mind over matter

my second five and dime workout of the week is complete! and it was exactly what i needed. i’ve come to find that running is my way to release stress and get out of my own thoughts. whether it’s a stressful day at work, knowing you have a million things to do, or just the…

track tuesday

start strong, finish stronger. i’d say that was the perfect mantra for yesterday’s track tuesday session. there is something about a track workout that gets me extremely nervous, but yet also extremely excited at the same time. i think like any run, you just never really know, leading into the workout, how you’re body is…

winter park staycation

wow, it’s amazing how a staycation can really feel like you are a thousand miles away from home – even in a location where you’ve visited before. and that’s exactly how we felt during our time at the alfond inn at rollins in winter park, florida. this was my first time staying at the property,…

it’s a celebration

holy smokes, i cannot believe that the first race of the track shack series is already complete. it seems like yesterday when i signed up to become a fanatic for the year, AGAIN! and let me tell you, it was the best decision to sign up for the entire series for a second year in…

wine down wednesday

well, wine down wendesday was definitely in effect last night. sometimes after a long week (yep, 3 days already seems like a long week), you just need to open a great bottle of wine and relax. and that is exactly what happened last night – breaking into our of our grand tour wines. now this…

around the track we go

ahhh, my first track workout is officially in the books. i was definitely a little nervous going into the workout – i think because it was just unfamiliar territory for me. but hey, we have to go out of our comfort zone sometimes right?! and what an incredible workout it was. i knew going into…

what’s a tempo run?

yep, i had that moment last night during my training program, five & dime, where i had no clue what my coach was talking about. thankfully, right after he said tempo run (probably because he saw some blank expressions, primarily from me), he explained what that actually meant. yes in my time running, i’ve never…

a little five and dime

you may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. in fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. maya angelou welp, i signed up for my very first running training program?! i…

mileage payback

“the road seems shorter when shared with a friend.” as many of you may remember, when the walt disney world half marathon was cancelled in january, i still decided to get my miles in to say that i completed the half marathon and earn my medal. well that run would not have been possible without…

almost time to celebrate…

running that is?! the track shack celebration of running 5k presented by florida hospital is only 17 days away, and i cannot wait. i always love the start of the track shack race series…heck, it’s one of the reasons i decided to become a fanatic again. you just can’t beat the atmosphere of these races.…