Month: February 2013

Crock Potting it up!

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on Treadmill Never thought I’d be sore from an easy 6 miler, but my quads were a little tight today. Aww who am I kidding? I love being sore! It means my legs are kicking again and ready to put in some work… in due time of course. Today’s run went the same as yesterdays. The first 2m were fine then the knee feeling made an appearance. Ugh. Still no pain though so I can’t complain! ****** Last night I knew I’d be getting home too late to make a full dinner, so I […]

BFF Debut and Let’s go Hornets!

WORKOUT Easy 6m @ 8:30 on Treadmill WOW. This run was even better than the last! The first 2 miles were virtually painless, and by painless I mean it didn’t feel weird at all. The “different” feeling did creep up a bit after that, but nothing like it was on my first run. It’s almost like running is flushing out whatever badness is in my knee. I’m trying not to get my hopes up too high but things sure are looking up ūüôā ****** And on that bright note, drum roll please……. My Best Friend Ashley…… Sunday certainly was a […]

My knee is leaking?!?

WORKOUT Easy 4 miles @ 8:35 on Treadmill Everything felt the same as yesterday… not 100% but still not normal. ****** Last night Todd was talking to his mom and of course she asked how my knee was doing. The last time he talked to her I didn’t have the results from my X-Rays or MRI. As a side note, my MIL is an¬†optometrist (so she obviously went to med school), is super smart and always helps when we need “medical¬†advice¬†” I found my films and results and had Todd read them to his mom. I have no clue what […]

Spirit of the Marathon News

Workout: Easy 3m @ 8:35 on treadmill This might sound silly, but this run gave me the runners high. I was on cloud nine from start to finish. SO happy to be running again! I just hope my knee lets me stick with it. I could still feel pressure in my knee, but nothing hurt. Ah, so excited! Did anyone see the first Spirit of the Marathon? It was only in theaters for a limited time and Todd and I weren’t able to go, so we bought the DVD ūüôā There is just something about watching other’s passion for running […]

What’s the REAL holiday today?

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! I came across this little gem and thought it was right up my ally! We started the day off right this morning with pink peanut butter pancakes with peanut butter chips and turkey sausage on the side! They looked more brown-ish on the top side so I flipped them over so you can see the pink-ness ūüôā Do u notice anything fun in the picture? YES! Those are MY running shoes. I got the best Valentines Day gift this morning… going for a run. I don’t want flowers or chocolate, I want to run! And run I […]

Personal Training Wheels

I have been dabbling a bit into the personal training world. I’ve always had a knack for teaching and am passionate about healthy living. I understand (although not completely) that some people are not big fans of running and actually try to avoid it all costs- crazy people! However, I DO completely understand that you can get a good workout, raise your heart rate and burn major calories doing other forms of exercise. I think¬†incorporating¬† strength and conditioning techniques are great for anyone and can really compliment a runners training as well! I personally do¬†Pilates¬†once a week, lift twice a […]

Flexible is NOT my middle name

One would think that with all the running I do, I would be a lot more flexible. Truth is, I can barely touch my toes! (It’s hard to tell with the glare off my shoe, but I’m a good 5 inches away from touching the ground!) I have a dynamic stretching routine that I do post run, followed by my favorite foam rolling. Tight muscles, ligaments and tendons are a recipe for disaster (AKA injury) and are probably playing a role in my slow recovery.¬†I always say I need to work on my¬†flexibility¬†but my attempts are weak. I figured now […]

2016 Olympic Trials Qualifier?!?

1st Place in the Olympic Marathon? Maybe in my dreams, actually, ONLY in my dreams, haha. It is a little known fact that I want to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials. As many runners and other athletes can attest, it is hard to put your goals out there in public. Some don’t like to for superstitious reasons, that it may jinx them. Some are afraid to fail and let others down. It may make some more nervous than they should be before the big event/goal.¬†¬†As silly as this sounds, I haven’t told many people because I was a […]

Sunday Long Runs

One would think that after 6 weeks of no running it would get easier not to run. NOPE. Every week, Sunday, the day I used to look forward to most, comes around and I get a little bummed. Most people don’t understand the “fun” of getting up early and heading out for a hard, long run. I¬†genuinely¬†enjoy the feeling of breathing hard, pushing my body and mind and reaping the benefits. Simply put, I crave that runner’s high, the¬†endorphin¬†rush. I LOVE our Sundays. Todd and I head out to the trail, knock out some killer miles and come home to […]

The Ferrari Experience!

I’m sure you fellow Groupon users saw the deal for “The Ferrari Experience” in St. Pete. Well, I LOVE a good deal and this is right up Todd’s ally. It was the perfect Saturday morning for a few laps around a closed course in a 360 Modena. Our session was at 11am but had to arrive 30 min early for an intro and some ground rules/tips. It couldn’t have been more beautiful out. I am loving the weather as of late. He had the choice between a red one and the yellow one he chose. Only 1 out of 40 […]

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