Hello Nike+! I’ve Missed You

So, in addition to my lack of blog posts I have also been experiencing a lack of running. Yesterday was the first time I opened my Nike+ Running App since March…MARCH! Not good considering I have a 5K and two half marathons coming up. So I decided that opening that app was step one of…

Detroit Half Training: Weeks 7 & 8

I was determined to start week seven off better than the previous weeks had been, so I signed up for OrangeTheory on Monday morning. I was taking the advice of one of the OTF instructors that going there more often would help my half training even if I’m not getting all my runs in. The…

Detroit Half Training: Week 5

After two crappy weeks of training, I decided to update my training schedule. Here’s a new copy of what it looks like. I started off this week with my newly schedule 3.5 mile run. It was a hot and humid Florida morning but I managed to get through it at a 12:03 average pace, which…

Detroit Half Training: Week 1

Oh my goodness, it’s that time again! It’s been a few month since I’ve had a training program, but it’s nice to be consistently running again. And hopefully, consistently posting again. It’s been a hell of a week to kick things off. I only missed one workout, which I had every intention of doing…I just…

Training For Me

As I’m training for my fifth half marathon, I discovered how many different training programs are out there and it’s made me wonder…is one better for me than the others? The first four half marathons were all runDisney races, so I used the training programs provided. Now, I say I used them loosely. I did…

YogaGlo is Offering Classes For Runners

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I was never a big fan of yoga. Recently I’ve gotten a bit more into it. I think this is because I had been forcing myself to go to stretch out from running, and because I was able to find different types of…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 17

Coming off a pretty decent week, I wanted to keep the momentum going. I started out on Monday with a short run. I had planned to do a 35-40 minute run, but my shoe was bothering my right foot, so I decided to stop after 20 minutes. My right knee was the one that hurt…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 16

After the past two weeks of slacking, I knew I needed to turn things around. On Monday, that’s what I did. My week started off with a trip to the gym. I went to a different LA Fitness than I normally go to partly because I wanted to go to Old Navy and that’s near…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 11

I’ve been a bad blogger lately, but I’ve been an even worse runner. I realized on Thursday this past week that I had not gone for a single run during the month of July. Granted, it had only been 10 days, not an entire month, but still not good. Especially when I’m training for a…

Dumbo Double Dare Training: Week 1

Back to training! This week was the start of Dumbo Double Dare training. I’m excited and nervous to begin. Excited because I have something to train for again and it’s one step closer to my Dumbo medal! I’m nervous because it’s my first time training in the hot summers of Florida. I’m worried that will impact…

Sharks Tooth 10K Training: Week 7

In one week I’ll be running the Sharks Tooth 10K. Yikes! I don’t feel ready from the stand point I haven’t gone for a run longer than four miles since the half marathon in February. I’m not worried about running the 10K…I’m worried about my time. I was hoping to have a great time so…

Sharks Tooth 10K Training: Week 6

Well March is just about to end and there’s only two weeks left of my training program before I run my first 10K race. This process has gone by so fast compared to my training with the half marathons and 10-miler in the past. It feels like I just started…I guess that could also be…