Category Archive: Exercise

Why Did I Move to a Swamp?

This morning I went out for a 4 mile run. It was really hard. The humidity was already super high before 6:00, it was dark when I started, and I hadn’t run in… Continue reading

So Lazy

I’ve been super lazy the last few weeks. The heat is almost unbearable. I’ve arrived home from work crying several days in the last few weeks because I’m so miserably hot and I’ll… Continue reading

More Pop Less Rock

Hey — I’m writing from my couch where I have, until now, spent the majority of my weekend. I’ve become really good at finding excuses not to work out on Saturday mornings since… Continue reading

Hello out there!

It’s been awhile. Oops. It’s been a crazy couple weeks. From seeing the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney (in the same weekend!) to getting settled at my new job to having company, it’s… Continue reading

No HIM for me this year

I’ve decided I’m going to push my half ironman goal to next year. I’m a little bummed about this but know it will be better and less stressful if I don’t do it… Continue reading

Williamsburg Tri Year 2 Race Recap

I’m coming down from race day and am overall pretty happy with it. Again, I’m so impressed by how well organized this race is. I don’t have other triathlon experiences to compare it… Continue reading

NERVES!

It seems that I’m starting to get nervous for this weekend’s race. I’m not great at recognizing when I’m nervous, it’s not until I have physical cues that I realize I’m nervous. Often… Continue reading

Taper time?

I’m a slacker this morning. I was going to wake up at my usual 5:30 to do an easy four miles. But then I was still at my back to work celebratory happy… Continue reading

Swim. Bike. Run. Repeat.

What a great weekend! Besides being way too hot for May, a whole lot of fun was squeezed in. I was really excited Saturday morning to get my first solid brick in with… Continue reading

Tri season? Here I come.

This has been my first official week of training for this fall’s half ironman (official can be used loosely, I’m training mostly on my own and made up my own plan). No, I… Continue reading

Goals

In December I decided I wanted to work out at least 10 hours per week. I made this goal for a couple reasons: I knew I would need to do that for half… Continue reading

Oops!

This morning, for the first time, I showed up at the gym for a 5:45 AM class without music. This particular gym wants all instructors to use the gym’s corporate-approved music so instructors… Continue reading

Great week and weekend!

Here are some highlights! I only taught four spin classes so I swam and ran and did some strength training this week! I got on my bike for the first time this year!… Continue reading

The hardest part of training…

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the hardest part of training is eating. I like schedules and, in most things, I’m very disciplined. I think this is 95% of the… Continue reading

Rest day? Am I finally learning to listen to my body?!

So my alarm went off at 6:00 this morning and I was oh so excited to go on my first run in almost a month. Seriously. My body wants to run! But I… Continue reading

Six Over-rated Fitness Items

This title may be a bit misleading. Let’s say six fitness items about which I don’t understand the hype (very possibly because I haven’t used them…but don’t see a reason to try). I started… Continue reading

Branching out

The weekend’s over and I didn’t run! Yikes…instead I’ll tell you about something else. In February I did a certification course to be able to teach exercise classes other than indoor cycling and my… Continue reading

This is gonna be the best day of my life

Twice this year I have decided that I’m going to have an awesome weekend and both times I have. My birthday was fantastic and this Easter weekend was pretty darn good, too. So… Continue reading

Top Ten Fitness Items

Have you ever seen High Fidelity? One of my favorite movies. So good. Every time I make a list of I think it…as soon as you finish reading this, go watch it. I thought… Continue reading

Why do I think I’m ready for a Half Ironman?

Good question. Probably the same reason I thought I was ready for a marathon: I really didn’t, I was just ready for a new challenge. I had so much fun doing the Williamsburg… Continue reading