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Everyone Needs a Day Off

18 July 2012

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Everyone Needs a Day Off

Now I don't know about you, but when I hear the words "day off" in the middle of my training regimen, I get a wee bit antsy.  it is so hard to take a day completely off, knowing that you are in the midst of training for your event.   But I will say this, […]

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Physical Fitness Vitally Important for Cancer Patients

25 May 2012

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Physical Fitness Vitally Important for Cancer Patients

  Physical Fitness Vitally Important for Cancer Patients More and more scientific evidence is coming in that physical fitness can play a vital role in improving the quality of life of cancer patients. This is true for those who have just been diagnosed, are currently being treated, or are in remission. Physical fitness can be […]

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New Year Training Run Complete!

8 January 2012

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New Year Training Run Complete!

Saturday January 7, 2012 was the first race of the year for me.  Initially when I had signed up in October, the intention was to do a full marathon.  Coming of my previous marathon, I was feeling great and ready to take it on again.  A good lesson was learned that life does not always […]

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

26 December 2011

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Backing Down to Keep Moving Forward

I have a problem, my problem is that I always push myself to progress the way I see myself progressing.  Most people would say that isn't a bad thing, but it can be if you don't know how to control it.  After my first marathon, I felt fantastic!  Don't get me wrong, I wasn't running […]

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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

13 December 2011

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Even Personal Trainers Need Trainers

Even before I decided to become a trainer, I made the move to get a personal trainer of my own.  it was by far one of the best decisions I made.  Not only did it help me lose weight & feel better, but it literally helped get me to where I am today.  Andre was […]

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Holiday Havoc Training

4 December 2011

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Holiday Havoc Training

The holidays are one of the hardest times to stay on your fitness regimen, let alone make progress.  I decided the way I was going to conquer this issue was to sign up for my 2nd marathon on Jan 7th.  The object is to keep me on track by having an end race goal in […]

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Trying to Get Started & Run?

7 September 2011

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Trying to Get Started & Run?

One of the hardest parts of beginning a workout regimen is getting started.  When it comes to running, if you aren't seasoned it can be a daunting task.  What has become very popular is running in a group setting.  Several benefits come from running with others. **Accountability: Would you let down your group, let alone […]

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Planning for Progression

7 August 2011

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Planning for Progression

So eventhough it is still 2.5 months away, the excitement for the Ragnar relay is building up.  My runs have improved in their speed, my stamina, my gait, all of it!  Truth of the matter is, without proper planning none of it would be possible.  Here are some tips that have helped me that can […]

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Training the Trail

13 June 2011

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Training the Trail

In preparation for my half marathon in TWO weeks, I went for a trail run yesterday at Red Rock Canyon.  My expectations were high, but I was realistic that my time would not be the best.  First of all you're running on a trail which means dodging rocks.  The ground is uneven gravel and dirt […]

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Goodbye Weekend, Hello Training

5 June 2011

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Goodbye Weekend, Hello Training

This being the first weekend of prepping myself, mentally and physically, for the upcoming race on June 25th.  I was reflecting today about having 3 weeks to train and get myself up to a decent 10 min mile pace for the half marathon.  The plan?  Well, Here goes…. Monday Lower body strength/Kettlebell work/cardio Tuesday Cardio/Misc […]

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