Races into Parades 2

Races into Parades
A friend of mine shares this article from the WSJ online on Facebook, and I’ve got say, I’m a little fired up over it. Maybe it’s because I’m slow.  And not competitive. The Slowest Generation The article talks about how races are becoming less competitive and the young athletes aren’t trying as hard as they ...

Quick update

Quick update
Where does the time go? I think I left off with my last weekly update. Since then I’ve still been getting little quick workouts in during the week in addition to my running. I’m pretty solid at running 3 times a week and it works for me.  I have a pretty good background in strength ...

Weekly Recap 6 weeks out! 1

Weekly Recap 6 weeks out!
Yikes!  6 weeks out.  I am more nervous because I need to be studying and taking a test for work.  It has to be taken before I leave! It’s go time! Not the best week last week. Monday was 5 miles on Labor Day.  It was a little cooler and the humidity had lifted and ...

Lunatik Athletik Compression Sock Review 1

I was given a pair of Compression Socks from Lunatik Athletiks to review.  All opinions expressed are my own. If you read many running blogs (I do!), you’ve likely seen Compression socks everywhere.  I’ve seen people running in them and lots of pictures of people wearing them for recovery.  So I was really excited when ...

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend
While I’m definitely ready for fall and some cooler weather, I can’t really believe it’s here already.  I feel like it snuck up on me.   And now that the weekend is over, the kids activities are officially in full swing!  Dance, swim, football, soccer, girl scouts, Wednesday night church stuff.  It’s busy but all ...

Weekly Recap 8 weeks out!

Weekly Recap 8 weeks out!
Last week was much better at keeping track! Monday – bodyweight exercises Tuesday – nacho ride!  We rode 14 riles….stopped and had a drink and nachos in a small town bar halfway through.  It was a lot of fun….although we did need to leave earlier (it was too dark on the way back), and then ...

Huge Online Raffle! 6

Huge Online Raffle!
Some of you already know, but for those that are new here, I am raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My cousin Carmen’s son, Connor is 4 years old and has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).   While his prognosis is good, he still has 2 years of treatment left to go.  He is ...

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out

Weekly Training Recap 9 weeks out
It’s 9 weeks from yesterday for my race….so does that make last week 9 weeks out or this week? Monday – Strength and yoga Tuesday – Bike ride with kids Wednesday – 3.5 mile run, and yoga Thursday – Strength Friday – walk Saturday – 10 mile hill run! Better at keeping track and adding ...

Brrr….I’m cold! 4

Saturday after my long run, I tried another new thing.   What am I going to do when this is event is over and I’m out of new things? I tried an ice bath.  Well, not so much ice, but as cold as the tap would go.  I don’t know if it was worth it. ...

Weekly Training Recap 2

Confession time…. I need to keep better track of my workouts.  I don’t think I hit my goals, and I seriously can not remember what I did. I did run on Tuesday.  I need to plug my Garmin in and take a look at the history but I think I was lacking in my mid-week ...