Post Marathon Week

Wow. It’s been a CRAZY few weeks post marathon (boss in town, wedding obligations, another race, and a work trip) and I will be playing catch up through next week…but I wanted to document this either way. Post marathon week- I felt surprisingly good. It was so odd not to go for a run but I listened to Coach and I know it was what my body needed. Monday: PLAN- rest day ACTUAL- rest day Another rest day for the our last day in Traverse City. Rich and I had a later flight out of...

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All about Class Pass

What you may not know about me is that I’m a class junkie. If I’m not running, I prefer to be taking a class. When I first started running, I lived and breathed Les Mills style classes. I left that gym and found yoga, then TRX, then Pure Barre, then pilates, Flywheel and Barre3. There is just something about a class that holds you accountable.  And for me, when it comes to strength training type exercises and cross training, I need that accountability.  So way back in January, I...

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Bayshore Marathon Week 8

A good week of balance. Work is already starting off quite nicely this year, I was able to cross train a good bit, runs went well and I was able to catch up with a few friends. Monday: PLAN- 45 minutes muscle imbalance strength work, 1 mile at 10K pace ACTUAL- flywheel and 45 minutes muscle imbalance work, 1 mile at 7:13 Decided to do both workouts. The imbalance work was especially tough after a good spin class, but I’ve missed flywheel over the past few weeks and decided to go with my...

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Bionic Hip?

It is crazy to think that a year ago, TODAY, I was having hip arthroscopy. I honestly can’t believe a year has gone by. Those first few weeks were hell (a breakup and no running will do that to you) and I felt lost. I can look back at how truly depressed I was at that time and continue to be thankful for where I am now and where I am going. I appreciate yalls sweet (and funny) comments on my speed and that maybe super powers were put in my hip during surgery. If only that were the case...

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Pool Running

Before I could do the AlterG, I started pool running. I have decided to keep doing it when I go out of town since I have the access to a pool and I get tired of doing the elliptical every day. When I was first told I  that I could go pool running, I was thrilled. The word run was in my exercise routine again. Turns out, it’s not quite the same. I much prefer the AlterG, but pool running still has it’s benefits. I had no idea what to do, so I googled. There were a few tips and blog...

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