My Running Journey Mile by Mile :)

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 […]

BOGO Nutella

Kara turned¬†three months on March 3rd. THREE MONTHS!!! Time always went by fast, but boy does it fly at super sonic speed these days! She now weighs around 12 lbs and is fitting into 0-3 month clothing- finally! She loves cooing and smiling, especially after feeding. Like her mommy, she’s happiest with a full belly ūüėČ I’ve said it every month, but I can’t believe we have a baby. With that said, she’s the most amazing thing that’s happened to us <3 SLEEPING.¬†A few days before Kara hit 11 weeks she started sleeping from 8-10PM to 4-6AM. Hallelujah! But then, […]

Kara 3 months

Happy Friday Folks! I survived my first week back to work and am lucky enough to have worked from home two days this week- woo hoo! Magic Mugs. I bought a Groupon to make these fun mugs and gave one to my sister. They turn from a completely black mug to a picture when you add hot water. I put a collage of Kara’s Valentines Day pictures on mine. I loved getting a text from my sister of her mug- her, Kara and I at my baby shower turned baby debut when Kara was 3 days old. Tuesday, March 8. […]

work perks

My workouts were pretty lackluster last week. After running in¬†the Gasparilla Half¬†I knew my body needed rest and to take it easy, so that’s what I did I noticed after my Tuesday run that my right foot was hurting a bit on the outer right side and underneath. Even when I just walked around the house. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been wearing sandals lately or possibly an overuse injury, or both. I did ramp up my mileage and speed pretty quickly, so I wouldn’t be surprised.¬†The weather here is perfect right now, so my foot better get […]

First Day Back Donuts

The Gasparilla Distance Classic is THE BEST race put on in Tampa and my Favorite! From the organization, to the expo, to the race, it’s all around fantastic! My very first half marathon (and the one that got me hooked to distance races) was Gasparilla 8 years ago! Over the years, I’ve run the 15k a few times and the 5k and 15k last year. They have a challenge that has you run all the races– 5k, 8k, 15k and half- which is pretty popular among the crazies ūüėČ It all begins at the expo. Gasparilla puts on a good […]

Gaspy bib and medal

Sadly, I go back to work Thursday, ending my 3 month maternity leave. Booo!!! Here’s another look at my eats from a laid back day in the life of Heather and Kara… Pre-Breakfast: Chicken Sausage. I’m really digging these for my 3-5AM feedings. I always wake up hungry and just want something little to tide me over. These sausages have minimal ingredients and taste great. I’ll brown up a bunch to keep on hand so I don’t have to whip out the skillet at 4AM. I usually end up going back to bed after this feeding. 1st Breakfast: Apple.¬†I eat […]

Salmon Dinner

Monday: Body Pump.¬†Almost made it through the whole class… had to change her during the lunge track because she had a poopy diaper. That’s OK though, my legs were a bit sore from the 12 miler the day before. Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:05 pace on treadmill.¬†Added a few new Kara Goucher pics to the treadmill. I need to get that awesome one of Shalane and Amy! ¬†Wednesday: Body Pump.¬†Took an evening class, so I enjoyed one of my last mornings on maternity leave and soaked up some snuggle time. Those cheeks! Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:35 pace on treadmill.¬†Easy-ish […]