If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from working from home, it’s the value of wellness. Not leaving our homes for work has collectively meant less steps (aka daily activity), easy access to the family fridge, and blurred lines between work and home life…and even the days for that
“Running is a lifestyle for me. It’s like brushing my teeth or taking a shower. I’m always thinking about when I can get my run in. I plan out my days so I can at least run 2 to 3 times a week.” In our final installation of Black History
Growing up in Eastern NC meant attending a diverse elementary school until 6th grade when we moved across town. I remember asking my mom where all the black people were. I think there were a total of 3 black kids in my 6th grade class. Little did I know, in
Flash back to 4 years ago: 2016. I thought that THAT year was going to be one of the hardest years of my life. We decided to sell our house while living in it with 2 little boys (ages 2 & 5 at the time) and a dog and buy
Eliud Kipchoge recently ran a marathon in under 2 hours. It was a special marathon where they had set up the best possible conditions to help him achieve this goal (such as swapping in pace-setting runners to block the wind for him), so it won't count as the world record
Marathons seem to be popular these days, therefore I decided to dive into some data and find a way to apply analytics. You might find this interesting if you're a fan of marathons - or if you like seeing the details behind cool graphing techniques! Before we get started, here's
It's a busy time in gyms and on the greenways as people embark on this year's resolutions or better yet, goals, to become healthier this year. For those who are grumpy about traffic in the gym, consider that you too were once in their shoes and be kind. Whether you
I’m on day 8 of my 10 day sabbatical from running. By day 3, I already felt anxious about not lacing up my shoes and heading out to feel the wind in my face, never mind the fact that I was still exhausted and sore from the previous week’s races.
Tuesday Morning, 6:30 a.m., my boys come bouncing into my bedroom. “Mom! It’s time to swim!” Oh man, did I really agree to this on Sunday?! Rewind to Sunday, I was out for a walk with my 7 year old and our dog Zoe and we had a chat about
There’s nothing like a funny race sign to keep you entertained during a race. Post chuckle, this one got me thinking. It’s true, making a lifestyle change - like adding 15-20 hours a week to train for long distance triathlon – definitely rocks the relationship boat. In our 8 years
In June, my husband and I completed this silly race called Storm the Beach – totally out of my norm, it was only 5 miles :) and included things like climbing, crawling, wading through the ocean, balancing, rope swinging, and running through soft sand. It was nuts, but so fun, and
With more and more data available these days, and computers that can analyze that data, it's becoming feasible to look for fraud in events such as the Boston Marathon. So put on your detective hat, and follow along as I show you how to use SAS to be a data sleuth!
Eating donuts, burning calories, and raising money for a good cause -- that's what the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge is all about. If this intrigues you, read on to find out more... But first, here's a picture of me eating a donut, preparing for a race. I bet you didn't
While I was in college, perhaps the lecture that stood out most to me was on proper running form from a Strength & Conditioning class. It wasn’t something I ever really thought about before. My only focus had been getting through my runs without dying! However, whether you are a serious marathon
The foods we eat play a huge role in how well our body functions, positively or negatively. If you are training for a sports event or competition, you want to make sure your body is functioning at its peak! This could be a 5K, 10K, Triathlon, Spartan Race, or any
Are you thinking about completing a fall race? Whether it’s a 5K, 10K, or half or full marathon, it’s going to be here before you know it. I’ve been running for years, and I can tell you, there’s nothing like the motivation of signing up for a race to get