When you train as often as I do, you need lots of workout clothes. They can get pretty expensive, so I am compiling a list of my affordable must haves here for anyone that needs it. I do not get compensated for these links or mentions. (I'm mostly too lazy to set all of that … Continue reading Running Gear Recommendations and Bargains 2019
Hmm. It's been an interesting month. I don't have a lot of time to go into too much detail about what's been going on, but let's recap: -I went on a weeklong vacation to Waikiki with Erik. By day we hiked, ran, snorkeled, swam, surfed, boogey boarded, and by night we hopped skipped karaoke … Continue reading And the Training Months Tick By…July and mid-August Recap
Yesterday, with my fantabulous Pocket Yoga app, I decided to go for a 45 minute yoga session before work. I was continually interrupted, but aside from those external annoyances, things were going great. I finally started feeling less tense and tight from all the running and biking I've been doing. However, I came across a … Continue reading There’s Something About a Crow Pose
It seems like just yesterday I was crossing the half marathon finish line, and now we're already at Thursday! I'm still relatively tense and stiff from the race and I've been meaning to get to the massage therapist's office all week. I will most likely have to schedule it for the weekend. In the meantime, … Continue reading Yoga + Bike Goodies + Hotel Booked + Oh Yeah, Please Donate to my Fundraiser!
A goal can feel out of reach when you lack proper planning and training. In casual conversation, whenever I hear something like "I don't have time to work out" or "I could never run a (any distance race)", I often hear "I'm not worth it," "I won't make the time," or "My health is not … Continue reading Success: The Hardest Part of Training Is Planning For It
On Wednesday I started my first fitness boot camp since...well...boot camp. It was an all women's group led in a suburb of Seattle, about a ten minute drive away. At first I thought it would be too much -- a commute before a commute to work, especially in the direction of rush hour traffic. However, … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Did Recovery Always Take This Long?
So after being on the road quite a bit, I finally made it to my home destination, Seattle! I live in an area called Eastlake...it's the eastern side of Lake Union. My office is in South Lake Union, which is only a mile walk. 1.2 miles to be exact. Right now I have to lug … Continue reading Getting Settled In, New Training Plan, First Week
Our health is the greatest wealth we will ever know. Most of the time, we'll never realize how "wealthy" we are until we succumb to some sort of condition or obstacle to remind us how easy it really is to take the time out to take care of ourselves. Is drinking 20 oz of cola … Continue reading An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
So after what turned out to be more of a cheat day than a cheat meal, I set about my Monday to go back to my usual staple of veggies and fish. Monday started harmlessly enough with leftover curries from the weekend. Most of the broth remained but the bulk of the veggies were gone, … Continue reading Paleo Day 8…Down 6 Pounds, Here Comes The Cravings, 100 Weeks Left
So far, so good! Day 2 and I haven't gone off the deep end yet. I did, however, unload my 25-ct croissant box and my Simply Apple juice at school. SCORE! I was able to give some snacks to my classmates while getting rid of some of the foods I couldn't eat. I feel much … Continue reading Paleo Day 2…Still Going Strong