July 2nd, 2012

June recap and Winners!

June Recap: June has come and gone, which means it’s time for another monthly goal recap to check in on my 2012 goals.

Running Related

June stats: 15 runs- 118.5 miles; 6 miles on the arc trainer; 9 spin classes- 134 miles, plus one outdoor 14 mile ride; swimming- 3400m; weights 2-3x/week June races: Just [...]

June 22nd, 2012

Virtual 5k Recap and my first Bucket List item

This week was the start of Toni’s Welcome to Summer Virtual 5k and 10k. I signed up for both- I ran my 5k on Tuesday and plan to use part of my long run on Saturday for the 10k.

I’ve been struggling to maintain a decent pace in the Texas heat, so I decided to [...]

June 17th, 2012

Purposeful running- Angela’s story

Happy Father’s day!! Hope you’re all making a big deal out of the dads in your life. The dad in our house requested a wings and baseball night last evening… easy enough! But we’ll do our best to make today extra special, too.

Today, my friend Angela is sharing her running story. She’s a [...]

June 11th, 2012

Fitness Bucket list

I love lists. And I love goals. Apparently, this is pretty typical for a first-born child. So when Fitfluential Ambassadors were encouraged to create a “fitness bucket” list, I was excited to get right to work…

Here’s a glimpse of what I came up with:

In the next 1-2 years:

Try a triathlon Qualify for [...]

June 4th, 2012

Running on Empty review, giveaway + a streak

I mentioned in the May recap that I read Running on Empty this month. I couldn’t put it down! Marshall Ulrich tells his story of becoming an endurance athlete (including ultra-running and ascending the Seven Summits), and documents his final personal challenge: a 52 day run across America.

He writes with a touching humility and [...]

June 1st, 2012

May recap

Happy June 1st! It’s time to revisit my 2012 goal post for another monthly recap. Here’s May!

Running Related

May stats: 16 runs- total 122.25 miles; 9 spin classes- total 213 miles; and weights 2-3x/week May races: Sprint 4 Life 5k; Astros 10k Record breaking: New pr at Sprint for Life 5k (20:46); and a [...]

May 21st, 2012

About that “I” word…

Do you remember the 2012 goals post I wrote back in December? In the final paragraphs, I casually added that I hoped this would be either a year of another marathon or a baby. I feel like it’s time to elaborate on that.

First of all, I’m not pregnant. I’ve hinted before that we had [...]

May 7th, 2012

Last minute 5k- Sprint 4 Life race report

After my 5k a few weeks ago, I was planning to back off racing that distance until we had some better weather. But I got a lot of encouragement to do a few more, even if they’re just for fun, and use it as speed work. So at the last minute this week, I came [...]

April 30th, 2012

April recap

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

I’m a little tired today, but 18 hours of training and 90+ spinning miles later, I am officially approved to teach spin! It was a powerful experience– I was really impressed with our trainer and I soaked up a lot of new information from him, both related to [...]

April 16th, 2012

Sprint for spring 5k report

Happy Monday! I’m excited to be tracking runners in Boston later this morning… I hope everyone runs smart in the heat!

On Saturday, I ran my second 5k. Even though I’ve been running for years, I intentionally avoided the 5k distance until just this past November! Honestly, it just sounded painful.

But one of my [...]

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