I think my title says it all (I'm not known for my brevity apparently!) Well, last week was a banner week for goals. I mentioned in a recent post that I had a few gymnastic-ey goals for 2019. Well, I reached 2 of them in the first 11 days of the year-1 unassisted pull up … Continue reading Week in Review: Checking Goals off the List, and Breaking in My Running Shoes
I feel like lately I've been running more than usual. I had all but stopped running during the week just prior to the LNT Marathon and had even less motivation to run following the race. I mostly stuck to Crossfit workouts and the occasional cycling class. Lately however, the fire has been stoked once again … Continue reading Week in Review-Putting on the Old Running Shoes Again
Hello!!! It's been a bit since my last post and a lot has happened! It's been a busy month filled with new fitness endeavors, resting and some preliminary goal setting for 2019. I last left off with my recap of the Get Pumped for Pets crossfit competition, held at my gym. Since it's been a … Continue reading Updates
I have always been a big fan of the long run. Endurance is my biggest asset when it comes to anything related to fitness or athletics. An example from this morning at crossfit, it's incredibly obvious where my strengths lie: our metcon was a combination of running, jump rope and hang power cleans. I felt … Continue reading Week in Review: I like Long Runs and I Cannot Lie
Actually I heart all running really. I like running on trails, I like running on roads, I even like running on the track sometimes. And I've even grown to love running itty bitty distances for time at my gym. We regulary run at 200, 400 and 800 meter intervals at the gym. While I wish … Continue reading I Heart Trail Running-Pacer Training Week in Review
It's been a busy start to my summer and June has seemingly passed by in the blink of an eye (as it usually does!) In the two weeks since my last update, I've continued to run trails, lift weights and I even made time for a short trip to Charlotte, NC to see my sister … Continue reading Week(s) in Review
Hi! I'm back....still here and still training. Just missed a few weeks of posting. Work has been and will likely continue to be busy over the next few months as we prepare for a huge audit in the fall. My desire to write has somewhat waned as I've spent the majority of the day up … Continue reading Catching up
Last week I reduced my running in preparation for the Rite Aid Cleveland 8k and Half Marathon. I only ran twice (out of 3 total planned runs) and cut my mileage pretty significantly. I've talked before about my struggle with resting/recovering but I think I took it to a new level these last few weeks. … Continue reading Week in review-taper time!!
Ok and just like that, peak weak has come and gone. And if there was ever a great peak, this was it. You know that feeling when your legs are primed and your mental game is strong? That was me. Yes its a short short short training cycle but the positive side is that I … Continue reading Cleveland Half Marathon-Peak Week In Review!
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