Pregnancy Friendly Cardio

This week offered absolutely no break from the Summer heat wave, which has me considering the possibility of working in other types of pregnancy friendly cardio.  At this point, I’m still comfortable running (as much as you can expect to be when it’s a million degrees outside), but in the near future I may have to venture outside of my traditional running routine.  … Read the rest

Pregnancy Weight Gain: My Thoughts

I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my second pregnancy journey.  I know there are a lot of bloggers that happily share the details of their weight gain throughout pregnancy.  I also know that a lot of people are curious about the topic. … Read the rest

Treadmill Benefits

Texas heat has been making the news, and we are spending as much time in water as possible.  We started off the week at my dads house, where my kiddo learned how to ride a mini dirt bike before we drove back to San Antonio. … Read the rest

CrossFitting in the Second Trimester

I’m wrapping up my 25th week of pregnancy, which means I’m getting pretty close to third trimester territory.  When I first found out I was pregnant, I honestly wasn’t sure how long I would feel comfortable CrossFitting.  Especially since I didn’t CrossFit with my first pregnancy. … Read the rest

Balancing Running & Family Life

We had another fun and busy weekend over here!  Summer is in full swing, which means spending as much time finding fun things to do with my 7 year old.  It’s really hitting me that this will be his last summer as an only child, and my husband and I are doing everything we can to make it as fun as possible. … Read the rest

7 Tips for Fueling for Performance

In a world that celebrates very few body types, it’s almost an act of rebellion to fuel for performance, rather than “diet and exercise.”  But fortunately, more female athletes are understanding the importance fueling adequately, and focusing more on athletic performance than pure aesthetics. … Read the rest

6 Month Bump Date

After my birthday weekend, I was feeling a little depleted.  Heading into my 6th month of pregnancy, I’ve definitely had a little more fatigue.  I’m really happy, however to be reaching the week of viability, and sharing my 6 month bump date. … Read the rest

Summer Running Gear Essentials

Memorial Day has come and gone, which only means one thing.  Summer has officially arrived.  For a lot of runners, fall race training starts soon, if not now.  Summer running can be one tough beast, but running gear has come a long way to helping runners stay somewhat cool. … Read the rest

Birthday Trip & Working Out While Traveling

This was a busy week for the Brambila boys and I.  I celebrated my 34th birthday on Friday, and we had plans to stay at a resort for part of the weekend.  Normally, I like working out while traveling, even when we’re on vacation. … Read the rest

Pre-Run Routine: The Dynamic Warm-Up

As a full time working mom, there are few days that I am not tempted to just run out the door as fast as possible, without a good dynamic warm-up.  As a running coach, I know what this could eventually do to my body, and saving those 7-10 minutes just isn’t worth it. … Read the rest