When Weight Loss Becomes Overwhelming

I have spent a good decade plus being active.  I remember the first night that I decided to make the trip to the gym at my University and make a change in my health 13 years ago.  I even remember the exact clothes I was wearing.  I've grown a lot in my health since then, … Continue reading When Weight Loss Becomes Overwhelming

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Fitness Junkies 2016

Aw, tis' the season.  Winter storm Decima blasted her way through this weekend leaving us with first, another foot of snow, and then freezing us with -10 weather (-20--25 with wind chill), making it hard to go outside much less do all of the Christmas shopping we needed done.  But we did it, despite the … Continue reading Last Minute Holiday Gifts For Fitness Junkies 2016

“How Do You Know If Someone Ran A Marathon?”

"Don't worry they'll tell you." I used to hear this joke often in running blogs and fitness magazines. And it made me do a slight chuckle because it was always true.  When I started my journey of training to run an actual full marathon, this joke always played like a broken record in the back … Continue reading “How Do You Know If Someone Ran A Marathon?”

Oh The Fears of Running! (also told through the film Run, Fat Boy, Run)

I'm cranky today. I'm cranky because for the umpteenth morning I have gotten up earlier than I have to and went for my morning run.  Usually this doesn't bother me, I love running in the morning.  The air is fresh, despite the fact that one of the farmers recently applied chicken shit all over his … Continue reading Oh The Fears of Running! (also told through the film Run, Fat Boy, Run)

Marathon Mondays: calling myself a runner

"It never gets easier, you just get stronger" has become my motto lately.  I've never trained for something like this marathon before, but I find myself pushing beyond boundaries I didn't know I could breach. photo provided by the awesome runselfierepeat.com The other day I did what I thought was impossible for me to without … Continue reading Marathon Mondays: calling myself a runner

Marathon Mondays! Updates on my marathon journey!

It's been a busy couple of weeks but I've managed to stay strong and continue my new fitness adventure.  I am now, as of today, on week 12 of a 26 week training program to run my first marathon.  This past week (week 11) was the transition from focusing on running minutes to focusing on … Continue reading Marathon Mondays! Updates on my marathon journey!