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…

Sweat Dates

Fitting in workouts is tough. Like, really tough. For everybody. It’s a major commitment to try and squeeze in a 3-mile training run for the upcoming Pretty Muddy or a 30-minute strength training session. The real world is so tempting! There are happy hours to attend, business meetings to prepare for, and then the ultimate…

Run Muddy, Eat Clean

Running isn’t a hobby; it’s a lifestyle. And that lifestyle really entails just staying healthy. I keep myself and my family healthy by making sure that we eat clean. Clean eating is as much of a commitment as running and fitness. Food is fuel. That doesn’t mean that we can’t treat ourselves once in a…

Beating the Winter Blue

This winter in the Midwest, where I live, has been fairly rough. We definitely come to expect a good deal of snow and cold weather in the winters. The last several years the winters have been rather mild. But this winter has been a game-changer! Here in Ohio we have had a lot of snow,…

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…

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…

Training is key to an enjoyable race

If you are new to running, then listen up ladies! The keyword for you to remember is training! You have to prepare your body for the distance and obstacles! The Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run is a 5K distance so you should be able to run a 5K to prepare for it.