Guys, yesterday was a really exciting moment in Orangetheory Fitness!



I graduated up to the 20 lb. barbell for an exercise. I know, for all you strong people out there, this isn’t that big of a deal. But remember, this is me? 



Anyways, it was just for sumo squats but I was so proud of myself. Now, if I can actually lift that for some arm exercises… 


So, one of the things that I’ve been considering for… a long time… is jumping over to the trails. Everyone that I’ve heard that runs trail races absolutely loves them and has told me a million and one times that I need to run something on the trail. 

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about trail running that kinda scares me. I think it’s because it’s a little bit of the unknown; I’ve done “easy” trail running (aka Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trail) but nothing that’s pretty crazy with steep climbs and roots and all that fun stuff. 

But there’s something that intrigues me, too. It seems like the logical next area to explore in running because I should probably figure that out before I jump into running an ultramarathon on the trails. And I know for sure that one of these days, I will be running an ultramarathon. 

My race calendar this spring is a little light (but filling up, more details soon) and as I ramp back up into running, I thought that it would be fun to look into a trail run to complement the schedule. There are a few different ones that I am considering, but the Lost Pines Trail Runs Half Marathon sounds particularly interesting. 



It’s just a little ways outside of Austin, the price seems to be right and it just seems like a great place to start a new adventure in trail running. 

(P.S. This could totally count for something new in March, too!)


Trail runners: Any advice? What do you think about jumping into a half marathon? 

What’s the heaviest weight you’ve ever lifted? 


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