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Living Fit!

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When we were at Fort Hood I had the housing gym and some amazing girls to go with. That was a year ago and we all know a lot can happen in a year. I stopped lifting regularly and didn’t watch what I ate as well as I had been. Yesterday I was perusing Facebook and found about about the Bodybuilding.com app! Jamie Eason’s Live Fit program is what I followed at Fort Hood in the gym and I am elated to find that it is part of the app. I love the ease of navigation for the lifting programs that are preloaded. Now following the program at home means that I have to make a few modifications since I don’t have the cable machines but I’m not letting that stop me. I’m only on day two and already loving how I feel. I forgot how much I really do enjoy lifting! Of course I’m still keeping up with my running, for the most part. I kinda have to, the Skidaway Marathon isn’t going to run itself! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m really excited to see my body transform. Weight lifting does amazing things to the body, don’t be afraid of it!!

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Day 1

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Day 2!

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High Mileage & Training Plans vs. Run Coach

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This year I have run 276 miles, 174 of that was done in the last two months (May and June). I don’t think I have ever felt more accomplished, well maybe after giving birth, haha. Seriously though, I ran 100 miles in June! I never thought a triple digit month would be possible for me but marathon/ultra training has really started to show me what I am made of. My training has definitely had it’s ups and downs, I’ve even had some breakdowns.

The past two months I have been coached by a friend that I met throughย SKORA. Since I was almost starting over and didn’t have a good running base I knew that would need help to get to Ultra marathon distances. There are tons of running plans out there that are great for so many people, I used one for my half and there is absolutely nothing wrong with those training plans. The problem I have with an online plan is that I am the only person holding myself accountable and in the past I haven’t been so great with getting all my runs in. Too many times I have let life get in the way and used that as a way out. Kyle, my coach, actually sits down and makes my weekly schedules for me, runs, strength training and rest days. I love the personal touch of a coach, I get emails when I have a great week, “good job” and “nice run” comments and when life does get in the way I can just send him and email and he will work with me to make sure I get my miles done! I really try to stick to my schedule as much as possible because I don’t want to make Coach mad. Haha. It sounds funny but when someone actually takes the time to write out a personalized training plan for you. It is also motivating know that they put the work in and now you need to follow through with the runs!ย 

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If you are interested in getting a run coach check out Kyle!