2016: The Year of Firsts

Wow, what a year it has been.  I think the older we get the faster the time goes and this year really flew by.  2016 was the year of many firsts in my life- both personally and athletically.  I’ll do the best I can to sum all of it up since so much happened! Travel Drew and I love to travel.  Since we have started dating we have gone on a number of overseas trips as well as local expeditions.  Besides the usual weekend trips to Lake Placid and out to Drew’s family’s lake house we also took some big trips this year.  The biggest and best was to AUSTRALIA!!  My mom is from there (fun fact, I’m a dual citizen!) and her whole family still lives there so it was a such a treat to be able to see all of them and introduce them to Drew.  We also did […]

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Treadmill Tips

Now that winter days are upon us it is inevitable that treadmill (aka “dreadmill” runs) are going to happen.   With dark mornings and nights and icy roads it’s often the safer option.  I hate the treadmill as much as the next person so here are some tips that I use to make it the best experience possible! Be comfortable! Wear what makes you comfortable, remember you are inside and will warm up quickly! I usually stick to a tank and shorts and its perfect. Play around with the settings.  Breaking the run into smaller segments and then changing the incline or the speed helps speed things up.  A lot of my treadmill runs end up being progression runs as I slowly increase the speed over time to help occupy by brain and legs. Get a jammin’ play list.  I never listen to music when I run outside (I’m a weirdo, I […]

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December Goals

I  love the idea of writing down goals.  It personally helps hold me accountable and visualize what I want.  Now that I have this blog I decided I would start sharing monthly goals- both personal and athletic with all of you lovely people! December Goals Strength– This is going to be a general off season/2017 goal. I can run, bike and swim for hours (literally) but doing a couple sets of lifting, nope, I’m not about it.  That said, it is a key part of helping me become a stronger runner and triathlete so I am determined to make it part of my regular routine.  I am going to start small at first with things my trainer (miss you Catrina!) taught me last year and then go from there. Drink More Water– I am so guilty of forgetting to drink water.  At work I am pretty good about it.  I […]

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