Monday, March 19

1/2 Marathon training begins this week! Fa. Sho.

If you've read my {Me} page then you know that I was  a soccer player for years. I played 90-minute games multiple times a week all throughout high school. You may think all soccer players are good runners and enjoy running... well I'm here to tell you that that is certainly not the case when it comes to yours truly. I. Hate. Running.

Now that being said- I DO run, and there are days/runs where I enjoy myself. However, those enjoyable moments are few and far between. There's something you have to know about me though. I don't like doing things that I'm not good at. Seriously! I will avoid activities that I'm not good at for fear of failing or completely dropping the ball. BAD IDEA! I finally told myself that this has to stop!

In the past month I have made it a goal to begin doing things I do not enjoy doing. I'm not only simply talking about exercise and eating healthy here, I'm talking about everyday life activities as well. For instance, I've mentioned before I have a love/hate relationship with Burpees. I absolutely love them because they are a total body exercise; however, the hate comes in when I begin doing them and they totally kick my a$$. This past month I've done more burpees than I probably did all last year, due to my new goal! :)

Another example that pertains to everyday life.... I suck at doing laundry.... and making coffee! If I could hire a maid for one thing in my house it would be to wash/fold/put away my laundry. I. DESPISE. LAUNDRY. This past couple of weeks I've been showing the laundry pile who's boss. Yep. That's right. OK, yes I know you probably think I'm a weirdo for saying I suck at making coffee, but it's the truth. I love coffee, but every time I make coffee it never tastes as good as when other people make it for me. That's why I have a Keurig at home, but at work, in order to start saving a little more money here and there (I've got to start saving to buy some workout equipment for the garage) I brought my old coffee pot in. I generally make coffee every day now even though I'm still not good at it. Any tips or favorite coffee brands/flavors would be greatly appreciated!

So, In order to conquer this horrible looming hate for running, I've decided to take the bull by the horns. I'm training for a half marathon starting.... NOW! Well, not really right this second, but tomorrow. I train my client tonight, so tomorrow will be the beginning of a new running journey. 12-weeks of learning to love running. Wooo HOOO! As motivation, I'm taking donations for a Garmin Forerunner! hahaha! Of course I'm kidding. It is on the "want" list though.

P.S. we had another girl's night last Thursday and broke in our Sweat Betty tanks. Uh Huh! Alaina made these baller turkey meatballs with vegetables and a salad for dinner, too. Oh yeah! If you don't know who The Sweaty Betties are check them out. They are a super cute pair of fitness lovin' chicks that I look up to! (P.S. I've never met them, just follow them on FB and twitter) Their personalities and how they operate their business reminds me that although this blog is serious and getting people healthy is serious, you still have to HAVE FUN WITH IT! After all, making fitness fun is how people continue doing it for a lifetime.

Me, Alaina and Katie doin' our thang post workout

As the Sweaty Betties say, "Don't be a B!tch"

I'll keep you posted on the running! Tomorrow starts with a 3 miler, easy pace.

Be Strong. Be Healthy. Be Balanced. 

- Lauren



  1. Just found your blog ... Good luck with your 1/2 marathon training! I am running my 2nd this Sunday. It was my goal to get one in 6-months postpartum and I am stoked to accomplish it :)

    PS ... I am a fellow MilSpouse and blogger ;)

  2. HI Madelaine! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your blog was one of the first I started following. :) I love it! That's so great you're doing a 1/2 this Sunday just 6 months post-baby! Congrats! I've never been a long distance runner, so this training has been challenging. Not only to motivate myself to run, but to grow in mileage. I would so much rather go lift, but one of my goals this year is to step out of my comfort zone more. :) Any tips or tricks would be much appreciated!


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