Why I Am No Longer Pushing My Body To The Breaking Point

There was a point in my life that I pushed my body to see what it could do. I ultimately broke myself mentally and physically in the process. I got so obsessed with training goals that I pushed through injuries and ignored the blaring signs of burn out. I became fixated on “race weight” resulting in severe calorie restriction while over training which led to bingeing and over eating because I was unable to stay within the guidelines leading to weight gain and disordered eating that I am still currently dealing with.

I felt like a constant failure. It was a very very dark time for me. And for awhile I lost my way. Then

I Have Found My New Running Partner

For probably 10 years now, I've been looking for a local running partner. Don't get me wrong. I have a lot of friends who are runners. And I have good friends that I run with from time to time, although I can't remember the last time that I ran with someone. But, the harsh reality is that I don't have a local friend to run with. I've put out the facebook pleas. I've begged. I've come just short of paying people to run with me. (joke, but I've truly been that desperate).

Sometimes  having that accountability is what you need to get out the door. And not even just getting out the door but also pushing yourself. I find that when I run with others I tend to push myself a little more out of my comfort zone.

But either the pace, the time of day, or for whatever reason... who knows... nothing has worked consistently. And I find myself running alone which isn't always bad. I do enjoy a good solo run. But as you can probably gather from the beginning of this…

Why I Run - This Is My Story

Why do I run? Well that's a loaded question. I was asked to tell my story. My first thought was that I don't have a story to tell, but then I realized we all have a story. And each one is different and unique. So here is mine...

What You Need To Know To Become A Runner

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Win 2 Noxgear Vests

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Noxgear. All opinions expressed are my own and honest in nature. 

I'm back! Whew, the flu has been rough. And complications from the flu were even worse. I can't say that I'm by any means 100% but I am at least feeling like I am finally on the mend.

And let's celebrate that (and the fact that it's my birthday month) by giving away... 2 Noxgear vests. I like the idea of one for you and one for a friend - OR -  you could also choose a lighthound (or two).

Why I'm Weighing In Part 2

I wish that I could write that I'd done it... that I had reached my goal weight. But the reality is I let others' opinions and self doubt creep into my head. So my 2lbs a week weight loss came to a grinding halt and I hit a massive plateau. This snowballed into a self destructive pattern that has resulted in a very unproductive month. Well, to be honest, I can't say that. Because you can learn from every situation right?

Why You Should Use The Time You Have

So, let me set the scene... Hubby was out of town (thank goodness he's back now) for 11 days. It was a LONG 11 days. Lil Man had a cold. I had a cold. We got 2 snow/ice storms. It was basically non-stop chaos. And that meant I had to get creative to get my workout in.

I rarely had a block of 30 minutes or more to get in my workout. But what I was able to find was 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there, an occasional 20 minutes sporadically. And I realized, it might not be ideal. I might have an audience and distractions. I might have to jump off of the treadmill a time or two to resolve an issue. BUT 10 minutes is better than zero.

I get asked (and criticized) a lot about just how much I workout. (insert eyeroll). Technically, I don't