Now It’s MY Season. Yoga, Pilates, and the SLO Marathon

CIF 2014_2

Okay, that title sounds pretty selfish, doesn’t it? My Season. The season of ME. Well, sometimes it’s okay to be selfish. Saturday was our final meet of the cross country season. It was a big one, the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) preliminaries, the next step after league finals in the road toward state championships. We […]

Turning the Corner: Starting My New Job

Ironwood4

Well, after three months and six days of unemployment, I officially started my new job on Tuesday. I’ll be working as a personal trainer at a country club in Palm Desert. Actually I’ve already seen a client a couple times, but Tuesday was my training day, as I’ll be working a few desk hours a […]

What’s Got Next? New Running Goals, New Plans

Wave Rider 18_7

In yesterday’s post I alluded to feeling dissatisfied with my training recently. Although it happens almost every year, a combination of a long, hot summer, cross country season, where I spend more time coaching than training my own self, and, did I mention hot weather, makes sliding into a running slump pretty easy. My runs […]

Train Smarter: 5 Ways to PR Running Three Days a Week

Race PR

Personal Record. PR. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? For many runners, setting a personal best time in a race is their ultimate goal. It also may seem unattainable, requiring hours and days of training that just aren’t possible for some athletes. While running five or six days a week may seem […]

Motivated to Beat Breast Cancer

Skechers2

This post is sponsored by Skechers to call attention to their campaign with the American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer. I was compensated for this post. All opinions though, are my own, and I am proud to be a part of this campaign. My younger sister Susan would have been 54 on […]

12 Running Myths You May Still Believe

Mt Carmel

Running. It seems easy, doesn’t it? Put on your shoes and run out the door. I even tell my coaching clients that running is a simple sport. You don’t need much equipment besides good shoes. But wait! Should those shoes be supportive or minimal? Or should I go barefoot? Do I need socks? What should […]