April Goals Update + May Goals

In April, I set some pretty light/attainable goals: Go Streaking: run outside every day in April (1 mile minimum) Grow my @healthydoseoflife Instagram to 550 followers. Self Care Sundays: Reading, running for enjoyment, Epsom salt baths, foam rolling, yoga, relaxing with a cup of herbal tea are all examples So, how did they turn out? Streaking […]

Race Recap: Eart Day Half Marathon

As the weather here in ‘cuse is getting more enjoyable, I’ve picked up my mileage and made running a priority again. I started running when I was 11, and since then it’s never something that’s fully out of my life (the longest I’ve gone without it was one month due to injury). I do fluctuate on […]

March Goals Update + April Goals

Last month I set some ambitious goals (read about them here) and now it’s time to check in on that progress while outlining my April goals. March Goals: Grow my @healthydoseoflife Instagram to 450 followers. Check! I’ve been hovering just over the 450 mark. A more consistent posting schedule, following and commenting on other profiles, […]

March Goals

You know what they say about March weather: coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb? Well, in addition to the weather portion, March has come in like a lion for my personal life – stomach bug, wedding planning meetings, open prep. So I’m a little late with this post! But I’m […]

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! Here are my favorite things from this week: This little reminder about an amazing cuse win: http://www.diddukewin.com/ These articles that provide calorie insight for runners: http://www.crazyrunninggirl.com/2017/02/22/calories-burned-running-the-reality/ http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/running-to-lose-weight This song by Coldplay and The Chainsmokers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs This sunrise that greeted me before my morning workout How was your week?

Should I work out when I’m sick?

Great question. Let me start by saying I’m not a medical professional, so I’m not technically qualified to give you that kind of advice. But, as someone who doesn’t like to miss a workout, I have researched and read up on the topic. I’ve been feeling sick lately myself – headache, congestion, fatigue. My general […]

Workout Playlist – Feb 2017

The right music can make or break your workout. When I need a push at crossfit, the right song can get me in the zone. Bumping beats can distract you from the pain and fatigue of a workout. Studies have shown it can even reduce perceived effort and increase endurance, allowing people to work out longer than they […]

I’m Loving Lately: February Edition

February’s here, and with it comes a new list of what I’m loving lately! Quote: “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Mash 3 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 cups oats, 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, vanilla and cinnamon to taste. […]

Treadmill Workouts

Winter can be a tough time for runners. Sometimes I love a snowy outdoor run, sometimes it’s dark and blizzarding and I find myself on the treadmill. I used to think of treadmill running as a chore – sometimes it can feel that way. For the most part, that changed for me when I started […]

I’m Loving Lately: January Edition

My first post of 2017 and it’s halfway through January already! It’s been awhile since my last post, so here are a few updates on what I’ve been up to/loving lately: Vitamin D – Syracuse is one of the grayest cities in America. I think this topic actually deserves an entire post, but for now […]