Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Naked Running….

Did that get your attention?!?!

Sorry for being MIA, I have been going through some personal things for the past couple of weeks (if we are friends on FB you might have an idea, what I am talking about) and just had no urge to post. But here I am…I can never stay away too long from you guys.

Work has been going great…I love what I do so I can’t complain…okay maybe I do when I am at the gym for over 13 hours but I digress.

And since I don’t have enough things on my plate…I decided to add one more…I am officially studying to become a Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach!


And I have the best Study Partner….


But just like his mommy…he suffers from ADD and rather play


or lay on my lap and yell at me to stop studying…


He is the best!!

Now back to my blog title….

My 1/2 marathon is just a month away and my training has been far from great…I have been emotionally and physically wiped out and sometimes the last thing I want to do is put on my sneakers and go for a run, and yesterday was no different. I had a 9 mile run scheduled and my plan was to wake up at 5 am and try to knock it out before heading to the gym…but seriously who am I trying to kid? My bum was too scared to go out at the time for a run so instead I hit snooze and cuddled with my baby.

After working at the gym, I came home and kept thinking of every excuse NOT to run and it almost worked but then around 8pm I read Jess’s latest post “Say it Do it” and it was just what I needed to get my ass out the house.


And I also did something that I have never done before…I left my music at home!! Jess and I actually had a discussion about this the other day and I decided to try it out, especially since it was dark out and I wanted to be aware of my surroundings. I must admit, I enjoyed running “naked”…I got to focus on my breathing and soaked in the sounds of nature….wind blowing…crickets..people playing dominoes in their backyard etc. 

And I am happy to say that I ran my longest distance EVER! My pelvis area was hurting but I kept on going…towards the end, I kept reciting what I tell my clients “You Got This!”



  1. I would love to meet Zen! when you have some free time, would you like to schedule a girls night in? we can order take out and watch a chick flick. you can bake banana muffins while i cuddle with Zen... just like that time i "taught" you how to make sushi.

  2. Way to go on the new certification! That's the same one I plan on going for; it pushed me to buckle down and get serious about the PT certification.

    Good luck with your studies! Maybe you could train Zen to hold up flash cards or something.

  3. Woohoo! I am SO proud of you! Sometimes it's definitely hard to get out of the house in the morning (or at night) but I always try to remind myself that I never regret a workout.

  4. So proud of you honey! I love that you are going for your dreams and have little Zen to help you study!

  5. So excited for you and your new adventure!

  6. Aw, yay! I'm so glad you were able to get out there and run your run! It must have been fun listening to the sounds of your neighborhood.

    congrats on your longest distance to date!

  7. I'm so glad you finally tried it without the music! I love it too, sometimes it's nice to just hear the outside world :)

  8. You're always finding something new to do to push yourself, I love it!
    I don't think I follow you on Facebook, but I hope everything is ok.

    Congrats on the long run! I've been kicking but running lately, and am finally starting to enjoy it, but a half marathon is just not in the cards for me...not yet anyway :)

  9. Hope everything is OK with you. I have been MIA a bit too because of the move to Japan, but we are slowly getting back into some sort of routine. Congrats on your decision to become a lifestyle coach. Great study partner. My cat always was the best little helper, when not trying to turn the pages too early LOL!

  10. wow, good luck with your studies and this new journey..


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