Running in Suburbia

I am blogging from my phone, please excuse any brevity, awkward formatting, or random autocorrects. Yesterday I flew down to Charlotte, NC, to visit my grandparents, who live in South Carolina, about ten minutes over the NC border. I packed three running outfits with me and told myself I had to run at least once…

Steps and Gnomes

Yesterday’s training consisted of a 2-mile run. I completed it with flying colors. One thing I have been trying to focus on is slowing down in the first mile of my run. It actually takes significant effort for me to s.l.ooooo.w down and take it easy when I first start off. This could be why…

Phone Post and Christmas Toes

These little socks are so comfortable, and that’s saying a lot since I usually like my feet to be able to feel the breeze. I didn’t mention this in my last post, but I’ve been sick since Saturday morning. 😦 The worst part about it is that I’ve just been absolutely wiped. I tried to…

April Challenge Update 4

Oh boy, did I do a number on myself! I think I really pulled my quad over a week ago after that Personal Training Challenge I told you about. After my run on Tuesday down to the cherry blossoms, I taught my Metabolic Effect class. Every time I tried to squat or lunge, I felt…

The Importance of Rest

I teach a class called Metabolic Effect, and this is my spiel at the beginning of each class: “Welcome to Metabolic Effect! The purpose of Metabolic Effect is to rest. If you are doing this class correctly, you will be resting just as much as you are working out. The goal of this work is to push…

April Challenge Update 3

I alluded to this in my last April Challenge Update, but after 3+ days of completing all of the exercises in my challenge, my hip flexors were shot. Here is an update of Friday, Saturday, and today: Friday, April 5 Lots of working out today! The only part of my challenge that I completed were…