It’s only Monday and my plans for the week have already changed. I had my alarm set for 5 am so that I could be at the pool for a swim by 5:45 am. When it rang I said, “Umm no…” turned it off and went back to sleep. That is 2 mornings in a [...]
Happy Summer! It was a weird week in the Bay Area that started off very warm until the Summer Soltice; then it seemed like Fall arrived – at least for a few days. Not much changed last week. I continue to mix up my workouts with strength training and cardio. I was only to get [...]
Earlier this year I went to the UCSF Human Performance Center for a Vo2Max and Lactate Threshold testing. The Exercise Physiologist that I worked with was so kind and knowledgeable that I peppered her for weeks after my visit with running questions. When I started to experience shin splints and feeling like my feet “slapped [...]
On the 24th week of 2012 I ran a total of 6 miles. And 3 of those 6 miles were amazing in that I felt zero pain. Unfortunately, I felt numbness in my foot (left side again), something I’ve felt the past few runs. At first I wasn’t too concerned about it, but it started [...]
A few of weeks ago I complained to Trainer Dave about how hard I workout and watch what I eat and yet I gain weight. It just didn’t make sense to me. He suggested modifying by diet by going Gluten-Free. My initial reaction was, “Oh I don’t have Celiac’s Disease, I don’t need to do [...]
Here’s how last week’s workouts went down: Mon, 6/4 Much needed Rest Day where I got a 2-hr Thai Massage. I’m sure I’ve posted it before, but if you missed it, here is a great article on the benefits of Thai massage. Tues, 6/5 AM: 1-hr on the Stair Climber (the Revolving Stairs) Lunchtime: 1-hr [...]
Although I didn’t get to run the marathon I trained for, the training cycle didn’t go completely to waste. In the days after making the decision not to run it (which I do not regret), I did a lot of reflecting about what I could have done better. The list was long but there were [...]
Hello! I'm Naomi and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm an avid runner and sports fan - SFG's and 49ers! I enjoy mixing travel with races (3x marathoner) and sporting events. This is my personal blog chronicling my pursuit of a fit and healthy life!