Lessons Learned

Running offers us so much in ways of enriching our lives! You have to focus on the big picture & not nitpick every run!

Always on the GO!

This summer is flying by so quickly!  Only a couple of more weeks left before the kids go back to school and our schedule once again gets crazy!  More driving, homework, making lunches, last-minute “I need this by tomorrow!”…it never seems to end!  My days usually start in the 4am hour with a run and teaching a… Continue reading Always on the GO!

Put Some Fun In Your Run!

I find that in my running groups, both in real life and through social media, runners get caught up in the numbers game. How far and how fast and then how much further and faster. Don’t get me wrong, improvement is awesome, motivating and what keeps us going! However, I’ve found that sometimes my greatest… Continue reading Put Some Fun In Your Run!

Reminiscing: My First Marathon

I ran The Tucson Marathon for the first time in December 2001.  Running a marathon was a dream that I secretly held onto for a long time, but never believed that I could actually do it.  I was too chicken to just train and sign up for one all by myself and the people that did run them… Continue reading Reminiscing: My First Marathon

Let the Games Begin!

  The Fitness Games!! If you love fitness, being challenged and showing off your achievements, you should check out this new app called The Fitness Games.  It is perfect for all levels of fitness and even shows pictures and instructions on how to correctly perform the moves that are included in the workouts.  Are you… Continue reading Let the Games Begin!

Paatuwaqatsi: Water is Life 50K

Last Friday, I returned to the Hopi Reservation for the second time to run the Water is Life 50K. Prior to last year, I had never visited this part of Arizona, even though I have lived here my entire life! It is a beautiful, mountainous drive that drops a bit in elevation as you hit… Continue reading Paatuwaqatsi: Water is Life 50K

The Importance of Protein & Recovery: Vega Review

Originally posted on defining fitness:
I’m always in search of ways to improve my fitness.  It’s one thing to go out and train hard, but it is important to remember that one gains fitness and strength during the recovery phase and recent studies show that protein is helpful in this process.  I feel privileged to now…