Category Archives: FAV Workouts

The Dreaded Foam Roller – It Hurts so Good!

Types of Foam Rollers

Types of Foam Rollers

For those of you who use a foam roller on a regular basis, you most likely understand that it is truly a love hate relationship lol.  It can at times literally bring you to tears, however, is truly essential to performance and recovery – and I highly recommend it (and I promise you, it always feel amazing after a good foam rolling session!)

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P90X Phase 1 Complete!

Strength

As promised, I want to write about my progress through the P90X Program. On Sunday, I completed Phase 1 of the program! I still feel the same way as I did after completing week 1: I LOVE it!  I love lifting, and I can tell I am a lot stronger after the first phase. Here is a brief snapshot of my progress (I picked a few exercises from the various muscle groups):

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Adding a Twist to a Morning Run

Why I run

This past Sunday I woke up and had this urge to go for a run. As the weather has been improving, the thought of reintroducing my afternoon runs has been bugging me – but I’ll admit, I have been afraid/discouraged because of the patellar tendonitis I developed after running my first marathon this past January :[.  However, this past Sunday, even though the weather was crummy, I woke up and told myself “I am not going to be afraid anymore, I am going out for a run and I am going to love it!” So I did, and it was amazing :].

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