Today is my 100th Blog Post… How funny is that? Today started out amazingly. After a great night’s sleep, I woke up BEFORE my 5am alarm and was actually looking forward to my morning workout. Used my new PreWorkout, excellent!!! Had legs for strength, so did kettlebell squats, kettlebell walking lunges, kettlebell flat back dead lifts, kettlebell plie squats, kettlebell calf raises and kettlebell sitting calf raises, followed … Continue reading 100th Blog Post
A couple of interesting self assessments in my new book, The Triathletes Training Bible by Joe Friel, that applies to running as well. The first, a Personal Profile looking at where my strengths lie between Force, Speed & Endurance. Endurance score, 5/5, seems like a no-brainer, endurance is my strong suit, hence my preference of marathons to 5ks. Speed score, 1/5, also not a shocker, … Continue reading Self Assessments, a Confession & Next Weeks Plan
The end of the year is approaching… And I have big racing plans for 2014 with 6 races I have already committed to, and with two big sponsors watching my race times. My goal is to set my fastest race times this year, and to finally, finally run a Sub-4 Hour Marathon. Reading up on triathlon training, since getting my new book “The Triathlete’s Training … Continue reading Pre-Meditation… Guilty.
Christmas Eve is the main day that I had with my girlies this year, again I loath having to share them during the holidays… We had brunch with my family, so that they could see the girls and open gifts with them. My girlies love to help cook. Another reason that they are the best girls in the world. They got dressed up for … Continue reading Recap of the Holiday
Yesterday was shoulder strength training and my long run. Thankfully, I had Hangover to watch for my long run, as it was on the treadmill. Afterward was a nice cool down walk with my favorite workout partner, Kimbo. My youngest daughter, Grace, had a doctors appointment, she’s having some bladder issues, and more testing next week… Worries about my little baby girl… Haili had her … Continue reading Friday & Saturday Recap
This morning was a leg & ab strength workout followed by running on my treadmill. Kimbo could not be funnier when I am working out. Starting with her barking and prancing around me while doing lunges, climbing on my stomach to lick my face when doing crunches, biting my kettlebell and growling after crunches and finally climbing onto my treadmill when I finish running. She … Continue reading Kimbo Slice!
Another super productive day, both working out and at work! Thinking that I’ll try to get back outside for my morning run. It’s been roughly 30 degrees at 7am, and the sun would be just starting to rise by the time we got started. It’s an idea anyways. Tonight we took the girls to the Aquatic Center to burn off some of their energy. Oddly, … Continue reading Hump Day!!!
It’s been a crazy few days… Work has been hectic with a lot of difficult residents and even more difficult families. It’s crazy because the more difficult work is, the more efficient and on my game I am. Struggled with a slight cold but it lightened up today. Thankfully. This is Kimbo’s bitterness at my foam roller and running shoes for taking my time away … Continue reading Craziness = More Efficient
(Kimbo’s Holiday Spirit) This week has continued to be extremely stressful at work. State complaint surveyor in the facility yesterday, ruining plans to go watch my step-son’s Christmas program, all around a shitty day. Even a good run yesterday didn’t keep the crappy day away. Today was much better, starting with Bill bringing me my favorite coffee and spinach and feta wrap from Starbucks to … Continue reading Bill to the Rescue!
To say today was crazy would be an understatement… Work was completely insane. Sometimes I want to wear a shirt to work that says: Social Worker NOT a Miracle Worker. Everything did work out well or least will with a little work. Started out well with a pace workout of three miles, followed by a short little walk in the snow with Ms Kimbo. I … Continue reading What a Monday…