Today marks 24 weeks until the Chicago Marathon, you know what that means right? It means that this week I jump back into marathon training. I am so excited to start back into marathon training…. no really I am. The last past month, since the LA Marathon I have reduced my running a bit. I … More 24 Weeks!!
Two weekends ago I ran the LA Marathon and somewhere between mile 16-20 I started to slow down, and my stomach which had been hurting on and off for some time was very irritated and my knee was also starting to hurt a bit (reasons behind both, may be explained later). As I was slowing … More Perspective
Two years ago I moved to an area an hour and half away from where I had been living due to work, I could no longer handle the commute. One of the things I worried the most about was finding a new Crossfit box. I am not one that likes change and as an introvert … More Community
Five years ago I ran my first 5k, it was rough and I walked a huge chunk of it. I remember seeing all the people running and finishing way ahead of me. I thought I will never be fast, and I will never be able to run a 5k for the whole time. Maybe you … More Reflections
Typically I don’t get sick, I might have a slight brush with a cough or something but not really enough for me to consider seeing a doctor, but last week I get hit hard by a cold. I know a cold sounds ridiculous to even say that a cold hit me hard but it did. … More Rest
I don’t know about you, but I am notorious for doubting myself when it comes to lifting weights. I think too much for my own good and will do less weight because I think that I won’t be able to lift it. Anyone else in my boat? I like to play it safe, but when … More You Are Stronger Than You Think
Tonight we are going to have a special treat! I asked my good friend Judy to share a story with all of you. Eat more My name is Judy, and since having children, I’ve had an issue with weight gain. Growing up, I was a skinny kid, and even as an adult I had … More Story Time- Eat More
Last weekend I ran the Pasadena Half Marathon and I didn’t die! I realized in looking at the stats that in the last year I added 15min to my half-marathon time. I don’t know about you but for me it was very discouraging to see. However, since last years race I have had many changes … More Must be faster…..
This weekend is the Pasadena Half-Marathon, and I am running this race as the second of three races for the Conquer LA Challenge. As this weekend is quickly approaching my own doubts are coming into full force. I wonder if any of my runner friends get this way. You know, doubt your ability to run … More Race Weekend
The alarm goes off at 4am (I know 4 happens in both the am and the pm, shocker) and it is time to fuel up for the day. I make my shake and take a bit of time and then get ready to head to the box for 5am class. The box (crossfit gym) is … More Community, Consistency and Crossfit