Getting My ACSM CPT Certification

July 5, 2016

After many years of talking about it I am finally {FINALLY} a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine {ACSM}.  That sounds so fancy and official. Why ACSM Number one thing I looked at was other trainers and their certifications.  The ones I most respected had either ACSM or NASM although more […]

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A Lesson in Patience

June 22, 2016

Imagine this scenario for a minute.  You’re walking through work and you see a box of donuts leftover from yesterday sitting out in the kitchen.  They’re a bit stale but probably still delicious and just as you’re about to reach for one a co-worker pops in and says, “Hey I’m going out to get some […]

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When Running Becomes Your Identity.

May 31, 2016

{and when it stops becoming your identity and you wonder who you are anymore} Life never takes you where you expect to go, the older I get the more that rings true.  However if you’re willing to work hard, life will take you to some pretty cool places and maybe, just maybe they are even […]

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Making a Comeback is Harder Than I Thought

May 23, 2016

*tap*tap*tap* is this thing on? {and the award for most cliche opening line after a “blog hiatus goes goes to…} I found myself in an all to familiar place a few weeks ago.  The physical therapists office.  Except it wasn’t entirely familiar.  It’s a new to me office, with a new to me therapist, and […]

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Shifting My Thoughts about the Fitness Industry

April 26, 2016
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Fitness wasn’t always the dream, in fact I was a pretty lazy kid.  Fitness came to me back in college while living in San Francisco when I had nothing else to do after work but go to the gym and food was so expensive that I didn’t have a lot of extra snacks & junk […]

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How to be Relentless

April 6, 2016

I have a new favorite mantra these days.  “Relentless” This mantra has gotten me through some rough days at work, through tough times in life, and through some pretty challenging workouts.  I may be handing out advice right now but having the attitude and strength to break past my old {totally self imposed} limits was […]

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Why I Stopped Wearing Compression Socks

March 21, 2016

No one every likes having to admit they made a mistake.  Maybe it’s not even a mistake maybe you’ve just changed your mind about something.  Something you previously felt really strong about and then as time went on you realized you didn’t feel that strongly anymore.  Or learned some new information that changed your opinion. […]

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The Reality of Work Life Balance

March 7, 2016

Oh hey internet. Remember when I used to have all this free time to write useful running tips & give you an insight into my training and fitness?  Yea I really don’t remember that either because it’s been a long time.  The past few months have been full of a lot of things, but writing […]

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