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

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

Lost Without My Plan

For about a week after my last half marathon, I was only running as much as I felt like running (though every day to keep my streak going). This was a nice break at the time, but then I started to feel anxious and a little lost without my training plan. I usually feel this way after a big race since the half marathons I run are around 6 months apart; I think it really settled in this time because I still had a goal (the streak) but in the light of training for 13.1 miles, a minimum of 1 mile a day seemed ineffective. I was lost… Continue reading Lost Without My Plan

Living Close to the Gym

About a year and a half ago, I had no idea what it was like to be a member of a gym outside of the membership that came with my college tuition. I was anxious about finding a good gym, paying good money to be healthy, and trying to make it worth it. I ended up joining Anytime Fitness in Cleveland Heights for a few reasons, but the main reason is… Continue reading Living Close to the Gym