Hydration is very important for our bodies to function properly. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have water available for each and every workout, not just high intensity activities like running, spinning and hot yoga. Walking, weight lifting, strength training, etc – water is necessary to replace fluids lost. Sometimes water isn’t [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ohio ladies, listen up! Sorry, gentleman, this one is for the girls. Have you heard of the women’s only mud run series called Pretty Muddy? Well, grab a beverage (coffee is my choice this early morning) and read on.
The Columbus area Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run will take place on September 29, [...]
I learn something new about myself on a regular basis. Something that may have worked for me in the past may not work for me now. I have mentioned in the past that I have struggled on and off with anorexia a couple of times in my life. There are days when I can’t fathom [...]
Today’s MIT workout run was cancelled due to excessive heat. Temperatures are supposed to soar to 103 degrees with a heat index of 110. Being outside for any period of time can be risky, especially when exerting yourself by doing any type of physical activity such as running. If you must be outside or exercise [...]
Usually I reserve protein bars for refueling after a hard workout or run, but I always keep one in my purse for emergency hunger attacks. Sunday I took Hannah and her friend to see The Avengers, good movie, but a little too long (2 hours 22 minutes to be exact). We all know that typical [...]
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 [...]
About a month ago I wrote a review on Topricin and raved about how much better my feet were feeling this round of training compared with past seasons. As my mileage creeps up, my plantar fasciitis starts to act up. This was not the case this season, as I had started using Topricin Foot [...]
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 [...]