After spending an intense week organizing and purging office paperwork and cleaning my office you'd think I would want to simply sit and do nothing today. You'd be wrong! I so enjoyed getting outside in the sunshine (well, it was fairly cloudy) and do my thirty-minute walk/jog. Discovered a new park with a hard-packed dirt path, fitness area, access to the Amagosa Trail, … [Read more...] about Fresh Air, New Energy
On Dec. 19, I received an email from the Iron Girl® team announcing their initial 2014 women-only running and triathlon schedule. These events are very beginner-friendly yet still give you a nice challenge that you can meet. And yes, you can walk the run! I have in every triathlon I raced in. Here's an idea: Do an Iron Girl event as a girls-only family event! Yes, mothers … [Read more...] about Iron Girl Announces 2014 Event Schedule
For months, I've been training for a half marathon not where I live but in Washington State. Now, two days from the big day, I'm faced with a dilemma -- do I participate in the race knowing that it will be raining, windy and temps in the mid-50s? That's the type of weather I can't prepare for living in Las Vegas, Nevada! I can wear rain gear to stay dry but what about my … [Read more...] about When Race Day Weather Isn’t What You’ve Trained For
It's been really hard for me to stay motivated to train for my first half marathon coming up in late September. The summer heat here in Las Vegas, Nevada just zaps me, especially when daytime temps hit 119 degrees on my patio and oh-dark-thirty temps are in the low 90s. Add those hot summer temps with all my walkin', shufflin', joggin' and we get swollen feet. As the feet … [Read more...] about Hot Summer Temperatures + Swollen Feet = Buy New Shoes
One of the best ways to *get* motivated to *get* off the couch and *get* moving is by signing up for a running race. Yes, you read that right -- sign up for a race! Knowing that you will be participating with hundreds or even thousands of other women -- just like you -- will give you something to look forward to. The following is a short list of running races only open to … [Read more...] about 2013 Women’s Only Road Running Races — U.S.