One year ago today I was only peripherally aware of the Crossfit Competition community. I had spectated at a few of them but assumed they were for strong people which I most decidedly was not, therefore, they just weren't for me. Until that is I lost a bet with my friend and coach in which … Continue reading Get Pumped for Pets Crossfit Competition Recap
I'm officially 3 days out from the Leave No Trace Marathon! In my last post, I had just completed my longest run of this training cycle of 20.5 miles and was feeling good. Happy to report that I'm still feeling good a few weeks later. I've been tapering without issues-none of the usual second guessing … Continue reading It’s Race Week!!
This was by far the best week for running I've had in quite some time. It's like everything just clicked once I decided to run the Cleveland Half. The fact that my long runs have felt so great really underscores the idea that I am just meant for longer distances. It's clear to me when … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Week in Review
I mentioned in my training log earlier this week that I competed in a Crossfit Competition last weekend. I didn't talk much about it on my blog or on Instagram as I have had a lot going on the last few weeks. I was however meeting with my partner Abbie several times over the last … Continue reading Rookie Rumble Crossfit Competition Recap
As I wrote about last week, I decided to give half marathon training a whirl and dive into the Cleveland Half Marathon next month. If you've read my blog for a while, you know that I love the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon for a number of reasons! I've participated in it as both a spectator … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon Training Update…..And a Giveaway!!!
As I've shared in my last few posts, my father in law has been battling a serious illness for the last few weeks. He died peacefully yesterday morning, closing a chapter in our lives that will for me, forever be remembered by great conversations around my dining room table, visits to the car show, and … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training and Life Updates
Week 5 brought a little decrease in mileage, and some really beautiful hilly runs. I've been sticking to my plan of 2 two-a-day workouts with one full day of rest. I'm enjoying the shorter long runs though I always feel as if I have some gas left in the tank at the end which is … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 5 Recap
Last Saturday night I competed in my first ever Crossfit Competition. If you had asked me a year ago, even 6 months ago, if I'd ever participate in this type of event, my response would've been a resounding "hell no." While I love the competitive vibe in my gym and I obviously enjoy racing, the … Continue reading Straight Scaled-Recap of my First Crossfit Competition