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Run. Run. Sick. by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’d been doing pretty well with my running. We were getting up at the crack of dawn and getting out there, and Sunday I even managed a 5-miler on rolling hills. I hadn’t run ... Read on »
Early in the Morning by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Early in the morning before the sun comes up, before the birds start singing, before the majority of the people I know are out of bed, I’m out there running with Jen. On Tue ... Read on »
Pink Power Race Report: Better Late Than Never by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss On August 21, I competed in the Pink Power triathlon in Richmond, VA. After listening to me talk on and on and on and on about triathlons and triathlon training, good and ba ... Read on »
A Hurricane, New Sneakers and Post-Race Running by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I did what I thought would be my last triathlon of 2011 on Aug. 21, but it looks like that may change. This tri was challenging, hilly and hot. HOT has been a theme in my ra ... Read on »
Smith’s Point Triathlon Race Report: Wet and Windy by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Yesterday was Smith’s Point Tri. I never mentioned that I was doing this one because even though I’d signed up for it, I wasn’t sure I was going. The weather was tentative a ... Read on »
Road Rules: Cars v. Bicycles by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I am not a fan of bike training. It’s not that I don’t like being out on my bike. In this heat, the breeze that comes from moving at a decent pace makes the exercise tolerab ... Read on »
Pit Bulls, Chica Bands and Holiday BBQs by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s been a while, so I’ve got random stuff to write about. While I haven’t been great about posting to the ol’ blog, I have been keeping up with my training. In the past, w ... Read on »
It Started with a Whoopie Pie… by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Actually, it started with a no-good, awful, very bad mood a week ago Friday. And the mood, which I can only imagine had something to do with hormonal imbalances, led me to o ... Read on »
From Running To Runner by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have been running for almost two and a half years now. Slowly. I started with Couch 2 5k and now I can run 5-, 6-mile distances as long as I keep my pace, although 3-4 is ... Read on »
A New Routine by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I feel like I had been living, breathing and sleeping St. Anthony’s Tri training for the past six months. I didn’t realize how much until I didn’t have to do it anymore. I r ... Read on »
St. Anthony’s Race Report… The Race by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So, after a good non-existent night’s sleep, it was time to wake up at the unGodly hour of 3:45. We had to be in the lobby of the hotel before 5:00 am to make the three-quar ... Read on »
St. Anthony’s Race Weekend Report – Part 1 by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I did it! We’re back from St. Petersburg and my first Olympic distance triathlon. It was hard, it was a little scary, it was hot and windy, but ultimately it was fun! Warnin ... Read on »
And the Tire Saga Continues… by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I got home from work last night around 5:30 and got dressed and right out on my bike to see if this time, the tire would hold up. It did better, but not good enough. Last ni ... Read on »
Mercury Retrograde, Flat Tires and Wind by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss On what was pretty much my last long brick chance this weekend with the bike I will be riding at St. Anthony’s, the weather gods were just not cooperating. Nothing was. I bl ... Read on »
Into the Home Stretch by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This weekend included a BIG brick training, a 24-mile bike ride and 4-mile run at the notoriously windy Hecksher State Park. I’ve been working up to this with shorter bricks ... Read on »
‘It’s ok to show up and suck until you can show up and shine’ by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The other day, my daughter sent me a link to this article: How Yoga Changed My Competitive Life Forever. In short, Deborah Dunham (the author), a highly competitive, perfect ... Read on »
Look Ma, No iPod! by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I run, I like my music. I rely on it to get me through the dips, to drown out the negative voices that tell me to walk all the time and to cover up the sound of my brea ... Read on »
Logging The Miles by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Sunday was my best workout day yet. And with 6 weeks to go, I’m confident that I’ll be able to cross the finish line at St. Anthony’s on May 1st. I may need a wheel chair to ... Read on »
My 10-Day Pilates Challenge by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I’ve been doing the running, the biking, the swimming to get ready for my upcoming triathlon on May 1. And I’m making progress… slowly. While my legs and arms have gotten mo ... Read on »
Two Months To St. Anthony’s by fatgirl2fitgirl Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss It’s official. Today is March 1. I have two months before I have to swim .93 miles, bike 23 miles and run 6.2 miles, all in the same day. Eight and a half weeks. I have to a ... Read on »