Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New beginnings - easing back into training

Woman With White Sunvisor Running

A few years ago, if I didn't train for at least an hour a day, it felt like a wasted day. Waking up at 4:30 to run or bike, hitting the gym over lunch, and maybe heading to the pool for some laps. In 2014 and 2015, an average week for me was about 8 hours of cardio per week.

Fast forward to 2018, and after 2 kids, a major health problem (and resulting surgery and 6 months of treatment), and I'm very happy just to work out at all on a given day. Even 20 minutes.

Now I've gained a good amount of weight back and it is time to get serious again. Here is how I plan to do it (and how you can, too)

Monday, January 8, 2018

High Functioning Depression

Recently, I was contacted by the folks over at BetterHelp asking if I could post some information they could provide about depression. We went back and forth and what they were telling seemed worthwhile.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"You're Doing It The Wrong Way!"

<WARNING> This post has almost nothing to do with running!

Back when I was in college, I changed majors from accounting to civil engineering. Math has always come easy to me, and I wanted to apply that to something important to me - building ecologically friendly dams and water management systems. A weird dream, but I was in college, it's what you get.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rules of the Road - My Winter Base Training Rules

Sue's near sightedness was a constant distraction during board meetings

I'm proud to say that, since the beginning of November up till now, I have not missed or skipped a workout of any type. Not a world record by any stretch, but six straight weeks of perfect training logs provided a much needed positive boost during a challenging stretch at work and at home. And with my baby girl not sleeping through the night almost that entire six week stretch, I'm pretty proud of that.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

New Balance MT110 Shoe Review

New Balance MT110 - titanium color scheme
I've been running in the New Balance MT20 for over a year now, and they have served me well. I've never run a lot on trails, but when I have, I've run solely in the MT20s. As trail running has become more a part of what I love to do, I've found the MT20s to be a great step forward, but somewhat lacking in one major area.