Category Archive: Exercise

Do laundry or buy socks?

I got ready to run yesterday and discovered I had zero socks to wear. But I found some toe socks that I wear with my Vibram Five Fingers so that’s what I did.… Continue reading

Loud little girls and three tough workouts

I got back from Chicago pretty late on Sunday night. I love being able to take the metro to the airport, I’m not so much a fan of riding it home. But oh… Continue reading

Hello from Chicago!

I’m in Chicago for a few days hanging out with my family, but have no fear, I’ve still been running! And I’m quite proud of that, I’m usually not so good at running… Continue reading

Is it possible I was more wet after spinning than after swimming?

Yesterday, I did two workouts. I woke up and headed straight for the pool. Got in 1600 m and felt great. Sore arms, but good. That’s three days out of four that I’ve… Continue reading

10 solo miles to end the week

Oops. My alarm didn’t go off this morning. In a year and a half of Saturday group runs, this is the first time I’ve made this mistake! Last week I had to take… Continue reading

Oh what a difference hydration makes.

I drink a lot of water. When I don’t drink a lot of water, I can tell. Running is REALLY hard. I feel like I weigh 700 pounds and like I’m trying to run… Continue reading

Girls on the Run

Somehow I’ve never written about Girls on the Run. Really? How is that possible? I’m coaching with GOTR this spring and it’s been really fun. I coached in 2012 in DC and it… Continue reading

Oops. Too much.

I overdid it a bit this week. Oops. I just get excited! I’m very enthusiastic–kind of like a puppy. After the race Sunday, I didn’t think I really needed to take time off… Continue reading

Swimming, Running, Eating, Oh My!

First, BIG NEWS: I got into the Marine Corps Marathon! I’m so excited I could have my own personal dance party! So excited, it seems like every race I’ve been in recently has… Continue reading

Awesome race weekend. Part 2.

Now that I’m mostly fully rested, I’m realizing just how awesome this race weekend was. I’ve now done a couple races that are a bit of a drive away with friends, and it… Continue reading

Awesome race weekend! Part 1.

Wow! What a great weekend! It started out with Thursday and Friday trips to Quarry House…my belly and my bank account say that can’t happen again for awhile. But, besides the burgers and… Continue reading

First swim in more than two months!

I was finally able to get back in the pool yesterday for the first time since the beginning of January. It felt great! Well…it felt hard but soon it will feel great. I’m… Continue reading

Last Saturday Run of the Season!

I’ve been gearing up for a big weekend, but of course there’s only one way to kick it off: Saturday long run, of course! Since the target race for my running group is… Continue reading

Stroga review #2

Last night I went to the TRX and Kettlebells class at Stroga with Katya. It was tough. I spent a lot of the time thinking “I’m in pretty good shape and I’m strong.… Continue reading

Why is it EVER a good idea to ride a bike without a helmet?!

Warning: this post is going to be a rant about biking without helmets. I was driving this morning and there were quite a few bikers out (good job, guys, during record low temperatures!)… Continue reading

Crazy few days!

Wow, it’s been a crazy few days! Let’s start with the running! Last week, I decided for some reason that hilly routes are awesome. Why? I have no idea, but I did three… Continue reading

Hardest yoga class ever.

I mistakenly went to a yoga class for “all levels” this morning. The class is supposedly “suitable for beginner through advanced students.” It was not. It was so hard that I thought I… Continue reading

Meat, cheese, and ice cream…oh yeah, and a run

So, slowly but surely I’m getting back to a somewhat normal life. This has been a busy weekend! Good food, movies, a run, yoga, bowling, oh my! Saturday started out sort of like… Continue reading

Strong is the new skinny: Just another form of body shaming?

I really don’t like the language used in fitnesses classes, on gym posters, in “health” magazines, by people talking about getting “healthy” by cutting carbs, etc. I think it’s counterproductive. Why? Because like… Continue reading

Why I started running.

People frequently ask me why I started running and, depending on my mood, I give different answers. I started running 6 years ago. For my 19th birthday, I asked my dad for running… Continue reading