I look at myself and my own programming as an ongoing experiment: how far can I push it? How much work can I do before I break down?
A quick update on my own training It's been an eventful first half of 2020 to say the least. I've experienced a lot of transitions - leaving my job and working for myself full-time, isolation into full quarantine, then moving. I went from planning on doing another race (13.1) and a meet in the fall… Continue reading Building my Running Base (for the first time)
I’ve been in eating disorder recovery since 2015, and over the past 3 years, I’ve been actively working towards eating intuitively - giving up all diet plans, calorie counting and food measuring to instead just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I tend to call it “eating like a normal person” and… Continue reading Eating Intuitively – How I Do It, and How Covid-19 Has Played a Role
Much of the world is deep into self-isolation right now. Personally, I’m on day twenty-three (not that I’m counting every minute or anything). When my shelter-in-place started, I was anxious about it but couldn’t really articulate why. I already spend a lot of time on my own (work from home, live alone), so self-isolation wouldn’t… Continue reading Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance
Read Part One: The Lead Up Read Part Two: Meet Day Finally, the marathon. I’ve told this story so many times in real life, and every retelling makes me want to do it again even more. To recap: The meet went well, but ran very long. We had to get from York to Philadelphia (a… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part Three
I want to tell you how my Sunday went. First, here’s how I intended it to go: Wake up at 7am, do some yoga, meditate, drink coffee. Shower and get pretty. Eyebrow wax at 10:15am. Some self-care, you know. Meet two of my closest friends at one of my favorite brunch places at 11am. Eat… Continue reading Shift Your Mindset with This Practice
The Meet Recap Read Part One here for the lead up. I’ll get into how I trained for this insanity in Part Three, but suffice it to say training went about as well as it could have. On Friday, Nov 21, I got in a minivan with my best friend and my dog and started… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part Two
The Lead Up In November 2019 I competed in a powerlifting meet (780lb total at 129lb bodyweight) and ran my first full marathon (in 3:50:xx), in less than 36 hours. This is my full recap. I split it into 3+ parts because I didn't want to constrain my thoughts about it in any way. I… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part One