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30 Minute Treadmill Tabata

It’s no secret, I love to kick my own ass. Yesterday I did just that in only 30 minutes by combining two things I love: Treadmill and Tabata If you’re unfamiliar with Tabata training, it is a super efficient…

Hello Treadmill: 5 Go-To Treadmill Workouts

Growing up in the 90’s, jogging was the thing to do. Well, that and Denise Austin. Running has been a hobby of mine since I was a tween. I always did it at a consistent pace – distance was King,…

Vacuums, bikinis and good form

Have you ever vacuumed in a bikini? Me neither. (Although I must admit I have vacuumed in the nude. Anyone with kids understands how one could find themselves in such a situation.) Anyways, one of my favorite trainers suggests that…

Sweating in California

Traveling is one of my favorite things. I love getting out of the routine and enjoying days in places far from home. It’s fun to break away from the day to day schedule. However there is one routine that…

The Hunt for a Destination Half

Now that I have my first (technically my second) half marathon in the bag, I want to plan the next. One of my best buds just ran one last week and is ready for another too. And the rest of…

Nike Women Half Marathon Race Recap

I actually ran the half marathon I’ve been talking about since August! It was a great experience – I had fun, met my goal and learned a lesson or two for next time. I hope the first of many…

Dumping on the Trail

Hey Runners, raise your hand if you’ve ever crapped your pants while running? How about shit in the grass? Taken a dump on a tree trunk? Popped a squat in the weeds and prayed for a clean break? Yeah,…

Nike Women’s Half Marathon Training Update

The Nike Women’s Half Marathon is 4 weeks out. I started my training in mid August and have made my way through 6 weeks of training and logged 115+ miles. I feel stronger and faster. The long runs are…

My Long Run Essentials

I’m training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon and weekly long runs are part of the program. Now, the term “long run” is relative. For some it’s 30 miles, others it’s 6 miles. My definition of “long” is 8-10…

Half Marathon Training Starts Today

Hype. It gets me every time. A few weeks ago I got an alert on my phone that the Nike Women’s Half Marathon lottery was open… Limited spots. Girl power. Racing. It was too much for me to resist. And…