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Race recap: Toughest Galveston 10K

The Galveston Toughest 10K is the second run in the Texas Bridge Series. The first race was Kemah Toughest 10K, and the third race is the LaPorte Half Marathon next month.   The day before the race, the weather was sweltering and humid. I spent the day picking up my packet and walking around the outlet mall, so my first thought was if tomorrow is like this, it would be brutal. Fast forward to race day: 30 mph winds and 60 degrees. I must admit I was afraid to be running a bridge in those winds. Watch my video: Getting the…View Post

Restart, rebuild and rebrand

Restart, rebuild and rebrand

It’s time to restart, rebuild, and rebrand. The blog has always been a sacred spot in my heart, but I stopped blogging for several reasons: There are only so many things I can say about weight loss and my weight loss journey. I am far removed from that part of my life. The weight loss niche isn’t for me. It’s a part of who I am, but it’s not everything that I am. And honestly, the weight loss niche can be toxic and unbearable at times. There’s no one right way to lose weight, and what works for one person…

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Are you hydrating the right way? (featuring Ultima …

Are you hydrating the right way? (featuring Ultima Replenisher Electrolytes)

“Disclaimer: I received an Ultima Replenisher to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!” It’s hot outside, and Ultima Replenisher has helped me stay hydrated over these heated months. It is hard to avoid it, especially living on the Texas coast. The heat and humidity make the workouts harder, which means I spend a little extra time focusing on hydration. Long runs become a bit harder during the summer months, which is ironic because this is when we start training for those fall races…

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Trying the Tanri Outdoors sunscreen products

Trying the Tanri Outdoors sunscreen products

Disclaimer: I received the Tanri sunscreen products to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews! I received my Tanri sunscreen and daily moisturizer through Bibrave. I am a person who takes skincare very seriously, and I was excited to try out these products. Tanri outdoors is a mineral sun ween developed for runners and adventurers by runners. The only FDA-approved ingredients for sunscreen are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, both found in mineral sunscreens. Tanri strives “to source natural products that…

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Weekly workout breakdown: remembering my why, celebrating little …

Weekly workout breakdown: remembering my why, celebrating little victories, and running

I’ve slacked off of my weekly workout breakdowns because I’ve gotten lazy. The weekly workout breakdowns are the place where I dissect last week’s workouts and the thought process behind the workouts. I am working on making some improvements in my life. I’m all about being my best self and better than yesterday. Those are things I’ve somehow forgotten along the way. Do you ever forget the” why” behind it all? That’s why it’s essential to write things down. The struggle has been real lately, but I’m on the up and up. The only consistent thing I do every day…

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Weekly workout breakdown: working with a running coach, …

Weekly workout breakdown: working with a running coach, Statesman Cap10K virtual, and cross training

It’s time to recap my workouts for April 5-11, 2021, which included to Statesman Cap10K virtual run. I recap my workouts (almost) every week on the blog to let you know what I’m doing and hopefully motivate others to do the same. This week was the first week of working with my running coach. The activities were a bit different for me as far as the duration of the workouts. It seemed a bit light on minutes for me. My goal is workout 45 – 50 minutes per day. Having this lightened running schedule for the foreseeable future might add…

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April goals 2021: time management, building content, and a …

April goals 2021: time management, building content, and a running coach

It’s time to talk about April goals, mainly because I didn’t talk about last month’s goals. March was a hard month for me. I didn’t feel motivated in the content creation department. The one thing I did do was keep up with my workouts and building my mileage. My run/walking has come a long way. Everything else seemed secondary. I’m not sure if I was feeling unmotivated or suffering from a bit of burnout. Either way, March turned out to be a rebuilding month for me and a time to chill out.  My April goals are important to me due…

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Week of workouts: Covid vaccination experience, finding balance …

Week of workouts: Covid vaccination experience, finding balance with speed vs. mileage, and strength workouts

It’s that time to recap my workouts for the week. Last week’s workouts were a bit harder for me. I managed to get five days of workouts done, even on Saturday when I had a pounding headache from my second shot. This week I decided it was time to start working with a running coach again. I will talk more about this in another blog and video, but I wanted you to know the origin. I’m finding it hard to balance my workouts to the place they need to be for me to progress. I’ve been working on building the…

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Workouts for the week: trying new workouts, run …

Workouts for the week: trying new workouts, run training, and why I use the Peloton digital app

Last week’s workouts went well. I tried some new exercises in beginner pilates and strength for runners. People sometimes ask me why I use the Peloton digital app so much. The truth is, I pay for it, so I’m going to use it. I started just using it for my bike to supplement my workouts when I stopped teaching my indoor cycle classes. Then Peloton expanded the app to include new exercises. I love group fitness workouts because I didn’t have to think about programming; someone else did the work for me. All I had to do was show up, and the…

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Week of workouts: training for a 10k, Peloton …

Week of workouts: training for a 10k, Peloton digital workouts, and getting back into routine

Hello all! It’s been a minute, but I need to get back in the groove. I still do the things I’m doing, and I don’t do a great job posting/blogging about it. I’ve recently learned, I’m horrible at being part of a community, which means I’m not the greatest at creating a community. That is not what I want. I want this to be a place where people can share their accomplishments and failures. I want this to be a place where we lift each other, help through hard times, and become the best versions of ourselves at any given…

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Trying NOW® Sports Effer-Hydrate to aid in hydration

Trying NOW® Sports Effer-Hydrate to aid in hydration

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. This time of year, it’s hard for me to stay hydrated. Texas summer leaves me always reaching for my water bottle, but a southeast Texas “winter” leaves me with comfortable temperatures where it feels great to get some miles outside.  My daily routine consists of 80-100 ounces of water per day. When I’m hydrated, I sleep better; I don’t feel sluggish throughout the day, my skin is in great shape, and it easier to make it…

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