New Month, New Me

Let’s take a moment to acknowledge that the “new year, new me” trend is hilarious and SO MANY good memes have come of it.

OK, to the point. Obviously, I don’t think I’ll be a new me in August. I like me!

But I do have some goals and I think the beginning of the month is a good time to take inventory and put my thoughts out there. Continue reading New Month, New Me

Working For It

I was recently talking to a friend about how one of her friends runs long distances even when he’s not in training and runs marathons on whims. I immediately blurted out “I wish I could do that, but I’m one of those runners that has to work to be a runner.” At first, this made me feel a little uncomfortable, but the more I think about it, the more it’s helped me to understand how and why I run. Continue reading Working For It

Relaxing Runs

After the Cleveland Marathon this year, I told myself I wouldn’t take any real time off from running. Not because I don’t think taking time off after a race is useful, but because I had worked really hard in the prior weeks to build strength and I would be going on vacation (which is when I actually run more and stay consistent anyways)! Continue reading Relaxing Runs

My PIIT28 Experience

2017 has been a little strange for me as far as my workouts go. I’ve struggled to get back into weight lifting and stay consistent with a fitness routine, so I decided to kick my butt into gear with PIIT28. After a lot of research and thought, I purchased PIIT28 1.0 and started the program after my annual 10 mile race in April. I knew that trying a new (and likely difficult) workout during half marathon training was kind of crazy and risky, so I tried to keep my head on straight during the 4 weeks leading up to the Cleveland half marathon and my last PIIT20 1.0 workout. Here are some thoughts and feelings from the journey. Continue reading My PIIT28 Experience