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Review: Sportline Solo 965

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 [...]

2012 in Running

PR to kick 2012 off the right way!

We don’t stop running for snow.

Staying warm on ridiculously cold days.

A shiny new PR for half marathon #6!

Half marathon #7 and helping friends reach their goals!

MIT summer/fall session

Training runs moved due to heavy summer [...]

Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Saturday, September 15, 2012 was my 9th half marathon. My goal for 2012 was to run 5 half marathons this year and that was #4 for 2012. My last (#5 for the year and #10 total) is on October 21, 2012 here in Columbus.

The Air Force Half Marathon was held in Dayton, Ohio. [...]

Shutting it Down

I am putting this out there so that I have no choice but to follow through.  I am shutting my training down for two days.  Monday is a scheduled rest day, but today is not.  Today I am supposed to run 2-3 miles and go to an intense core class that I adore.  I am [...]

Workout Wednesday Motivation

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 [...]

Different Types of Goals

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.

goal [gohl]

noun

1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed;aim; end.

2. [...]

Friday Fuel

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 [...]

CocoNutz Fuel

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 [...]

Sweat Pink

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 [...]

Olympics Excitement

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 [...]