FITNESS Archives – Page 15 of 45 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


The big race is almost here but I am already thinking of what’s next. I am running a half marathon on Saturday. My training is done, Friday (today) is a *rest* day and tomorrow, I run 13.1 miles.  While races are exciting and it’s so awesome when you finish and you have a medal put around your … [Read more…]

Winner winner- Tweetyscute- check your email inbox and CONGRATS! I’ve done 5K’s, 10K’s and half marathons. I’ve done a co-ed mud race.  You know, a trail run with obstacles interspersed throughout. Once, I did a duathlon (run-bike-run). But I have never done the Shape Diva Dash.  Have … [Read more…]

Beloved gang o’ mine, we are nearly  1/4 of the way finished with 2013. Do you find that as insane as I do? We have talked a lot about goals since the confetti and glittering ball drops of New Years Eve.  I hope you have found enough successes to keep your mojo tank on “F” and enough struggles to … [Read more…]

Flexibility. It’s everything in succeeding in this health and fitness journey. Everything. No, not that kind of flexibility. That’s totally me, by the way…. Okay, you got me. That’s not me. This is me: Not bad for a woman the far side of forty carrying about ten extra pounds, eh? … [Read more…]

I am surviving my long runs of late. I ran 11 miles on Friday. That is far, ya’ll. In previous years of running, going any distance further than 8 miles was a recipe for soreness, achiness and tiredness that day and a few days after.  I would have been walking funny, cursing the running … [Read more…]

We interrupt this regularly scheduled Meatless Monday post to bring you a very important story: The story of my first race EVER. Yesterday, Sunday, March 3rd, I traveled to the Belgian town of Liege for a women’s only 6 kilometer run. This is the train station in Liege. It was … [Read more…]

Here we are- done with our the first Virtual Couch to 5K at The Sisterhood.  I cannot believe how fast the time flew by.  I have to ask- how many of you made to the end? Stand up loud and proud, wave your arms in the air and let me give you a huge high-five.  It is difficult to stick with anything … [Read more…]

Our free monthly workout calendars have become a Sisterhood staple. Each month, we focus on a specific area of our bodies and focus on toning, tightening, and building muscle. This month, I WANT FAB ABS. Right now, my flabs {as my 9-year-old boy refers to them} leave a lot to be desired. This needs … [Read more…]

Here we are- the last week of Couch to 5K. Are you ready to pound the pavement?  Are you feeling strong?  Did you stick with it the whole way through or did life get in the way as it so often does? Have you started thinking about *what’s next*?  Can you believe that you are here at week 9 already?! … [Read more…]

You Know You Are A Runner When….. You hear a new song on the radio and instead of listening to the words, you listen to the beat and try to figure out if that song will be a good running song for your pace. You spend more money on a pair of running shoes than on a pair of stylish … [Read more…]

Week 8 of Couch to 5K. Full steam ahead and only this week and next week to go!  You are either really surprising yourself with what you are able to do, or you are still dreading every step, or you are looking forward to every step, or you might still be wondering what the hell possessed you to sign … [Read more…]

I’ve been on a running hiatus up here in North Dakota. Winters are long and, well, cold. As a result, my speed (and I use that term loosely!) suffers dramatically. It might also have something to do with those baked goods I’ve been snacking on while I’ve been holed up in my house, too? I’ve started … [Read more…]

Week 7- woot woot!!!  Here we are- week 7 of Couch to 5k.  you only have a few more weeks until you finish the program.  Have any of you given thought to *what’s next*?  Do you want to repeat the program to get stronger, sign up for a 5K race, repeat week 9 over and over and over until running that … [Read more…]

WEEK 6!  Yes, we are on week 6 of Couch to 5k. I wonder how many of you are still around.  It’s gotten so quiet around here of late.  There a few regulars that I see check in here or on Facebook but not as many as the initial *Who wants to join us for C25K* post.  Where did everyone go?! … [Read more…]

Who’s ready for a gun show? Your arms will be bangin’ after this month, that’s for sure! Our monthly workout calendars are meant to be a supplement to the fitness routine you are already implementing. Find more monthly workout calendars here. The hashtag we will be using as we tweet, Facebook, … [Read more…]