The Appetite Always Wins

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Right now, I'm six or so weeks postpartum. I think I've got about 15 or 20 pounds to lose --- although I'm not sure because I'm avoiding the scale. (You'll see why in a minute.) Getting my post-baby body back has been about No. 2,309 on my list of priorities. The top five priorities are as …
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Ready for Your Big Race? Tips to FBG-ify Your Experience

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There are races, and then there are races. You know what I mean. Some of them, you show up that morning to register, pin on your bib as you sidle over to the starting line and do your thing. No sweat, no big deal. It's not stressful, but it's also not necessarily all that memorable. Others, you …
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Workout I Did: Quick Upper Body Circuit

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As I write this update, the new addition to my family is one month old. I just had my follow-up postpartum appointment with my doctor, and while I didn't get the total "all clear" to exercise due to some residual shooting thigh and pelvic pain that's leftover from pregnancy, I'm going to slowly …
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Getting Creative: My Recent Pregnancy Workout Modifications

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Over the years I've heard pregnant women complain that although it's well known that exercise is good for you and baby when you're knocked up, there's not really that much info on exactly what you can and should do for your pregnancy workout. The general recommendations seem to be …
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Seventy Point (Freaking) Three: IRONMAN 70.3 Augusta Race Recap

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Math isn't necessarily my strong suit, but over the last few weeks, a few numbers have been driven solidly into my brain --- 1.2, 56 and 13.1 --- all of which add up to the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta distance of 70.3 miles. The race, which was my first half Ironman distance triathlon, took …
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