What a week. I am so happy, no make that ecstatic to have this week behind me.

Some weeks are great, some just okay, and some, like this week, royally sucked. But I’m healthy, the sun is out and I made it through. Reason to celebrate and rejoice.

I guess life would be boring if it were all puppies and sunshine. But next week, I would like to request a little bit more of both. Fair? I think so!

Anyways, let’s talk 50K training.

For those of you interested in what I got myself into, here’s a trailer for The Quest For The Crest that the race director put up this week:

I immediately shared the video with Dan and both of us agreed that instead of the video freaking us out more (which was clearly the purpose) it actually calmed our nerves and lessoned our fears. Much of the video are parts that we hiked, so it’s nice having that association!

As for training, last week was awesome! A record mileage week (which will be the case from here on out) and every run was actually really strong.

Let’s recap…
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The Huge Workout Mistake I Make Everyday Purposely That You Probably Do Too

April 23, 2015
repeating workouts is good

One of the things I love most about my job is creating fun and unique workouts for my clients. People like unique, people like variety. People like change with their workouts. This is also something I despise about my job. And it’s a huge mistake when it comes to exercise… So what is this HUGE […]

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Eat This Instead: Cheesy Nacho Kale Chips {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

April 22, 2015
vegan gluten free cheesy nacho kale chips

Before I start in with this post, I want to clarify something. I don’t want it to seem as if I eat clean ALL the time. Or that I only cheat if I run xx miles. I’m sorry if I’ve lead you guys to think that. In truth, I love good food. I love wine. […]

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The Shoulder Stinger 6 Minute Challenge: Burn Out Your Shoulders Without A Single Piece Of Equipment

April 21, 2015
shoulder stinger challenge

I cannot believe I have never shared what I am about to share with you guys today! Summer is approaching and more and more of us are prepping to get ready for sundresses and tank tops. I love that so many clients lately have been asking for more shoulder targeted moves (normally it’s abs). It’s […]

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Naked Truth: The Good And Bad Of Fear For Fitness

April 20, 2015
fear of fitness

When I signed up for my strong woman’s contest 5 years ago, I knew I might not win, but I knew I could do the exercises. I was filled with anxiety and adrenaline but not fear. When I signed up for my first half marathon 4 years ago, I never had a moment of doubt. […]

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Quest For The Crest 50K Training: Week 6 & What Would You Eat?

April 17, 2015
quest for crest training

It’s Friday, it’s Friday! Whoop! This week has been filled with chaos, anxiety and a to-do list far too long for one person. But things got done and I’m looking forward to a weekend filled with golf, running, and lots and lots of work (much more was added to my to-do list). I hope your […]

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An Awesome 20 Minute Kettlebell Body Burn Workout Challenge

April 16, 2015
20 minute kettlebell body burn challenge

Happy Thursday friends. I hope your week is going smoothly! I have a killer workout for you today that I really think you’ll love. It’s tough, that’s for sure, but go at your own pace and you’ll do great. One thing I want to stress to you guys is this… Remember that fitness isn’t a […]

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Time Is Not An Excuse: You Want Something, You Make The Time {Podcast}

April 15, 2015
Sierra Blair Coyle

How many of us say… “I want to do that but I don’t have time”? Too many. I know I use the whole time excuse a lot. I don’t have time to call friends, I don’t have time to get in a long run, I don’t have time to do my pull-up work, there just […]

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Mt Mitchell Adventure: Hiking The Highest Mountain East Of The Mississippi

April 14, 2015
mt mitchell hike

Let’s continue this mountain weekend one more day, what do you say? Lots of pictures! We ended yesterday with an exhausting but exhilarating hike up Green Knob with excitement for the next day. So after Green Knob… I stretched and rolled my legs and hips for most of the night while watching movies. We wanted […]

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The Green Knob Mountain Adventure

April 13, 2015
climbing green knpb

Happy Monday! I am coming off a vacation high, you know where you had the best weekend ever but feel as if you need one more day to rest and recover? Yup, that’s me. I guess today will be filled to the brim with coffee… lots and lots of coffee. In case you missed it, we […]

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Ultra Training Log: Week 5 + How I Clean My Sweaty Face

April 10, 2015
dermasport review and quest for crest

Hello, hello! I am coming at you from our cabin at the trailhead of Mt Mitchell in North Carolina. Mount Mitchell is the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi and Dan and I are here to conquer the beast for my birthday. Well, that and the fact that our trail race in May actually includes […]

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