OHS: Get with the program

The Struggle Is Real. This is not just a clever hashtag or saying, it’s a real issue when you’ve set a big goal for yourself, but injury gets in the way. I was really struggling to get back into running this year after hurting my calves, but a sweet piece of advice by my running … Continue reading “OHS: Get with the program”

OHS: The only competition is yourself

I have a confession to make: I am incredibly competitive. Not sure when it was born inside of me, but I’ve always been competitive. I want to be first. I want to win! But the thing you have to learn on your going healthy journey is – your only competition is yourself. (As a recovering … Continue reading “OHS: The only competition is yourself”

OHS: Cross-training is the key to your running success

If you’re going to have a big goal – like train for a half marathon – you’re going to need to do more than just “go run”. There’s a system that helps make that running easier – it builds your endurance and helps your muscles recover faster. Coach Jeremy laughs at me as if this … Continue reading “OHS: Cross-training is the key to your running success”

OHS: Working out in a sauna

Did you feel that steaminess this morning? Shouldn’t it be fall? Why does it feel like August? Didn’t matter, we had a boot camp to get to and before the warmup was over, I was marinating in a pool of sweat. And it went downhill from there. But the good news is – all of … Continue reading “OHS: Working out in a sauna”

OHS: The new challenge (Dawn)

Did you miss me? I’ve been quiet for the last few weeks as I went through physical therapy for my torn calf. It was incredibly frustrating, but worth the time to really allow my leg to heal. When I finally started running again, more frustration, as I was essentially starting over. Now, things are getting … Continue reading “OHS: The new challenge (Dawn)”

Webisode 009: Operation Healthy State

In this week’s webisode: Rebecca Turner tackles those shake diets. Are they worth trying? What are the drawbacks? And how to use them effectively. Plus: How you can join the Operation Healthy State squad at the Farm Bureau Watermelon Classic. And just wait until the end – a watermelon ballerina dances into the shot….

OHS Day 27: Frustration sets in (Dawn)

When I played basketball (badly) in high school, our coach was adamant about us wearing flats each day we had practice or a game. He explained why this was the rule and – quite frankly – the reasoning went in one ear and out the other. That came back to me in the last week when … Continue reading “OHS Day 27: Frustration sets in (Dawn)”

Webisode 007: Operation Healthy State

This week, Ryno makes Dawn a little jealous with his “Bro Workout” with Coach Kilgore. Plus, our Coaches explain how everyone can be a runner if they want to and the consistency you need in your fitness program. And don’t forget to wait until the end – for more bloopers.

OHS Day 23: Walk it out (Dawn)

Sometimes when you push yourself harder, and are reaching for a new goal – your body says “Nope. We’re done for the day.” This happened during hill repeats during Day 23 of Operation Healthy State when my calf muscle seized up on me and refused to move. Apparently, my left leg decided to go on … Continue reading “OHS Day 23: Walk it out (Dawn)”