A Review of BALEAF’s Women’s Thermal Fleece Long Sleeve Running Shirt

A Great Winter Running Shirt If you are looking for a long sleeve running shirt that keeps you warm, the BALEAF Women's Thermal Fleece Running Shirt with Thumbholes & Zip Pocket is a great option. Below are the features that I like best. You can find more information about this shirt here. (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.) What I like: This…


Using Visualization in Races

Staying motivated to do your best during a race can be challenging. Overcoming mental barriers is no small feat. Some runners use visualization during races to conquer negative thoughts before they even start. I tried visualization for the first time during a 10k, and it was an experience that I will not easily forget. About a mile or so into the road race, I…


When Pushing Yourself Is Worth It

I just wasn’t feeling it. My legs were heavy as I trudged along the side of the road. Why had I chosen to sleep late, instead of getting up and out on my run early as I had planned? I had somewhere to be later. Now, I had to shorten the distance to get back in time. Filled with guilt for deliberately sabotaging my…


When Slowest is Best

Some people assume that a runner’s best race is the one with the fastest finish time. That’s just not so. I experienced one of my best 5k races when I ran my slowest. The lessons that I learned from that race are priceless. Not long after completing a half-marathon, I was feeling a little blue. I had spent months preparing for that race and…


Learning to Let Go

Sometimes I fool myself into thinking that I’m in control. I research and plan until my brain is tired. Once I have every eventuality figured out, then my anxious mind can relax. However, sometimes I come face to face with the reality that I am not really in control, like at a race recently. It was my first ever solo 5k and I was…


TrailHeads Power Stretch Convertible Mittens Review

My Favorite Winter Running Gloves Are they gloves or are they mittens? They are the best of both! The TrailHeads Power Stretch Convertible Mittens - Women’s Fingerless Gloves have so much to offer. Below are the features that I love best. You can find more information about these great mittens here. (As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.) What I like: They…


Why I Run

Not too long ago, I thought that running was for other people, crazy people. Often, I would drive past a regular runner in our town and wonder about his motivation. Why did he leave the comfort of his home to run alongside our narrow roads? Why would anyone purposely choose to run? It boggled my mind! Fast forward to today. Now, I am that…

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