Last week I started back at the gym. I have been doing mostly at home workouts lately because I love them. However I hurt my elbows May 2014 and have been really suffering ever since. I finally went to a sports medicine Doctor in June of this year and the best guess the doctor could… Read More Losing Myself in My Run
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Reebok. I received a Famous Footwear gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok shoes to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. I can hardly tell you how excited I was to be asked to review a pair of Reebok sneakers from Famous Footwear. I… Read More Review of Reebok Sneakers #ReebokMom
For the past two weeks I’ve been struggling. Really doubting myself and feeling bad. That’s very unusual for me. I’m normally a very optimistic, happy person. Someone who knows everything will be alright and get worked out. My pity party started last week when my daughter got her nose broken in a freak tball practice… Read More Working Out is Good For the Soul
There is nothing better than a jog in nature – the crisp air, the smell of grass, birds singing in the trees. But for most of us, especially busy moms, sometimes it fits into our day better to hit the treadmill at the gym. How boring! Running in place in a row of other people… Read More Treadmill Multitasking, or How to Keep Boredom Away
My Turbo Fire journey has begun. Never heard of Turbo Fire? It’s a crazy high intensity cardio workout program by Chalene Johnson that kicks but and burns on average 650 calories per workout. The program lasts 4 months. I just finished Chalene Extreme and was ready for my next challenge; especially after being on vacation… Read More My Turbo Fire Journey Has Begun!
My team completed the USMC Mud Run this past Saturday and it was a blast! We finished 168 out of 407 teams with a time of 51 minutes. Longer than what it would take me to do it on my own but since we had so much fun I didn’t mind at all. Our team… Read More USMC Mud Run Results 2012
So tomorrow is my 5k Marine Corps Mud Run. To say I’m nervous and excited is an understatement. I’m doing it this year as part of a team of 4 instead of as an individual. To be honest I wish I was just doing it as an individual. There’s a lot of stress that comes… Read More Marine Corp Mud Run is Tomorrow + How to Eat Before A Race
As you know, I started my fitness plan over in January because I foolishly took Nov-Dec off. I won’t make that mistake again because it really was like starting all over again. In the past running has whipped me into shape but not this year. I don’t know if it’s b/c I just turned 36… Read More Where I’m At With My Fitness Goals
Today was a weird day for me running wise. I wasn’t able to run yesterday because it was raining cats and dogs at 6am, so I ran with my buddy on our off day to make up for it. I thought I had everything together last night but I guess I missed a few things… Read More Running Off Balanced Today
If you follow my facebook page you know my Grandmother passed on Sunday. My Grandparents raised me since I was 2 and I am forever grateful. My Grandmother was the type of woman who made everyone feel like they were home around her and she always had the best advice to give. Some of my… Read More Running Through the Pain
This has been a really unusual week for me because I’ve been traveling to help out my family. Last week I posted that I had finally lost some weight so I was stressed out at the idea of travelling. When I’m in my own house doing my own normal schedule I can control what I eat and… Read More How to Travel and Keep Your Workouts Going
As you know I’ve been trying to work my butt off – literally. I have trying to get down to 130 forever it seems. I have been running but unlike in the past when the weight came right off with running it was grudgingly staying with me. I purchased Chalene Extreme because I was watching… Read More Workout/Weight Loss Report
This weekend was very busy fitness wise. I started it off by run/walking Saturday morning with my neighbor. We did our run/walk for 45 minutes. Since our plan said to do cross training but we still wanted to run I made a run plan up for us that I thought would be an easy run.… Read More A Rock, Hills and Kamikaze Bugs Make For An Interesting Weekend of Bike Riding
So yesterday I did my Chalene Extreme Ab Burner and Burn Interval. The DVD’s took about an hour to do altogether. I get up before the rooster so it fits into my schedule. I have to say even though the Ab Burner portion was only 10 minutes I am really sore this morning. But it’s… Read More Working Off The Fat
This morning was cold. My neighbor and I had to really bundle up. You would have thought it was January the way we had to dress. Once we got running it wasn’t so bad. I actually shed my gloves after awhile. I wasn’t sure my running buddy would show up. She mentioned she doesn’t like… Read More Brrr Where Did My Warm Running Weather Go?
I’m very excited because I just signed up for the Marine Corps Mud Run. I did the race last year and had a blast. The picture is from last years race. This year there is going to be a slight twist on it for me. I’m doing the race as part of a team with… Read More I’m Doing the Marine Corps Mud Run Again!
Say what? Have I lost my mind? No, there are days when I actually like running up hills. Hills are challenging and you have to dig deep to get up them. I like feeling the power in my thighs when I feel myself powering up a hill. When my muscles are working together to keep… Read More Some Days I Like to Run Up Hills
Saturday my neighbor and I had a run planned for in the morning. I looked out the door and it was sprinkling. It wasn’t a heavy downpour but it was consistent. I sighed. I’ve never run in the rain so I wasn’t sure what to do. I looked at my phone and there was a… Read More Running in the Rain
This morning I was excited b/c my running partner said we could push going out until 6:30 since her boys were out of school today. Sweet! However right before I walked out the door I checked my phone and she had bailed saying she was sick. I was disappointed but looked over at Chubbs and… Read More I Never Have to Run Alone
I’m super excited and pumped today because all of my working out has started paying off. I just started week 3 of new workout routine and I have lost 2.5 lbs so far! Yippee! I’m going to be doing a video soon showing you every thing I’m doing that I think has helped from how… Read More Working My Butt Off and Finding Free Workouts
I was excited today to go running even though it was a half hour earlier than my normal zero dark thirty time. One of my neighborhood friends asked me if I was still running during a play date and asked if she could go with me. I said absolutely! I think running with someone makes… Read More Running with a Girlfriend
I don’t know about you but there seems to be two types of people. There are runners and there are non-runners. My body wants to be a non-runner and my mind wants it to be a runner. It’s a constant battle of the wills. I have a friend who is the first type. You know the… Read More Training Your Body to be a Runner When It Wants to be a Stroller
I didn’t think I was going to get up and go running this morning. My son decided sleep was overrated last night and refused to go to sleep until after midnight and then woke-up around 2am. He finally settled down around 3 but I’m a person who really functions best on 8 hours of sleep… Read More Tips on How to Dress For Cold Weather Running
This morning was the perfect morning for a run. It is 46 degrees here and the air is nice and crisp. You may think 46 sounds cold but it really isn’t if dressed properly. I run so much better in cooler weather. When it gets really hot I always feel a bit more sluggish and… Read More A Perfect Morning For a Run
Chubs and I went out again this morning and had a good run. I continued on my 3 minutes of running to 1 minute of fast walking. To be honest I’m not sure if I did this 5 or 6 times. I planned on 5 but thought I was about to start my cool down… Read More Making Strides During My Run This Morning
Alex is back with his owner so I’m back running with Chubs my Border Collie again. I have to say he was very excited to go out with me this morning and for most of the run he seemed fairly normal. Of course the spazoid side reappeared when a fox ran out in front of us. It… Read More Back With My Old Running Partner
My mind wonders when I run as I’m sure most people’s do. I got to wonder this morning why people run. Do they do it because it’s their favorite thing in the world to do or for some other reason? Here are some of the reasons I do. First and foremost I do it to lose… Read More What Motivates You to Run
I have a confession to make. I cheated on Chubs this morning and probably will all week with a new running partner named Alex. He’s a beautiful Golden Retriever service dog that we are dog sitting. Isn’t he pretty? After meeting him I asked my husband why we hadn’t even thought of goldens when picking… Read More Cheating on Chubs with a New Running Partner
Today Chubs and I went on our first run/walk together. No I’m not talking about some chubby girl friend but my dog named Chubs. Some of you may remember him from when I posted about him the day we got him. Can you believe how big he’s gotten? He’s almost 6 months and since we have… Read More My First Run With Chubs
OK, so I updated my playlist yet again this year. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Blow – Ke$ha We R Who We R – Ke$ha Your Love is My Drug – Ke$ha Raise Your Glass – Pink Please Don’t Leave Me – Pink Rolling In The Deep – Adele Animal – Neon Trees What… Read More My New Running Playlist!