I don’t want to sound like an asshole, but lately these posts have been harder to write because I had trouble finding lows. Thankfully running regularly again after a few months of no running took care of that problem.
High workout of the week: MY BIKE COMMUTE! Sorry, but I had to scream this one. [...]
Thanks to public shaming I woke up and ran this morning! I did not go to the track like I planned, but I did 3 hilly miles. Better than nothing.
And I also finally biked to work. It was under 40* when I left the house. It was a big wake-up call that our nice [...]
Today I read an article about exercise-commuting in the NY Times. It got me thinking about how I hope I never have to give it up. Yesterday I ran home from work. Today I rode my bike in and back home. Both are faster than public transportation and much less of a headache. I recently [...]
I finally had a successful tempo run this morning. It feels like ages since I’ve been able to say that. My coach told me to do 5 miles, with 3 miles @ 7:48.
I set my alarm for 6:05 am and I planned to do the run around my neighborhood. But it was so dark [...]
Have you ever heard that saying “failing to plan is planning to fail?” That pretty much sums up what happened to my planned 8 mile run yesterday.
Since I couldn’t get myself up Monday morning, I scheduled my run as a commute home after work. I’m very lucky that we have been having a relatively [...]
This morning I went to Hains Point for a mid-week long-ish bike ride (25 miles). Hains Point is a haven for bikers and runners – it is a mostly car-free loop through East Potomac Park in DC. My dad rode down from Maryland to meet me for a few laps.
I’ve only been riding my [...]
I’ve been trying to make the transition back into real life as painless as possible. A few key strategies:
Monday morning instead of working out, I took the dogs through a walk in Rock Creek Park. This meant I got to sleep in later and pretend I was still in the middle of nowhere. I [...]
I’ve seen a lot of posts out there about why morning workouts rock and how to get in the habit of waking up for them.
I started working out in the morning again for a few reasons:
Boot camp is in the morning. Driving to the pool to swim with Nyema is pretty much [...]
During last year’s triathlon training, I did a lot of two-a-day workouts meaning I ran before work and swam after work. Or bike commuted and lifted in the same day. If you are employed full-time, sometimes it is really the only way to fit everything in AND get enough sleep every night.
Today I [...]
I completed weekly goal #1 this morning and went to my second boot camp of the week. I was worried that bad weather was going to shut us down, but the rain held off. We did tons of lunges, squats, crunches, jumping jacks and some sprints. I know my legs are going to be feeling [...]