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
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
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
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
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