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Fitness Friday: Keli Runs a Marathon (again)

Today I'll unpack my recent race.  It was my 12th marathon and 3rd time running NY  and let me tell you, the Big Apple did not disappoint! When you toe up to the starting line for a race, especially anything over the 10K distance, you've spend the past 12, 16 or even 20 weeks training …

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Monday Motivation: A “No Matter What” Approach

I'm training for the NYC marathon.  It will be the 3rd time running this race and my 12th marathon.  So I'm no stranger to the discomfort and time consuming nature of a 16 week training plan. But summer training? It was kicking my ass. My training plan started July 15th and for the first 3 …

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Hop On the Training Train

Let's say you are encouraged to register for a race.  Yay!  Races are fun, right?  Your friends high-five you, they tag you on social media with super-cool hashtags (#awesome, #thisgirlruns) and then it's on. Sooo, now what?  Right?! Training for a race or event takes three things.  A training plan. Some jiggering of your schedule …

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Going Green

"Green exercise" refers to activities done in natural surroundings such as city parks and campuses as well as open space, trails and natural parks.   Studies show is delivers mental, physical and even spiritual benefits while providing positive effects on health, well-being and athletic performance. I get that.  My week day runs during the school …

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Building Heat

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's your next 5 days of plank exercises.  Nothing earth shattering, we're just adding time and, well time. So here's the deal with these planks and this challenge.  The time and sets are guidelines.   If you are struggling with 20 seconds it's fine.  Stay there for a few more days. In  a …

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This and That

Continuing Ed In late June I'll be heading to San Diego to attend to the IDEA World Convention.     It's like I'm going home to the Mother Ship - 4 days of everything fitness; seminars, lectures, workshops, workouts, equipment testing, social media, class programming, etc., etc., and etc.  I've signed up for 10 sessions and …

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The Plank Challenge Begins

Welcome to the 20 Day Plank Challenge!  Yep, we're all about the core. Here's the plan. We'll be rotating between 5 plank variations for the Challenge, with the goal of hitting front, sides and the deep trunk muscles. This Challenge is structured for various levels.  To add to the intensity, you'll increase your hold time,  …

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