Trail Running vs Road Running
Running, Running Reads

Trail Running vs Road Running

So in the epic battle of trail running vs road running…which is better? 

Hint, they are both running and both equally as good.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that a lot of my runs have been on trails since moving to California. It isn’t that I avoided trails when living in New Jersey, but finding trails that were easily accessible and more than a few miles long was difficult and could require at least an hour drive. Now, in California, I can access trails from my house or a five-minute drive.

Trail Running vs Road Running

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Regaining my Love for Running with a Virtual Challenge
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Regaining my Love for Running with a Virtual Challenge

I’ve been running for nearly a decade now. Like anyone, each year has been different and posed different challenges.

Some years I run fast…in 2016 I set most of my PRs. In 2018, I ran a PR in the half and full marathons. But also some years I’m injured (a good portion of 2014). Some years I’m meh (2019 and a good portion of 2020).

Regaining my Love for Running with a Virtual Challenge

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Running, Training

Grit Summer Distance Challenge Complete

Last weekend, marked the end of my Grit 300 Summer Distance Challenge. I cannot believe I completed the challenge and that it’s been 30 days.

The last month has flown by for a couple of reasons: I began moving across the country 30 days ago, but also I reached my goal of running 30 miles in 30 Days.

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Nike Wildhorse 6 Shoe Review
Gear Review, Running

Nike Wildhorse 6 Shoe Review

The Nike Wildhorse 6 has completely designed since the previous versions.  Both the ride and the appearance are different and quite frankly, it feels and looks like a different shoe. Complete redesigns of shoes can be good or bad, but for the most part, I think Nike has done a great job and the shoe has changed for the better.

The most significant change in the Nike Wildhorse 6 is the new “React Foam Midsole.” Previously the Wildhorse used Phylon. The bottom of the Nike Wildhorse 6 now includes a segmented rock plate as well as larger lugs. As I moved to California, I’ve enjoyed a few more trail runs so I’ve needed a decent trail shoe.

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The Never Miss a Workout Mentality is Dumb
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The Never Miss a Workout Mentality is Dumb

Last week I saw an image that said: “the no-excuses culture is toxic.”  I 100% agree.

Rarely does a single image or phrase inspire me to write an entire blog post, but this is something I have always felt strongly about.

The no-excuses phrase falls into a category that I see often and maybe daily. The “fitness motivation” category with phrases like no excuses, never miss a workout, the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.

It’s ok to miss a workout…or ten.

Life goes on. 

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