I can get through just one more

That is the phrase I repeated to myself today during my first attempt at Yasso 800s.  I had to do my Yasso 800s on the treadmill because I’m not stupid crazy brave enough to attempt them with the stroller and I won’t have a chance to go to the track alone.  Before taking my Yassos [...]

My baby is 2!

I think time speeds up when you have a baby.  I don’t know how 2 years have already gone by since I met my perfect little man. We celebrated his birthday all weekend.  We had a big dinner with hubby’s family on Saturday night. Yesterday (his actual birthday), we went to the National Aquarium in [...]

Goodbye hills…hello speedwork!

For the past week, I feel like I’ve been chained to my treadmill.  I’m trying my best to embrace the treadmill instead of detesting it.  It’s giving my knee a little bit of a break from the hard surfaces outside and it allows me to focus on my form which is hard to do when [...]

Embracing the treadmill

I once posted about the ridiculous lengths I went to for a run to avoid being stuck on the treadmill.  Lately, I’ve found myself willing getting on the treadmill for a variety of reasons – weather that isn’t conducive to stroller running, weather that doesn’t sound appealing to run in because I’m a wimp, or [...]

Runner’s Knee

{For an update on my runner’s knee, please see this post from 2/2013} While I was training for the Baltimore Marathon, I started to occasionally have some slight pain and stiffness in my left knee when I was running.  It would come and go and was never the type of pain that made me have [...]

Chia Running

No, not Chi Running. Chia…as in ch-ch-ch-chia! But not quite the same as that. I had read little tidbits here and there about fitness and running folks eating chia seeds, but hadn’t thought to give them a try until a) I heard they are talked about as a superfood in the book Born to Run [...]

The problems of a running mom

The absolute biggest obstacle I face when it comes to my training: sleep. I never get a full night of sleep.  Zain will be 2 in just a couple weeks and he still does not regularly sleep through the night.  I accepted this fact for a long time because we chose not to do sleep [...]

What works for someone else…

does not work for everyone. Instead of my usual cup of coffee (more accurately my shot of espresso since that is my usual pre-long run source of energy) before my run this morning, I tried an energy shot (Street King from GNC) that a fellow running blogger recommended.  It says it has the caffeine equivalent [...]

How to lose weight during the Holidays

(Note: this post is not meant to be taken seriously.) I apologize for not getting this posted at the beginning of the Holiday season so you could take advantage of this Holiday weight loss plan.  Make sure you bookmark it so you can use it for the 2012 Holidays! First of all, you need one [...]

Starting 2012 off on the right foot…

I have a lot of plans for 2012.  I’m going to run my 3rd marathon, my 4th, 5th and 6th half marathons and a mud run.  That’s all by the end of May.  I haven’t decided what to do with the rest of my year yet.  I have high hopes for my 3rd marathon and [...]