Originally posted December 2010. Apparently this was my very first actual yoga class! Well, I didn’t get in a run today. However, I DID go to my first yoga class! I’m not so sure that it counts as a running substitute. More like a supplement. It reminded me a lot of our strength training routines… [Read More]
Fitness for the body, mind and soul.
I want to be ready for any adventure with a sharp mind, capable body, and loving soul. These posts are my workouts, challenges, disciplines, and prayers on how to be fully fit.
Originally posted December 2010. Early Running Journal blog posts remind me of those growing years when I didn’t identify as a runner yet because I had to take walk breaks. It helps to reread these and remember where I was at and see how far I’ve come. Christmas Day: Bullard, TX – 3.1 miles, 2:00 PM, 40… [Read More]
Originally posted December 2010. I keep these early blog posts to remind me where I was at in the first years of learning to run. Two things going against me: 1) My newest pair of running shoes is trying to shave down my ankle bone for some reason and I think that has caused me… [Read More]
Originally posted in October 2010. I keep these blog posts from my early running days to remind me how far I’m come, how much I’ve learned, and keep the “beginner” mentality fresh so I can be a better coach. One thing about marathon training is that it forces you to put more focus on the… [Read More]
Originally posted in September 2010 when I was a new runner doing intervals with Team in Training. These old posts are a great insight into my early running mentality. In the beginning, my pace group was put at 3:1 intervals (3 min. running and 1 min. walking). Our target was 12 min. 30 sec. miles…. [Read More]
Originally posted in September 2010, when I was still walk/jogging with Team in Training. I still am not a huge fan of running in the heat but I’ve since learned how to survive with less mental anguish. The Heat Factor I have a big issue with running in the heat. I’m not talking about… [Read More]
When I Hated Strength Training The post below was originally written in August of 2010. I keep it up to remind me where I was at mentally and physically in the first 1.5 years of my running and fitness journey. For the record, I still do not love “core work” because it’s still difficult but I’ve… [Read More]
It’s JUST a half. [Note from 2017 me: I keep this old post up on my blog to remind me what my early running days were like. I barely trained. I went from event to event, collecting finisher medals. Everyone around me was running half and full marathons and so I did not respect the… [Read More]