“I'm all-around healthier, definitely stronger, and I'm even running faster!” Jessy, a long time runner, joined us about a year ago, looking to add strength training to her routine. She now has her sights set on PR-ing the Windermere Half Marathon in May. If you’d like to join Jessy for Windermere, or any of the Negative Split races this 2019 season, use code = RUNWITHJESSY for a little something off the registration price.
I've been a runner for a long time, but that's all I ever did. Just run. About a year ago I ran a race with quite a few hills and it became glaringly obvious I had neglected strength training for too long! A few days later I texted a friend to ask her about FGF, since I knew she had been going for a while. Next thing I knew, I was showing up at a 5:30 am! I've been going ever since.
FGF had always intrigued me, I loved the idea of an all female gym, but I was too intimidated to try it out. I didn't think I was fit enough, or strong enough to go, I thought I'd stand out and feel uncomfortable. When I showed up that first morning, every single person there introduced themselves to me, and I quickly realized it's a place full of just normal people, ranging all ages and skill levels. Now I know that I could go to any class and fit in, even if I don't know a single person!
While I've hit some great PR's, I think the thing I'm most proud of is doing things that scare me. And doing them again, and again. I mean, I've been going nearly a year and box jumps still scare me! Yet they keep putting them in The GrindTM... 😉
My next goal is a new PR at the Windermere Half Marathon in May! And I'd also like to be able to do a pull-up someday!
“You've run 13 miles, you can do 5 more minutes of this!”
Favorite: snatches Least: plate pushes
The coaches and community. It makes all the difference knowing there are people there to cheer you and hold you accountable. And coaches who will do the same, and also push you when they know you can do more.
The first time I tried an 18" box jump, I stumbled and missed. I tried it again, and stumbled. I tried it a third time and stumbled, but this time I dramatically threw myself on the ground and said "I'm done!". I soon realized that wasn’t a great idea when most of the class stopped their workout to rush over to see if I was ok! I then had to explain to everyone that I was fine...just overly dramatic 🙄😂
I'm all-around healthier, definitely stronger, and I'm even running faster!
I'm a stay at home mom of 4, and I homeschool my youngest 3.
It's usually something reasonable with lots of protein and carbs. Ideally, it'd be pizza though.
Peanut Butter M&M's
Curled up in bed with a cup of coffee
Thanksgiving. Because food.
A mom #nailedit
My kids. My 4 and 8 year old girls especially tend to do whatever I do, so keeping up a healthy lifestyle is something I want them to see.
Just go. It'll hurt, you'll be uncomfortable, but it's so worth it.