How to Be a Morning Exerciser

I use to workout in the evenings after work when I was single and living in the city. Then with a new job I had to make a change, because it would have been easier to exercise in the morning and get to work by 8:30am than it would have been to leave work consistently at 5:00 or 5:30pm everyday to get to the gym.

How to be a morning exerciser

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How to Care for Your Workout Clothes + 40% Off Coupon!

If you’re like us, you’ve likely spent a small fortune on workout gear over the years maybe more if you are shelling out for bodybuilding clothes for your workout. Between the gym, yoga, CrossFit, golf, and tennis, the clothing really piles up! But are you taking care of your small investment? Workout gear isn’t like regular clothing. It can’t just be tossed in the washer and dryer. The fabric and the anti-wicking properties that make it unique require a little extra TLC. 
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My Marathon Recap

I can’t believe it’s already been two and a half weeks since the NYC marathon. It’s still somewhat surreal that it’s over. This was my second marathon, and I’ve admitted a few times now that I was pretty nervous about it. Since I’m a more experienced runner than when I ran my first marathon four years ago, I really wanted to do better this time around.

Well, I beat my time from before, so yay!

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How to Survive the Long Run

Thursday was my longest run for my marathon training. I can’t tell you how excited I am that it is over!

How to Survive the Long Run

It was kind of a tough run, because several thunderstorms were passing through that morning. I ran almost the entire thing in the pouring down rain, which I’ll admit isn’t all that terrible considering the heat we’ve been having, but the lightning kind of freaked me out. Can you imagine getting struck by lightning?!? There goes all that training!!!!

So I found this underpass and ran circles underneath it every time I saw lightning nearby. It was a four hour run and that portion took up about an hour of my run=( UGH! Imagine running circles around your bedroom…that’s kind of what it was like. The sad part was that my watch couldn’t get a signal while I was in the underpass, so a good part of my run was not recorded. If you’ve ever done a long run, I know you understand my pain. Read More…

5K Recap

This past weekend was crazy! Friday was low-key with a wonderful homemade chicken parm dinner made by my husband. But then Saturday we had an early golf lesson for Gwyneth, followed by her first Taekwondo lesson (seriously CUTE!), lunch with friends, stopped by a children’s fair, and finished off the day with a night out with friends. We didn’t roll into bed until almost 2am! THEN Sunday we tried to sleep in in the morning, but two kids eager to start the day put an end to that dream quickly. So we were up at 7:30, packed a few boxes (our move is 10 days away), and then headed off to the Barbados 5K Globeathon race. 

It poured all day Sunday, which I was thrilled about because I love running in the rain and it has been particularly hot in Barbados this summer. But as our luck would have it, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and by race time, which was at 4pm, it was sweltering outside. Just standing there at the starting line, we were all sweating!

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