Getting Spartan Strong with InsideTracker

We've all been there. Our training hits a plateau. No matter how much harder we run/lift, we seem to be in a training rut. Can't get any faster. Strength seems to be as good as it's going to get. I was definitley there. The only thing that was increasing were my injuries.

I felt that my nutrition really needed some work. But all the diets out there are so generic. No carbs. No meat. They go on and on. But which one was right for ME? I felt like I NEEDED carbs and meat...the only thing left to do was see where my personal nutrition was lacking and "take a selfie from the inside" as InsideTracker calls it.

Crushing Spartan Race Big Bear

The Sprint at Spartan Big Bear was no picnic. But I wouldn't have it any other way. It was a challenge that I took head on (after two back to back half-marathons). So I thought it would take every ounce of me to get through this race. Yet I ended up surprising myself!

Local Half Marathon Gem: The Y Race Phoenix

The Y Race Phoenix 2017 was my second half marathon in just a week, and even though my legs paid for it, it was a fantastic event! This was my first time running the Y Race Phoenix Half Marathon, 5k, 10k & 1 mile fun run benefiting the YMCA. And I discovered this hidden gem has been around for 49 years.

Round Two at the Road Runner Sports Craft Classic Half Phoenix

Run for fun, stay for the beer!
Last year (2016) I ran the first Road Runner Sports Craft Classic Half in Phoenix. (You can read my recap from that year HERE). It was a blast and I was excited to return for 2017. The Craft Classic Half was just as great as this year, if not better!

A Spritz a Day to Keep the Chafe Away!

Cyclists and runners alike deal with chafing. Most of the time we slather on some Vaseline, or deal with the painful consequences. But that's not ideal, especially if you want to maintain healthy skin conditions.

Lately I've been training hard and riding a lot. And when I started using Crotch Guard Skin Care Oil, I realized just how much I was neglecting my....ummm... more sensitive areas of skin.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample bottle of Crotch Guard Skin Care Oil in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and options are my own.

My Next Big Goal: It's Ultra Time!

Well I finally pulled the trigger and will be running the Black Canyon Ultras 60k in February! Running an ultra has been a goal of mine for a while. I've even signed up for one in the past and had to drop out because of injury. This time, I'm determined to train smart and complete the adventure!

Spartan Breckenridge Race Weekend Report

My Spartan Beast & Sprint Race Weekend both went better and not as well as I planned. Regardless, I had a blast and am still keeping my goal to complete a trifecta each year!

As many of you may have already read, I've been training the last few months to complete my Spartan Trifecta by racing both the Spartan Beast and Sprint in the Colorado Rockies.