5K Races *Bunny Run 5K (04/23/2011) *Day of the Thread 5K (11/05/2011) *Bunny Run 5K (04/07/2012) *Rhythm and Run 5K (06/12/2012) *The Color Run (11/17/2012) *Girls on the Run 5K (05/04/2013) *The Electric Run (07/26/2013) *Eggnog Jog 5K (11/22/2013) *Girls on the Run 5K (05/03/2014) *Foamfest 5K (05/03/2014) *Lozilu 5K and Obstacle Mud Run (05/10/2014) *Egg Nog Jog 5K (11/21/2014) *Santa Scramble 5K (11/22/2014)
Half Marathons * NC Half Marathon on 03/25/2012 (Time 2:41) *Huntersville Half Marathon on 12/13/2014 (Was injured but finished in 2:44)
*Hit the Brixx 10K (September 12, 2015)
*Lungstrong 15K (September 27, 2015)
*Thunder Road Half Marathon (November 14, 2015)
My Exercise Program Run 3x a week Yoga 2x a week Strength 2x a week
My Eating Program: Eat within my allowed calorie range with a balance of lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. Eat minimal processed foods and as clean as possible with lots of fresh produce.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up!!!
Little mini-challenge for you this week . . . Try this somewhat "challenging exercise" whenever you visit your homepage:
Put your fists up, shift your weight from side-to-side, while in a semi-squat. Alternating your body weight from side-to-side while moving down & up (squatting in a “U” shape) is a great way to strengthen the muscles of your inner & outer thighs—while getting your heart rate up a little. Add a little speed (and perhaps a punch) & watch your heart rate climb!
GIVE YOURSELF a little "Pep-Talk" today! But this time, talk to yourself using "the second person" (like "I know YOU can do it," instead of "I know I can do it"). We have been conditioned our whole life to perform for others--receiving support & directions from family & teachers when we were growing up, so we respond more positively. Talk to yourself like you would talk to your dearest friend . . . with encouragement, compassion, love & support.