I've been pretty busy since my last blog post. I have only ran once this year so far, and that was a quick 1 mile run on the treadmill at the gym a couple days after 2018 started. After that run, I remembered I had made the decision to hold off from running for two … Continue reading Running, Strength Training, and Life
Well, it is now 2018, and with the new year typically comes resolutions. I do not consider myself a typical new years resolution maker. When I think of a "typical" new years resolution, the things that come to mind are "getting rid of sugar in my diet" or "giving up soda for good" or "deleting … Continue reading Resolutions
Our Christmas day is winding down, and the children are now in bed. I have gone the past four days staying up until midnight at the earliest (closer to 1:30am the past two nights just trying to wrap gifts). I can't recall any other year where I have had so much wrapping to do so … Continue reading Merry Christmas
I've had a nagging toe issue for a few months. Yes, MONTHS. I put off getting it looked at because 1) I had races to run and train for, and I wasn't going to be sidelined from my goals, and 2) For some strange reason it didn't hurt when I would run or wear my … Continue reading Staying Healthy
We had a long run of wonderful weather in the state I live in, but that time has unfortunately come to an end. As a result, I have to run on the "dread"mill. I have a love/hate relationship with that piece of machinery. There are some really great things about running on a treadmill. For … Continue reading The Winter Running Blues
My uncle would have been 55 yesterday. Why is this important, you may ask? Well, he was a runner before he passed away. In addition, he was my mom's brother, and my mom is 100% Irish. So that is where the Irish part of my blog makes sense-though thanks to my dad, I'm just a … Continue reading The Irish Part of My Blog
This morning I had to take my 11 month old to the doctor because he can't seem to shake a cough that he's had now for over two weeks. Good news (according to the doctor) is that since it's 'just viral' it means he hasn't had the need for an antibiotic for almost the entire … Continue reading Some Circuit Training For the Win!