My Running Favorites {Friday Favorites}

A lot of people will claim to just need a pair of shoes, and they run just fine. I wish I was like them, but when I am setting off on a run, I know I need some more to bring with me! I thought today I would share my favorites to use while running,…

A Truly Active Lifestyle

I don’t know about you, but I have come across TONS of articles about how we (human beings) need to move more.  Even those of us who exercise on a regular basis.  These articles claim that the key to health is living an active lifestyle.  And this is more than just your 30-60 minutes of…

Running with Asthma

Hi, Pretty Muddy ladies! I hope your summer has gotten off to a great start. Get out there and enjoy some sunshine! (And then come back inside for some air conditioning and ice cold lemonade.) Summer can be a little tough if you have asthma, especially if you live in an area with very high…

Foam Rolling For Better Performance

Howdy Pretty Muddy Ladies! Today, I want to discuss how foam rolling can improve your Pretty Muddy Training. I believe regular foam rolling should be is a critical part of any good training program and can help you feel better, recover faster, and prevent injury!  Benefits of Foam Rolling: Self-myofascial release (similar benefits to a…

Exercise Essentials

If asked 10 years ago whether or not I would ever consider myself a Pretty Muddy runner or even an avid exerciser, I promise you the answer would have been “no” with an accompanying laugh.  Boy how things have changed! Not only do I love to run and get my sweat on, I love all…

No Heart Rate Monitor? No problem!

This week for some Wednesday Wisdom, I  want to talk about not having a heart rate monitor. When looking at Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I am either looking at Garmins, or Heart Rate Monitors (HRM). I won’t lie, I am one of them. I love seeing my progress, seeing how hard I am working, and knowing the…

My Race Playlist

Race season is upon us. And whether your Pretty Muddy race is next week, or next month, it’s never too early to put together a race playlist! My race playlist is serious business — ha! I want to make sure that when I’m running I’ve planned for all parts of the race. Which is why…

My Favorite Homemade Granola Bars For Training

Fueling is an important part of any Pretty Muddy Training program, and I am excited to share with you my favorite homemade granola bar recipe! These guys are perfect for an easy grab and go breakfast, afternoon snack, or fuel for a long run. They are a good combination of complex carbohydrates and protein and…

Choosing the Right Sports Bra

One of the things I love about Pretty Muddy is that it’s perfect for women of all abilities – from mud run pros to running newbies. A couple of my friends recently began running, and both asked me for advice about getting started. One thing I stressed to both of them is the importance of…

Food and Training

I may not be a certified nutritionist or dietitian but I noticed from my own training that the more I run, the more calories I end up consuming. I am constantly battling being hungry and wanting to replenish the calories that I just ran. In the past, this has been counterproductive for me as it…