1. Walk first! I know this is hard for some people. Myself included. If I hadn’t have found Expecting and Empowered you better believe I would have been lacing up the day of my 6-week appointment for a 3-mile loop. And you know what, I probably could have powered through it. Not realizing that … More 5 Steps – A Return to Running Postpartum
1. Take the stairs! It probably gets said a lot and you’ve probably heard it before but here is your friendly reminder that if you have the option… take the stairs! When Freeland and I traveled to KC last month, I had him strapped to my front in a carrier and a diaper bag back pack … More Easy steps to engage your glutes!
Hey there! Its been a while since I did a blog post so forgive me if this seems random. But I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the Expecting and Empowered workout program I’ve been doing during my third trimester and I thought I’d finally do a short review! First of all, it is true … More Exercising with Expecting and Empowered Guide
12 weeks in to preganancy… what’s changed, what hasn’t…. ✨Not looking pregnant yet, although my abs are slowly fading and my high wasted jeans are quite snug (a problem this pear shaped girl has never experienced so yes, it’s been hard but yes, I’m getting over it 🍐😉) ✨Running / working out: it’s funny cause … More 12 Weeks of Pregnancy
REVIEW of Move Sweat Shred Guide . I have had quite a few people ask my thoughts / opinions so I thought I would share a short review here! First, I will preface by saying that before starting any guide it’s important to know what your goals are. Some guides are for getting stronger/ lifting heavy. … More Review of the Move Sweat Shred Guide by @MadelineMoves
And just like that there is a week left of summer camp and a week until half marathon training cycle officially begins. I had a few goals this summer: lift heavy weights, run as many of my workouts outside as I could, be consistent in the midst of life during summer camp, and invest in … More Ready to Fly
Ok, update time. Wow, it has been too long. Summer camp has me like 😳. After about two weeks of Kayla Itsines BBG back in May I was getting a little bored and decided to switch to Jamie Eason’s twelve week program (free on bodybuilder.com). It is primarily a strength training plan and I thought … More Where have I been?!
“I believe that God made me for a purpose. He made me for China. But He also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure. To give it up would be to hold Him in contempt.” Eric Liddell, Scottish 400 meter gold medalist, missionary and martyr. I think admitting your dreams to … More Dreaming Outloud
At the beginning of January I officially decided to run my second full marathon. I had been wanting to for quite some time but the amount of time commitment, physical support of others doing the same distance, and courage finally came together this spring. My last 26.2 race was in April of 2011 in Oklahoma … More Marathon Recap Part II: race strategy and fighting the mental chatter
I used to count miles by 10-minute increments. I wasn’t a runner in high school so when I began running (about 10 years ago), I didn’t even wear a watch on a normal basis. I had figured out somewhere along the way that it took me about 10 minutes to run a mile (or … More From a 4:55 marathon to a hopeful 3:50… But I’ll let you know for sure in a week.