Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tuesday run – final run of the year

I jumped on the treadmill this morning and put in 4 miles at a 9:49 average. For the year that puts me at 505 miles. To put that in perspective that is the distance from Cleveland to Nashville…not too shabby.

The 505 miles have been over 5 months. I started running in August and haven’t looked back. I am looking forward to 2014 and seeing what I can do over a full 12 months.

Happy New Year and…decide to dominate!

A year ago today…

A year ago today I started my fitness journey. A Fitbit landed in my lap and I made a commitment to myself…it hasn’t been easy, but it has been rewarding.

It is the time of year for reflection. I took the day yesterday and read back through all my blog posts…that was very rewarding. When I started out I noted this blog was going to motivate me and hopefully inspire others. I am humbled by my followers and their words of motivation to me. You all have inspired me.

I was also flipping through 2013 photos. I found two that caused me to pause. They ironically ended up in my feed side by side, but were almost exactly one year apart. I was overcome with emotion and I decided to merge them together and share with everyone.

2013 has been an amazing, rewarding and healthy year. Thank you all for your support…you drive me to be a better me.

Happy Holiday’s and…decide to dominate!


Going from walking to running

I honestly wouldn’t have imagined I would ever be reading Runner’s World let alone sharing articles from it.  This actually sums up my fitness journey very well as I never thought I’d ever be a runner, but I have turned into one.

I read, Overview: How to Start Walking, and it resonated with me as these are steps I took in order to start my walking regimen and then turn it into a running regiment.  I wish someone would have shared these with me when I was getting started.  I thought I’d share them with others so you might not hit some of the same potholes I did along the road.

We all know infants learn to walk before they learn to run, but for some reason as adults we think we have to go right to the run stage and pass up the walking.  I can tell you that you’re dead wrong if you think you shouldn’t be walking first then running.  I can also tell you that I still practice a lot of these walking tips every day as my Fitbit and my friends keep me honest.

Decide to dominate!