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)
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
I got home after a pretty late night of designing and working. (Hey, a girl's gotta keep the lights on, you know?) At around 2am I finally stumbled into bed, but before that I figured that it was probably a good idea to just go ahead and get dressed in all of my running gear. … Continue reading Coyote Encounter on Today’s Long Run
It's my runniversary, y'all! I think it was last February 2nd or 3rd that I made the decision to begin running and I haven't looked back since. Based on the cobwebs in my RunKeeper profile and blog, you might've thought that I've fallen off the face of the Earth. To the theories or speculation of … Continue reading Happy Runniversary to Me!
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
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!
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