10 mile Trail Run

10 mile Trail Run
This winter went by fast and we’ve had some excellent spring weather. We have some exciting (tough!) events coming up and I’m all over the map with my training.  I haven’t been able to settle on a good plan.   I’ve been active consistently but need to be more intentional with runs and bike rides. ...

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 ...

San Fran part 2 – Race Day 2

San Fran part 2 - Race Day
After we met with the team Saturday night, it was off to bed. Luckily we were still on Nebraska time, so it made it easier to go to bed early.  4:30 wake up call! We made arrangements on Saturday to have a microwave and bowls delivered so I could make my usual pre-run breakfast (as ...

San Francisco – Part 1

San Francisco - Part 1
This is long overdue! My mom and I flew out on Friday Oct 18th, stayed close to the hotel and spent time in Union Square.  Saturday’s main event’s were a bus tour of the city and the Team In Training Inspiration Dinner.  Sunday was race day!   Monday and Tuesday we headed to the coast ...

Almost time!

Almost time!
Life got a little crazy on me the last few weeks and I’ve been out of town more in the last 2 weeks than in a long time. First for work for a few days. Then last weekend we went to the Husker game at Purdue.  It was Eric’s first away game.  Great time!   ...

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap 1

Dirty Girl Mud Run Recap
Saturday I had group training for 8 miles.  Then Sheri and I changed clothes and headed to the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It was a blast!  I really just feel like a big kid running up and over things, getting dirty, and having a great time.   This first obstacle I had a great time ...

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 ...