Ok guys — here’s the scoop. I went to a foot & ankle doctor yesterday to have them look at my foot. It’s been injured since the beginning of August and what I suspected was a stress fracture is, in fact, a stress fracture. It’s not something that caught me off guard or out of the blue; I just didn’t want to deal with it until now. I knew what it was and I knew what I would have to do and I wasn’t prepared to slow down yet. I wanted to pretend that my foot was fine in the… View Post

At times, I can be a stubborn person. I’m most stubborn when it comes to getting injured. The only times I go to the doctor are for annual physicals because a) I don’t normally get sick (knock on wood) and b) when I do, I usually just wait it out and let my body attack itself because somehow I’ve convinced myself that that will make me into a superhero. I mentioned in this post that I hurt my foot. This weekend, while working with Donut at her puppy training graduation (yay!), I scooped her up to carry her out of… View Post

Bad news — I’m dealing with another injury. Good news — it’s not as severe as when I hurt my back and I was out of commission for a month. I can’t pinpoint exactly what happened to my foot, but I can pinpoint when I noticed that it was hurting. I was walking back from training a client and noticed that the top of my foot felt different — almost crampy and like it needed to crack. I’d felt a similar pain before when my shoelaces were too tight, so I figured that Donut’s exploits and the number of times… View Post

It seems like forever since I’ve talked to you guys about fitness. I do some freelance writing for other sites, so I’ve been writing a good amount of exercise and fitness posts, just not on here. Whoops. I also don’t write about fitness in the conventional way of prescribing workouts or talking about training plans (although that’s ALL I used to do when I started). The more I work in the field, the more I realize that fitness is such an individual thing, a theme I’ve been finding in many other areas of life as well. This post is written… View Post

I recently wrapped up hosting a three month corporate fitness challenge. Although I wasn’t able to teach many of the classes, I performed every one of the four scheduled weigh-ins throughout the span of it. A couple things stood out to me at each weigh-in — one, that women took their results much harder than men, and two, that the number on the scale had such a profound impact on people. The machine I used measured far more than just weight. In addition to several detailed reports, it broke down the data into weight, skeletal muscle mass, and percentage of… View Post