My Running Journey Mile by Mile :)

Can I just say that I think I was more nervous about traveling with Kara than I was about the race? Planning for this trip took a lot of time… mainly because I’m so Type A and didn’t want to forget anything, but also because there was so much to consider both “stuff” wise and logistically. Let’s start with the easier stuff: booking flights- we took a good 2 weeks to decide. I got everyone’s opinion and between that and flight costs, we crossed our fingers that early morning flights were best. Our flights left at 7:30 AM and 6:30 […]

Kara Coffee

Sorry it took me so long to get this up folks! I had the Kara Update done early so I wouldn’t have to worry about a post, post race. I normally spend Sunday night and some of Monday morning writing up my Monday post, but Kara came down with Croup (a respiratory virus) so between going to the pediatrician, caring for her and working from home, no post went up. I did enjoy the extra cuddles though! I’ll do another post on the actual trip but as for the race… I cut down on my crusiferous veggies starting Friday and […]


Get ready for a lot of collages! YUP! It’s been over 6 months since I did an official Kara update. She has obviously changed A TON and gotten SO MUCH more fun! Not gonna lie, months 1-4 were trying and challenging. Trying to get Kara on a schedule and figure out what she wanted was hard! It didn’t help that up until then, she didn’t do much. Sure she’d randomly smile and wiggle around, but the up-all-nights and cry-fest after 5PM stood out more. THANKFULLY we got in a groove and things got better… you hear that new moms… things […]


Happy Monday, folks! This time next week I’ll have run the Towpath Marathon and hopefully have another Boston Qualifying time under my belt! I think it’s important to have a few goals going into race day, so here are mine: #1- BQ with a 3:30   #2- “just” BQ (3:35)   #3- Enjoy the scenery and good weather. I would REALLY like to hit that 3:30 mark and the plan I’ve been following should get me there. I know I’ve put in the miles and hard work and I need to trust my training. But there’s that small voice in […]

Pumpkin Coffee Candle Oreo

I totally published this with no intro and only the days of the week bullet points… my bad, so since I’m editing it, I might as well go ahead and introduce my wonderful, amazing, support friend Jolene and her new blog Zebra Girl Runs. She’s a mother of 4 who is killing the running scene. So much inspiration, information and fun will be on her blog, plus, she’s fast and getting faster! Her kids are awesome and are so good with Kara and her hubby is a great guy, too. Check her out Monday: Kara was a silly girl and kept […]


These weeks are just ticking by huh? Here’s a recap of some fun stuff (and of course running!) from last week: Does anyone else plan/set out their outfits for the week? I find it so helpful in the morning. Side note- half of these shirts are my mom’s. Double wardrobe baby. I submitted a product request to my local Whole Foods for the Mint Chip and Mocha Chip Halo Top flavors and they actually got them! Jolene and I’s Halo Top parties have been even better now 😉 My mid week run was a killer but I nailed it. This […]

15mile pace run

Last week was a short work week and it flew by! Hopefully that’s not going to make this week feel even longer. And hopefully the coffee with pumpkin spice creamer that I’m drinking right now helps 😉 Let’s jump right into running… my midweek workout went well. I think I was still feeling the affects of losing so much water weight from my Sunday Long Run, as those first 7 miles were tougher than normal. I was still able to bang out the tempos and felt great after. You know what else was great? This freakin brownie! It was so ooey […]