Race Day Checklist

The past half marathons I’ve ran I’ve forgotten something important for my race, so I figured with the Star Wars Half Marathon weekend a week away, I’d post the top five items needed for race day. Charged GPS Watch: Yes, it sounds obvious, but I have forgotten it on more than one occasion and have resorted to…

Run the Year: 300 Miles

This week I hit 300 individual miles on my Run the Year challenge. Between my mom and I, we have over 600 miles and are totally on track to hit 2,017 miles by the end of the year. The next 100 miles should come quickly with the Star Wars – Dark Side weekend coming up….

Run the Year: 200 Individual Miles

I logged on to my Run the Year account today and noticed on Monday I hit 200 individual miles! Between my mom and I, we have over 400 miles for the year which puts us ahead of what we need to hit 2,017 miles by the end of the year. With more races planned, it’s…

2017 in 2017: 100 Miles Down

Just wanted to give an update on my 2017 challenge now that I’m a couple of weeks into it. When I first wrote my post about 2017 goals, I mentioned the Run the Year challenge. This challenge is designed to help people become active and get as many miles in as possible during the year,…

Happy New Year!

So normally I write a post reaping my year prior to the new year starting, but that didn’t happen this year. Partly because there’s not much to recap. For the first time, I didn’t achieve a single goal I set out for in 2016. So much for writing goals down and sharing them with people…

Milestone: 300 Nike+ Runs

It was over two years ago that I hit 200 runs on Nike+. What does that tell you about my running habits? How about, they’ve been lacking? The truth is, not all of my run have been tracked over the past two years. For example, when I go to Orange Theory and run on the…

900 Nike+ Miles

So I should have made this announcement after the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon since that’s when I hit 900 miles on Nike+, but instead I ran two more times bringing the total to 908.8 miles. Since I have not really been running, it has been over a year since I hit 800 miles with the…

Long Time, No Post…

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I wrote a post. Where did May go? The worst part is, I had posts planned for the month of May and nothing got posted. So much for that planning goal, right? Now it’s June and a chance to get back on track with blogging,…

Goals Check-In: April

I can’t believe it’s already April! A quarter of the year has passed, which means it’s time to check in on the progress of my goals for 2016. I divided my goals into three categories: blogging, fitness, and nutrition. Let’s review how it’s going. Blogging: For this goal I want to average two blog post per week…

How to Fall in Love with Exercise

Excerpted from MASTERING YOUR MEAN GIRL by Melissa Ambrosini (TarcherPerigee; March 22, 2016; a division of Penguin Random House; copyright Melissa Ambrosini 2016.) These days, I love exercise so much that it’s a nonnegotiable part of my daily routine. But it wasn’t always like that, and I know how tough it can be when you’re starting out….

Afternoon Workouts

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, then you know I’ve talked about planning my workouts and majority of the time, if I don’t do it in the morning, I don’t do it at all. Well, last week I did something different. I went to OrangeTheory on my lunch break, and it was awesome….

Social Media Training Plans

I recently heard about Morey’s Piers 12-week social media training program for the Wild Half Marathon. That got me thinking, how cool is it that training programs are making their way to social media? It also made me what to design a training program to share on my social channels, so I looked into it…