High Five Friday

friday five, er…favorite five? whatever…

Well, this week has FLOWN by…didn’t help that we were driving for a good day of it… And tomorrow is my BIG RACE!! (breathe in….breathe out) I wanted to have my image HEAVY posts ready from our trip, but they are nowhere near complete!…so I will just give you a sample of some of the… Continue reading friday five, er…favorite five? whatever…

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how to stay comfortable on the run | Friday Five

Comfort is a relative term when it comes to my life. I would say that I am comfortable in most of my day to day activities. But when it comes to running…I believe that I have been able to find comfort in being uncomfortable. 

…is that really a thing?

Shannon approached me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing what I do to stay comfortable, no matter the situation. I was on board! 

When I received the infographic for the post, I was a little thrown off. My first thought about the topic “It’s What’s Underneath That Counts” wasn’t pertaining to underwear,…but it works!

Here are a few of my tips to stay comfortable on the run!

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the sound of running | Friday Five

The pounding the pavement, concrete, trail, or treadmill under my feet. As runners, we all have a memory of these sounds and can hear them vividly…

The sound of cars whooshing by (sometimes closer than we are comfortable with). 

The sound of other runners “on your left” or passing you in the opposite direction – a brief “good morning” acknowledged in passing.

The sounds of nature – locust buzzing, crickets chirping, birds singing cows mooing, roosters calling, animals scurrying away from the road (!!), trees rustling in the breeze.

The sound of pumping music to keep up your pace, intriguing audio books or podcasts to give you something to think about, or calming tunes to keep your HR low and steady.

These are a few of the sounds of running I experience every run…

With typical “ear bud” headphones, all but one of these sounds is blocked out – you may only WANT to hear your music/book/podcasts, but this is not a safe option when there is so much more going on around us!

I was introduced to Aftershokz headphones last year and I was given the opportunity to try them a couple times. I was recently selected to test and review a pair with BibRave as a BibRave Pro and once you go with Aftershokz, you won’t go back!

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KCM | Running The KC Hills | Friday Five

I am super excited to be able to run the KC full marathon this year! The half course holds my half marathon PR from 2015 and I was able to pace some incredible runners to the finish in last years half marathon.

This year, there are a lot of exciting changes and opportunities at this years race! 

For this week’s Friday Five, I am covering a few recent developments happening for this years race! You can check out my first preview of the KCM for more details about the weekend!