Friday, September 30, 2011

26.2 Back on the Agenda!

Since I dropped to the Half marathon for the Nike Women's Marathon in 3 weeks....I've noticed a fire growing in my belly.

I  want 26.2

I NEED 26.2

 So what did I do.....

I joined up with Team In Training for another round of 26.2!

Yup...our kick off party was last night! I've already started fundraising. Beginning November 22..... I start...


Don't forget...for all you fitness buffs out there...I started a fitness blog....Click HERE

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mixing Business and Pleasure & Race review

As a golden rule...mixing business and pleasure is a no-no. So, I've decided to start another blog. A blog specifically related to fitness.
More of a work blog. I will blog about all things fitness. Product reviews, events, training, diet and nutrition, and workouts. If you are interested in following along.... click

Now on to the Race!

I ran this race exactly how I wanted to! I ran it light, easy, and strong. We got a cool medal made out of recycled glass, a great long sleeved technical shirt. I'm not sore, I don't ache. It went very well.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Another Race Weekend Approaches

Sunday I will run the Omaha Half Marathon.

I was originally doing this race as a part of a training run for the Nike Women's Full Marathon October 16th. I have since dropped down to the half marathon for Nike after I ran into a hole injuring my right foot.
But....Since I already paid for the Omaha race....I'm sticking with it! Thankfully I am feeling healed enough to pull it off. 

But honestly....pull it off is about all I am going to be able to do. 

After much thought....I have decided to take it easy during this race. I will run the race....not race this race. This is a very hard pill to swallow, but I think it is the best choice.

Buford Foundation:

Though it is a hard pill...this race looks like fun! It will be nice to take it easy and enjoy all the fun activities this race promises to provide! 
Check out the info below!

The Omaha Marathon is again proud to recognize this year’s race as a charity event. $1 of each registration will be donated to the Buford Foundation. For more information about the Buford Foundation please see below.
More information:
Leukemia/Lymphoma Society:Omaha Marathon events is again proud to be a partner with Team In Training as one of their designated Races. Log on to web to learn more.
LIVE MUSIC on BIG STAGE at finish line.
Entertainment along the course!
For listing of musicians, log on to
U.S. MARINE Corp. support!…:FULL DRESSED MARINES will greet you at the finish line as they present you with your finisher’s medallion as well as support you throughout the race! We are proud to have the United States Marine Corp recruiters join us again this year to assist with the success of the weekend events!
RECYCLED GLASS FINISHER’S MEDALLIONS:Come join us to celebrate our 36th Annual where we will continue our GREEN initative! The full & half marathon finishers will receive a medallion made of RECYCLED glass by local artists that are also SUNCATCHERS that you can display proudly in window and remind you of your accomplishment!
LOCKS FOR LOVE:Join fellow runners again this year as they donate their hair to Locks for Love at the start line of the race. To participate,
Other Highlights:Barefoot Runner category
Team In Training: Leukemia/Lymphoma Society designated race.
Let us know if you are coming as a group and we will RESERVE A TABLE for you at the pasta part

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Crazed Runner

After I ran into a hole out on a run a couple of weeks ago, I've been kind of nervous about my next 2 races. I have been teaching a lot of extra spin classes lately which has really worn me out and  really hasn't helped my running confidence. My last run of 4 miles was really tough....and painful. 

So I took a week off....from running anyways.  Which made me feel like a crazed animal.

I have a half marathon next weekend, the Omaha Half Marathon. So I went out for 10 miles today.

I felt strong and calm. Which is nice.

I iced up well afterwards, popped a little ibuprofen, and am taking it easy for the rest of the day. I'm still mentally working out my game plan for this race, I've never done this course before so I'm not sure how to prepare. I originally signed up as a part of a training run for the Nike Full Marathon in October. I have since dropped down to doing the half in Nike to avoid further injury, but my paperwork was already sent in for this race. 

Thankfully, I see no reason to back out of this one. My ankle is holding up and so are my knees. 

My Dilemma:

Do I race this race?

Do I use this race simply for training?

Anyone ever done a race purely for training purposes?
Any advice?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary to ME!

Today I am celebrating 6 years of being married to Dave. He is loving, supportive, and he comes to all of my races. WHAT MORE COULD A GIRL ASK FOR???

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Post Run Yoga Poses

If you've read my last couple of posts then you know that September is Yoga Month. My company, Kendall Personal Fitness, has teamed up with LUNA and to celebrate! Giveaways, yoga sessions, and other fun stuff.

In the spirit of Yoga Month I thought I would share my two favorite post run yoga poses.

First....Forward Fold. Stretches out those hammies and low back. My hammies and low back always ache once the miles start creeping up and this stretch really helps out!

Next... Pigeon Pose....perfect for my hips. This is a nice deep stretch for those hips and IT Band.
 L-O-V-E it!

What are your favorite stretches?

Any spots more tight than others post-run?

Happy Yoga Month!  

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yoga Celebration and GIVEAWAY WINNER

It was a beautiful Saturday to set up shop at Lake Zorinsky! I did a couple rounds of Yoga, chatted with some cool people, and even stretched with a gal who had just completed her 22 mile run in preparation for the Kansas City Marathon! Fun Stuff!

But on to more important things.....

Drum Roll Please.....

The Winner of the YOGA MONTH GIVEAWAY is.....

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Maureen at Hard Body Here I Come!!! YAY!! CONGRATS!!! Woooohoooo!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yoga Month GIVEAWAY!!!

My Company, Kendall Personal Fitness, has partnered up with LUNA Bar and Yoga Month.Org to celebrate September being Yoga Month! 

Kendall Personal Fitness with be hosting an open air Yoga Clinic at Lake Zorinsky September 10th from 10a-12p.There will be free yoga sessions, prizes, TEAM IN TRAINING will be there recruiting awesome people to join the team, and thanks to LUNA Bar there will be plenty of free LUNA Bars on hand for everyone to try!!


My blogging buddies get to get in on the action too!!

For my could win...

LUNA Bar Lemon Zest flavored chapstick

One Box (package of 12) sample sized Peanut Butter Cookie LUNA Bars

One Box (package of 12) full sized chocolate LUNA Protein Bars

18oz Kleen Kanteen from LUNA

This super awesome package could be yours!!

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Winner will be drawn September 10th!

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