Category Archives: Strength

Postpartum Body Image

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Let’s talk some real talk here for a minute. Prior to getting pregnant I was always fairly lean. I’ve always worked out and eaten more or less healthy, minus the amount of cheese I consume. However, I’ve been a weight yo-yo’er my whole life. When I got pregnant I was Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday – Off Season Training

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Yay Tuesday! I love Tri Talk Tuesday and today Cynthia and Phaedra and I are chatting off season. I didn’t have a huge season this year, but that’s okay. For those of you who did have a big season, there are lots of ways to make your off season work for you. Today Cynthia, Phaedra and Read more →

A Tough Week and a Tricky Treadmill

Yes, there is a ceiling tile missing above it. A certain someone in our family was about an inch too tall for the short basement ceilings.

Whew, what a week! I had a tough time fitting everything in this week for whatever reason, but I still managed to get some activity in. My last full week of summer is this week and we have a lot going on, so I foresee this being a difficult week Read more →

A Promise To My Daughter

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It’s been a full week now since I stumbled off my deck stairs and destroyed my ankle. I never did make it to a doctor because I know full well it’s soft tissue damage and will have me off running for the next three to four weeks minimum. I’m currently Read more →

An Anniversary of Happiness

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Hello Monday. Do you know what today is? It’s June 1st. And that means one thing. It’s my wedding anniversary! Yes, Rob and I have officially been married for two years now. And while two years doesn’t seem long, it’s still so nice to tick off the years with him. Read more →

Workouts, Baby, and Vet Visits- The Story of a DNS

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Let’s see, recap, recap. I once again did not do much. In my defense I had lots of plans to run then got slammed with a temporary low/no impact only restriction for a week. So I worked out twice. Two sad, little times. The first time was only 15 minutes Read more →

Four Running Feet and The Summer Heat

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Monday, Monday, Monday. Back again. Let’s chat about working out. How did my week go? Ehhhhhhhhhh, about that good. I ran once. I ended up being too sick to run Wednesday after school like I hoped. I spent the evening curled up on the couch instead. I did run Thursday, Read more →

Tri Talk Tuesday – Buying Speed To Become a Better Cyclist

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Hello Tuesday. Hello Tri Talk Tuesday. Phaedra, Cynthia, and I are working our way through swimming, cycling, and running in terms of talking about improvements one can make in each discipline. And today we’re all about the bike. Improving your cycling can be done in lots of ways. The best Read more →

Weekly Recap and Running Woes

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Dead. Remember when I said if you didn’t see more than a Monday post last week I was probably dead? Yup, dead. What a week! Stupid common core, why must you exist? You cause me so much stress and extra work. If I had wanted my job security to be based Read more →

Countdown to IMCuse – Week 3 Recap

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Week three of training is done and done! So, let’s rehash the good, the bad, and the painful. Monday- Planned: 4.5 mile speed work + strength              Actual: 3 mile HIIT run + full body strengthWhen I originally wrote my plan I wrote the full 16 weeks out. I’m finding Read more →