Building (Run) Fatigue: the good way to feel exhausted

One way I reduce decision fatigue is by working with my Coach (cannot begin to put a $ to how much I value not having to think about my training plans). But what does she do in return? Fatigue the crap out of me.

I read this quote yesterday just before I strapped on the Heart-rate monitor for the second run of the day. I  immediately thought about all the times we build a BIG thick cushion for ourselves to land on, before we even know from how high we’ll start to fall. All…

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Avoiding Decision Fatigue: Why I eat eggs for breakfast everyday

There’s something to be said for food habits. I once survived on the following: oatmeal for breakfast, turkey sandwich on whole-wheat bread for lunch (with lettuce, cucumbers & salsa) – possibly a chocolate pudding or just chocolate, yogurt somewhere for a snack, carrots/chips+salsa while cooking, some version of “grilled” chicken + veggies/pasta for dinner. Maybe an Oreo or small bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats for dessert. Every day.

I’m not kidding at all. And this was during and probably for a while shortly after my college days (studying Nutrition Sciences). Take that as you will…

Usually no mind was paid to…

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This Running Week: Mid-Training Edition

The injury of late 2014 is almost nothing but a wincing memory now (knocks FIRMLY on wood), a story that finally allows me to empathize with and relate to fellow injured runners. You’re going CRAZY, I know! Endorphins should be bottled up and sold OTC, amiright?!

Now: my Training Peaks calendar just reminded me that we’re only SIX weeks out from the Canyonlands Half Marathon. Say what?! Here I am running throughout the weeks thinking this ‘comeback’ feels pretty good.

But the comeback is donezo. Easy days aren’t as dominant. This is actually half-marathon training.

I had my…

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YTT: What do you do that’s not true to you?

“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing him”  – Mahatma Ghandi

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Moving right along with Yoga Teacher Training (YTT): We’re one week into a one month “Living” meditation. It’s not all about sitting cross-legged on a colorful pillow in a quiet room for 1-10 minutes per day – as meditation rarely is – but rather taking a concept to live with all day, every day. It’s meditation through your thoughts, which turn into actions and behaviors, concentrating on different topics/ideas every few days.

A lot more…

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10 Tips for Trail Running & Racing {Newbies}

For my first ‘race’ of the year, he found a group of distances happening on a trail conveniently close to our Monterey Bay digs (led by Inside Trail Racing). Contrary to most of the trail runs we’ve done in the past seven months, this wouldn’t require a 6am departure, or even more than 25 minutes in the car. We’d even get a view of the wilderness not-so-hidden in the backyard of our quaint city. Win!

He went for the 25K, while I kept it safer with the 10k option. And after a 3+ month hiatus from the trails,…

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