Hello June!

I’ve been waiting for you. Do you mind bringing along some warmer weather? 🌞

Although really, 50’s ARE nice to run in. But I’m reading for shorts and jimmy buffet music and margaritas on the deck in the sun on Saturday afternoons. 😀

June is a serious training month for me this year.  I’m feeling all recovered from Maine Coast and ready to put in the work and have a great Stars & Stripes challenge weekend (half in Bristol, RI  Jul 1st / 10k at Gillette Stadium July 3rd).

So, I figured I’d set some goals for June. 

  • Log at least 120 miles 🏃🏻‍♀️
  • Speedwork once a week
  • Strength train twice a week 🏋🏻
  • Go to the zoo and see the new red pandas (no, it won’t help my running, but it’s a goal. Lol) 
  • Find a local short race (5k, 10k) for a time trial. 🏅
  • Ride my bike at least twice 🚴🏻‍♀️
  • Stretch more

Sounds reasonable right?  

Do you have any goals for June? Let’s all have an awesome month. 😁

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Bringing strong back

I’ve been fat. And I’ve been skinny. But what I really want the most is to be strong. 

A strong runner is a fast runner. And a fast runner is a happy runner. 

Strength also helps with endurance. And recovery. And the ability to burn off cupcakes.

Strong is confident. Strong is capable. Strong is sexy. 

Weight training makes me happy. There is something about lifting a 25 pound kettle bell over my head that gives me an amazing feeling of empowerment. 

And having recently taken a four month hiatus from kettlebells has taken its toll. I can feel the change in my body and my attitude. 

I hurt my shoulder in November. I don’t know how, or what I hurt, and I thought by letting it rest it would heal. And it hasn’t. But I can’t go on like this. 

So this week I resumed my weight training. I’m being careful. And I’m watching both my amount of weight and how my shoulder feels. And I ran my 12 miler on Sunday way faster than the last couple. 

And I am so damn glad to be back on the road to strong. It’s not an easy road…but it’s one that is totally worth it. 

I’ve got a lot to accomplish this year – and I need to be strong to face it head on with a smile. 🙂

Happy Tuesday my friends. And may you find your strong.