Nuun Hood to Coast Relay Team: Are You Applying?

Last year, I had the opportunity to run with nuun for the Hood to Coast Relay.sourceIt.was.amazing.Nuun and it's employees are a class act. I was thoroughly impressed with their organization and enthusiasm last year. How could I NOT apply for that same opportunity this year?You (females only) have until tomorrow, April 9th to submit an application for your chance to make one of nuun's three teams this year.I thought I'd re-share my application for 2011 before submitting my 2012 application … [Continue reading]

I’m Sexy and I ‘Throw’ It


Who has LMFAO in their head now? Yeah, buddy. You're welcome.One of the tools I use to teach my HIIT classes is a SandBell.They come in varying weights and can be used like a kettle bell or thrown like a sack of flour (next Hunger Games workout, a Peeta move perhaps?)Wood Chops I asked one of my class participants (who is awesome, thanks Codie!) to film me post-class for a quick demo of THROW DOWNS and WOOD CHOPS.HIIT workout (Set your Gymboss timer to 30s:15s x 4) Reverse Overhead lunges w/ … [Continue reading]

A Reunion & Plans Tonight

Oh my gosh, I'm glad March is over! Coach was traveling 19 of the 31 days; 'tis baseball season. Cooper and I missed him!Is dad ever coming home?They were happy to see each other (despite Cooper's expression). Thankfully, April is a little nicer, so we get to spend more time with Coach.During Coach's absence, Cooper and I did have a chance to catch up on your blogs. This is so not #PROOF-like, but sure comfy!Cooper is captivated, I promise.Onto some eats.  Jenn is encouraging her readers to add … [Continue reading]

Did You Know? Here’s #PROOF

As you may know, I'm super proud to be a FitFluential ambassador.FitFluential is a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. You really should join the club! And, because of this powerhouse company created by CEO Kelly Olexa, I have seen blog readership grow in addition to networking with passionate, like-minded individuals and companies.Guess what?! It's Kelly's birthday! So, give her a shout out on … [Continue reading]

My Bunny

Real or not real?Fake bunny. Real bunny.I wanted to share a fun virtual run hosted by my fellow FitFluential ambassador Run with Jess.  You can run a variety of distances for the Jelly Bean virtual and win some great prizes. So go sign up! It runs April 1- 8th.Cooper and I participated last year.Jelly Bean 10kDo you like jelly beans?-- Love them. Especially Starburst.What's your FAVORITE candy?-- Anything gummy...actually, anything candy. ;) … [Continue reading]

Hunger Games Workout: Get Ready Tributes


With the opening of the movie, I had to teach a Hunger Games inspired HIIT class this week.   Don't worry, we didn't try to kill each other in class...but I did give everyone the option to swallow the berries.  Hunger Games: Tribute Workout Tribute Sumos Katniss Planks Buns Catching Fire Peeta's Push-ups Gale's Coal Miner Lunges Reaping Burpees In class, we did modified tabatas (6 sets instead of 8) of every move with 45-60 seconds of jump roping in between. I also like the option … [Continue reading]

Supplements Are Worth It, If You Put in the Effort


I want to pop a pill and instantly have a six-pack, ripped arms and defined legs. Who wouldn't want it that easy? Unfortunately, many supplement consumers think it is that easy. Wrong.  source Using supplements without putting in some serious gym-time and following a healthy eating plan are a waste of money. But, if you are willing to put in the work, then GNC's line of GenetixHD products are for you. I am currently using the Pro-Sculpt, Physio-Burn and … [Continue reading]

I Have the Runs–All Different Kinds

Here's a recap of last week.. Only 20 miles of running, but calories were burned. Monday:  200m repeats (3.5 mi)Tuesday:  HIIT & Ab Blast Class (60 mins)Wednesday:  Speed pyramid (3.5 mi)Thursday:   HIIT & Ab Blast Class (60 mins)Friday:  Progression run (5.25 mi) Saturday:  3 mi easy miles w/ CooperSunday:  5 mi with running buddiesI have been nailing some legit workouts with a little help from GNC's GenetixHD line. I'm posting a review this tomorrow and feel REALLY good on it...I still have a … [Continue reading]

Do You Run for a Reason?

I was told I had speed (however relative that term may be) so that meant I competed in track & field. Middle school track & field evolved into high school track & field.State Meet: Triple JumpRunning turned sport specific for college softball emphasizing sprints and explosive movements. The bases are 60 feet apart, how much endurance do you need?Then, running became a way to exercise post-eligibility. Leisurely miles meant I could fit in my pants. It was a means to an end.However, my first … [Continue reading]

5 Moves for a Solid Core


You don't have do mindless crunches to refine that midsection. In fact, the more muscles involved the better. *Note: I'd also like you to note my overly active golden retriever, Cooper in the background of each picture. ********** Do each move for 45 seconds then switch (3 sets) 1. Weighted plank to T 2. Pullovers on stability ball 3. Single leg overhead crunch 4. Medicine ball plank  5. Cross-back lunge with knee tuck ********** 1. Plank to T with weights Start in plank and … [Continue reading]