I don’t know if this will out me as the weirdo I am, but I hate having things scheduled on my calendar. Usually, it looks like this: This month, it’s been this insanity: Most of those days have two or even three places I need to be. I’ve been responding to emails, texts, internet comments and … More Why This Introvert Needs Running
Arch Cape, Oregon is so lovely. I’ve been struggling with a hip injury, but I had to do this. When we were on the coast three years ago, I told myself that the next time we were here, I would run. I was sitting on the sand, ankle in a cast, desperate to finally be … More #scenesfrommyrun: Vacation Edition
It’s beautiful where I live! The weather is finally starting to turn, and the air is just slightly crisp when I go out in the mornings. Isn’t it glorious?
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
Have I mentioned that delt day is my favorite? I’m not sure why that is, exactly, but the funny thing is that my shoulders are what got me started in real weight lifting. About 20 years ago, I had rotator cuff issues that eventually sent me to physical therapy. My PT had me start lifting (very … More New Delt Dumbbell Workout
Oh, hey, I popped on here today and realized that with all the moving hullaballoo, I totally spaced posting the rest of my updated dumbbell workouts! I’m so sorry! Here’s chest day, and the rest are coming this week. Chest and delts (coming in a couple of days) are my absolute favorite, so I hope you … More New Chest Dumbbell Workout
My glutes ache, and it feels good. This room is 80°, and it feels good. There’s sweat drenching my neck, my back, my temples. At first, it always bothers me. Now it feels good. My heart is pounding steadily, my lungs stretching wide. I’m so focused on my breathing that I can’t feel what my … More It Feels Good
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