After a mad dash to the expo after hitting a lot of traffic we got there with 30 min to spare. Lots of stuff discounted as they were getting ready to shut things down. Immediately after getting out of the car I was like - uh oh - it's much more humid here than 2 hours away in Richmond. After getting to our hotel we took stock made a good plan for breakfast and went to get dinner at Mannino's. … [Read more...] about Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Race Report
I have been really stressing about this day because I knew once it came - I'd be in countdown mode to this really crazy race. Sometimes I feel like its impossible but wasn't it Walt Disney himself that said - "It's kind of fun to do the impossible" - we'll see about fun when I am running miles in 17 but I'll take your word for it now. I've been toying with buying a treadmill for months. I've … [Read more...] about Day 1 Body Flow and Treadmills
I'm writing this recap as the month of June closes. While the weather has been great I haven't. After lowering my thyroid medicine 3 times now, I'm all out of sorts. I haven't had a lot of energy and it shows in the lack of run posts and journal entries. May started off pretty well. The first week of May my breathing was still off and I was stressing about the upcoming 17 miles the next … [Read more...] about May and June – Feeling bad and struggling
As I continue to climb the miles I realize I would greatly benefit from cross training. Time isn't the issue - its that fine line of overworking my body to where a flare is imminent. I thought I would start with Piyo. Piyo is a low impact workout that leverages your body weight to build strength. It's also what I consider a very active yoga type of workout. You will do yoga poses but instead … [Read more...] about April Training and the woes of cross training
My first run of the month was good in general - minus the racing heart rate. My thyroid is all messed up again and I can feel it. Heart racing, hot flashes, no sleep - ugh. Therefore I decided to give my body a break and walk for my first "run" of the month. What's crazy is how high my heart rate was walking. Definitely going to share this with my endocrinologist. … [Read more...] about February Training, Setbacks and a Little Anxiety!
I was ahead! I was running my training schedule and doing P90X3. What happened next just really derailed me – Allergy Season. The pollen vortex (really that is what our news called it) kicked my ass. Training schedule blown, P90X3 delayed ugh so frustrating. I’ve gotten allergy shots for about 9 years now. Last season I barely felt spring but this season was a different story. Basically … [Read more...] about Catching my Breath and Running On!