My Running Journey Mile by Mile :)

Last week was a pretty good one. Here’s what went down… #Balance. There are treats at work ALL.THE.TIME. I’m making sure to YOLO, but at the same time, balance it out with lots of veggies and healthy eats. Roasted butternut is back in my life full force. Remember when I used to eat huge plates of it at a time? Mid Week Early Morning Runs. I am a morning runner 100%, so having to do most of my runs in the afternoon after work is not my fave. Todd and I have worked out a system for me to get […]


I’ve chosen my “comeback” marathon… The Towpath Marathon in Akron, OH on October 9th. It runs through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the fall and everyone says it’s beyond beautiful! I haven’t registered yet, as I want to make sure I can balance training, working and most importantly, family. I plan on following Jack Daniels’s plan like I’ve done in the past with a lot of success. It will most certainly be challenging, especially training during the summer in FL, but I’m up for the challenge. My goal for peak mileage is 60 miles, but I have a feeling 50 will be […]

Legend Compression Wear

Here are some favorites around HRF lately… Pool Time.  We’ve been loving spending time at the pool. Living in FL where almost everyone has a pool and spending time around the water (beach/lake) is a constant, we want Kara to be very familiar and feel comfortable in the water. So far so good. Rain Jacket. I got this bad boy on sale at Target for $12 from $40! Perfect for a light sprinkle run or a quick walk into the office. Afternoon thunderstorms are a daily thing here and I’m thinking this will come in handy! FOOD! Delicious eats having been going […]

Greek Food

Happy Monday folks! Here are some randoms from the past week… What?! How does the below even happen?! I’m sure there will be many more fun positions like this in my future. Green Bean Fries. I’ve been diggin em lately! Have you tried them yet? Our new gym!!! In our old house, we had a pretty sweet set up (see HERE), but I think I like our new gym even more! We now have mirror lined walls, a larger fan mounted on the wall instead of sitting on the bike and still have the portable AC unit to keep things cool […]

Green Bean Fries

Look at me blogging back to back weeks! Funny, as I used to post every other day, haha. Let’s delve right into it… I got my hands on the new Halo Top Birthday Cake ice cream. I love this brand. It’s only 240-280 calories for the whole pint AND has 24 grams of protein. Can’t beat that with a stick! <-please tell me you’ve heard that saying? The texture is perfect if you let it sit for a few minutes- MUCH better than artic zero! Thanks, Jolene for hooking me up! Kara is still not sleeping through the night. Three […]


Wellllll Helllooooo There! Yes, yes I know… It has been forever since I posted. It honestly doesn’t feel like a month has passed, but it has. My apologizes. Life took over one again and blogging got put on the back burner. Get ready for picture overload. Here are some happenings to catch you up… Running has resumed and I am in my happy place! I’ve been running anywhere from 4-8 miles and plan on increasing my long run by one mile each week to ramp up for marathon training. Thaaaaaat’s right. I said marathon training. Not sure which one yet, […]

Kara's 1st Pool Trip

Well HELLO there ladies and gentleman! It’s officially been over a month since I’ve last blogged. Geeze! I don’t really have a good excuse other than that I’ve been busy with Kara and work and moving. #lifehappens My mom actually asked if something was wrong with her blog subscription because she wasn’t receiving any of my posts… yaaaa, that’s because I didn’t write any, haha. We moved at the end of last month (only 15 minutes from where we used to live) and let me tell you, we are no where near close to being settled in. I wish I […]

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