Vacation Hangover

Back to the grind (not that grind). Work. Life. Routine.Can I go back to California? Fine. I'll relive it a bit more, then.Guess who was in town? I hadn't seen this gorgeous girl since our dance party in Vegas!She and Billy were in town and able to join me for the baseball game.I know many of you read Janae's blog, and she is just as genuine, outgoing and magnetic IRL. Love her. Two of my teammates made the drive to Stanford to meet up too. It really seems like only last year we were lacing up … [Continue reading]

How to Improve Your Sex Life

Coach was reading an article in Men's Health that stated the number one way to improve sex within in a relationship is by working out together.So, here's to great sex!Even on vacation, we look forward to, and make time, to work out together. Friday, I took Coach on a running tour of Stanford's campus.  Coach is in front of Memorial Church (Mem-Chu)Brought him to the softball field of course. LOTS of time spent here in college.View of The Quad from Palm Drive.Avery aquatic center and one of my … [Continue reading]

Fitness Friday: Balls to the Wall

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This week's workout is all about balls. Not Coach's balls, but medicine balls & Bosu balls. #PROOF This workout can be done at home or in the gym if you own medicine balls and a Bosu ball. Don't you love versatility? Set your Gymboss timer to 6 rounds of 30 seconds of work, 15 seconds of recovery. To see a collection of all my exercise demos, you can visit my YouTube Channel and become a subscriber. IMPORTANT: You have the control. Meaning, if you are just … [Continue reading]

I’m going going, back back to Cali Cali

Oh, NOTORIOUS B.I.G. your lyrics comfort me.I'm SO ready to head back to The Farm. It's been too long since I've visited my alma mater.Coach and company are facing the No . 7 Cardinal this weekend.Yep, Stanford's nickname is a color, not a bird.  In 1981 (after some controversy), the mascot was officially changed from Indians to the singular "Cardinal". The Stanford Tree is the unofficial mascot and a member of the Marching Band, based off a the native El Palo Alto (Redwood) tree.But, I will be … [Continue reading]

Simple Speed Workout & Simple Eats

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 There are some days getting to the track isn't feasible. Ah, the oval. Reminds me of high school track where lots of speed training and jump workouts took place.   So, creating a speed workout on the treadmill is the next best option. Pace is controlled. All you have to focus on is form and breathing. I always begin with an easy paced warm-up mile, or 2 depending on the day, and usually set the incline at 1.0. Occasionally, I increase the incline to 5 … [Continue reading]

I almost forgot this feeling..

A pain-free run.5 mi progression runI was elated! That's a HUGE smile hiding behind my phone.I had just read a Runner's World article sharing a simple mantra for runners: ABCA- AttitudeB- BreathingC- CadenceChecking in on these three points during a challenging part of your run gives you new focus.My focus during the progression run:  Cadence, cadence, cadence.Oh, runner's high, I missed you!I shared the news with Coach immediately who was knocking out a Crossfit WOD.We love using our lunch … [Continue reading]

Fitness Friday: BEAST Mode

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Last week, I shared the Feisty 50 at home workout with you. This week's torture workout doesn't disappoint either [cue evil laugh]. Spencer and I did this together, and it took us about 55 minutes. That's a long time for a workout of this intensity. I'll give you a moment to let that sink in.   Not too bad right? Only 4 rounds and you just add 200m to each run.   ball slams:  similar to the sand bell slams I demoed. double arm clean & press: I used 17.5 lbs … [Continue reading]

5 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Focus

Often, I am asked how I balance my training with teaching fitness classes, how I fuel, how I stay motivated, etc. without losing steam.I thought I'd share a few tips that keep me going throughout the week.accountabilityprotein oftentrackingmove anywhereroutine 1. ACCOUNTABILITYTeaching HIIT/Ab Blast classes keeps me honest and accountable. If I can't do the workout at a high intensity, how can I expect class participants to do it?Post-HIIT class. Focus on upper body.Individuals attend my class … [Continue reading]

Spending Time Together: Filthy 50

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Being a coach's wife is difficult at times. Irregular hours. Lots of lonely days and nights. The grind of the season. Yet, I am so very thankful. My husband has a job. A job he is passionate about. One that I am passionate about too.A coach's wife does not have to deal with a stress level even remotely close to that of a military wife, so I feel guilty even complaining. I have overwhelming admiration for military families.But, it's still hard, so the time Coach and I do get to spend together … [Continue reading]

Feisty 50 at Home Workout

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In order to deal with my plantar fasciitis, I have reduced my running. You can imagine any runner's concern when he/she has to limit mileage. How will I maintain my fitness?    Can I still eat the same?   I have been keeping my fitness in check despite my reduced mileage.     Teaching HIIT/Ab Blast classes twice weekly keeps me honest. And, the focus and enhanced fat-burning I get from using GNC GenetixHD line support my quest for a lean frame.   After a run … [Continue reading]