Archives for May 2017

Running Mantras…They’re Not Just for Running!

Happy Wednesday my peeps!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Today started off on a high note, as my running partner and I got into the Army Ten Miler on October 8th!  I have run this race in the past (you can read about it here) and it’s hands down one of my favorites.

Lately, I have been killing it at work!  In the mantra department that is 😉 I said this gem to my boss last week and he loved it.

It’s so true though. Not just in running but in life.  Even if you go a little out of your way to say thank you or to lend a helping hand, people remember that. Those five extra seconds you spent doing something gains interest over time and pays off exponentially.

I also said this one today, both during my run and at work.

Many times in life, both on the race course and off, we will say we don’t “feel” like doing something. But are you really going to let your emotions rule your life? Being tired is temporary.  Plus if you wait until you “feel” like it, you’ll never actually do it.

And now my personal fav….

Very true.  And this is exactly why I don’t beat myself up too much when I don’t get a chance to clean the house. Because you know…priorities. 😛

So tell me, any mantras you love?

Last Week’s Food and Fitness

Hey gang!  Did anyone else have a case of the Mondays today?  My little guy Tadd did.

Mondays, for me at least, mark the very beginning of the week. Not Sunday. Monday is the day my new training and meal plan kicks in.  When I develop training plans for my clients, the first day listed is always Monday. Here is what last week looked like for me:

Monday- Sooo right now I’m not training for anything (for shame!!) so I have been sticking to 3-4 miles during the week. Monday was an easy 4 mile loop, tackling a huge hill from the start. How huge you ask? So huge I cannot talk while running up it. Sucks the wind right out of me!

Tuesday- A quick weight lifting routine from “Quick Strength Training for Runners“. I am almost done with the full 8 week program and plan to do a review.

Wednesday- 4 mile loop…with the hill at the end so it’s a downhill haha.

Thursday- Easy 3 miles. Probably should have ran more because that night I ate entirely too much at Woodberry Kitchen.

Friday- REST DAY!! Another meal out with the family at a local Chinese restaurant, Sonny Lee’s. So. freakin’. Good.

Saturday- Because of the heavy rain we were having here in MD, I opted to take RPM45, a spin class, at Brick Bodies. It was a good sweat session, even though in my opinion nothing gets the heart pumping like running. I guess I didn’t have enough salt in my diet because after class I was craving a salty snack so badly!  So I opted for brie and crackers. Fancy!

And I guess that wasn’t enough, because for dinner later I had pizza from Whole Foods. I guess since it’s from Whole Foods it’s healthy, right?

Sunday- I ran a glorious 6.38 miles and felt like I was flying! I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day, even the fur moms! I gave a whole new definition to “tummy time” with our cat Liger. Whenever I lay down on the couch, he jumps right up and lays on my belly haha.

So tell me, did you have a good week in fitness and food last week? Enjoy the great week ahead!

 

 

“I Fell in a Hole”

Friends, this is a real subject line from an email I received from a client. Here was my response:

Me: “You what? What were you doing? How does something like that happen? Were there sticks and leaves covering the hole like a booby trap?”

Client: “I was running and then I fell into a hole and hurt my back. Now my back hurts. What do I do?”

(Me still wondering why is there a random hole in the ground…)

Ok, so I still don’t have the full story as to why there was a hole in the ground. Maybe that’ll be a follow-up post?  But this story easily shows how quickly one can become injured even if you are perfectly healthy. Injuries happen, especially in running. As runners, it’s something we will all deal with at some point.

One of the most common questions I get is whether to use heat or ice. Check out the infographic below for specifics.

Have you experienced any running-related injuries?

Stay healthy out there my friends!