What I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

Linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty for Tuesdays on the Run. The prompt for this week was predictions for 2018 in January. I don’t know that I want to make predictions. I’m hesitant. So many things can happen and, after my injury that required surgery, I prefer to just kind of roll with the punches and not hold myself to too many hard promises. That said, there are a few (running) things I’m looking forward to in 2018. 1. My first 20 miler Why on earth would anyone look forward to running 20…

TIPS FOR SURVIVING YOUR FIRST CYCLING CLASS

I was at cycling class this past week and there were a couple people in there that I didn’t recognize. I’ve only been going there for a few months and I took a little break when I was really trying to get back into running so it’s no shock to me that there are people I’ve never seen before. I’m sure they’re thinking the same about me. haha! Anyway, it got me to thinking about my very first cycling class and how scared I was walking in the…

WEEKLY WORKOUT RECAP #2

I cannot tell a lie. I did not do yoga on Sunday. I made it a complete and total rest day. #dontjudgeme Oh, except for when I was finally able to get my dog out for a walk! It was still really cold but she was going stir crazy with cabin fever and I wanted to check out the roads. They’re still a mess so I may not be able to get outside and run again until Thursday. Black ice is no bueno! Monday It was back to the Y and the treadmill for me today. Had an…

MY RUNNING GUILTY PLEASURES

The theme for this week’s edition of Tuesdays on the Run is Running Guilty Pleasures. I’m linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but … I love running. It’s one of my favorite things to do. 🙂  Sure, there are definitely days that I don’t really want to get out of bed (especially lately – I’m not meant for sub-zero temps!!) but I’m definitely never sad after I’ve finished a run. If you were…

WHY RUNNERS SHOULD STRENGTH TRAIN

Once upon a time, I used to just run. A lot. I thought I was in great shape! I mean, I ran a couple marathons, I burned all the calories, and I felt pretty darned good! That’s “in shape,” right? Except, I couldn’t push a 25# weight above my head.  I mean, I could certainly force it up there if I needed to and I sometimes I did but I know it wasn’t pretty and I’m surprised I didn’t injure myself. I started adding strength training into my…

WEEKLY WORKOUT RECAP #1

Once upon a time, I used to write a weekly workout recap – how they went, what I did, and how I felt, etc – and I really enjoyed it. It was fun to write about it!  Plus, I’m able to write more here than I can fit in my training log. Haha! Then, I kinda got away from it because 1. I wasn’t really working out as much – I mean, really, how interesting is “I walked 5 miles” or  “I’m not allowed to squat because my knee is busted…

5 THINGS I “LOVE” ABOUT WINTER

Aaah, winter. Here in southeastern Virginia, you have a tendency to be mild but sometimes, yes sometimes, you’re a mean ole bee-otch. Like right now. Hey, thanks for that whole “bombocyclone” thingy that dropped temperatures as well as a bunch of snow and then proceeded to blow it all around town. That was awesome. Sharing the snow wealth from neighbor to neighbor. *eye roll* I didn’t really feel like shoveling on a rest day, thankyouverymuch. So, let’s talk about all the really wonderful things that winter has to offer. (hint: there…

RUNNING GOALS FOR 2018

The theme for this week’s edition of Tuesdays on the Run is Goals for 2018. I’m linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty. Well, 2018 is here! Buh-bye 2017, don’t let the door smack you in the booty on your way out! source 2017 was definitely something else, as years go, and I’m trying to take what I’ve learned during that whole roller coaster ride and use it to my advantage in 2018. Back in August, I set some pretty lofty goals for myself in 2018 and I haven…

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!

The theme for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run is something new you tried in 2017 or something new you want to try in 2018. Linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty. 🙂 2017 has definitely been an interesting year for me.  I’ve certainly tried some new things – knee surgery, living that crutch life, physical therapy, mental therapy, purple sweet potatoes, working in a gym, not working in a gym, etc – but I’m not going to talk about any of those things. I want to talk about something I want to/am going…

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER C (TOL #29)

Hey there! Today’s version Thinking Out Loud has been brought to you by the letter “C.” 🙂 Many thanks to Amanda for the link-up. Make sure you head over there and see what other people are thinking out loud about today. 1. I ran out of coffee filters the other day. Okay, fine. It was like 4 days ago. So, I’ve been using paper towels as coffee filters.  Hey, ya gotta do what cha gotta do, right? Except…there’s a grocery store about a mile away and I live right across…