Cleveland 5k Training-Week 1

After a few years of exclusively hanging in the marathon and ultra world, training for a 5k is like being in a whole different sport.  Instead of long slow distance (with lots of snacks and walk breaks), my focus is now on shorter miles and speed work.  This is fairly foreign for me.  Sure I … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 1

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The 8 Stages of WOD Acceptance

Stage 1: Anticipation.  This is probably the most fun of all of the stages.  You're still so innocent at this point.  There is a freshness and a readiness to take on the following day's challenge.  Is it going to involve something you're really good at? Maybe some running? Could be an AMRAP, an EMOM or … Continue reading The 8 Stages of WOD Acceptance

Week in Review-Missing Running and Dealing with Changing Expectations

Hey there! I am trying to figure out a way to do my week in review posts now that I'm not running.  With running, it's always pretty easy  and straight forward to jot down my mileage, pace, and perceived effort plus any random thoughts.  With my current fitness regimen, it's a bit tougher.  The workouts … Continue reading Week in Review-Missing Running and Dealing with Changing Expectations

What I Think About While Lifting Heavy Sh*t

A while ago, I wrote about the thoughts that cross through my mind during hard speed workouts.  I've been lifting in a consistent and coached manner for the last few weeks and I've noticed some interesting thoughts that although similar to running, have their own unique flavor. Here are a few for your reading pleasure: Does … Continue reading What I Think About While Lifting Heavy Sh*t

#B_Epiq-My Plan to Stay in Shape with a Disc Injury and Beyond

*Note-I am NOT a medical professional and I only know what is right for me.  My medical team is aware of what I am doing and has given me the green light to continue. After my first marathon (Columbus in 2012), I experienced some alarming symptoms the day after the race: my back, triceps and … Continue reading #B_Epiq-My Plan to Stay in Shape with a Disc Injury and Beyond