I have been able to run outside once in the past three weeks, and it's so frustrating! With the cold weather, lately on a run day I typically run to the gym, run at the gym, and run back to work (allowing for time to shower before going back, because, let's face it, nobody wants … Continue reading Can I start running outside please?!
If you're anything like me, you want to get into shape in as simple of a way as possible. This does not mean cutting corners or skipping workouts-or doing some sort of quick fix diet. It means sticking to something effective, but straightforward. There are countless exercise blogs or articles-and of course magazines (my favorite … Continue reading Simply Strengthening
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
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