Some days I need a little more motivation than others. Today was one of those days. I was excited that my sports doctor gave me permission to do speed work, even though my resting heart rate has been elevated over the past week. The humidity has been ridiculous lately, I took a complete rest day [...]
In my mind, goals are usually set and achieved by my trying to better myself, my race times, etc. When I really stopped to think about what the word “goal” meant, I decided to see what the dictionary said.
1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.
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 [...]
I had the pleasure of reviewing a pretty cool product over the past couple of weeks. I often speak about the importance of fueling properly before, during and after my workouts and I am always up for new products to help me reach those goals.
The coolest thing about CocoNutz Fuel is the nifty [...]
You probably have noticed the Sweat Pink Ambassador badge on the right hand side of my blog by now. I am thrilled to share that I am now a Sweat Pink Ambassador and hope to incorporate more fitness posts into a new page that you will soon be able to find on my blog. I [...]
Three days. I am so excited for the start of the 2012 Olympics that I can’t even put it into words! I have always loved to watch gymnastics – Mary Lou Retton was my hero back in 1984 when I was 11 years old. I remember getting up each morning and being glued to the [...]
In my quest to find fuel that agrees with my stomach during my runs, I made the switch to Honey Stinger gels. I have tried the chews before, but not the gels. The first one I tried was the classic Chocolate. To be honest, I was not a fan. I didn’t let that deter me, [...]
If you would have told me 2 years ago that I needed to slow down in order to become a faster runner, I would have laughed. Why would I do that? I was of the mindset that each run in my training plan should be run at a fairly fast pace, including my long [...]
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 [...]
Strength training is an important part of my workout regimen. It should be a part of your life, too, especially if you are a woman. Why? It helps keep our bones strong as we grow older. My biggest struggle with strength training has always been not knowing what to do, when to do it [...]