Review: Brooks Cascadia 11

Brooks Cascadia 11 Review

In my ten-ish years of running, I believe I've only run in one single pair of Brooks shoes (Pure Flow 2,  loved them, ran them into the ground).  This wasn't for any specific reason for this, it's simply the only time Brooks shoes and I have crossed paths.  But recently a Brooks representative reached out to me asking me if I'd like to review a pair of their shoes.  The offer was for a road shoe, Continue reading →

Stop Apologizing for Being a “Slow” Runner.

slow runner

Let me start this post out by saying: I get it. I  really do. While these long legs are capable of something resembling speed and/or the occasional placement on a local 5K podium, I'm incredibly far from the fastest runner in the pack.   In fact, I've been in "packs" where I was the absolute slowest runner, hands down.  And I know what it feels like to believe you are the weak link holding Continue reading →

A Weeks Worth of Words (and Runs)

Rowen and Geoff

Thank you to everyone who humored me with the "I stole this from another Heather" get-to-know-you post I shared last week. It was awesome to get a tiny glimpse of who is behind these page views.  I appreciate all of your kind words, and especially the resounding fact that most of you said "don't change a thing" about this blog.  That truly put a smile on my face.  Even if you were just trying to Continue reading →

Review: Saucony Peregrine 6

Saucony Peregrine 6 lacing

Shoe reviews have become quite interesting over here in the Relentless Forward Commotion household as of late.  Gearing up for our last race, I was experiencing some rouge lower leg pain that I attributed (and I still think, rightfully so) to my shoe rotation, or truthfully, lack of rotation, at the time.   I was able to fix the issue, thankfully, but became incredibly wary of trying anything new Continue reading →

Heather’s 4 Step Realistic Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian

Becoming a Vegetarian

I'll be the first to tell you that I dislike the label "vegetarian" because it often elicits unwanted opinions, from meat eaters who don't understand why I choose not to eat meat, and from vegans who don't understand how I can't try harder to be 100% vegan.  I like to call myself "plant based" or "plant fueled". But for the sake of this post, SEO ease, and the fact that I got a message this Continue reading →

I Stole This From Another Heather.

I stole this from another Heather

Today I decided that I simply can't sit anymore.  I love that I have the opportunity to write from home; I hate how resentful my body has become at sitting in a chair.  So I found myself a cardboard box that was coincidentally the exact height I needed  (and by found, I mean I stole it from the cats...it was one of Geoff's handmade cat houses), and made myself a stand up desk.  Therefore, this Continue reading →

The Joys and Dangers of a Fun Run (a One Mile Race Recap).

Family fun run

Relentless Forward Commotion: the place where I can go from a race recap of running 62 miles to a race recap of running 1 mile in just the blink of an eye. The other day a wonderful friend offered up a couple of race entries to my little running family for a local 5K/1 mile fun run.  Without any other plans for the weekend, I was quick to jump on the offer.  With the promise of medals for all 1 Continue reading →

10 Reasons Why I Ditched My GPS Watch

10 Reasons Why I Ditched my GPS Watch

Seven and a half years. That's how long I've been blathering on about running, kids, and life in general in this tiny website of mine.  Sometimes I feel this blog is akin to a journal or diary started in high school.  All of these years later, I go back and read some of the stuff I wrote and shake my head at my silly, and sometimes slightly embarrassing, former self.  But unlike a diary with a Continue reading →

Hit the Dirt with Ragnar Trail Relay

Ragnar Collage

In the running world, there are a ton of trends I've been on top of since the very beginning. After all, it is kind of my job in this space: no one wants to read a shoe review of a model that is 2 seasons old (though that hasn't stopped me from writing those reviews in the past). But then there are a few things that I'm so painfully far behind on, it's nearly laughable.  Two examples: 1) I Continue reading →

NOW Foods Immersion Event Recap & Giveaway

Now Foods

This post is sponsored by Fitfluential on behalf of NOW Foods. All opinions are my own. As we climbed aboard the shuttle bus post workout, we were each handed a cold shaker bottle full of a protein smoothie.  Being one of the first to board the shuttle, I happily grabbed mine, sat down, and started chugging without second thought.  It was delicious, as is almost any food or drink that I don't Continue reading →

Cairn Box Review – May 2016

Cairn May 2016 Box Review

This Cairn box review is coming at you a little delayed. Though I would argue that this slight in review duties doesn't necessarily signify a bad Cairn ambassador.  No, on the contrary, the second the box shows up on my doorstep every month, I pull out all of the contents and immediately throw them into the gear rotation for our adventures. As it should be. It's just that this time, I simply Continue reading →