Posts made in August, 2013

Workout with a friend or solo?

Workout with a friend or solo?

Most of the time I workout and run solo. I find running time is “me time” … However, I like to get my sweat on with a friend too!   Today it was friend time. We ran 2 miles to a park – did a WOD (Workout of the Day) and chatted during our walking cool down back to our cars. In between, there was mom talk, fitness talk, food talk, self-esteem talk and lots of laughing!  WOD: 5 sets – 10 push-ups 20 sit-ups 30 squats & 4...

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Plank love .. or not

Plank love .. or not

Planks: I find that when I’m getting in my 1:00 minute sessions I go to a place in my head where I can focus on me – breath, set goals and be grateful – decompress while I sweat. Some days it’s easy and I love them and others not so much. Kinda like my world when it gets crazy with two busy teens, the hubs, our wild & crazy pup Z and for me an “athlete” always in training .. for a happy life. Planks leave me with (brief) mental clarity .. and my core and arms feel it the next day – bonus!! Well – Do you love them or...

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Summer – Where did it go .. and can I find "it"?

Well it’s the second week of August and my two teens are back at school. It’s hard to believe, but we are back into the swing of normalcy .. early morning wake-ups, ironing clothes, school lunches made and mom’s taxi service resumes. Summer zoomed by – with four back-to-back weekends away from home the very last weeks .. and very little running in between. By early July I was still feeling my “overuse” pain in my shin .. a result of my “inner-athlete” shining through January-June. In my head I had earned that pain .. racking up the miles along the way. I was able to finally reach a few goals I had set for myself that had been taunting me like a carrot dangling in front of a rabbit – or in runners tongue a new personal PR finally met! They may not be “Olympic” worthy .. but in my world it was huge! That’s what matters right? Today, I will admit my running shoes (road & trail) have gotten a little dusty .. but I did begin to incorporate some strength training by way of T25. Knowing that strength training will benefit my love of running — this can only help (brain are you listening to me?)!  Deep down .. what am I afraid of? I’ve started from the beginning before .. it always come back and it seems that when it does my taste for being an athlete increases. My feet will remember what to do – my spirit and mommy-hood will benefit .. and I am sure my pup Z will be so much happier too! Now it’s time to head out and find it ..  How do you get back into the swing of things? What do you do to find “it”? I’ve got a list of races and adventures waiting for me! Stay tuned to see what it’s store...

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