Wednesday, September 28, 2016

National Women's Health and Fitness Day

If you are like me you are overwhelmed by the number of Nationally recognized days there are. Each day we are recognizing or celebrating something else. Today we are recognizing something that I strive to recognize every day! Women's Health and Fitness Day. Many years ago I decided that I wanted to live the healthiest life style I could live. Health and Fitness became a huge priority to me. Each day I aim to eat healthy real foods and do atleast 20-30 minutes of physical activity.

Typically my workouts for the week right now consist of three 4-6 mile runs plus two 75 minute yoga classes each week. I also include any walking I do to and from work  as physical activity plus and and all house work I do while I am around the house. Housework is certainly physical activity.  Especially when there is a toddler involved that you need to keep up with. When I first made it a goal to get moving I bought an UP Band. If you are not familiar with UP it is an activity tracker designed by Jawbone. I loved it I wore it everywhere. I love tracking how many steps I walked each day and I also loved seeing how much I slept each night. Many people have reported and increase in activity while wearing a fitness tracker so this may be the motivation you need to start a more physically fit life.

I also found it really helpful to invest in some active gear. If you are working out in your husbands old tee-shirts and sweats you are not going to feel like the rock star that you are. Get yourself out to the mall or hop online and find some active wear that you are going to feel comfortable in. Being a long distance runner I know the importance of quality active gear. I know how terribly wrong a workout can go in the wrong sports bra! Get yourself some quality sports bras.

Adore Me has come out with a brand new line of Women's Fitness Clothing. You can view their entire collection here. I am in love with it and it launches on October 2nd. I love finding a new brand of active gear I can feel comfortable in while running or doing yoga. I have tried many different brand and its extremely important to have a tried a true company I can rely on to keep coming out with new high quality active gear without breaking the bank. Yes I want to look good and feel good but no I do not feel comfortable buying a pair of yoga pants for $100. I really like the affordability of the new Adore Me active wear line. Im excited to try it out soon.

What have you found to be your fav running clothes or yoga pants?

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Healing Arts

I am interested in all things natural and healing to the body. I love learning more about ways to make my body stronger and healthier. I would say the first thing I did to start a healthier lifestyle was running. After running for sometime I wanted to learn how to run more efficiently so I started to research better ways to fuel and what foods to eliminate from my diet.

The results were amazing my body was thrilled. I knew there was more that I could do to strengthen my body and mind. I started to look into ways to reduce my toxic load. I cut out commercial face wash and face lotion for more natural alternatives. I didn't stop there I cut out antiperspirant. I started making all of my own products. It was empowering knowing exactly what I was putting in my body. My goal now is to empower others on how to live their most healthy life! Essential Oils have been a power house for me. The Be Clean Get Well Team is hosting a Fall Educational Series and you will not want to miss these events. Please check out our schedule below.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trail Runner

I enjoy running on trails so much more than I enjoy running on streets. Don't get me wrong I will run anywhere I can because I love running.  Running in the woods just makes me feel so care free, no cars, less people, beautiful scenery. Last week I had the opportunity to run an event called Quadzilla. It was a 15K trail run and it was a blast. First of all I made it to the start with only minutes to spare. My husband was kind enough to drive to me to the race which was over an hour and twenty minutes from our home and then we someone missed an exit. We were hoping to get there at 7 am and got there at 7:25. Oops. Anyway I did not let that stop me from having a good run. I quickly grabbed my race bib pinned it on my shorts and headed over to the start. Since I got there so late I just lined up and the back of the pack.

There was some walking almost immediately after the race started which is always frustrating but it comes with the territory. Its hard to fit over 350 people on single track trail in the woods when we all start at the same time. I had kind of wished at this point that I was up further at the start but looking back this probably saved me to finish the race feeling as strong as I did. Had I been up front I would have went out much faster and probably fried my legs by mile 4. My legs felt great during the entire event. It was very hot and I was surprised as to how much open trail there was on the course. I was wishing for more shade during a July trail run!

The hills were great. I am by no means an amazing hill runner but I do love a challenge and Quadzilla gave us just that. Im very happy I signed up and Im even more happy that my husband came with me!  The event staff and volunteers were great and I freaking love the shirts we got for signing up. The race was really enjoyable and if you live in Southeastern PA I would recommend you sign up for it next year.

PS check out them calves!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016


How freaking cool is the race name Quadzilla? I wanted to run this race just on the name alone but then I read into more and its a trail race that is 15k. I thought this event would be the perfect event to follow up after our 50 miler.  I have not signed up yet but I am pretty certain that I will be.

Running has been tough since the Glacier Ridge race. I guess 50 miles was more taxing on my body that I had expected it to be. I am finally feeling like I have my full energy levels back. It took nearly a month. Every time I would go running I would feel so tired. My legs are feeling strong again. I am so grateful for this. I can think of nothing better to do now that my legs are feeling strong again so lets trash them on some gnarly trails!!!

We have reviewed the elevation change for Quadzilla and I think it will certainly be a challenge but it is nothing more than we have done before. It will just be condensed hills and it should be a freaking blast. I don't have many weeks to train but I honestly don't think I will need long. I haven't really stopped running at all. I took 5 days off from running immediately after the 50 mile race. ( 1 day off for each 10 miles raced) When I started running again I switched to only 3-4 days a week rather than the 5 that I was running during my last training plan. I am ready to ramp back up to 5 days a week now. I am going to work on speed training and hills! I will also be doing lots of legs routines to super charge my quads!!

Name these quads??