I thought Friday would be a great day of food to share as I prepare for my 8th half marathon on Sunday. I will not be racing the race on Sunday, but running it more like a training run. I hope to PR in the Columbus Half Marathon in October.
When I know that I [...]
Do you like snacks? Eating smaller meals more frequently is recommended to help keep hunger at bay. I was raised eating three meals a day and while I may have had an afterschool snack or a bedtime snack, a ritual started when we were young by my late grandmother, the majority of our nutrition and [...]
I decided earlier this year to study for my personal training certification through the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Putting it out there for the world to know made even more pressure for me to work hard and pass the test the first time around. There was so much information and I had no [...]
Actually, I got a brand new pair of flip flops. With summer just around the corner and my favorite sandals – Merrell’s – just over two years old, I thought it was high time to invest in some flip flops that wouldn’t have my sports medicine doctor’s hard work on my feet going down the [...]
This weekend I completed my last long run before my upcoming half marathons. The first one is on April 22nd (Earth Day). Tapering is a great time for the body to rest and repair itself in preparation for race day, yet it is hard on the mind. I have struggled before with tapering before [...]
While you are reading this post, I am out finishing my last long run before my upcoming half marathons! After my 12 miles today, I will be in taper mode. Some people love taper, others hate it. I believe that I am in the latter group. The purpose of tapering is to allow your [...]
Just because I was “on vacation” didn’t mean that I didn’t get my miles in. My mom & sister snapped this picture on their way to take my nephew to school. Fortunately they caught me before I hit the killer hills and felt like dying.
After my tour of the hardest hills I have [...]
With running & exercising comes sore muscles, injuries, etc. One can only take so many NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – Aleve, ibuprofen, naproxen) safely. Not only can taking NSAIDS long term have some potentially dangerous side effects, but there have been studies that taking those types of medications before long runs or hard workouts can [...]
When I first started running I thought that all I had to do was put on my running shoes & put one foot in front of the other. While that may work for the occasional or casual runner, that doesn’t work for the one (ahem, me) that thinks she can take on the world [...]