Question: Is there such a thing as an “off season”?

Answer: No. 🙂

I’m  Minnesota born and raised (StP, Baby!) and currently in law school.  Running/training makes the experience less stressful! I actually love  to train for some sort of athletic event, mostly running races or triathlons. Racing gives me something to work for. But during the winter (Minnesota winters…eek) with few races in sight, I face entering the dreaded “off season.” This blog is meant to be a motivator to all of us facing a lull in our training/work out schedules. If you’re a veteran racer or just getting started, I hope you can find some fab workout ideas!

My other hope for this blog is to promote healthy eating and how our food intake changes when we’re training vs. not training. As I mentioned,  I’ll post most of workouts, in addition, I’ll post meal ideas and thoughts about training and eating healthy. I also like to post my random thoughts about life and living in Minnesota (aka the greatest state ever). 🙂

A little about  me….

I’m in my second year of law school and…surviving! Each day is a new challenge…and that’s what I love about law school. I am thinking of going into criminal law–either defense or prosecution.

Before starting law school in the fall of 2009 I was a high school English teacher. I taught for two years in Baton Rouge and one year in Minnesota. I was in Baton Rouge as part of the ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) Program.  I think I’ll love being a lawyer but there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t miss my former students and colleagues. I especially miss my cross country runners!

I have a dog named Darby. He’s interesting. My dad calls him the “fake dog” because all he does is sleep all day or just sit and look at you. I adopted him last November (2009)…he had been in a puppy mill for 6 years. Tear. But he’s gotten SO much better. He wags his tail now and runs around my parents’ backyard. He even likes sitting next to me on the couch.

I’m an avid runner…or at least trying to be. When I lived in Louisiana I ran all the time but since moving back to MN in 2008 I found myself running less and trying new ways to exercise–like swimming, yoga, and spin class. It was easier on my knees. But I started running MUCH more when I began training for Chicago last winter (2010). I currently run 4-5 times a week.

I’ve completed 6 marathons: Boston x2 (2006;2008), Grandma’s Marathon (2007), Twin Cities (2008), Pensacola (2008), and Chicago (2010). I hope to run NYC in 2011. But if I don’t get picked in the lottery, I’m thinking Philly or Marine Corps. All three of these races will be in the fall of 2011.

These are some pictures post-Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN. You can read about my race recaps here.

I hope you like my blog! If you have any questions or comments, leave a note!

Also, just a little FYI–I am not a registered dietitian nor do I have any schooling in exercise/nutrition. Everything I write is from personal experience or what I’ve read. But, I’m sure you knew that already. 😉


6 Responses to About

  1. meghan says:

    Love the blog cousin, my god you are a healthy eater. I had a the same trader joe’s chicken burger for dinner but had a lot less portion control with dessert ; )
    My sisters and I do the drumstick dash 10k on Thanksgiving morning, I don’t know if its the “off season” yet but its a fun race.
    Also what happens if a cute boy takes you to dinner? Are relatives allowed to read about it or is that just creepy?

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  5. Your doggie is so cute!! Good for you for rescuing!

    are you still in MN?

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