Hutch is a nickname from Team In Training. I blog and vlog about running, healthy actions and living simply.


A little bit of everything update.

A little bit of everything update.

There is SO much, friends. So much going on and I’ve not been able to keep up. There is a lot of I haven’t had time to share and a lot I’ve missed (I have some mad blog reading to do).

So, where to start?

Let’s start with THESE:

2014-10-15-lashesIf we were hanging out in real life, these would be the FIRST thing you’d notice that is new. I got a free set of these from Amazing Lash. Over 100 lashes individually…

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The Ragnar Trail Experience

The Ragnar Trail Experience

It’s 4 AM. The moon is high and bright over Vail Lake and the sprawling campsite of tents and easy-ups nestled next to it. Tiny, bobbing lights whirl around for miles in the darkness, all eventually coming back to the village. Two bonfires blaze with huddled runners sharing stories and sipping hot chocolate.

The runner exchange is constant action, but there is quite a bit of stillness in the dark…

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The Oval Office

Running in circles on a track is something I used to find incomprehensible. Having never been involved in school sports, it took me a while to appreciate track and field events during the Olympics and then understand the lingo.

Of course, after I started getting more and more into running, I wanted to get faster. I started thinking about working on form. Doing drills.

So now, my running “life” is…

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When I Have Money

When I Have Money

When I have money…I want to sign up for all the races.

It’s just a 5k. I can do like 4 of those a month! More if there are Saturday & Sunday races!

When I have money…I want to buy all the run gear.

Imagine how much MORE running I’d do with a new sports bra. And shoes. Or those compression socks. And a new pattern of my favorite Ink N Burn shorts.

When I have money…I get fancy ideas.

I need a…

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Beat Your Impossible

2014-9-29-Disclosure Statement

Today is about beating the “impossible” and some cool new technology that lets you do heart training without a chest strap! What?!

Well, before I get into all that I want to share a story about how I beat my impossible.

My impossible was my first mile. I’m not talking about a first sub 6 minute mile, or 7 or 8 or even 9! I’m talking about just being able to run continuously…

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Working At It Is Worth It

Working At It Is Worth It

I lied to you yesterday. The Moxie photo said it was Day 3 of her morning runs. It was Day 4. Today was Day 5. Moxie’s longest run streak! We only did one mile….


She can be so sassy sometimes.

Running Moxie every morning this week was not fun. We did at least 1 mile, Monday through Friday. Most days more. She wasn’t always very cooperative. I may have cursed at…

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October Trail Fun

This week has been great for morning runs with The Mox! Just 1 mile today. I have 2.4 miles to bike to work in about 15 minutes….2014-9-25-moxierunOkay, so I couldn’t be more excited for September to be ending! Not just because I’m looking forward to getting this next weekend over with, but because October is going to be so much fun.

What’s with this weekend?

I mentioned previously I’m working at a Lorna Jane…

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Moxie’s Morning Run And Stuff

Moxie’s Morning Run And Stuff

How many shots does it take to get Moxie to look at the camera?2014-9-22-moxie-collageThings have settled down, schedule wise, and I have a morning run planned with  Moxie every day of the week!

This morning I imagined taking her for a 2 mile jog but I failed to plan a route. I went what I thought might be close to 2 miles, winding around in our neighborhood, but it was only 1.2. We’ll fix that tomorrow.

I am keenly…

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What If?

I don’t like to play the “What If?” game when it comes to things in the past. If I’m doing that, it means I’m battling regret and unforgiveness. However, when it comes to the future…I play “What If?” quite a bit. You and I could make a thousand different decisions this week. What if one of them turned out to be the beginning of something new and amazing?


Here is a recent photo of Moxie. She’s…

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Fitwall | Fitness in 40 Minutes

Fitwall | Fitness in 40 Minutes

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Fitwall.

2014-9-15-fitwall-reviewI know I JUST wrote the teaser about this last week, but I’m eager to tell you all about it! The workout was intense but fun! I felt like I was playing on a grown-up’s jungle gym and yes, a few days later I’m still store. I’ll share my experience and try to cover any questions from my previous post.

Right off the bat, I’ll…

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I’m Going to Hit the Wall

I’m Going to Hit the Wall

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Fitwall.

Sorry, this isn’t a post about running marathons! 

My plans to “hit the wall” aren’t about running at all, but about a new adventure in fitness! This Saturday I’m going to try a new kind of workout, one that collects data about my body so I can enhance my workout in real time. It’s called Fitwall. [Cue short but awesome…

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WIN Detergent vs The Sweat Smell


Disclosure StatementSweat is good when you’re working out. It’s not so great when it sticks to your expensive performance gear and embeds it’s odor into the fibers. You pull out that nice technical top, fresh from the drawer, but it smells like day old…well, YOU. Blech. What can you do about that?

WIN Detergent vs The Sweat Smell

I used to surrender any items that couldn’t shake that stank to the cleaning…

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Hutch’s Next Chapter

Hutch’s Next Chapter

Fun news and some changes to my life. This is a pretty personal post but an update on running, working in fitness, and some questions for you (my sounding board) on possible next steps.

Less running more cycling.

Never thought I’d type those words. A while back I wrote about running with Up And Running Again, a charity program training at risk youth to complete a half marathon. It was going great…

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AMRAP Bars Review and Giveaway

AMRAP Bars Review and Giveaway #raisethebar #AMRAPNutrition #sweatpink @AMRAPUSA

2014-9-4-disclosureWhat are AMRAP Bars?

Well, let’s start with just bars in general. Why do people eat food mashed up into square bars and packaged in a wrapper?



Bars are portable food. If they are “health food” bars (as opposed to candy bars), they should provide nutritional benefits to help you keep up with your active-self!

2014-9-4-amrap-bikeThere are all kinds of bars [click here to read a review of some I’ve tried…

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Boudin Bread Art Comes to HB

Boudin Bread Art Comes to HB

Everything good in my life comes from TheValentineRD these days. I swear. I won an awesome LiveWell360 bag from her. She recommended great places for me to go in Napa. AND she also tipped me off to a free dinner at the new Boudin SF in Huntington Beach! It opens tomorrow and it is delicious!2014-9-3-boudin-front

Before the Grand Opening tomorrow, Boudin SF gave away free lunches and dinners for if you reserved a spot…

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