The other day, Phyll was telling me about how he heard his friends talking about how no one knows where Des Moines, Iowa, is. They were in Las Vegas, and being interviewed for something, I think, when (if I remember right) the interviewer referred to Des Moines as “the boonies”. Continue reading
I’m not sure those words are all in one title too often. Maybe I’m wrong. But in leaving the Open, and reflecting on how it went, this was my biggest takeaway – just how much it pushed my confidence. Continue reading
Happy Friday! This week just flew by. Do I say that every week? Well lately, it’s true. I don’t have a lot of time to post, but I did want to drop by and tell you about something very exciting I’ve been working on that “launched” this week! Continue reading
Woohoo! Two posts in one week. That’s a record lately. How was everyone’s week? Mine was great. Not too fast, not too slow. I could have done without the gross rain we had, but beggars can’t be choosers, right (is that the phrase? Or is it pickers can’t be choosers?).
Anyway, how about five things I’ve been digging?
Oh my gosh guys. You know that feeling when you have so much to say, but it all wants to come out at once? I think that’s what I feel like with this blog right now! Just not enough time to get those posts out, but when I sit down to write, I have SO many ideas – it’s almost intimidating.
I thought a fun way to get some of those feelings out might be to write a “Currently” post. I used to get to these monthly, but this year, not so much. They’re a good Q & A style of what I’ve been up to lately. I’ve seen this same post on so many blogs, that I have no idea who to credit for the original idea, but if you know, help a girl out? Continue reading
For my first event this spring, I took on a different kind of race. One of a slightly more … vertical … fashion. And it was fabulous!
The Fight for Air Climb is a nationwide event, taking place in multiple cities throughout the U.S. and organized by the American Lung Association. The climbs all exist as a fundraising method for the organization, and the money raised helps fund research, allowing scientists to discover new treatments and cures for lung diseases such as asthma and lung cancer. Continue reading
Well folks, the results are in! Or, have been in. And I’ve just been neglecting you, per usual. I kid, I kid.
March 1st was the final weight in for the Next Step Challenge, a six week nutrition and fitness challenge that I did with my Crossfit box, Crossfit Primal in Des Moines. If you haven’t been following along, here were the rules: Continue reading
Grab your drink of choice, folks. This one’s a rambler.
I’d like to preface this by saying: I don’t have anything against therapy. I think it’s a perfectly acceptable thing to participate in, and I encourage it for anyone.
Since I started running post-college, it’s been a great stress-reliever. But as I said in my last post, my running has been a bit lackluster lately. Mostly since I started Crossfit, to be honest. After all, Crossfit is so fun, and it’s been cold outside. Ick. I’m not necessarily a fair-weather runner, but my neighborhood’s idea of shoveling sidewalks leaves a lot to be desired, and I don’t love the dreadmill. Continue reading
Lately, I haven’t had what you’d call a “set” training plan. This is a little different from my usual since the majority of the year, I’m training for races. But since the marathon, I’ve been pretty loosy-goosy with what I’ve been doing. Continue reading