Taking on a new challenge

IMG_5872A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win something! And not just any ‘something’ a 12 week Cooper River Bridge Run training program through Without Limits coaching. I was thrilled! In a previous blog I wrote about the benefits of working with a coach, and I usually train for my races with the help of my friend who coaches me via email. However, this was going to be a different approach– hands on, weekly workout meet ups, and the use of training peaks to manage my workouts and track my progress. I was also very excited because the coach is a friend of mine and an incredible runner, Chris Bailey.  He is the only person I have ever met who has won a marathon….yes, first place overall! Crazy.

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Brrr….It’s Cold Outside!

It’s that time of year where we have big goals and good intentions, but then mother nature challenges us.  The alarm goes off, your bed is warm, and it’s below freezing outside.  How do you make yourself get out of bed and get your workout done?  Here are some of my tricks for getting through these cold winter workouts:

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My healthy eating goal…er I mean lifestyle

1609713_10205973520960388_5683829290391127794_nWe are all now well into the new year, hopefully with a calendar full of health and fitness goal (notice the term goals, not resolutions…!). As we’ve said before, starting the year with a general idea of the direction for the year — or specific depending on how much of a planner you are– provides a framework for your weekly and monthly schedule. My goals this year involve working on my run and swim form and eating natural, unprocessed foods. I’ll talk more about my run form goal in a few weeks because I was lucky enough to win a free 12 week coach training plan through Withoutlimits Charleston for the bridge run in April. For now I’m going to focus on my healthy eating goal. Even though I’ve talked about it before, I started this goal back in October and over that time I’ve gotten pretty good feedback about whether or not it’s working!

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A look ahead at 2016

What does 2016 have in store for you? Jennifer and I are big planners so we have already started to map out some of our races and goals for 2016.  And as some of our previous posts have mentioned, it’s important to have a basic plan for the year so you can set goals and train appropriately.  Here are some of the things we have planned for the upcoming year!

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