Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Happenings and Coaching!

Woof. I've been so bad about blogging recently! I'm going to blame it on summer and all the travel that comes with it. I've been in three locations that don't even have internet/cell service this summer, so that's my excuse!

This summer has been filled with great trips, lots of heat, summer running and friends/family! I can't complain, except for the fact that it's almost the end of July already! Since this is a running blog, I'll skip all the vacation stuff and go right to running!:

This past weekend, I spent all day Saturday and Sunday learning more about running than I knew was possible. I took the RRCA course to become an official running coach! This is something that I've wanted to do for a while, but it's so freaking hard to get into one of these courses! They're either located across the country from you, or are full by the time you can hit "register." I was so excited when I saw that one of these courses was coming to NYC that I registered immediately and finally got in!

The course was great! The instructor, Randy Accetta, kept us laughing for 18 hours while also teaching us so much. This course refreshed my memory on many things, introduced new ideas and information to me and got me even more excited about coaching! I've been unofficially coaching a handful of people for the last few months and am excited that I'm only two steps away from being an officially certified running coach (I still have to take and pass the course test and take a First Aid/CPR course)!

I'm still working on developing a coaching page on this blog, but if you're feeling lost while running in the summer heat, still don't have a training plan for a race that's coming up in only a few weeks or want to add some structure to your summer running, let me know! I'd love to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be!

Type A Running Coach right here!
Let me do the thinking for you so all you have to do is run!

21 comments:

  1. Beth @RxBethOnTheRunJuly 23, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Ahhhh! Amazing post! This is exactly why you're my coach, so you can do the thinking and I can just do the running ;) You are already such an incredible coach! Can't even imagine you could get better but beyond excited to see what's in store! Congratulations almost certified run coach!

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    1. Thank you!! You're such an easy runner to coach because you follow directions so well! :) Can't wait to see what you do between now and NYCM!!

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  2. Woohoo!! Happy to have you as my coach! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kim! Happy to be your coach!! :)

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  3. That's so awesome! I've always wanted to take the course too. Best of luck!! :)

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  4. Ummm, best of luck to YOU this weekend!!!! So excited for you and to hear all about it!

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  5. That's awesome you got to do the class! We know Randy and his wife. Congrats on becoming a certified run coach!

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    1. Thanks! I was wondering all weekend if you guys knew him! Should have asked him but I didn't!

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  6. Congrats! That's an awesome thing! Good luck on your test!

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I'm glad the test is over now! :)

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  7. So excited about this!!! You are such an amazing runner and I've seen your incredible work already. Cannot wait to see more :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Jen! I'm excited to get into more coaching!! GOOD LUCK next week!!! Will be thinking about you!! You'll do great!

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  8. So awesome!!! i always wanted to do this. I am jealous hehe

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  11. do they cover alot of stretching as well as pre-post..foam rolling or is that not as in depth? Good LUCK!

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    1. Hi Jeff- they covered injury prevention and different injuries, so things like icing, foam rolling, etc. were discussed but that wasn't the focus of the course.

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  12. Congrats on getting through the coach course and I wish you luck on the final details you need. Takes a lot to get to the point you are now and its exciting what the future will hold for you! I'd love to coach one day but something I'd have to seriously think about. Good for you!

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm now fully certified and am so happy! I'm coaching a few clients for Fall races and love seeing them progress and reach new goals/distances! It's so rewarding!

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  13. Congrats Abby! Im so happy for you!!!! I'm back with my running but haven't blogged again yet ;)

    We should definitely go out for drinks to celebrate!
    G xxx

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  14. Thanks, Gaelle! Glad you're running again! Are you running NYC this year??

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