Do you Yoga? 1

Yoga.  I really like yoga.  I like doing downward dog and cobra pose.  I have a short little sequence that I like to do but I don’t do it often enough.   Not me in that picture! Yoga improves balance, strength, range of motion and flexibility.  And I really need the flexibility.  I’ve never been ...

Training Recap and Sweating Pink

Training Recap and Sweating Pink
Last weeks training: Monday – RT:  pushups, pullup, and kettlebell swings Tuesday – 3 mile run Thursday – 35 minute sprint treadmill session Saturday – 8 mile run!  Longest run to date!  I was so pumped all day.  I never thought I’d be running that far!   I was a little tired, and one knee was ...

Trying the treadmill 1

Trying the treadmill
I ran on the treadmill for the first time today….or maybe the first time since I’ve started training.  I’m sure somewhere in my past I’ve tried running on one before.  Can’t say I like it. I’m fighting a cold and I didn’t get up early to do a run before work.  And I wasn’t real ...

Shoes Continued 1

Shoes Continued
I think I found my shoe! I tried Brooks Ghost, Nike Pegasus, and Brooks PureFlow prior to what I have now.  Those are the ones I took home and kept for a week or so at a time. I decided to try the Mizuno Wave Riders on my own.  They fit the same category as ...

River Time

River Time
It was a busy morning yesterday.  I squeezed in a little over 6 miles in before we left to pick up the kids from camp.  It was humid and I’m still struggling to run in this humidity.  I just feel like I’m going to pass out.  But, I got it done early…have I said recently ...

Detoxing 2

I have been paying for too many cheat meals…too much gluten, too much soy, and probably too much alcohol. When I have certain soy products I can get immediate stomach pains.  When I have gluten it’s more of a you’ll pay later scenario. I am paying now.  The last 2 weeks I feel like I’m ...

Weekly Training

Last week’s training consisted of 3 runs and a little resistance training. Tuesday 2.6 miles Thursday 4 miles Saturday 6 miles Wednesday I did some push-ups, pull-ups, and lunges. Prior to starting my training for the half, I had a pretty good routine going of RT, Kettlebells (swings mostly), and tabata training and was seeing ...

I cheated. 2

I cheated.
I ran 4 miles last night.  By myself.   I was at my parents house working on some stuff.  My kids were there and would stay while I ran.  I live close by, but I didn’t really want to go back and get her.  So I didn’t. But she knew.  I am not a shoe ...

Sprints 2

I got up yesterday morning too!   My dog, Bailey, is loving it! I even added some sprints to my run.  I did 4 sets, nothing strategic, just as fast as I could for as long as I could (which wasn’t very long), then I slowed down to recover and did it again.  My legs ...

Group Training Saturday

Today was group training day. We went 4 miles around a nearby lake. It took 2 laps for the 4 miles. It’s a really nice limestone trail with nice scenery.  I am really enjoying our group training runs!  It’s really great getting to know everyone involved. I’m still undecided on my new Brooks Ghost shoes. ...