• 100 Miles in 30 Days

    Last year I decided to run 100 miles in 30 Days. I thought I would do the challenge again this year to keep myself motivated during the colder weather. DAY 1: Today was pretty cold and I really struggled to make it out the door. It was raining so I decided to hit the gym and jump on the treadmill. Although some days it’s hard to get up to make it to the gym I’m hoping this challenge will help me stay motivated through out the winter months.

  • Half Marathon Training quick update

    Hi everyone! I’m such a slacker updating my blog.  I really want to be more consistent and post weekly but I get discourage and I keep procrastinating. I thought I’d update those interested in my half marathon training progress. I’m four weeks out and the nerves are starting to kick in.  My last half marathon was a year ago and I was really disappointed with my time, so this year I told myself that I would train harder and do my best to stay on track with my training.  Last year with minimal training I ran my last half marathon at 2:45.  I’m not the fastest runner, but I knew…

  • New year, new goals

    It’s a new year and everyone makes them. New Years Resolutions! By now the gyms are flooded with eager “gym-goers” wanting to shed those holiday pounds. For the past 2 years I’ve been steadily working out and running miles after miles, but I really have not gotten the results I really wanted. I lost the weight, it’s the “eating healthy” part, I have yet to conquer. Along with training for my first half marathon my new years resolution is to EAT HEALTHY, incorporating more “green” into my diet and eliminate meat (slowly)and consume less sugar. Too much? I don’t think so, since I am not planning on going cold turkey.…

  • On the road to recovery

    After consistantly running for weight loss for over 2 years, I finally got my first “runner” injury. I’ve managed 2-5k’s, 3-10k’s and my 1-half marathon without serius injuries. After returning from a one month vacation, I went back to my “normal” routine of working out and pulled some “thing” in my knee while out on a run with a friend of mine. I thought I could run through it but two weeks later It still bothered me and it was getting worst. Finally I went to my doctor and she refered me to a physical therapist. I saw him a week later and diagnosed me with ITBS (Illiotibial Band Syndrome)…

  • Back to fitness..

    So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on here. I took a vacation to visit my family in Charleston, South Carolina and I sort of neglected my fitness routine while I was there. I just got back a few weeks ago and jumped right back into it. I’ve returned to my usual Running, Spinning class and Total Body class and I receantly did a 10k local race with my running/workout friend and finished at a really sad 1:14 I was just happy I didn’t roll over during the hilly part of the race. Did I mention we got beer and pizza waiting for us at the finish line.…

  • Having some fun!

    A friend and I thought it would be fun to try and do a hand stand after our workout. After about ten tries I manage to finally do it with a little assistance with the wall mirror. I’ve got to say I impressed myself. A year ago I could barely hold a 15 second plank. I hope within a few months from now I will be stronger to do a “walking” hand stand.

  • Cheat day

    So my motto is “if you’re gonna cheat, why not cheat all the way” and I did. My friend and I went to a local casino and ate in their buffet and this is what I ate. It’s a good thing I ran five miles that morning. The way I see it, I know I will not eat anything like this for atleast six months from now, so why not.