It is no secret that I love to run.  But as I’ve developed as a runner these last few years, I’ve learned a lot about being a balanced athlete – doing more than just the one thing that you love.  The first year that I was losing weight and learning about health and nutrition, I mostly just ran.  But after a year or so, Casey convinced me that to be a better athlete I needed to start doing regular weight training.

In just one short month of doing weights three times a week, it was indescribable how much better I looked.  My arms and back had definition, and I felt so much stronger.  Not to mention how much faster I got as a runner!  I am a firm believer that weight training and cross-training cardio is essential for staying toned and in your best shape.  Below are some of my posts about our weight training routines, and the other types of cardio I do to mix things up – hot yoga, biking, and more!


The Weight Room
Heavy Lifting
At-Home Circuit Workout
Building the Home Gym
Adding More Weight
15 Strength Exercises that You Can Do at Home


A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga
A 30-Day Yoga Challenge
100 Degrees in December
Superflow Saturday


Hell on Wheels
Inaugural Ride


Meeting Thrive’s Brendan Braiser

As always, if you have any questions, or would like to see a post on something that I haven’t already covered, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.