Month: August 2016

Happy Monday folks! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a fabulous week! Here’s a recap of last week… This kid and her wispy hair! She used to have such a full head of dark hair… not so much anymore. At least she’s still cute <3 Sometimes you just need help slowing down on those easy runs… this is when a friend who’s looking to you to get faster (like I do with Jolene) comes in handy. I help pace her to a faster time, which MAKES me slow down. Win-Win. Had dinner over at my parents […]

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Let’s start with the beginning of last week. I caught this sweet moment and it made my heart melt. I changed the wallpaper on my phone to this image. Being Fierce is kinda my thing with the marathon. I killed my Wednesday tempo run! My mid week tempos on the treadmill have been the only thing keeping me positive during this training cycle. Hopefully this means in great weather I can really hit decent paces! During the week, we usually get to work around 6:15/30AM, which means that Kara is dropped off at daycare around 6 AM. On Fridays, I […]

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I got a standing desk at work! This was right when it was installed, but I’ve since decorated a bit. My feet were actually pretty sore from standing so this weekend I bought a mat to stand on. Hopefully that helps. I’m excited to see my productivity skyrocket 😉 The Long Run. My long run this week was, you guessed it… tough. The workout was 2 warm up, 2 x 1.5 miles at 7:25, 10 miles, 3 miles @ 7:30, 2 cool down. I hit the first two 1.5’s at 7:20 and 7:23, but the last three miles were cut […]

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Marathon Pace Run. This weeks long run was a 13 mile marathon pace run with 2 warm up and cool down. The weather forecast was supposed to be thunderstorms all day, starting around 5AM, so my running partner and I decided to check the radar when we got up and decide. If it was pouring and/or lightning I’d stick to the treadmill. Thankfully, the meteorologist were wrong (aren’t they always) and it didn’t start raining until 2/3’s into our run. Even then it was just a sprinkle. By the time we finished it was really raining and it cut our stretching […]

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Mid Week Speed! I mentioned last week that I was on the struggle bus mentally and having a tough time with my speed/tempos. Well, my mid-week quality run was a success and big confidence booster. Disclaimer- I did this run on the treadmill and I feel like it’s always easier to hit your paces on a tread, but still… it boosted my confidence. Baby Pool Party! One of my mommy friends had a bunch of babies over to splash around in the pool My how pool parties have changed.  20 miles! This was an “easy” week for my long run. […]

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