Getting Pretty Muddy for a cause.

You never know what kind of adventure or story you are going to get out of your Pretty Muddy experience. One of the best parts of my job is getting to hear those stories. Whether it’s a mother and daughter doing their first 5k, a soon to be wife getting muddy for a bachelorette party,…

Boosting Cardio & Building Strength, the Pretty Muddy way!

Hey there pretty ladies! We’re all a few weeks into the new year, which means we should all be settled into our routines and over the post-holiday blues. I love to use this time of year to concentrate on my health and treating my body well. Not because I made some big elaborate New Year’s…

Why I Think All Women Should Participate in a Fitness Event

A little less than a month ago I participated in a Pretty Muddy 5k event.  Honestly speaking, I had no clue what to expect, except for a lot of mud!  And while I did cross the finish line “pretty muddy,” I gained a whole new perspective on fitness events and why women should participate.  And…

Enthusiasm of a Lifetime Sport

Like so many women, I truly struggle to fit in workouts during the holidays. December is especially rough. Between the complete lack of sunshine and the busyness that comes with preparing for the holidays, my workouts are one of the first things to suffer. It’s in these moments where I feel like I’m at my…

Training Fuel

If you’re reading this post, chances are you work out and/or train for races like the Pretty Muddy event.  While the actual physical part of any routine/training is very important, I would argue that the nourishment piece is just as, if not more crucial.  After all, an empty body won’t go very far! Personally, I…

Finding Inspiration

One of the lessons life has taught me over the last several years is that you need to be open to inspiration from all places. Sometimes inspiration comes in the form of a great night of sleep. Other times it comes from seeing moms, just like me, finding the energy to work out. Especially mother…

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Have you thought about signing up for a fitness event or race, perhaps even the Pretty Muddy event, but decided not to because a litte voice in your head told you wouldn’t be able to finish or that you weren’t strong enough? I don’t know about you, but my inner critic was (sometimes still is) ruthless.  And in the…

Pretty Strong Combination Moves Circuit Workout

When I initially signed up for the Pretty Muddy Dallas event last April, I was so excited and ready to get a jump start on my training plan. Running is part of my regular exercise regimen, so I wasn’t too worried about covering the 3.1 miles. I was more nervous about the obstacles! I wanted…

If you run, you are a runner.

  If you run, you are a runner.  John Bingham summed it up quite perfectly there.  I started running in college.  I got mad about something, and it’s funny because I have no idea what it is today.  For some weird reason, I laced up my running shoes and just left my dorm room.  I’ve been an…