Review: iLoveKickboxing

Let me start out by saying, I’m a sucker for the ads serviced to me on Instagram. I click on them all the time, so when I saw a deal for three kickboxing classes for $9.99 AND a free pair of gloves, I had to click on it and sign up. iLoveKickboxing is a national…

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Well I did it! It wasn’t pretty, but I did it. I know that I didn’t train well for this run, but I did not anticipate feeling as awful as I did. If you’ve been following my running journey for awhile, you’ll know that I don’t stop for character photos during the first three miles…

January Challenge: 30 Day Arm Workout

This year I decided to focus on various challenges each month. These are different health and wellness challenges designed to keep me motivated and hopefully change my lifestyle for the better over time. For January, I decided to focus on my arms and use a 30 day challenge featured in Refinery29. So far so good!…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Week 17 Recap

Well January has already started off better than December. It’s been one week and I’ve already had three workouts! Unfortunately, none of those have been running. I planned on running Friday morning, but after the dog got me up in the middle of the night and I struggled to go back to sleep, I opted…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 15 & 16

Well the training did not get any better over these two weeks. I’ll be honest, I’m not concerned about finishing the race. I’ve done plenty of half marathons, some with less training that this. What I’m frustrated about is that I know I won’t be improving upon a time. And I know I have no…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 13 & 14

In November I was great about working out while I was traveling, but that has not been the case in December. In these past two weeks, I have only gotten two workouts in. Yikes! On December 3 I managed a nice cardio workout on the bike. After a long day at work, a quick 20…

WDW Half Training: Week 12 Recap

This week did not go as planned either. I was better about getting some cardio and fitness in, but not the way I expected. I had planned to run Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, but that didn’t happen. On Tuesday I had to take my parents to the airport in the wee hours of the morning….

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 10 & 11

November has not been a good month. I underestimated how jet-lagged I would be traveling back and forth to the West Coast. Surprisingly, the workouts I have been getting in are while I’m on the road instead of at home. During week 10 of training, I got one run in on Friday. I had ever…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 8 & 9

These past two weeks have flown by, but they were not the best for running due to my travel schedule. During week seven I got two runs in on Tuesday and Wednesday before I left for Las Vegas. Tuesday I ran 2.36 miles at a 12:36 average pace. On Wednesday I ran 2.18 miles at…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Week 7 Recap

This week was about getting back on track after last week didn’t go so well. I started off the week with a yoga class that included a lot of hip opener stretches, which were painful bliss and needed. I’m not sure how opened they remained though because Tuesday I went out for me first run…

WDW Half Marathon Training: Weeks 5 & 6 Recap

These past two weeks have not been my best training weeks. I had a plan but it didn’t totally work out. I started out week five with a Monday morning run. If you read my previous training post, you’ll know I can’t stand Monday morning runs. However, based on the week that was how it…

WDW Half Training: Week 4

Coming off of week three, I was still feeling motivated. I kicked off week four with a Monday morning run, which is super rare for me. It is extremely hard for me to get up before 7am on a Monday, but based on my schedule for the week, a Monday run made the most sense…