Most runners prefer to run outside and not on the dreadmill treadmill. Since I am one of those runners that much prefers to be outside, Aaron questioned my sanity when I purchased a treadmill a couple of months back. “You hate the treadmill!”, he said. Yes, I do, but I hate not running more. So, [...]
Lots of exciting stuff going on today! I tried out two new-to-me products: a new gluten-free bar after my run and a new heart rate monitor to monitor my HR, distance, etc, First, let’s chat about the food.
I found these bars in my local Earth Fare store last week and I loved that [...]
It is just about a month now until my first of six half marathons in 2013. I have settled into a good training routine and have tweaked some numbers pertaining to my heart rate zones to help ensure I am recovering properly between my workouts. There are a couple of key components to my recovery [...]
It is no secret, when I do something, I do it 150%. There is no half-assing it for me. I either do it or I don’t. This can be a good trait to have, but it can be detrimental to body and mind, as well. A good example of where it can be bad or [...]
Working out later in the day always poses a challenge for me, especially if the workout is around dinner time. Some Tuesday nights I go to BodyPump class with my friends and then grab a drink after the class, so I am forced to eat a small, early dinner and then to refuel with a [...]
I have a close friend who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in October of 2006. I met Melissa just a little over a year ago while training for 5 half marathons with MIT. We ran together for many miles of training and then for 3 of my 5 half marathons last year. Melissa is [...]
When I began heart rate training a couple of years back I started taking my resting heart rate in the mornings before getting out of bed. Doing so helps me get a quick glimpse of how my body is adjusting to training. An elevated resting heart rate can mean many things – some of those [...]
Over the past few years I have had occasional bouts of low ferritin stores and/or anemia. Historically I don’t do well with iron supplements, so I try to focus on getting my iron from the foods that I eat. Those with Celiac Disease can be at risk for anemia, in addition to women being at [...]
My friends gave me a gift card to Fleet Feet for my birthday, so I was excited to go shop and find something new and fun! When I normally shop at Fleet Feet it is because I need something, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as wanting something. I had my eye on a pair [...]
‘Tis the season to freeze our tails off while running in what feels like the frozen tundra! BRR! If you were cold outside last week while you were running, you will really be cold this week! The temps are dipping into the single digits at night, making those early morning runs super cold.