I had my first lifting session in about a month today, and I have really missed it! The last several weeks, I’ve been concentrating on running, and while I’ve seen a marked change in my speed and endurance (yay!), and the cellulite on my butt and thighs is shifting (double yay!), my body fat percentage … More Lifting Again!
Guys, I know–I disappeared! Honestly, I don’t know exactly where I went. The kids went back to school and we got crazy busy with getting them outfitted and ready for new schools, making all kinds of last minute appointments, and why not paint the boys’ room while we were at it? Yes? Sure. On top … More Back to School, Back to Good Routines!
Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
Happy Independence Day to my U.S. readers! 🇺🇸💕 Last week, I started retraining with the Couch to 5k trainer. For the last nine months or so, I’ve been using HIIT sprints as my cardio after lifting. I love quick intervals, and it was a nice mental change to move to 60 or 90 second sprints … More HIIT, Intervals, and Speed
We have moved! It happened! We are all moved in (if moving in just means all your things are physically on the premises) and we’re in the process of deep cleaning, making repairs, and unpacking. Our house is in a lovely, established area of town and it has great “bones,” so to speak. It was … More Working Out in the New House
Let’s get real about motivation for a minute: I finally admitted to myself today that I am not enjoying the Strong program. I’ve only lifted twice in the last month or so, and part of it comes down to the fact that I haven’t enjoyed my workouts. Strong produces great results, but if it means I start … More When a Workout Just Isn’t Working
Because we all need good running music, right? I’ve found that I do best with driving beats and major keys (read: upbeat, happy music), so that’s what most of my playlist is made of, sprinkled with the occasional “Rawr power we are awesome!” song, here and there. I’ve added my running playlist here so you can check … More Jen’s Fave Running Playlist
My last Christmas present finally came and I’m so excited! I hate running on the treadmill, so I really need a good jacket so I can take to the streets when it’s below freezing. This is the Pearl Izumi Fly, and it’s perfect! I’m particular about a few things in a running jacket: I want … More New Running Jacket!
Would you believe I haven’t had a normal doctor for 15 years? I have an endocrinologist, a neurologist, an OB/GYN, but no one to see when I have a normal problem! It’s time to talk to someone about my asthma. I’ve been running with it for three years, and I’m ready to see what it’s … More Waiting.
HIIT and chest/shoulders today. Time to sprint longer. I’m struggling with sprints, because my asthma kicks in a bit by the end, but I’m determined. Already finding that bumping up the weight I lift means I can lift even more this week. More muscle = more ability to burn fat. Go go go!