Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

In the last week, I've had a few people openly declare to me their intent to start a running regimen or to tackle the marathon next year...and to them I say kudos!! Here's a few things I wish I knew about running before I started running. 1. It's going to be uncomfortable for awhile, but … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

Marathon Countdown: 15 Days, 60-hour Workweeks

Woah, where did February go?! There's only 15 more days until the LA Marathon. Good news is that I wrapped up my fundraising. I can't believe that I was able to reach the $1,000 fundraising requirement. Honestly, that seemed more out of reach than the actual 26.2 miles! Special thanks to the landslide of friends … Continue reading Marathon Countdown: 15 Days, 60-hour Workweeks

Motivation Monday: Getting Excited About What’s Next

Change is pretty hard to face. I spent the weekend pouring over my personal training books. A lot of it was technical and scientific, and the material is admittedly more difficult than I had anticipated. However, the single thing that kept me motivated was the light at the end of the tunnel. The prospect of … Continue reading Motivation Monday: Getting Excited About What’s Next

Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!

I've decided in the short amount of time that I've been working out that there are two iPhone apps that I could not live without. One I've been using for almost a year now...the other, I've been using for just a few days. What's great is that I think they really complement each other. [imagebrowser … Continue reading Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!

A Good Day of Training Deserves A Blog Post

After feeling like things were on the rocks for awhile with my training (and life, in general), I decided to make the most of my Saturday and celebrate the Ironman Championships the only way I knew how -- by swimming, biking, and running. The day started off with a Team Dress for Success run through … Continue reading A Good Day of Training Deserves A Blog Post