Adding On

The Holiday Hustle.  

Here’s how it works.  

  •  Subscribe to the blog to get the workouts daily.
  • If you need structure, print out the 25 day calendar and check off the days as you go along.

 Click here for a copy of the full 25 day challenge.  

  • Always warm up prior to beginning.
  • Check with a doctor if this is your first time at the rodeo.
  • Miss a day?  No big whoop, just double up on another day.
  • At the end of the 25 days it’s Christmas.  You did it.  Congrats.  No prizes, just bragging rights.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

PS – Happy Holidays!

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Coming Up! The 16th Annual Turkey Trot

Our 16th Annual Turkey Trot is coming up

Join us for a leisurely 4-ish mile run, walk or stroll on Thanksgiving Morning (November 23, 2017) at  the Rush Creek Open Space Reserve (click here for more info on this Marin County gem).   We start at 7:30am! 

It’s a nice, no pressure, fun way to start your Thanksgiving Day.   No starting line, no timing chips, no tee shirts or medals – just a chance to justify pie.  And t’s FREE!

This event is a lot of fun and is great for your whole family!  Hope to see you there.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

16th Annual Turkey Trot

Mark your calendar, the Turkey Trot is coming! 

Join us Thanksgiving Morning for a leisurely 4-ish mile run, walk or stroll.   

November 23, 2017 at 7:30 am at the Rush Creek Open Space Reserve (click here for more info on this Marin County gem). 

 No starting line, no timing chips, no tee shirts or medals – just a chance to justify pie.  Plus it’s FREE!

This event is a lot of fun and is great for ALL levels!  Hope to see you there.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

This Little Piggy…

In September I decided to get back to the mat for yoga.  My practices had gotten fewer and farther between and I missed Yoga with Adriene (www.http://yogawithadriene.com/) and her dog Benji.  I also really missed the practice of yoga itself.

And because I’m weird I can’t do anything just to do it, I need to have a goal.  So I decided to do yoga as often as I could and also decided that I’d work on my Crow pose every day.  Just to see if I could finally get my crow to fly. Ha ha, yoga humor.

Crow is an arm balancing pose.  And it is,  in my humble and non-yogi opinion, hard as hell.  At first you think it’s all about arm strength.  And it is.  But it’s not.  It’s core strength, balancing and upper body strength.  Also, it’s supposed to look really graceful.

This is what it looks like, according to Google images. 

 

And this is what it looks like in my living room last week.  With my Yoga Cat, Cody.

I worked at this every day for almost a month and I got up.  Not very high, but  I mean  those toes are a good, what 4 inches off the ground.  Nice!  Sure, there are problems with the posture and I’m wearing yoga pants.  (Ok, laugh for a second then let’s get on with it.)  But I am damned proud of this.

Do you want to know the hardest thing about this pose?  It’s not crouching down into a froggy position and doing a toe balance.  It’s not even holding myself up on my hands and preventing my face from smashing into the mat.  Or on the cat.  It’s not even the fact that I’m taking a photo wearing yoga pants.

It was lifting the final toe off the ground.  I would get the left foot up, then I’d be on the big toe of the right foot, just kind of hovering there, willing myself to lift that toe off the mat.

I mean you think sure, just lift the stupid toe, Keli.  What’s the problem?  What’s so hard about that?

But wait, let’s “drill down” a bit and think about it.  That stupid little toe can actually be the difference between staying where you are and moving forward.

We sometimes get *this* close to doing something…then we retreat.  We may do something else.  We may do nothing at all.  We may decide it’s too hard.  Or too complicated.  Too challenging. We’re not that smart.  Not that talented.   The list can go on and on.

So next time,  just lift the stupid toe and let your crow fly.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

Run to Raise Money for Schools

I like a charity run as much as the next gal.  So check out this local run that not only raises money for local schools but offers kids and adults alike a chance to get out for a run, walk or stroll on October 15th.

There’s a timed 5K Run/Walk, a 1 Mile Fun Run and a Family Festival for activities for the kids!  I’m proud to be a part of the team organizing the event as well as a sponsor (shout out to OutFIT Marin Boot-Camp).

For more information on the event click here.

Register for the run at https://runsignup.com/RunAsOne.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

 

 

 

Who’s Ready for Week 4?

I love a 30 day challenge.  I know, you’ve heard.  I find them very motivating and enjoy the act of having something to do every day.  If, however, you’ve been floundering here’s a little secret.

Making a conscious decision that you are going to stick with a challenge for 30 days is the challenge.

Ahhh young grasshopper…you have much to learn.

Once you flip the switch from “maybe” to “yes”, the struggle is over.  Objections melt away.  It’s not whether you will, your only decision becomes when?

Digest that nugget for a bit.  It’s a game-changer.

Here’s Week 4 of the 30 Day Boot-Camp Challenge.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a pdf for you to print out if that’s easier.  Boot-Camp Workout Calendar Week 4

Here’s a refresher of the exercises.  30 Day Boot-Camp Challenge Day Exercise Explanations

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

Get It Done

I plot.  Create a plan.  Put it down on paper (always on paper).  Then I get to work.

Does my plan always go as planned?  As I expected?  Um, no.  But here’s the thing.  I know this is going to happen because the reality is, running isn’t my job.  I’m not getting paid to run.  At least not in any monetary fashion.  (One could argue, I could argue that running fuels me, feeds my soul, and pays me in ways that are way more important than greenbacks.)

It’s a hobby.  And as such I have to fit running in where I can.  Around my job(s), around my family, and around my day to day life.  Listen,  shit happens and I have to be fluid.

So having that plan in place, even if it’s being reworked on a daily or weekly basis, gives me good bones (as they say in construction) to work with. This week, for example,  I have a weekly mileage goal allocated over 4 runs.  And knowing that I won’t be able to get a long run in over the weekend I am juggling and moving my runs around.

Getting up and out earlier, adding an extra day for a shorter run will get the job done.  Skipping the runs aren’t an option.

Finally, I get to the point! 

Plan.  Get it down on paper.  Those are steps one and two.  Then do whatever you can to fit it in, smoosh it in, figure it out.  You need to, have to, owe it to yourself to get it done.  For your health.  For your sanity.  For you.  You only have one body, keep it strong.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

PS – the challenge is still going strong here’s Week 3