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I trained for a half marathon in 10 weeks!

I trained for a half marathon in 10 weeks!

RACE RECAP: Alien 13.1 Half Marathon In May, I could barely run 3 miles and this past Saturday, I ran a half marathon. It all began when my fitness team made a post on Facebook about the 2018 Princess Half Marathon. It got me fired […]

Here’s what happened when I trained for a half marathon during 2 fitness contests!

Here’s what happened when I trained for a half marathon during 2 fitness contests!

“Although we’ve come to the end of the road…” The 6 week #returntoolympia challenge has come to an end as I glide into the final week of half marathon training, which began in May during the #stillinit17 challenge. Once again, I couldn’t peak for the […]

I ran 12 miles and I lived to talk about it!

I ran 12 miles and I lived to talk about it!

I’m in the final stretch of my FIRST half marathon training for my SECOND half marathon. Wait…what? Yes, I’ve mentioned previously that I ran barely finished a half marathon at the 2012 Rock N Roll Half Marathon Chicago with only a handful of training runs/races. I […]

Half marathon training and fitness challenge updates.

Half marathon training and fitness challenge updates.

It seems that training has breezed by lately! I am in week 10 of 12 of half marathon training and in week 5 of 6 of the #returntoolympia bodybuilding.com challenge. I am also in physical therapy to treat my rotator cuff, but turns out both […]

Ran a 6K PR

Ran a 6K PR

6K? Who runs a 6K? I thought it was an interesting distance and they offered medal to the finishers so I signed up! This race was held at the same park of my last 5K so I was familiar with the course. As we pulled […]

I beat my 2004 10K PR (personal best)!

I beat my 2004 10K PR (personal best)!

After signing up for the 2018 half marathon, I decided I wanted to train NOW and not wait. Having a big goal lit a fire under my booty. I’m lifting like I want to be a bikini competitor and running like I want to be […]

Another day, another fitness challenge.

Another day, another fitness challenge.

The #stillinit17 challenge may be over, but bodybuilding.com has put out another fitness challenge to keep folks motivated for summer. It starts on July 3 and runs for 6 weeks; we can do anything for 6 weeks, right?   The challenge consists of weekly challenges […]

Happy International Yoga Day!

Happy International Yoga Day!

Last Saturday, I celebrated early by getting out of the house attending a grand opening for a local yoga studio called Grey Owl Yoga. The grey decor, the vibe, and the space is absolutely beautiful. They have a meditation room, two yoga rooms, and an […]

I almost gave up but #stillinit17 fitness challenge complete!

I almost gave up but #stillinit17 fitness challenge complete!

Ahh, another fitness challenge done…a lifetime more to go. I admit, in the past years, I’ve signed up for bodybuilding.com challenges only to lose motivation and give up, or sometimes not even starting the challenge after signing up! I found myself in familiar territory in […]

Final week of #stillinit challenge 

Final week of #stillinit challenge 

Despite a big move and a change in training  strategy to accommodate running, I’m still in the fitness challenge! I can’t believe this is our final week.  I plan to wrap it up by eating healthy and continuing my training! No peak week for me […]