Category: Workouts

This Week in Workouts: November 8

running pathway
Last week I shared my first “This Week in Workouts” and I loved the routine! I stuck to it, because I had shared it with ya’ll and had carefully mapped it out into my schedule. This week I really thought about what else I had on my calendar so that my workouts would fit into everything else I have coming...
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This Week in Workouts: November 1

Jogging at Mission Bay
It’s a habit; every Sunday night I sit down and plan out my week. Usually the things I need to get done, errands I need to run, and workouts I plan to do. They say that writing down your goals and telling them to other people makes you stick to them – so I’m sharing my workout schedule/goals with you. When...
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Bikini Body Guide (BBG) Review: 12 Weeks and What You Can Expect

Shoes, medicine ball, and BBG 2.0
Image via Kayla Itsines Instagram So if you’ve seen any of my previous BBG posts (here, here, and here) you know that I started it the 12-week workout program in August and finished it a few weeks ago right before the Chicago Marathon. Well actually, let’s backup; I started it in May to get just a little more in shape...
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How to Become a Morning Exerciser

running with the sunrise
If we’re being honest, I’m not your typical morning person. I often bargain with the snooze button. But over the past couple years I’ve started becoming a morning person (yes, you can make yourself become one!). I never realized the beauty of the mornings until I started preparing for a trip to Dubai, when I was facing a 12 hour time...
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Running the Chicago Marathon: Weekend & Race Recap

Me running past my family at mile 17 in the Chicago Marathon
My legs are finally totally recovered! For the first 2 days after the marathon I’d been hobbling around like a grandma – which I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised about after running 26.2 miles. But still. Now that the rush and buzz of last weekend is dying down, I can take a deep breath, chill out, and relish in the memories of...
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Facing the Fear of Failure

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//Image by Paperfelt// You know what’s so terrifying about running a marathon? It’s not the 26.2 miles. Not really, anyway. It’s about reaching for a goal and letting go of your fear of failure. For months you’ve been pushing yourself on long training runs, testing your mental and physical capacity. You’ve been forgoing late nights out and drinks with friends...
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Chicago Marathon Training Update: 20 Miles, Check!

Selfie of running in Tryon Creek
While in Oregon I completed my last long training run. This beast was a 20 miler that had to be done on a Friday morning BEFORE work. Yes, that is a very bad idea. But based on my weekend schedule, it was the best option! So I got up, packed my necessary gear (GUs, Nuun, water belt, sunglasses, ID, etc.)...
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Bikini Body Guide (BBG) – Weeks 5-8 In Review

Doing BBG mountain climbers
Hi Friends! Did you start the 12 weeks of Bikini Body Guide (BBG) with me? If so, yay lady! We are now done with EIGHT WEEKS of BBG! (See the initial post about BBG, and the review of weeks 1-4.) In the past four weeks you have accomplished the following: 240 Sumo Jump Sqauts 480 Burpees 480 Weighted Step Ups...
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Marathon Training Highlights & SLS3 Ambassador Announcement!

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At brunch with another blogger & runner friend, Kellen, we were talking about the ups and downs of marathon training. (In fact, she’s posted something about 5 Stages of Marathon Grief – ha!). I realized that training for a marathon the 2nd time around has been A LOT better.  I understand my body better, I’m listening to it more, and...
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Bikini Body Guide (BBG) – Weeks 1-4 In Review

Challenge You
If you started the BBG workouts with me when I wrote my last post, we just finished Week 4 a few days ago. Cheers to being one-third of the way done with the BBG program! If you’re anything like me, you probably had a lot of these thoughts: “I’m only in the first round of circuit 1, there’s no way I...
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