Lead, Mercury, and Half Marathons.

When I sat down to write this post, I fully expected to share all of the details of my next half marathon and my training plan and my crossfit experience so far.

Then, I had the brilliant idea to see if I could find my heavy metal test results on the Genova Diagnostics website first. Well, it was super easy to locate and now I’m super unhappy.


Why, exactly, didn’t I just wait until my next appointment? I don’t understand the six pages of text that accompany these results, and now I’m even more anxious for my appointment on Wednesday…

In other news, I’m committed to running a second half marathon! I’m going to run the Buffalo Half Marathon on Sunday, May 28, 2017. I am loosely following the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Novice 2 program again, but plan to adjust some of the runs on a weekly basis and will incorporate some speed work. My first half marathon was only about finishing. This time, I want to focus on dramatically improving my time (hoping for a >20 minute PR). I’ll advance to the Intermediate 1 program next time 🙂

Week One:

Monday – Rest (I love starting out with a rest day)

Tuesday – 6:30am crossfit + 3 mile run

Wednesday – 6am vinyasa yoga + 3 mile run

Thursday – 3 mile run + 60 minute strength for endurance

Friday – Rest

Saturday – 8K Shamrock Run

Sunday – 60 minutes cross training

Looking forward to sharing my progress throughout this training cycle, and to sharing all the details of my next functional medicine appointment. Talk to you soon!

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Bike to Detroit!

I interrupt your regularly scheduled pegan/functional medicine/half marathon training programming to bring you: Bike to Detroit 2016!!!

Tomorrow is the big day! Zack and I are embarking on our second annual bike trip, this time from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. I don’t think excited even begins to describe how I’m feeling. We had the BEST time biking from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Buffalo, New York last summer, and the fact that we’re going from 3 days to 6 days and 200 miles to 260+ miles is amazing. This time, we’re focusing on less miles per day, so we can enjoy the journey a bit more and not only focus on getting to each destination before dark.

Here’s the daily rundown:

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