Marathon Training Week 7, 8 & 9…In PCS Muck

I have not run in 3 weeks. It has been killing me to just have those lines through my training plan. The empties on my Garmin Connect. I had such thoughts of grandeur heading into this. I really thought that I’d just pack my fitness suitcase and still pull off 11, 12 & 13 mile […]

My Journey: The One Less Traveled By

One of the hardest things to do for me is to talk about my weight loss.  It is very hard to explain why.  Yes, I have been very successful with it in the last six years’ time.  Yes, I am a personal trainer now trying to help people make the same journey.  That being said […]

Be-You-tifully Fit: What doesn’t serve you

It’s been a year since I decided to seriously start weight lifting.  After training for the Marine Corps Marathon & the Old Glory 50K, I was absolutely burnt out and defeated.  I had run a total of 2,400 miles last year.  My body did not mind the mileage but with the other pressures of life […]

Bridges & Hills: MCM, Battleship Half & Old Glory Ultra

Now that I finally have a moment to think.  To just sit and reflect.  Here’s what the last 3 weeks have been like… MARINE CORPS MARATHON The training began when the lottery ended pretty much.  As I joined the Semper Fi Fund charity team, Team Semper Run, I began to work on lots of strength […]

New commitment.

2012 was the beginning.  It was tons of research and struggling to find what works. 2013 was the surprise.  After getting on my way with weight loss, Hannah decided to join our family. 2014 was the return.  In the beginning of the year, I was injured and needed to take some time out to rest […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Celebrate it all!

It’s time to take it all in and celebrate.  Celebrate every mile…every drop of sweat…every laugh…every cry.  The day is almost here.  For my running partner & I, it doesn’t just stop there.  This will be marathon #4 for us in one year’s time.  The limits have been pushed and the craziness embraced.  Celebration is […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: Taper town.

And taper has begun.  The last long run is complete.  Trying to keep the faith that all is going to go well race day but I.AM.TIRED.  This last week has been a crazy, chaotic one.  I’m on my last class and there’s been fevers, car trouble, bills & doctor/dentist appointments.  A whole bunch of crazy. […]

Be-You-Tifully Fit: A block

I’ve been quiet a lot.  I think with my mileage so high, life with kids and school coming to an end…I have hit a bit of a writer’s block.  Ever felt too busy to speak?  I’ve even tried planning time to write but that falls into story times, play dates and homework.  Decided that I’m […]