Winter Trail Runs 2

Winter Trail Runs
A couple of weeks ago, we ran the Raging Bull Trail Run. Again, signed up for 6, ran 3.  Boo, hiss. We discovered we run downhill like old ladies.  Really.  We picked our way downhill, sliding and slipping the whole way and not at all ‘running’.  The Raging Bull is a 3 mile loop in ...

Bike rides in February

Bike rides in February
A few weeks ago a couple friends and I participated in an event called the “Frosty Bike Ride”.   February in Nebraska is definitely Frosty!! We have a good trail system in Lincoln and it was an out and back group ride on our trails.  Not a race, but a group ride to get people ...

Orienteering Challenge

Orienteering Challenge
What’s that? My friend and I did our first orienteering challenge a couple of weeks ago.  It was a blast! We went early and got checked in and got a lesson on what we were supposed to do.  You are given a sheet with map coordinates and a few clues.  (Like tree, or gully).  Using ...

Trail Run, and Whole 30 1

I’m a bit behind in my updating! I did what ended up to be a 3 mile trail run event on January 12.  I don’t really have any pictures from it.  It was a slippery muddy mess.  It was a lot of fun from the event standpoint, but pretty hard to navigate through the mud ...

Whole30 Diet Soda 13

Can’t believe it’s been 7 days already. I have made it 7 days without Diet Mountain Dew!  In my process of switching to whole, real foods, diet mountain dew has been my one major holdout.  I could cut back to one a day, but I could not drop that last one. I’ve read lots of ...

I got in!

Quick update – I got in to the Lincoln’s Half Marathon in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 4!  Registration opened at midnight last night and was sold out in less than 12 hours. Pretty excited!  Now I have to figure out my training plan!     Today was also the start of my Whole 30.  And ...

New Year Goals 2

I’ve never really been one to set goals.  I guess mostly because they were always the same.  I wanted to lose a little weight and be more active. This year, I got the active part down a little more, but still working on the losing weight.  It wasn’t a goal I set for the new ...

Cold Run 1

Cold Run
I ran my first below 30 degree run yesterday. It was early, it was dark, and it was cold.  It was 14 degrees. I don’t have a lot of cold weather running gear.  I started running this May so haven’t needed until recently.  November was pretty mild, and I got in quite a few days ...

And now what? 1

What’s next now that I have done something I didn’t think I could? Do it again, of course! I have a couple of goals I’m working on now. First up is focusing on losing some weight.  Although I’d heard the rumors, I was a little disappointed that I didn’t lose anything (even seemed to gain ...

Team in Training Recap 2

A part of me does not want to write this post.  I can’t believe it’s over.  I still can’t believe I did it!  The training, the early Saturday mornings, the sweaty humid runs in summer,  the fundraising.  It’s finished, goal accomplished.  I like to wear that Tiffany necklace I got at the finish line to ...