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Pick 3 Ab Workout (no equipment needed)!

April 25, 2017 • By

I posted this the other day on social media but wanted to post it here, also. What is it and how do you do it? There are 15 exercises below and each weekday, I challenge you to pick 3 (one from each section) and perform each exercise for 30 seconds 3x through (30 sec rest in between each set). You can utilize the remainder for a mixup of workouts that can last for several weeks! READ MORE


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What the Fartlek?

March 24, 2017 • By

If you’re new to running or have never incorporated speed, tempo or fartlek running into your workouts you may be unfamiliar with the running lingo. Since dropping down to 3 runs a week, my coach has me focusing on QUALITY over QUANTITY and on my typical tempo day doing a fartlek run instead. Why??? Because I’m trying to get some of my old speed back (rather than build on the speed I already have like I recommend for others who are actually improving), and fartleks are definitely helpful if you are stagnant or getting slower.READ MORE


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Kidney Biopsy Reading

February 17, 2017 • By

I had my biopsy results this past Friday and got as good as news as any.  My nephrologist said the pathologist found ischemic acute tubular necrosis … this sounds bad, but is the most common cause of renal failure and is reversible! READ MORE


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Happy New Year!!!

January 7, 2017 • By

I wasn’t one for publicly talking about my resolutions or goals this year. I know that if you write your goals down or openly acknowledge them they are more likely to happen. And I am keeping them written down and talking to my closest friends about them. But there is something about making yourself vulnerable to thousands of people when you talk about your dreams and goals and miss them. Not going to lie, last year was somewhat disappointing. Of course I learned a lot, you always do, in fact probably more so from failure than success. But it’s frustrating to have an uncooperative body and an overachieving mind.READ MORE