, ordinarily, except I’ve been injured for nearly two months, which meant I had to stop running. I recently tried running a few times, just a few miles here and a few miles there, and only on the treadmill, so that if my hip bothered […]

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32 Workouts To Try This Winter

Q: I hate running outside at this time of year because of the cold weather and the darkness factor. How can I stay in shape? A: I get it about the dark. The cold, not so much. I like cold weather running. Except for the time I stopped at a school one frigid January morning and […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol 15: Coping with an Injury

Q: I’m injured and I’m freaking out!! What do I do?? A: This question has personal significance for me, since I am injured at the moment. Boo. My hip had been feeling a little sore for a while, but running didn’t seem to make it worse. So a couple of weeks ago I ran for […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 14: Six Holiday Gift Ideas for Runners

Q: I don’t understand what a runner needs beside sneakers and maybe a drink of water and a pair of sweatpants. What kind of gift should I get my beloved runner this holiday season? A: First of all, the chance to discuss my two favorite things, running and shopping, in one blog post, is such […]

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Workout Wednesday Vol. 13: Eight Easy Ways to Recover Faster

Q: What can I do to recover as quickly as possible after a tough workout or a race? A: There are so many ways that it’s actually shocking to me that I ever struggled with soreness… I wish I could go back and time and tell my 22 year old self to read this and then […]

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Race Report: Panicking Poultry 5k 2014

My goal for the Panicking Poultry was simply to run faster than I did at the last 5k I did. Considering how horrible I felt and how hot it was for the last one, I knew that unless many things were to go wrong, I was almost guaranteed to have a better race. And if […]

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