I talk about them quite a bit here, but I realized I never took the time to actually talk about what essential oils are or how to use them. There’s a saying in the essential oil world, “I didn’t know how to use essential oils, but then I opened the bottle!” While it is that easy to get started, there’s a little more to than that. Continue reading “Essential Oils 101”
We’ve talked about this before, I know. But wouldn’t you know, I’m not good at taking my own advice. A couple weeks ago, I watched a documentary (called Food Matters, check it out!) and in a, they also cover stress and sleep. Continue reading “Sleep”
It’s here! Tomorrow is my first half marathon race. I’m kind of in awe that I’ve actually made it this far, and that I can cross off probably my loftiest goal/New Year’s resolution.
My goal is to finish the face under 2:30 – my Charles St. 12 race time was 2:00:05, but this race is supposed to be harder… so I’m hoping that’s a reasonable goal. Continue reading “Baltimore Running Festival!”
Lately I’ve run into a pattern that basically amounts to me being too busy for my own good. Unfortunately, my priorities are a little out of line and sleep seems to be what takes the brunt of the problem. I don’t really want to admit how little sleep I’ve gotten over the past month because I know how bad it is. Let’s just say I tend to see the later parts of the night and double digits on the clock more often than not. (Thankfully though, I don’t see the single digits before going to sleep.) Continue reading “So…. tired….”
One of the hardest things I found with training for this longer distance race was recovery. After the long runs on Saturdays, I found a couple of things that are really helpful for me. Continue reading “Post-Race Lessons”