Don't get me wrong, I love a New Year's resolution. I'm all about setting goals and using them as motivation to do something amazing with my life. But there is one New Year's resolution people tend to make that makes me a little sad. It's wanting to lose weight. So I ask you...Read More
I spend about 30-45 minutes a day answering emails to my Run, Selfie, Repeat family. I get asked about my favorite chafe cream, shorts, shoes, protein powder, energy gels, water, how I wake up in the morning to run, how I hydrate, how I find the motivation not to quit, how I train for a marathon...the list goes on and on and on. It's arguably my favorite part of my day because being a new runner sucks (at least it sucked for me) and I love helping make running feel a tiny bit less impossible to you. But after months of answering these emails, it dawned on me...why not share my non-expert advice with all of you!?!? Allow me to introduce my new favorite segment of Run, Selfie, Repeat -- Running Struggles! You Ask And I Give My Non-Expert Advice.
So if you're a new runner or if you're simply curious to pick my brain, write me! Holler at me and it may end up on Run, Selfie, Repeat. Today's topic? Let's talk feeling self conscious when you run.
Today's "Running Struggles! You Ask and I Give My Non-Expert Advice" is all about feeling self conscious when you run!Read More
There's a really powerful moment happening in the running world right now. Women's Running put Erica Schenk on the cover of their August magazine and Runners World wrote an article titled, "Is it possible to be fat and fit? At 250 pounds, distance runner Mirna Valerio provides an inspiring example." It's an incredibly exciting and powerful statement to stand behind someone who doesn't "look" like an athlete. It's brave to put yourself out there the way both Erica and Mirna have. I never would have had the courage to do what they're doing because I was far to ashamed of the way I was. There's been a lot of backlash online about these two covers and I want to weigh in...Read More
Here it is! Episode 1 of The Road to Run, Selfie, Repeat is live on youtube!Read More
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I'm sick of seeing people who, like me, aren't athletic and struggle to run around their block. I see the yearning in their eyes "I WANT LOVE WORKING OUT TOO", they scream. Enough is enough! I'm doing it! It's secret revealing time! You ready?Read More
After my brother passed away in 2009, my only goal became making it to the next day. It's hard to explain what it feels like to face your own mortality while adjusting to the feeling that a huge giant piece of you was stolen. My brother wasn't just a sibling, he was a part of me. My sister Samantha, myself and my brother were a unit. We were a dangerous trio and when we lost him, it felt like we lost ourselves.
One thing I did not anticipate after his passing was the weight gain. He passed away in June of 2009 and by the end of that year I found myself weighing in at over 200 pounds. Now on top of figuring out how to live without my brother I had to figure out how to live with new foreign version of myself. Here is what I learned about losing weight and taking that next step...Read More
Two and a half years ago running was impossible. I couldn't run to the end of my block without feeling like my lungs were going to burst into flames and my heart was going to explode. Being athletic and active to this day doesn’t come easily to me. I’m still new to the running world. I didn’t run in High School or College and it wasn't until I had to lose the 60+ pounds I gained after my brother passed away that I started making conscious efforts to be physically active for my health. My story isn’t unique. I’ve met hundreds of runners who started running when shit hit the fan or something traumatic happened to them. This is why I think it's imperative that you strive to make impossible possible...Read More
Losing weight is not easy. The concept of how to lose weight is easy, but execution is not. Here are 9 lies people tell you about eating healthy that I believe to be utter nonsense:Read More
I want to introduce you to a challenge I am hosting called, "The Wedding Day Shape Up Challenge with The Knot." Now stay with me, this is not a diet and you don't have to be engaged or a bride to be to join the challenge! I want you to join me and bet on yourself that you can lose 4% of your body weight in 6 weeks.Read More
Close your eyes and imagine someone who is in the best shape of their lives. Alright now imagine an "average" person who is realistically in the best shape of their lives. What do you see? Is there a difference between the two? For some crazy reason we have this perceived image of how someone who is "in shape" is supposed to look. They have visible muscles that can cut glass, a thigh gap, toned everything, zero cellulite and a tan. (Why are they always tan?) Well excuse me while I hop up on my soap box and throw my two cents in the mix...Read More
Any runner can attest that running is an incredibly helpful form of therapy. If you're going through a divorce or a breakup, unemployed, unhappy at work, unfilled, lost, or feeling hopeless running is an unbelievably helpful resource to confidently put one foot in front of the other. For me, running did something for me that therapy couldn't...Read More
How do you make the impossible possible? Only 3 weeks into 2015 and we witnessed two men make impossible possible by free climbing El Capitan. What’s your El Capitan? What’s something you want to make happen in 2015 but seems impossible?Read More
Here's a list of reasons why New Years is actually a TERRIBLE time of year to start working out:Read More
The holiday's can feel like an impossible time not to over indulge. Here's some advice when temptation comes knocking on your door...Read More