Spring into a Fresh Start

I love spring. I’m not going to lie. Everything about this time of year makes me happy- from the cool mornings to the sunny afternoons, to the clear evenings. Most of all, I love doing fitness outside.

With spring comes new change, growth, and excitement- and I’m not just talking about outside. I’m talking about what’s INSIDE of me.

It seems to me that in the spring I land on new fresh goals for the year, not in January like most people. Spring revives me and ignites a desire to be and do more.

This spring I am training, still for the Spartan Race (May 4th) and the GORUCK Light (June 7th). I also have a slew of mountains (specifically 14ers) on my radar for this year. It’s funny because in addition to all of this outward stuff, I feel like I am internally focused as well. I am still tweaking my nutrition, trying to find my optimal diet (noun, not verb) and in doing so I am learning a lot about my body. This thing I have been living in for 31 years never ceases to amaze me.

My plan for the next 6 weeks, as we spring into a fresh start (taken from my 6 week challenge on Nerd Fitness here) is as follows:

Training– I am using the Spartan Boot camp 31 day training plan. Some days are plyometrics and sprints, other days are long slow runs. There are hills, stretching, and weights. All of this is designed to get me in the optimal shape for the gun that I am staring down the barrel of that is the Spartan Military Sprint in Colorado Springs.

Water– I have lost sight of my water consumption and it’s starting to manifest in my workouts and runs. With the warmer months and huge amounts of hiking, I need to get back to basics!

Joes– This is a really weird goal, but there is an amazing group of people that I envy. They are a part of It Burns Joe Fitness, a free workout offered at Red Rocks. Whenever I am there doing my haphazard Goruck training, I watch them, wanting to be them. They work hard and look like they are having the best time. I am going to make an effort to try it out at least once, and potentially 3 times to see if I can hang with the cool kids and if it helps me get to my goals!

Blog– Last but not least, I am going to make an effort to touch base here once a week, and post about how I am doing with my goals, what challenges I have had, and what I am doing to get through them. Maybe I’ll even throw out a giveaway! You never know!

I hope that this spring is as much of a game changer for you as I am planning on it being for me!!!


Nerd Fitness 6 Week Challenge (2/25-4/8)


I am participating in the Nerd Fitness 6 week challenge that starts Monday!

Below are my goals for the 6 weeks and how I plan on getting there! Enjoy!


Goals (Feb 25 to Apr 8):

Fitness/Diet Quests:
1. Eating Well. Whole30 beginning February 25th. I need to heal up my body so that my race goes well and I am at my peak

2. Marathon Training. 2 Runs per week, one is the long run and at least one other training/shorter run. The marathon is the weekend after the challenge finishes!

3. Water. With all of the running I need to be hydrating better. Each day I will drink 100 oz of water. The score for this goal will be directly determined out of how much I drink percentage wise each day over the course of the month.

Life Quest:
4. Clutter. I will spring clean my house, one room per week. The 6 rooms will be garage, office, bedroom, kitchen, living room, and closets. With the hubby moving in we just piled everything in the house and called it good.


**If you need to level up your life, join us over at Nerd Fitness!!!**