Hello darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to talk to you again. 😛 No but seriously, it’s been hard for me to blog since I do daily posts on instagram. I mean does anyone actually read blogs anymore? I’m serious. It’s something I’ve really been thinking about. Times change and people want things fast. They don’t want to click another window or read a lot of text. They want to screen shot things and save them to their phones. I get it. I’m the same. But I have a lot of friends who run (and many who don’t as well, who often as for advice on strength training). It’s super easy to say there isn’t enough time. But this arm workout is a doozie (gosh that’s such a mom word), if you pick the right weight and do it right! So check it out and then knock it out with that free 20 minutes you know you have!!! READ MORE
There are two kinds of people in this world. Normal people and runners. 😛
I mention the disparity because as I’ve been coming back from this bout of injury I’ve been thinking a lot about being smart. I mean I like to think I’m smart. I feel like I have a fantastic educational background, a lot of fitness and running knowledge and a whole heck of a lot of resources from which to pull to find answers to questions when I don’t know the answers.
I was wondering what to blog about and thought about what I would stop to actually read. I thought about my workouts and while I know you guys love quick tips and moves, I doubt you all care about my weekly recaps. Maybe you do… I actually have been thinking alot about how social media is taking over the world of blogging. Thankfully I blog a lot for me, so I can look back at my races and progress, so if no one reads these posts that’s okay, too. But as for what I was thinking about today I thought I would do a pay it forward post on 5 things I’ve learned that I think may benefit you! So read on if interested …READ MORE
If you follow me on social, you know I’ve been struggling lately. Not with running because yay, I got released to run Monday! Albeit 1-2 miles at a time and following the 10% rule so building my base will take some time. I’m struggling with sugar! Ugh! I know, me, clean eating, salad ordering, broccoli posting, me! Newsflash: I am a closet eating candy hoarder. Granted, normally I don’t give in, but lately I have been. Why??? Because I found out I have a peanut intolerance and it’s killing me. When I would normally eat a spoonful of peanut butter, I’m grabbing 3 hershey kisses. Instead of my reeces peanut butter protein shake, I’m eating sweettarts and starbursts. And what is that doing to me? It’s causing major early evening crashes!!! I have been wanting to go to sleep at like 6:30 pm! I realized I’ve got to stop!READ MORE
Many of you that know me personally or from social media may think my recent blogging break may be due to injury. I can’t run therefore I have nothing to blog about. But there’s much more to it than that and I’ll try to quickly explain. (My apologies for the break).
I recently read an article talking about personalities. I’m always intrigued by these. Not sure why. Of course when finished, I knew what I already knew that I’m a type A, need to stop and smell the roses more type, and that got me to thinking. We are raised from a young age to goal set, to learn from mistakes to keep our eye on the prize. Again, all good stuff. But what about for those of us who almost have hyperactive personalities? Not that we ourselves are hyperactive, but that rather than actually take Oprah’s cue to live in the moment, we find every reason to plan for another. When the ability to goal set is hindered due to circumstance, what happens???READ MORE