Strength Training

Core Commitments

I have to admit I have been slacking. I have been running pretty much as planned, but all of my lofty goals of cross training and strength training to prevent injury are simply not being met. I thought that I would have tons of time and motivation to strength train in the interim period between… Continue reading Core Commitments


Just Say No… To Your Excuses

I almost didn't work out this morning. My running partner cancelled on me. At 5:50am I don't have a lot of motivation to get up and head outside for a run other than my friend is counting on me and today she wouldn't be there. It was "just" an active recovery day. "Just" a 45… Continue reading Just Say No… To Your Excuses


Signs of Overtraining

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I had been feeling quite overwhelmed and fatigued last week. A combination of extra life stressors and pushing hard through hill repeats and high temperatures quickly escalated to symptoms of overtraining. Overtraining can happen quickly if you don't pay attention to your body and get adequate rest and… Continue reading Signs of Overtraining


Weekend Hiatus

I'm back again. I took a little bit of a hiatus this weekend. I was feeling very overwhelmed and fatigued. Normally running helps me when stress and anxiety start to take over my mind, but this was beyond what I was prepared for. Multiple aspects of my life were building on each other causing exhaustion… Continue reading Weekend Hiatus


A Tale of Two Runs

It was the best of runs, it was the worst of runs. One is one of those runs where you feel the endorphins coursing through your veins. Every mile feelings like flying freedom. Every step is exhilarating. The wind through your hair and the sun on your shoulders feel like heaven. Even the sweat dripping… Continue reading A Tale of Two Runs



I'm feeling pretty flat today. It is like a balloon full of my motivation was punctured and has slowly been deflating all day long. It started when my running partner texted my at 5:35am "Hi. Go back to bed. Rain, thunder, and lightening." I was so tired I didn't even think about trying to motivate… Continue reading Unmotivated