Lebert SRT Barbell Review

As I’ve made it super clear… I have been sidelined from running… for a while now, it been tough however I have found other ways to work out and discovered that I may like more than just running <gasp>. I’m also hopeful that when I can and do start running again my efforts with strength …

Alternatives To Running

Since I cannot run… (see HERE for more info on that) I’ve been searching for things I can do… I can walk I can sit on the couch I can ride my spin bike (for 15 -25 mins until my butt hurts) I can think about how much I miss running I can eat ice cream, mostly …

Cross Training with Spinning

Injuries suck, I don’t wish them upon anyone and hope I never have to deal with another. With that said, Cross training is going to be a bigger part of my training going forward, to keep me all around stronger and fitter so we, well I purchased a spin bike and its arriving TOMORROW!! I …

Slacking

My cross training /cross fit has been severely slacking, and lacking, unless you count packing, dragging and moving boxes up and down steps and in and out of trucks? I suppose that counts a little bit… however it doesn’t make up for my kettlebells, ugi ball and free weights collecting dust or my equalizer turning into …

Ultimate Sandbag

You may have read the other day (this POST) that I LOVE  the Ultimate Sandbag, now that the excitement has worn off, the excitement that the ultimate sandbag was mentioned not once but twice in RUNNERS WORLD Magazine (and online) that is, I’m ready to go get more detailed.  First and foremost, the ULTIMATE SANDBAG lives …

Mail Monday

Today was an awesome mail day (I got a few cool things, including a hoodie!, a new issue of RUNNERS WORLD and a Foam Roller- that I won!) Motivation Monday, Meatless Monday, Music Monday, nope it was a Mail Monday! for me. I am most excited to see two of my new favorite training tools …

HIIT and a Gymboss Giveaway

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT  (alternating periods of short intense exercise with less-intense recovery periods) Workouts help me supplement my running and improve my endurance. HIIT training comes in various forms, two of the most popular methods are the Little Method – 3 minute warm up, 60 seconds of intense exercise (at 95%) followed by 75 seconds of …

Kettlebells for Runners

Kettlebell – a cast-iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. I’ve been into swinging, the kettlebells, for about a year and half. A little history, Kettlebells were developed in Russia in the 1700s. The Soviet army used them as part of their physical training …

The streak is almost over

I’ve been streaking, Run Streaking, for over 30 days now. It’s become something I do, second nature, something that is part of my day, everyday and not in a good way. It’s become a chore, a responsibility and its making me dislike running. Streaking might, and does work for many people, I am not one …

Cross Training with CrossFit

Cross Fit is a core strength and conditioning program that delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. I love running, running is my passion but I know in order to be a better runner I need to be stronger, fitter and diversify my training, plus you can’t run everyday. This is where CrossFit comes in. …