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
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
Made it through another week! As I mentioned in my last post, I am taking each workout one at a time. I've found that when I give myself the flexibility to bail if needed, I am more than likely to make it work. It's a kind of reverse psychology thing with me: If I don't … Continue reading Cleveland 5k -Week 4 Recap!
Week 3 is in the books!! This was the first week where I really questioned if I'd be able to fit it all in. As I've written about previously, I plan to maintain 5 strength workouts per week which means that I have several two a days and/or I may not have a rest day … Continue reading Cleveland 5k Training-Week 3 Recap