Archive | May, 2011

Melissa’s Update, Week 7

Today’s post comes from our guest blogger, Melissa. Below, in her own words, is an update on week 7 of training with Ashley.  Ahhhhh – dare I say I’m back?!?!?!  So I’m not a religious person by any means but you know that idyllic picture of the gates of Heaven opening with a beautiful light […]

Vitamin D: Do You REALLY Need to Supplement?

I’ve read a lot about vitamin D over the past several years, particularly in relation to running, and want to take a minute to discuss two sides of the story. Vitamin D is obtained naturally through sunlight. Our bodies make the nutrient by absorbing UVB rays. Over the past couple of years, researchers have found […]

Melissa’s Update, Week 6

Today’s post comes from our guest blogger, Melissa. Here, in her own words, is Melissa’s update from week 6 of training.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, yet again this week was a challenge.  I’m frustrated at my lack of progress and embarrassed to share the “update” with any of Ashley’s readers […]

Girls on the Run 5K

This past weekend, Girls on the Run of Maricopa County held their annual 5K, which is the culmination of the 10-week program and a time for all of the program participants to all come together and celebrate their achievements. When I founded the local chapter with two other women back in March of 2004, we […]

Melissa’s Update, Week 5

This post comes from our guest blogger, Melissa. Here, in her own words, is a recap of her fifth week of training with Ashley.  So if you’re following along with this journey then you’ll know we’ve hit a bit of a road block with postpartum running efforts.  Knees, shins, ankles – all a little irritated […]

The Quest for the Perfect Hydration System

In Phoenix, especially during the summer months, hydration is crucial. For a while now I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect hydration pack, water bottle, or belt that I could use on both long and short runs that wouldn’t bother me and make me dread using it. Many years ago I had a […]