Halfway Through My 1/2 Training

I decided a while back that I wanted to train for a half marathon. There are many locally I could have done, but since my family is planning a trip to Disney that coincides with a ‘runDisney’ weekend I couldn’t pass up this opportunity! When I went to register for the Disney Wine & Dine…

Being Prepared for the New Job

I took a new job, and I am very excited about it. Well, excited and scared. I’m very excited to be at a new school, with my own 5th grade classroom. It’s something I really wanted, and I am really ready for the step in the right direction professionally. So this week I have been focused…

Charity Miles: Moving with Purpose

While I was running one day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, “The Jillian Michaels Show”. They had on a man named Gene Gurkoff, who started, Charity Miles. He talked about he was doing runs in honor of his grandfather who had Parkinson’s disease. Gene went on to talk about he put…

Summer Struggles

The first half of summer was not how I intended it to be. I always tell myself that summer is going to be like fat camp. That I will have all my pre-planned meals, I’ll workout in between theatre rehearsals, and I’ll look in top shape by July 4th. It doesn’t usually happen, some summers…

Be Well Philly Boot Camp Kicked Butt

When I first heard about the Be Well Philly Boot Camp I knew I had to see what it was all about. It is presented by Philadelphia Magazine and Independence Blue Cross (an insurance company). It was Saturday June 3rd, at Drexel University, as I said before I am super lucky to live only 20…

My Week of Pizza

 I ate pizza for a week. Let me clarify, I ate pizza for one meal for a week. This idea was born from the fact that I would read fitness magazines and there would be articles about pizza. How to make a healthy runners pizza, benefits of pizza, and pizza recipes. I would pull them…

Take Care of Pain, or No Gain

Lately I have been having some heel pain, ok some days it’s a lot of heel pain. It’s not a recent injury, and it’s something I could have prevented. It’s definitely made me listen to my body.  So over a year ago I was experiencing pain in my ankle, and in my heel. It would…

Still Sweatin’: Simmon’s Workouts Still Rock

With all the news of Richard Simmons missing, emerging from hiding, being hospitalized, and this and that. I wanted to write about my connection to him. I don’t know him, never met him, but I think he is one of the most important people in fitness history EVER. We can argue this, but no one…

A Breakdown of Spring Break

When some people think of Easter, they think of chocolate bunnies, small children screaming in terror as they are forced to sit on the lap of an often terrifying looking rabbit, and pastel colored everything. Hopefully they also know that is the day that Jesus rose from the grave in fulfillment of the scriptures. As…

Book of the Month: “Soul Surfer”

My sister, Maggie, always has such great ideas for my fitness journey and for blog ideas. One of her latest ideas was to do a book of the month. I could read different health books, biographies on athletes, or books on others fitness related topics. Then write a small review, and what I thought of…

Year One is Done! Happy Blog-versary to me!

One year ago today my first blog post was published. It was all about how I wanted to be more fit. How in the past I had been a weird dieter, and I loved being active but wasn’t quite fit. So I decided to start my journey, and share different things I have learned or…

Running Doesn’t Get Any Sweeter

This marked my third year participating in the the Hot Chocolate race series, the first year in the 5k race and the second and third years in the 15k races. The series has the tag line, “America’s Sweetest Race”. It 100% lives up to that name, and I wish everyday life was like the Hot…