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
March, what a different story than February. The month started out cold but I was determined to improve over last month. Taylor was in between contracts and so of course - it was better already just from that. The first week of March I finished all my scheduled runs. Zone 2 is definitely starting to feel more comfortable even if the weather isn't. The sun was out though and I could feel the … [Read more...] about March Training and Improvements
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!
Happy Valentines Day! Today I was totally stressing about Dopey selling out before I got to register for it. In walks my Knight in Shining Armor and says - register Dopey for you and Taylor (my oldest and long distance running partner) and I'll do the 5k and 10k with you guys. Adding on a happy Valentines day he casually walks out as I run to get our credit card and then race around the house … [Read more...] about I’m Registered for Dopey!
We had a couple of all-consuming trips planned in January. We were in Disney for a long weekend over New Years which was amazing and definitely got me excited for the Dopey Challenge next year. We left as all the runners were arriving and you could feel the excitement with all of the signs, postings everywhere and those that were clearly there for race weekend. We also were in Austin … [Read more...] about January Progress
Ok I have to admit I'm a complete planning geek. I love planners, journals, sketch books - you name it I've bought it. As I was starting to think about this next year I realized part of my problem was all these different books. I had a book for tracking fitness, a separate book for running, my phone, my wall calendar and a desk calendar/planner. Ugh no wonder I totally lost … [Read more...] about Planning ahead
Well - I had some health setbacks this year. My thyroid went all wonky again early in the year bringing with it about 15 extra pounds. It took months to feel normal from that swing once they upped my medication again. After that I was having intermittent severe stomach pains. After a ct scan, a visit with my regular doc, my lady doc and my rheumatologist all who didn't have any solid reason I … [Read more...] about 2016 A year in review
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!
So as I find sometimes I need a big goal (one that seems slightly unattainable at the time) I've decided to do a half marathon race this year. Disney World has always been a magical and special place for me and their races actually look fun so I thought - what better to strive toward than a Run Disney Half Marathon. Enter - the Wine and Dine Disney Half Marathon. What race is better than one … [Read more...] about Run Disney 2014
These recent years I have given support to Relay for Life runner and breast cancer fighter Ellen Kennedy. She is an amazing friend and is fighting Breast Cancer for the second time. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2009. After a mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy she was put on maintenance medication Sept 2009. In Feb 2010 she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer with … [Read more...] about Relay For Life – This month my commissions go to my friend Ellen!