Hey, everyone! Happy Monday! It was a great weekend! On Saturday, my husband and I went to the gym and had a great workout! I’m just so excited about the progress I’m making with my strength. I’m up to 115 pounds on the deadlift, and I can push 255 pounds on the prowler. I’m carrying… Continue reading Logging food – EYE OPENING
For the first time since I started running almost six years ago, I’m considering retirement. Just typing these words makes me experience a tornado of emotions. But first, let me explain why I’m thinking of quitting for good. I have some arthritis in my left knee. The pain has been tolerable, and the knee didn’t… Continue reading Retiring from running?
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016
I’ve been doing workouts at our local gym for four straight weeks and it’s been great! Although I haven’t noticed any significant changes in my body, I have been able to increase the weights that I’m using in my workouts and best of all, I’ve noticed an improvement in my running. I can run… Continue reading A month at the gym
Our family recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate Kayla’s 21st birthday and her one-year remission. Our family has a lot to be thankful for and what better way to spend a long Thanksgiving weekend than in Vegas, right? We had a great time! Before takeoff on our flight to Vegas, the… Continue reading Put YOUR mask on first
Guys, I survived my first week at the gym! If you missed it, my husband and I decided to join our local gym and signed up to work with a personal trainer for a few weeks. I….am….HOOKED! I found the idea of going to a gym intimidating and I was really nervous the days leading… Continue reading My first week at the gym
For the first time in my marathon training career (including the training I did for my first marathon in 2015), I did not finish a long run. I was supposed to do 20 miles today, and I quit at 12. I’ve been dreading this run all week. But to be candid, I dread all of… Continue reading 20-mile run (or the run that didn’t happen)