After the vaccine, and Fried Clay, and improvements in the weather, I found myself feeling much sunnier by the end of the month. Through the highs and the lows of the month, Grandmas Marathon training was there through it all. Marathon training is a steady friend, and dispenser of tough love, exactly when you need it.
Even though my birthday falls in February, it tends to be a struggle month for me. The new year has settled in, the late winter, pre-spring blues crop up, and motivation becomes a bit of a struggle. I feel like I’m operating 75-80% on my fitness and nutrition goals, but that 20-ish% of less than ideal nutrition behavior ends up creating plateaus that can spiral into lapses in motivation and loss of fitness gains.
Roundup of January fitness stats, goals, activities, and accomplishments!
Disclaimer: I received free entry to Hot Chocolate 15k Atlanta 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!" Many of us may be fatigued by the thought of ANOTHER virtual race, but the Hot Chocolate 15k race series kept … Continue reading BibRave Race Review: Hot Chocolate 15k Atlanta
When that slightly off, possibly body shaming but not really body shaming, Peloton commercial came out around Christmas 2019 many of us stuck up our noses at the bougie-ness of it all. However, when COVID closed down our favorite gyms (which we pay for but rarely attend) in March 2020, I think all those same … Continue reading 5 Reason I LOVE My Peloton Tread+
I'll avoid using one of the overused adjectives used to describe 2020, but yeah...it's been a bit of a year to say the least. Considering everything going on in the world, the end of 2020 has me feeling extremely grateful. In many ways, some of the negatives one can attach to 2020 actually benefited my … Continue reading December Running Roundup: 2020 Year in Review and Moving Forward into 2021
Disclaimer: I received the Buff® DryFlx+ headband and necker warmer 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! https://www.instagram.com/p/CIbF1t5n_IE/ Every fall when BibRave starts to offer winter gear review opportunities, I'm always hesitant to apply because it usually still feels … Continue reading BibRave Product Review: Running Winter Warmer with Buff® DryFlx+ Collection
Inspired by my fellow BibRave Ambassador, 'She Runs By the Seashore' Vanessa, I plan to start a monthly blog roundup as a way to keep motivated and document progress, setbacks, and everything in between when it comes to fitness. In spite of (or maybe thanks to) COVID, this year has seen my highest run mileage … Continue reading November Running Roundup: Maintaining pace with a new career
Disclaimer: I received the Science in Sport REGO Rapid Recovery in chocolate and strawberry 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! https://www.instagram.com/p/CH0XuDwgOid/ Since getting serious about my strength and nutrition journey this year, I've realized that 1) I don't … Continue reading BibRave Product Review: Rock your recovery with Science in Sport (SiS) REGO Rapid Recovery
Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Tony Banovich Roads, Tracks, and Trails Memorial Run 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! The running industry recently lost a friend and supporter, Tony Banovich. Tony was the … Continue reading Honoring a Running Industry Great on the Roads, Tracks, and Trails