2016 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap

Disclaimer: As a Rock ‘n’ Blogger I received a complimentary global tour pass, which I used for entry into this race.  I also received complimentary VIP access.   1,266 more words


Front Squat PR and an Ode to Aldi.

I flipping love Aldi.
Since Mike is chasing his dream job, our income has dropped a bit so we had to get really creative with buying cheap. 255 more words


Athlete Zero: Now with Handwritten WODs

Carl activated the AZ Facebook again because it seems he’s getting back into coaching — which is lovely. He posted the following photos which is kind of nice as opposed to his slow run of text messages. 227 more words


PRs and Celebrations

It’s the little things that mean a lot. Even my little 70# PR this morning – now that really means something to me. After over two weeks off of workouts while recovering from the pneumonia, I wanted to get out in the home gym and just get a little movement in this morning, and instead I ended up with a personal record on my push jerk. 127 more words

Getting Fit

"Someday" - An Unlikely Runner's Journey

Let me preface this post a bit. My name is Courtney, and I am a recovering skinny-bitch-aholic. My activities through age 27 included .75 years of dance line. 793 more words


Moment of Truth

I don’t really know where to start, so I’ll give you the facts: Yesterday, I tried to run the Youngstown Memorial 5. I say “tried” because by the end of mile 1, I was actually considering dropping out of the race. 626 more words


Your Distance Does Not Determine How Much Of A Runner You Are

My mom started running when she was (I think) 57. She started with 5Ks, and she worked her way up to running half marathons. At some point, we likely knew we would have to be a little realistic: The later in life you begin running, the more difficult it is to avoid injuries because you’re simply not as conditioned. 433 more words