Monthly Archives: July 2017

Little Love Letter To Heart Rate Training

Posted on July 11, 2017

Few things feel as good as a great aerobic training session on fresh legs. When you are done, you are done. You feel like you can take over the world, you do NOT feel like you need a nap. Your mood is great. (If it sounds like I am operating on a reinforcement system of

Exercising For Overthinkers – What Matters, And What Does Not

Posted on April 10, 2017

I was first introduced to the concept of “overprocessing your fitness” through the PN coaching curriculum. It resonated with me quite a bit, because, hello! Overthinker. 🙂 If it exists, I have already had a chance to overthink it. And yes, I think there should be Overthinkers Anonymous. Amirite? Few weeks ago I delivered a

Operation SuperCoach – The Sacred Practice Of Warm-Up

Posted on April 4, 2017

As a (formerly militant) atheist, I do not use the word “sacred” lightly. Yet over the last couple of years, this is exactly what warm-up has become – a sacred practice, a ritual of movement. For word junkies (I love you), ‘sacred’ can mean “of or relating to religion” – not this one, OR “entitled

Why Isla De Ometepe In Nicaragua Is The Best Training Ground For An Obstacle Racer

Posted on March 2, 2016

If you could have the perfect training ground, the perfect terrain for obstacle race training, what would it be like? Would it have hills? Water? Dirt roads? All of the above? While most racers flock to the mountains of Colorado to train, after doing Fuego y Agua Survival Run for the past two years, I

5 Tips For Choosing A Gym

Posted on August 8, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a coach. “Dear Kate”, the email reads. “You are cordially invited to become my running slave”. Words “running” and “slave” in the same sentence? How could I say no? Coach Mike will help me to get these luscious buttocks back into their running shape in time for the marathon in

admin at 8:46 am Aug 15
Not at all!

Burpees, Karaoke And Shakespeare

Posted on May 20, 2013

“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met” is how Shakespeare Arms bar described on the website. It is everything a small town bar should be. It takes the waitress more than a minute to rattle off the names of beer they have on tap – very good sign! However, at the

Sleep Deprivation Blows

Posted on February 25, 2013

Last week was an interesting self-experiment in sleep deprivation. After getting up before 6am for 4 days in a row, I finally crashed on Wednesday night and slept for ten hours straight. The hot yoga on a Wednesday night was amusing, to say the least. I’d fall asleep in every single horizontal pose – face

Solo at 9:27 pm Feb 28
mmmmm, bacon.

Life Is Too Short, And A Week Of Workouts

Posted on February 11, 2013

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, and thought “ugh… life is too short for this”? I started writing this post in my head, during one of those lovely bumper-to-bumper afternoons… life is too short… to be stuck in traffic to work through lunch to drive automatic transmission to watch sports to take the elevator

Solo at 7:11 pm Feb 20
Love the additions to the list!

365 Days Of Fitness Challenge – Month Recap

Posted on February 2, 2013

So it has been a month, since I’ve started the 365 days of fitness challenge. Over the course of the last 31 days, the plan was to complete at least: 31 miles (50km) 775 situps 775 pushups 775 burpees 775 squats 620 lunges (310 per leg) 2, 325 jumping jacks 62 minutes of plank 62 minutes

Andrey Tochilin at 2:48 am Feb 3

Bad Idea, Wrist Injury, And Training Like An Athlete

Posted on January 28, 2013

When I was little, and dad would run a yellow light, he’d always say that he was showing us “what not to do”. Here’s the thing. It’s usually a bad idea to show others what not to do. Because, you know… You are not supposed to do it. Anyway… I sprained my wrist in my

[…] finally met with an orthopedic surgeon regarding my wrist injury earlier in the week. I am thirty years younger than the youngest person in the lobby. I also seem […]



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