Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gobble, Gobble!

Happy Turkey day! To all my turkey trotting friends, make it a PR baby!! I'm laying low, no races for me but I am going to run...hooray! My running hiatus has been fun, the yoga has been amazing, but I'm ready to feel the wind in my hair!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Wow is all I can really say.

I spent last weekend up at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch getting my spiritual side on. It was by far one of the more amazing weekends of my adult life. I have always been a casual yogi, but that is a changing! I came away feeling so serene, strong and happy! Not to say that running doesn't do that, but I have been getting bogged down with the negative parts of running - mainly my slower than usual times, feeling like I can't keep up....blah, blah blah! It's almost like I need a little break. So I'm honoring my inner self and am going to focus on some other workouts for awhile.

I'm loving my yoga practice so I am sticking with that for a minimum of 4x a week, mixed in with some spin and sculpt classes. It's going to be gorgeous this weekend, so I may opt for a short run on Sun...maybe 3 miles, hell it might even be 2, whatever I feel like doing! What a concept!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where Does The Time Go?

OMG! I am travelled out, stressed and a little puffy.

My grand plan of having a killer workout month is not going as well as's not as terrible as it could be though. The last 2 weeks have been chock full of business and personal travel. I managed to get a few workouts in while in Minneapolis this week, but that for sure doesn't negate the amazing dinners I had.

20lbs is the goal. I KNOW I can do it.

I'm headed up to an Ashram this weekend, I'm hoping the vegan meals, meditation and yoga will bring me back to focus!!

Monday, November 2, 2009


I love the fall, crisp evenings, Uggs, gearing up for ski season. I also love the running, I generally feel my best, never get heat sick and can blow my nose in my gloves. Love it!

Sadly, I have not done too much running, I've mainly been hitting the gym for spin and sculpt classes. This weekend was a bust, had plans of trail running and a race and bailed on both. I guess life and my travel schedule got the better of me and sleep was more important. The good news is that I was up and out by 6am this morning for my killer sculpt class, tomorrow I may head out now that it's light in the morning. Even if I get in 3 miles I'll feel better....

I have also decided that this winter I will work on speed and(additional)base building. My first half marathon is I believe in early April and I want to be so ready for it, I don't want to just run it, I want to PR, and a killer PR at that! This will also require that I slim down. I've gained 10lbs since last fall. My jeans are tight. Not good. I'm on it though....Novemeber is my time for starting fresh...