The first time that someone asked me if I was a runner, I was speechless. I certainly didn’t consider myself a “runner”. And I definitely didn’t look like a runner. Dumbly, I looked back at the little lady tickling my toes while she painted them and just nodded. I mean, I try to run, I thought to myself. Then pondered on the realization… Maybe you don’t have to have a “runner’s body” to have a runner’s heart.
I must run all the races! – This sentiment is echoed after each and every race that I complete. The race atmosphere is alive with energy and you can almost feel the excitement in the air. It’s intoxicating — And definitely keeps me coming back for more. I am also SUPER pumped this weekend. Not just because it was a race weekend, but because I am also signing up for not one half-marathon but TWO this fall!
The human body is incredibly resilient. It can withstand the everyday abuse and pressures that we put on it for an extraordinary amount of time. Running is no exception. And, if you are a runner, chances are that you have had experience with planter fascitis, IT band syndrome, or those dreaded shin splints.
While working the graveyard shift at a Helpdesk in college I tried to teach myself. I’m pretty sure that I would get three tosses in, realize that I’m actually juggling and drop everything.
Needless to say, I still can’t juggle. And regardless of hand-eye coordination, we all balance a lot of responsibilities in everyday life. Trying to find time for fitness can be tough but definitely is a MUST do to live a happy, healthy life.Read More
When I was growing up, the worst day of gym class was the day that we would have to run the mile. I absolutely dreaded it. A mile seemed to be forever. And I hated being one of the last people to finish running it — if I even finished it running. I remember walking. A lot.
Hi, my name is Jordan… *hi Jordan* and I’m a yo-yo dieter.
At this point in my life, it feels like I was born on a diet. Right now, I am struggling. I am making poor nutrition choices. I know that I should pick the carrot sticks in the fridge instead of the chips in the cabinet, but I just do not seem to have to will-power anymore to do it. What I need to do is get my healthy eating back on track.
Once again, April was a fast month (Which one isn’t, right? And when did that happen?? I feel like as a child the days and weeks draaaaggggeeeddd on. Now, they fly by before you even realize that they started.) but it is time to start thinking about May goals!
Time doesn’t stop. And neither will I! I am constantly striving to improve myself –to become a better person, wife, and runner. And I truly believe that running helps me accomplish my first two objectives.
Today was a no good, very bad day. Work was crazy. I burned myself cooking dinner. And don’t even get me started on my run. Tonight’s run was supposed to be a 4 mile run with negative splits. Instead, it was a 3 mile run in which I felt like I was going to die the ENTIRE time.
Running on the treadmill can be a great way to reach your goals. The treadmill allows you to run inside when the weather is nasty and it makes you keep a steady pace during your workout. But after a while, the treadmill can turn into the…
Boredom sets in, the whining of the machine below your feet grates on your ears, and before you know it, you want to hop off before your first mile is complete. Check out these tips to keep your next treadmill workout interesting!
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable” — I heard Jillian Michaels calmly say as sweat poured down my face and every muscle in my body quivered holding the pretzel-like pose she had instructed us to get into. “I’ve never been more comfortable, Jillian” I muttered sarcastically back at the TV screen.
And although at that exact moment I believed it was a terrible idea, her sentiment stuck with me. There is no improvement without discomfort. Challenging yourself is the best way to get better and accomplish the goal you set for yourself. Therefore, I am pushing myself to run a 10k (6.2 miles) in less than an hour. Read More