This blog is called "Kayla Keeps Running" because I was knocked out of the running game for almost a year due to my right hip. It took about nine months to figure out what was wrong with my hip and another three months post surgery just to get cleared to do a walk-run program. I've … Continue reading Hip Surgery, Round Two
Race day was the perfect cool, crisp October morning. This is the first race I have ever done on my home turf and it was surprisingly refreshing to run around a place that carries so many memories. Plus, it was a major added bonus to be able to sleep in my own bed the night … Continue reading Purdue Half Recap + What is Next
Most people fall into two categories: early birds or night owls. For as long as I can remember I have always been an early bird type of person. I rarely can get anything productive done after 8:30 pm but completely thrive in the mornings. Lucky for me, being an early morning runner is exactly what … Continue reading Rise & Shine, It’s Time to Grind
The other day I was talking to my running coach and she was asking for an update on how runs were feeling and where my mindset was at. I explained that overall runs were feeling really good. I have had ZERO pain running since surgery (Praise Jesus!) and have been able to do all the … Continue reading Celebrating the Little Things
I, along with many other amateur runners, don't particularly enjoy having to do a pre-run warm up routine. It's something that is often short, rushed, and even sometimes skipped all together. Being an early morning runner often comes with the pressure to get out the door as fast as possible because I spent too long … Continue reading Pre-Run Warm Up Routine
I AM SO EXCITED TO TRAIN AND RACE AGAIN! Being out of the running game for almost a year really lights a fire in you. I have been waiting so long to run again and am indescribably happy to train for an actual race. While I have a lot of joy to be back in … Continue reading Training for My First Race Post Surgery
Welcome to the Kayla Keeps Running blog, I'm glad you meandered your way here. 🙂 My name is Kayla (pretty obvious I think but I feel the need to clarify) and I am an Academic Advisor at Purdue University. I have my bachelors and masters in Social Work and am a Licensed Social Worker in … Continue reading Who is Kayla & why does she keep running?