Friday, August 31, 2012

My life: Training

I haven't blogged forEVER.  So it's weird to try and start it all back up again.  But a lot has gone on since that last time I blogged, way way back at the beginning of the year.  Two biggest things:

1. I started a 400 hour Pilates teacher training certification in May, and will complete it by mid-October.  That's right, I'm going to be a Pilates teacher!  And hopefully take all of my knowledge from my PT aide job from the past 3 years, and now all of the knowledge I'm receiving from my certification and teach Pilates to every man, woman, and child.  I'm looking to teach in a PT clinic that incorporates Pilates into their rehab, if not, hopefully in a private studio with advanced students.

2. I've been training for a marathon steadily since April, and since June have been doing some hardcore weekly training.  This is a lot of work and dedication.  I've loved the training, seeing how my body can adapt to running consistently over 3 hours, and soon I'll be running between 3 1/2-4 hours.  I love our bodies!  I've enjoyed exploring our area, in the hills and trails to the neighborhoods and beach.  Every Saturday morning this summer has been with my running buddies and running outside around Orange County.  I've learned a lot about the importance of proper gear (shoes, clothes, sunscreen) and nutrition.  I've changed my perspective on food after reading books and articles from professional runners on fueling our bodies with the best food to reach peak performance.  Food is fuel.

So here's a little snap shot of my busy life.  No pictures to post of summer vacations, since my life of training has taken over, but I've loved this summer and the many wonderful things Ryan and I have been doing.  And next weekend is my bday and we're going to spend it doing my favorite things in LA.  Concert, yummy food, flea market, and museums.

I'll be posting again soon on all of the running tips I've picked up since my training.  Happy labor day weekend!

(And this is who I'll be seeing next weekend, sooooooo excited)


London said...

Yay!! I loved that you blogged again..keep doing it! Love hearing all that you are up to and very interested in all your work out tips!

Topsy said...

You're back! I missed you! I'm impressed with your fitness. I need all the tips I can get so I'm excited.

Kristine said...

i loved running into you at Madewell!! what a treat!! lets plan dinner soon.
also, good luck on marathon training. you're amazing.