Super Fun 5K Sunset & Pizza Spectacular

Super Fun 5K Sunset & Pizza Spectacular

Super Fun 5K Sunset & Pizza Spectacular

Sign up now at the introductory price before it goes up! ONLY $25 for race, super custom sunset t-shirt, custom medal, raffles, and fun!

Picture the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, a Sunset, a wonderful scenic run/walk/stroll starting and ending at a beautiful city park….once you complete this race you get a Finisher Medal with a custom made unique artist photograph befitting to the theme, AND a Pizza Party, even raffles for prizes..does life any better? Oh wait, yes, it gets better, you can run with your Fur Baby!

What’s Included? 

Every race entry includes a 5K run along a beautiful route, a water station, Super FUN Photo Stops along the way, post-race raffles and giveaways, Finisher medal, and enjoy an after party with soda and pizza for $5.99 (pizza by ‘JOHNNY’S BRUSCO’S NY STYLE PIZZA’ after the sunset at Waterfront Park.
This will be a 5K route, self-timed race, with a SUPER FUN photo stop at Brasher Park with fun at every turn, people and dog water stop. A wonderful after party with music, food, a drink for purchase for race participants and their guests! Raffles to follow the race and extra tickets for photo stop facebook posts! Register today!

Sign up today to begin collecting your unique medals depicting the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast Sunsets. Can’t make it? Don’t worry there is a Virtual option! Want to purchase the T-shirt, medal, or beautiful photo, visit our store on the race registration page.

Dates & Times: You may do the Virtual Run at your convenience after 3-5-17
— March 5th, 2017 – race start at 5:15 pm (6:34 sunset)

2017 Goals: Time to Check In

2017 Goals: Time to Check In

2017 Goals

How are you doing with your 2017 Goals? We are now halfway through February and six weeks into 2017.  Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Or did you set a personal goal? It is time to check in on those resolutions and goals and maybe reassess or reboot.

As I have stated before, I don’t do resolutions. I like to make goals. Mostly my goal right now is about survival. What does that even mean? It means that my plate personally and professionally is very full, and I am striving for balance.  Balance is my goal right now. I want to work hard, spend time with my family, and still take care of me. Let’s just say, I will need to keep working on my goal.


How about you? Did you have a weight loss goal, an exercise goal, a reading list to tackle, work goals? Let’s check in! Did you aim to high or are you right on target. Take time and consider how you are doing. If you were doing something with your diet, did you stay on track? If you didn’t, now is the time to take back your goal. It is never too late to start over. What is it they say in golf? Mulligan? Yeah that’s right! Do over! Start again. Call it a comeback!

Use whatever cliché you need to use, but reassess, restart, and renew! Recover the lost ground! You can do this! We often lose sight of the big picture. Now is the time to rejuvenate your intentions for a better you. Do you need to delegate some tasks in your life to make sure you are accomplishing your goals? Then do it!

Part of me having balance is doing something that I enjoy. Since I am still able to find time to share fitness with others, I am doing okay!

Your turn? Check in! How are you doing with your 2017 Goals? Whatever it is, don’t stop! Start over if you need to!

Just Keep Going!

Mutant Sweat=Broken Headphones

Mutant Sweat=Broken Headphones

Mutant Sweat = Broken Headphones

*Please note that this public service whine is brought to you due to my need to vent.*

I am a runner. In the morning when I run I like to listen to music. Over time I have developed a great playlist. I do not enjoy listening to myself breathe when I run. Hearing my feet hit the pavement doesn’t do it for me either. I like to listen to music!

However, I have a HUGE problem. I have mutant sweat. That’s right, my name is Katie and I have mutant sweat. I think that I need to start a support group for this. I can’t possibly be the only one! Why do I think I have mutant sweat? Well, let me tell you why.


My headphones always break. ALWAYS! I have tried cheap ones from Dollar Tree. Five Below has also been tried. I have tried corded. Bluetooth was even my friend for a bit, but nothing seems to work or last. I am truly afraid to buy a really nice set that could last FOREVER because I know that my mutant sweat would eat them alive.  Usually they start out fine, and if I’m really lucky they will last for a month. Without fail though, I usually lose one side. THIS IS FRUSTRATING!

Did I mention that I don’t want to hear myself breathe or listen to my feet slap the pavement? I just want to get lost in my carefully crafted playlist. Last week, my headphones died. Yes, I did run, but I had to listen to myself and the dog. Apparently, he breathes heavy too while running! This weekend I got a new pair so I thought I was good to go, but I wasn’t. They started off broken! Yes, that is what I said. I plugged them in and they did not work correctly.

Is it me? Is it user error? I don’t think so! I think it is just my mutant sweat! We’ll just have to see how a different pair works tomorrow!

On a happier note, I did get those new running shoes I wanted for Christmas. My feet say thank you!

New Shoes


Even without my music, I will continue to…

Just Keep Going!

It’s You Against YOU

It’s You Against YOU

YOU are your own worst enemy. Sometimes you need to get out of your own head.

It's You Against You

During the ab track of Body Combat I was listening the the lyrics of the song Don’t Let Me Down. Honestly, you need to not let yourself down! A lot of our issues are in our own heads. You can’t control other people.  Don’t let others control you. Take control of your own fitness!


Don’t Let Me Down
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
D-Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down

Spring Lake 5K & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk


Spring Lake 5K & 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Spring Lake 5K The Arc Nature Coast Logo

“Florida’s Toughest, Most Scenic 5K!”

The Spring Lake, Florida 5K is located in scenic eastern Hernando County. Don’t let the majestic trees and peaceful setting fool you; these are some of the toughest hills in Florida! The course takes the runner over a variety of terrains; from asphalt to a nature trail through the woods, a horse barn and up and down some challenging hills! This event will support individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. Come run and achieve with The Arc Nature Coast!


Sat, May 27, 2017


Brooksville, FL 34601

Online registration ends on:
Fri, May 26, 2017 6:00 PM EDT


Group Exercise: Why I Love It!

Group Exercise: Why I Love It!

Group Exercise

Why do I love group exercise? I love group exercise because it is fun, motivating, high energy, holds me accountable, and I feel like I belong.

In an ironic turn of events, I came up with the idea for today’s blog when I was running on my own. Actually it is not that mind blowing when you consider that an individual run is a great time to ponder, think, or just zone out. While running yesterday morning, the idea for today’s post came to me. Yes, I certainly love to run on my own, but I love the camaraderie and essence that is Group Exercise.

It is no secret that I teach two formats of group exercise at the local Y. However, I was a participant long before I was ever an instructor. Going to the gym and using machines is great, especially if you do want to ponder, think, or just zone out. I always found that it was very individual though. I never had a whole lot of interaction with other people. Most of the time, I just did my own thing and left.

When I started to venture into the realm of group exercise, a whole new sense of purpose and motivation was born in me.  I am truly a quiet person when I don’t know people that well, but once I am around people for a while I will start to engage more. When I am comfortable, I will really get involved. Going to my first couple of classes was daunting, but after a short time, I got to know people.

Just Try It

Getting started was so hard. I didn’t know anyone, and I always felt that I wasn’t “doing it” right. What I have come to find out through observation is that most people are not concerned with how you are performing in class. Most participants are there to sweat and get a great work out, and they certainly weren’t focused on me.

Some of my favorite classes to take part in are Body Combat, Body Pump, Spin, yoga, Pilates, and Body Flow. Over time I have tried many different classes and met so many interesting people. It is the people, the instructors, and the formats that keep me coming back. I love the energy I feel when the room is bursting with people who want to be there.

Unlike traditional work or tasks we don’t want to do, most people who come to group ex classes want to be there. They are excited to be there and just want to motivate others to be their best.  When people are feeling the music and working hard, you work harder too.  It a truly motivating combat class, I will “beat up the air” like nobody’s business and feel stronger, more competitive, like I could take on the world.

Group Ex! I love it! I will keep coming back!

Just Keep Going!

Don’t Do It Alone!

Don’t Do It Alone

Part of the Team

Be Part of a Team

We were not meant to go through life alone. We were meant to “do” life with other people and be part of a team.  It is essential to be part of a team. Find your accountability partner. Find your support group! Get a workout buddy! Do life together! Get fit with a group!

Just Keep Going!

The Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt & Trail Run

The Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt Logo

The Citizens Support Organization (CSO) of the Werner-Boyce
Salt Springs State Park is holding a fundraising event April
8th – The Great Skunk Ape Adventure and Trail Run –
will be fun for the whole family, and showcase the beauty
and unique services and environment of the state park.

Overview of the Event

WHEN: Saturday April 8, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:30pm
WHERE: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park
8737 US-19, Port Richey, FL 34668
There are 3 untimed races and a virtual run to choose from:
Skunk Ape Explorer Course (5K) – 9:30am – $45.00
Skunk Ape Challenge Course (10K) – 8:30am – $55.00
Kids (12 & under) Fun Run Short Course
(1 mile) – 11am – $20
Skunk Ape Virtual Run – 10K – $35
Sign up at
Participants will receive:
• A Skunk Ape Field Guide – with tips for navigating the
trails and sighting Skunk Apes
• Skunk Ape Training – Video and tips for hunting the elusive
Skunk Ape
• A Skunk Ape Hunting Permit – Dog Tag (no-kill – photo &
• Skunk Ape Food – to lure them closer for photos…
• Custom Buff – skunk apes smell, you may need this….
• Custom coolest design Skunk Ape/event T-Shirt
• Custom super awesome Finishers medal (5K,10K, Virtual)
• Post race party with pizza (by JOHNNY BRUSCO’S NEW
YORK STYLE PIZZA / Trinity) & soda (included in
participation, and for sale at the after party)
ALL finishers are eligible for raffle prizes given away at the
race after party, guests may purchase food tickets the day of the event or pre-sale.
The Great Skunk Ape Adventure Hunt and Trail Run – Participants
scout the trails in search for the elusive Florida ‘Bigfoot’
– the Skunk Ape – in the State Park. This is a family
friendly, fun filled event, full of surprises from the moment
participants check & register at Skunk Ape Headquarters
the day of the event. This all level trail run/walk/hike with the
added fun of a game to capture tokens at various parts of
the trails, gathering clues to Skunk Ape sightings for raffle
eligibility and prize give away upon completion. Seasoned
trail runners will get a chance to traverse these trails for the
first time ever and the recreational hiker, trail runner, families,
or walkers will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and well
marked, newly cleared trails in this beautiful park while
having fun searching for the elusive Skunk Ape!