Fitness, Marathons, Running, Running for Charity, Uncategorized

Motivation Monday: Cross It Off Your Bucket List

Again and again, I’ve found a way to stay motivated in my fairly new running habit… Work at crossing off my bucket list races! There’s a very distinct formula I follow for this. I pair a race distance I haven’t yet tried with a city I’ve been meaning to visit. What I ended up with was an awesome bucket list of…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Running, Swimming

Fitness Fridays: Down Times are Good Times (Sort Of)

Since I’ve started running, I haven’t really thought twice about taking time off. There were a few weeks where things went haywire for me personally. I took time off then because I had to, because my heart wasn’t in to my training and my brain was thinking about other things. (Apparently being mentally tired requires just as much recovery time as…

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Diary, Running, Swimming, Triathlon Training

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it’s coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at cajoling some of my friends…

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Fitness, Personal Development, Running, Swimming

Via Formspring: Hi! I am 18 years old and I have been struggling with my weight from a young age. I finally decided that I wanted to make a change in my life. I am about to start college and I was wondering if you had some tips for me.

Transitioning from high school to college can be a difficult experience. The freedom that comes from being able to make your own decisions may lead you down a path that ultimately ends up self-destructive despite your best intentions. Being able to eat whenever you want, whatever you want, can have a negative impact on your waistline, self-esteem, and energy level…

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Fitness, Personal Development

Via Formspring: What gave you the strength to keep on losing weight?

It was a mix of internal and external motivations. I knew that I was doing something good for myself — I was becoming a healthier and happier version of myself. Additionally, I was also doing something good for the environment — lowering my carbon footprint, eating local, etc — and helping other people realize that they too could change their…

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