Exercise Induced Period Loss: It’s Not Normal and Here’s Why

A well circulated, long-told tale in the female endurance sport community is that when training increases toward peak workouts, menstruation will stop. You see, the tale continues, a female athlete knows they are in supreme fitness when they lose their period, and it’s totally normal for a competitive girl to experience this. It’s great, after all, not needing to worry...
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6 Things to Include in Your Food Journal

Is your relationship with food confusing and messy? Do you find that you over eat, under-eat or don’t remember what you did eat? Do you do this even when knowing the right thing to eat? A food journal may be just what you need! A journal increases your awareness of what, how and why you eat.  With that increased awareness...
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Pack Some Snacks

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian trail choose trail names - some are intense, some funny. Sometimes they’re assigned to a hiker by others who meet them. While reading the book “Wild” I was discussing this with my husband who assigned me the trail name “Snacks”. I’m not a thru-hiker but I’m an endurance runner and a pretty hungry one - so...
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Reward Comes from Challenge… and a Little Intimidation

Have you tried once or twice to make that diet or lifestyle change but “failed” even though it’s what you truly know is best? Now tap into that “failure” - it’s the thing that will make you stronger and help you meet your goals. It may be scary, painful, intimidating and yes, you may even fail another time or two;...
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