Race day is less than 6 weeks away! I made it to the halfway point in my training and would like to reflect on my progress and note what’s new this time around. Now obviously the miles aren’t as extreme during the first 6 weeks as the final 6, but nevertheless, it hasn’t been all…… Continue reading Halfway to Race Day- Run, Refuel, Stretch, Smile, Repeat
Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a professional photo shoot for the Shred415 fitness studio, where I teach. If someone would have told me twenty months ago that this would be happening, I would have said YOU’RE INSANE! Here’s the thing, twenty months ago, I was 9 months pregnant and the largest I’ve ever…… Continue reading Feeling Unstoppable
Since baked goods have always been my weakness, I have determined that the perfect afternoon snack for me (one that I crave and look forward to every day) is a muffin. BUT as a fitness-minded individual, I’m completely aware of the damage I’d be doing by eating the standard muffin. The usual suspect contains around…… Continue reading Quest for the Perfect Protein Muffin
When I think about the daunting task of training for a 40 miler, I get totally over-whelmed. I basically have no idea how the heck one would train for that distance without injuring themselves or how to get miles in during the daytime, since work and kids already take up all of my time. But, nevertheless,…… Continue reading First Phase to 40- Marathon Training
For the vast majority of my life, I’ve struggled to get my diet right. You see, I love food. I love, love, love to eat! And when I was training and running and growing babies, I had a super-huge appetite. I still do. I fell into binge-eating, anorexia, and exercise-related bulimia (when you try to…… Continue reading My Journey to Healthy Eating
This September, I've set a goal to run 40 miles on my 40th birthday. I'd like to share my reasoning for this and hopefully clear up all of the "WHY???'s". Nearly 3 decades ago, my father ran 40 on his 40th birthday. I was only 8 (or 9), but I still remember the day he… Continue reading 40 Miles for My 40th Year
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