Fitness

OK so I know those aren’t the exact words, but it had a ring to it so…. 15 miles was on the agenda this morning. I was looking forward to a long run in low humidity and cooler temps. It’s been SUCH a humid and warm/hot summer for NW PA. It just sucks the energy […]

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Do you like country music? Do you enjoy a good cardio workout? Do you like to dance? Or….. Do you DISLIKE working out but know you need to? Are you trying to get started with fitness and need something fun and easy to follow? Do you have two left feet and have a hard time […]

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I signed up months ago for two half marathons this summer, partly because it would force me to train and run more and partly because I love adding to my collection of medals! Half marathon #6 took place Sunday, July 17 at Presque Isle State Park. It came about 5 weeks after the last one […]

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Half Marathon #5

June 12, 2016

in Fitness, Training

After six years of running, you would think I’d know by now to never be foolish enough to assume a run will be easy just because the course is “flat and fast.” For me, there usually is no “fast” anyway, because my pace slowed significantly once I began training for longer distances. But the description, […]

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I realized something in the middle of my workout today. I had to take a quick break to sip some water and wipe the sweat away that was stinging my eyes, and try and catch my breath, and I felt a big grin come across my face. It was then that I realized…27 days ago […]

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Fifteen days ago I jumped into a new workout program built on the three phases of SSP Training: Stabilization, Strength, and Power. What does that mean? I’m pushing my body harder than I have in a long time and am ending each workout completely drenched in sweat! I just now have gotten to the point […]

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Why is it so easy to give advice, but so easy to not take our own good, smart advice? I went to bed last night feeling depressed, frustrated, and defeated…and woke up feeling the same way. Yesterday was Day 1 of The Master’s Hammer & Chisel, and last night my friend took my ‘before’ pictures […]

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I have always made New Year’s Resolutions. Even as a kid, I would make a list of things I wanted to accomplish, or habits I wanted to break. Call them cliche, or pointless…but I don’t see any harm in setting new goals and using the beginning of a new year as a starting point. I […]

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We always hear how the body can achieve whatever the mind can achieve. Man, I’ve heard this a thousand times and STILL don’t always believe it! I was admittedly nervous about running the Turkey Trot 5k and 10k back-to-back. I ran the St. Patty’s Day 5k and 10k back-to-back once before, but that was back […]

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Feeling a little like Stella lately. You know her, she’s the one who got her groove back. But I’m only feeling a little like Stella….it’s only been a few weeks and I’m not consistent in all the areas I want to be consistent in, so I guess I’m more like Stella’s cousin, we’ll call her Bella. […]

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