What have I been up to…

I will briefly discuss what I have been doing these past couple of months (I don’t want to bore you).  Last Fall I took some time off from running ,and with 4 children it’s sometimes easy to work indoors and can be challenging to get good long runs in, and I really wanted to back off long endurance workouts.  Anyway, I focused  more on strength and worked a lot with Cathe Friedrich, especially her Low Impact Series (which was actually intense and very core focused). In the beginning of 2012 I knew I needed to step up the running again to get ready for The Broad Street  Run (Philly’s famous 10 mile flat and fast course).  It took weeks to get my running MoJo back….somehow I felt like I was going to disappoint at the race in May.  However, I ran pretty smart (negative splits) and came away with a new PR (at 40 years old, mind you) and 5th place in the Masters category.  I have a few 5Ks coming up, so I am hoping for the same kind of outcome…bring on the PRs!!!  This past weekend I also experienced my first mud run supporting MS.  I have to say, this was a total blast, I forsee many mud runs in the future for me.  Glad I was a part of the MuckRuckus Philly and supporting a great case.

I am still teaching classes at the YMCA.  I taught about 6 months of TRX classes, but I am taking a break from suspension trainers and focusing more on cross-training and boot camp style classes at the YMCA as well as the local park near my home.  I have added more fun toys as well….I still love to mix it up and add new ways to challenge my clients.  Some of my favorite toys are Training Ropes, sandbags, sandbells, and the Ultimate Body Press Dip Station.  Of couse I continue to bring out the kettlebells, dumbbells, and TRX.    Contact me if you want to join in on the fun or if you are looking for a trainer.  Check out the services tab.  That’s all for now…but plenty of stuff coming up in these summer months!!


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