Wednesday, March 6, 2013

What I'm Listening to

If you know me, then you know how particular I am about my music.  Having worked in the music industry and also having a huge passion for music, it's quite important to me!  Especially the music that I listen to when I workout, in particular, while running.

If you're looking for a great mix ( I can't run to non-mixed music ) that has a perfect tempo for running and you like hip-hop, then download this:

Training Troubles

As I've mentioned before, I knew how much harder "seriously" training for a half marathon would be in the winter, with a toddler and a baby.  However, I'm determined to get it right!  I'm curious if there are any other nursing moms out there who can compare running long distance while they are breastfeeding with running long distance while you are not breastfeeding?  On my longer runs, I find that my recovery time is so much longer and I am just completely drained for the day, and I haven't even gone on any super long runs yet.  I'm consuming extra calories, eating energetic, healthy snacks, and also drinking tons of water.  Are you normally more drained and exhausted running while breastfeeding because you are burning so many extra calories?  When you stop breastfeeding do you get your energy back?  It's really frustrating! And I'm even getting an adequate amount of sleep since everyone is sleeping through the night for the most part.