Let’s Go Streaking!

Let’s Go Streaking!

Challenges, Competitions, Exercise Deep Dive, Exercise Ideas, Making Change
Recently, I embarked on a different kind of streaking adventure – one that involves putting on a bunch of extra clothes as opposed to the other. Inspired by an Instagram challenge, I joined a group on Strava (a fitness tracker/social media app, for the uninitiated) to run every day in December. The mission? Simple: hit at least one mile daily. Never having attempted a run streak before, I saw it as an intriguing test. There’s a lot to gain from such a commitment: consistency, discipline, and a blend of mental and physical challenge. Plus, it’s a real test of daily recovery when it’s an exercise streak. Week One: Dodging the ‘Too Busy’ Bullet My biggest fear initially was actually just getting busy and forgetting to go. There were a couple…
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My 1/2 MARATHON WRAP UP

Competitions, Making Change, What we're up to
Two weeks ago I accomplished a long time goal of mine. I completed my first half marathon!! Since my early 20s I wanted to complete a half marathon but due to various illnesses and injuries it was never really achievable. Two and half years after major surgery and many lifestyle and food changes I was finally healthy enough to run 13.1 miles. As I said I had wanted to run a half marathon for a long time, however, my journey towards running didn't really start until May 2015. While picking up my son, Jack and my husband, Jason from Bloomsday that year my son said five words to me that motivated me to start running. "Mom, why don't you run?" Over the years as a trainer I am always amazed…
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Bloomsday Report – 2015

Competitions, What we're up to
I finally returned to active event participation and it felt great!  I signed up with my buddy Jack and convinced him to go on some runs with me over the past couple of months.  The first couple were 2 miles and I slowly progressed him up to almost 4.  I had figured that, while he would make the full distance, he might not run much more than that and we would walk a lot towards the end.  Plus, I didn't know for sure how much I could run either. It was fun to be pleasantly surprised on both counts.  He is funny to run with.  I usually spend my runs zoned out or concentrating on some technical aspect of running form.  It keeps me distracted from fatigue and helps get…
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