Runners, here's an idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race: Create and wear a small sign on your pack or clothing that will stir up thought and conversation about mental health. Use a popular hashtag and your social media handle. You could also incorporate a statistic. If you are raising funds, include that. … Continue reading Idea for spreading mental health awareness during a race
Extra Self-Care and Healthy Habits, Something We All Need.
Short talk about self-care, something that seems easy, but it's actually kind of difficult to do. I feel this topic is covered so much, but yet, we all still struggle with it. I can't think of a single person, myself included, who could be practicing self-care more frequently or in a way that's more beneficial. … Continue reading Extra Self-Care and Healthy Habits, Something We All Need.
Trail Tales A Running Podcast
I sat down with Shawn, an ultra-Canadian friend, to talk about ultrarunning, mental health, and how the two connect. We met through LinkedIn and found out that we have a few things in common, like that we both love ultrarunning and that he drives past where I live when he vacations to Florida (which is … Continue reading Trail Tales A Running Podcast
Reasons Why I Run: digging deep
As runners, we're all asked why we run or why we run so much. When we're on a long run and in the pain cave, we ask ourselves the same questions. - "Aghhh, I've been out here for 30 miles and I still have 20 more to go! WHY am I doing this?!" I have … Continue reading Reasons Why I Run: digging deep
Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry
Tips for if your runs have become hijacked by anxiety and worries. If your runs have been overtaken, then it could be because you've been struggling with anxiety and worry rumination in other areas of your life (work, school, family, and more) Does this sound familiar? Continue reading to learn ways to regain control over … Continue reading Switch Up Your Run to Chase Away Anxiety and Worry
Mindfulness Walk Activity
Mindfulness and walking are highly beneficial to your mental health, especially when you do them routinely. Try combining them! Go on a walk. You can walk inside (yes, it still works) or outside, done alone, while walking the dog, or with another person. - just don't have a conversation with the other person while doing … Continue reading Mindfulness Walk Activity
Ultramarathon Training Through My Pregnancy
Hi ultra ladies! I want to share my experience with you about how I continued to train through my pregnancy. In my opinion, there isn't enough information on exercising as a pregnant, ultra-endurance athlete. We train and prepare year-round for our events, and we go the extra mile to take care of our bodies. We … Continue reading Ultramarathon Training Through My Pregnancy