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2015 Plans and Goals

Posted under Circus Arts, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Pole, Running - Dec 26th, 14 - Comments Off on 2015 Plans and Goals

My fitness went slightly off the rails in the last three months of 2014. It was a perfect storm of losing all of my favorite teachers at my dance studio, being broke, and moving up a level so eating more in order to gain strength. As I said in my half-marathon wrap-up, I did gain […]

Diet

Posted under Health, Macrobiotic, Nutrition, Running - Aug 30th, 14 - Comments Off on Diet

We’re going through some temporary difficult times right now– nothing too bad and nothing we can’t work through– but it means making some small sacrifices. That makes this the perfect time to experiment with my diet! I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of macrobiotics and I tend to like to eat the same thing […]

Sunday Run

Well, that run was excruciatingly slow and I still struggled to keep my heart rate below 140 at a 15:40 pace. I’m going to have to do at least some of my runs on the treadmill during this phase. Walking is very good for me and I enjoy it, but I do want to work […]

3 Mile Run

Posted under Health, Kettlebells, Nutrition, Running - Apr 25th, 13 - Comments Off on 3 Mile Run

Today’s run was an easy three miles (except because all of my runs are on hills, there’s really no such thing as easy. I let myself walk a lot.) Afterwards, since it was another Ashtanga rest day, I did some kettlebell swings, pull-ups, and deadlifts. Once I feel adjusted to the running and yoga schedule, […]

Boston Blogs

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Running, Yoga - Apr 22nd, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Blogs

I’ve read a lot of recaps of Boston since Monday. They all made me tear up, but this one really choked me up. Pace of Me: Boston. Inspiring stories of qualifying for Boston: Dolores of Breaking Barriers chased the Boston dream for 14 years before qualifying. Erika Huerta lost 80 pounds and became a competitive […]

Boston Plan: Phase 1

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Running - Apr 17th, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Plan: Phase 1

I have a long way to go before I am able to seriously consider qualifying for Boston, possibly several years. I’m breaking my plan into phases to prepare myself physically and mentally. Although I’ve always enjoyed working out, I would have to say I have never seriously pushed myself to achieve new levels. I tend […]

Good skating workout

Posted under 25 in 5, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Roller Derby, Skating, Workouts 2012 - Sep 14th, 12 - Comments Off on Good skating workout

Last night’s open skate was good. Two of my teammates were there so we worked on speed and sprinting starts. We did 25 laps (I did mine in 5:13) and I also did two sets of 5 laps in 1:00. My technique is improving! I think the running, pull-ups, and kettlebells are helping. I start […]

Diet

Posted under Health, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Veg*n - Sep 13th, 12 - Comments Off on Diet

I have to get it together with my diet. I need to start now. I wish there was an app where I could tell it to remind me to eat & tell me what to eat, but there isn’t, so I’ll have to do it myself. I’ve talked a bit about some of the changes […]

Hilly Run

Posted under Kettlebells, Nutrition, Running, Workouts 2012 - Sep 11th, 12 - 2 Comments

We had another good run Monday night. We did the 400/400, but it is so interesting how different the run is if we start with a 400 m run versus the walk. If we start with the run, it’s a relatively easy series of 400s. If we walk for the first 400, then run, it’s […]

Race Report: Austin Half Marathon 2012

Posted under Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Race Reports, Running - Feb 20th, 12 - 2 Comments

I actually have a couple of minutes to sit and reflect on the Austin half. I took some very pretty pictures with my iPhone, but Runkeeper crashed and took all of my data with it, so I lost those pictures. I have not been able to run very much in the past three months, because […]