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 love reflecting on growth, progress, successes and failures. It's important to me to remember that one year ago I felt more disconnected with running than I had ever felt . I felt burnt out, tired, and just sense of being "over it." I felt that I was doing something good for myself in that … Continue reading One year ago
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 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
That has to go down as one of my odder titles for a post. And also be foreworned that this post get's a bit vulnerable. The genesis is from something I noticed about myself a few weeks ago. As I was putting chalk on my hands before snatching, I became aware that each time I … Continue reading The Chalk Bucket of my Insecurities and other Random Anxieties
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
May 17th marks the one year anniversary of my first day at EpiqX Fitness and Performance. My first day. I felt SO strong holding the barbell like that If you know me in real life, you know that although I love fitness, I don't like trying new things. I've done some stuff in the past … Continue reading Year 1 Reflections
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