Masking up!!

While we’ve passed the 1 year mark of the pandemic that has changed everyday life, there is light at the end of the tunnel. With that new day around the corner, I still believe there are some things here to stay, like mask wearing. While it may not be what it looks like while theContinue reading “Masking up!!”

The Mighty Anacostia parkrun / (not) parkrun – Washington, DC

You’ve heard me say this before.. a very important part of living an active lifestyle is surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having a community to support you. Meet another one of my fitness families – the Anacostia Parkrun! Check out this fantastic blog article written about this particular parkrun. For more information on parkrun,Continue reading “The Mighty Anacostia parkrun / (not) parkrun – Washington, DC”


Accountability Is The Key To Success This is another one of my important communities/families that helps keep me connected and motivated… we all came together through training for and trying to get better at the multisport of triathlon! While we all continue to pursue personal goals, we have had a continual monthly challenge centered aroundContinue reading “AITKTS Family”

Building a community

A very important part of trying to be the best version of yourself and living an active lifestyle (my personal choice), is surrounding yourself with like-minded people and having a community that supports you. Since we are generally social by nature, having a community is a great way to check in with, and on, yourContinue reading “Building a community”

Outdoor activity in cold weather

Depending on where you live, the weather has gone from the warmer, shorts & t-shirt type to the colder, raw, sometimes wet, and windy type. Since I prefer biking and running outside whenever possible, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to dress appropriately for running and biking outside! And YES,Continue reading “Outdoor activity in cold weather”

DOn’t quIT

I haven’t posted about my own training for awhile… because I didn’t feel like I was getting anything done!!! I’m sure we ALL have felt like that during this pandemic!! So I haven’t swam since February 2020… I haven’t done any strength workouts consistently, if at all… my diet has been just OK at bestContinue reading “DOn’t quIT”

Functional core exercises

Here’s some more functional exercises to try! While they are mostly focused on engaging and using your core (a strong core is absolutely critical to so many fundamental movements), the compound movements also engage other areas and can be incorporated into HIIT workouts. Although I did these in the gym (I do not currently workoutContinue reading “Functional core exercises”

Pandemic Fatigue

A little vulnerability and disclosure here… but I truly don’t feel it’s being vulnerable as much as it’s being honest! How can you trust things I say or listen to things I talk about if I’m not forthcoming with how I’m also affected on a personal level? So here goes – this pandemic has takenContinue reading “Pandemic Fatigue”

Tacx bicycle trainer and Garmin 530 Edge bike computer

Felt good to get a ride in without having to find a trail or prepare for the weather!! The tacx trainer is pretty awesome! I’ll leave a more detailed review after having used it for a bit, along with a review of the garmin 530 Edge bike computer (I want to use that outside too)…Continue reading “Tacx bicycle trainer and Garmin 530 Edge bike computer”

Training through quarantine

Even though we are practicing social distancing and taking precautions not to infect each other with COVID-19, I’ve been able to adapt a bit and have gotten more running and biking in. I have biking totals of 100+ miles for 3 straight months (Feb., Mar., and Apr.) and my running totals have been 20+ sinceContinue reading “Training through quarantine”