Flirtatiously Cross-training!

I bought my first issue of Runner’s World Magazine yesterday. I know what you are thinking: this girl is getting serious about her runs! This mag is full of SO many useful tips, facts, and stories that I thought were all directed at me. Not literally. (I’m not that vain and I don’t think this song is about me.) One of the many pages I was drawn to was page 26. Cross-training. Instead of just running and using all of the same muscles all of the time- you’ve gotta switch it up! This way you won’t get burnout or bored. Cross-training also makes you stronger, healthier, and the way I do it- ALOT of FUN!

Ever since I took my sister to a pole dancing class at Flirty Girl Fitness for her bachlorette- I have been hooked with this place! I went back and took the Cardio Booty Kickboxing class and after 15 minutes I was sweating so much, my muscles were given’r and I just kept thinkingKelly Ripa arms- here I come!” So, I added “take a chair striptease class” to #14 on my Buried Life list. Can we say, “checked that off today!”

I will never hear this song or look at a chair the same way again!
Sorry boys, this is a girls only training centre!

I can’t wait to cross-train again! 2 hours of this class was not enough. When you are just shaking your booty- you forget you are even working out! And believe me- it was a workout! I wonder what my next class will be…

Run A Marathon? Maybe a Half-sie!

So, I have been asked alot lately “What marathons do you run?” and it’s always a favourite when a stranger comes up to your treadmill and says, “I just have to ask, are you a runner?” Then I ask myself, “Marathon? That’s 44km, isn’t it?” and “Really you came over to ask me that while I am sweating unattractively and trying to catch my breath after reaching 15k?” Awesome!

After consideration, I have decided to seriously run a half-marathon. A half-marathon is a marathon just a half-sie…. yep, that’s 22k! The longest I have run is 17k but- I’m ready to take that challenge. After watching countless episodes of The Buried Life you realize that it’s really easy to scratch off #47 on your list. It’s really not #47 on my list but that’s because my list has been in my head and this is the first time I have written it down. So, I guess that makes this #1 on my buried life list. Here’s to crossing it off!

I also get asked alot what I listen to when I run and how I can I possibly keep running after 2k. That’s where the blog comes in. I will post my favourite songs, albums, my ups and downs of my runs as I prepare for my race to the finish line. I haven’t decided which run I will be my first half-marathon. Afterall, it’s a big decision in a girl’s life! But- I will keep you posted when I do!

Get ready for some hilarious stories on the embarrassing things I manage to do on almost every run. It’s gonna be as amazing as Simon Pegg in Run Fatboy Run. No seriously, you’ll laugh at me. I laugh at myself everytime without fail!