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
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!
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
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!
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!
So this Friday I thought I would let you know what I’m doing workout wise this weekend. I’m doing the Warrior Dash! Oh yeah!! The Warrior Dash is 5k long race done through mud and muck with lots of obstacles thrown in. Thanks to Hurricane Irene it’s going to also be very windy. I can… Read More Friday Motivation – Mud Run Weekend
Ok, I’m going to back this up a bit and confess that I didn’t go to kickboxing Monday. The weather in the early morning and late evening have been perfect for running and the road has been whispering my name. So instead of going to class I went for a nice run. Ahhhh. It felt… Read More Working it off Wednesday
So I went to my kickboxing class this morning. I woke-up at 4:30 anticipating the class. I don’t have to get up until 5:20am so I drifted for about an hour and then got up before my alarm went off. You’re welcome hubs. I was the first one to the gym and immediately worried that… Read More Motivational Friday!!
Lately for my workouts I’ve mostly done running. I have the Warrior Dash at the end of the month and have been trying to get use to the hot temperatures. I mostly run inside on a treadmill and I noticed at my last mud run I felt really unprepared. So for this race I wanted my body… Read More I Think My Kickboxing Teacher is a Sadist
Do you ever wake-up feeling fat? I do. This morning was especially bad so I laced up my sneakers and took off for a run. I wasn’t able to get in all of my runs this past weekend b/c my sciatic nerve was really bothering me. It’s a family problem my Dad passed down to… Read More Running From the Fat Monster!
There was finally a small break in the heat wave we’ve been having and the air actually felt crisp and cool this morning on my run. It won’t last long and I believe the only reason we got this small break was because we had a fog advisory this morning. Either way it made my… Read More Running With Wings on My Feet and My Meal Plan
OK, so sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated to eat right or workout. I get it, I do. I use to joke in my 20’s that I only worked out so that I could eat whatever I wanted to. Now, I have to workout to keep up with my kids, have some me time and just… Read More Motivational Friday
Woot, woot! I’m very excited. I normally run 2 miles on a regular basis and save my “long runs” for my 5k races. Tonight the 2 kiddos, hubs and I went to our local park. My son and hubby went to practice soccer while my daughter settled into her jogging stroller and off we went… Read More I Ran 3.5 Miles Tonight!!
My husband and son decided to go out fishing which left me and my daughter home alone. It’s always nice to have a little girl time. After having a favorite dinner of scrambled eggs and French toast we decided to put on our running gear and head out. It’s just what we needed. Although she… Read More Girls Night Out – Just What I Needed
Getting back to me and the basics. That’s what this morning’s run was about. For the past 2 weeks I’ve been on vacation or traveling and I haven’t been able to do my normal workout routines. Sure I stayed active but it was always in group settings. While I love being with my family and… Read More Hello Thoughts I’ve Missed You
So as you know I signed up to participate in the virtual Independence 5k race. The race runs from July 3rd-9th and you just have to run a 5k during that time and submit your results to Let’s Move It Momma’s. I did mine today and all I can say is what a mess. I… Read More I Finished my Independence 5k Race!
What a blast today was. I did the USMC 5k Mud Run . I have to say even with looking at last years photos I was still unprepared for today’s race. I thought that I was in pretty good shape but this race kicked my butt. It was an off road race with about 18 obstacles sprinkled throughout. It… Read More I Did the USMC Mud Run Today!
I haven’t run in awhile because I’ve been focusing most of my attention on my new gym. Unfortunately they don’t really do treadmills or things like that so I had kindof pushed running aside. Today I went back to my old gym and ran for 30 minutes. I must say I was almost giddy as I… Read More Slow and Steady Picked Up the Pace!
Do you do this? Eat really well all week and then blow it on the weekend? I do sometimes. My weekend started on Thursday b/c the kids and I went to visit my Grandparents. Normally we eat pretty healthy there but this time we had pizza the first night and steak, seasoned french fries and wine the next night.… Read More Working Off the Weekend
My friend Carina finally joined my gym and we worked out this morning! Yeah!!!! Since she has to go in to work we had to go in a half hour earlier than I normally do. It was hard getting up that much earlier this morning; especially since my 4-year-old kept waking up last night. Since I… Read More Long Monday Workout and Weight Loss