Fun Times

I got in two really great runs with Jolene last week. I don’t know what happened, but out of no where, my comfortable pace dropped to the low 8:00’s. Not gonna lie, it felt good! I know running with Jolene is what helped. Miles fly by with her. I really focused on listening to her footsteps to increase my cadence and it worked! Look at the difference between the first and second run! I was also able to keep my heart rate at a respectable 157-160, which, for that pace in the heat and humidity, I was happy with Kara got […]

Jo Running

Happy Monday! Last week was a weird one, huh?! We had to work Monday, had Tuesday off and then worked the rest of the week. Made for a very unproductive week, work wise, if you ask me, but productive in every other area, haha. On Tuesday, we went to the Glazer Children’s Museum with Nana. If you live or are visiting Tampa and have kids you HAVE to go there. The mission of the Glazer Children’s Museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. Kara […]

Pancake Helper

Hey hey! Last week was pretty boring and the weekend was super low key, so I’m going to combine some weekend fun with some Instagram fun! (@heatherrunsfast) Let’s get to it! We hit the pool up again. It’s been raining here every day, which means cold pool water. We went to a friends pool that’s heated and while it was still cooler, it was much more tolerable! I woke up with Kara Sunday morning and she kept pointing to the peanut butter. We get it fresh ground from Publix. So it’s just peanuts She’d stick the spoon in, take a […]

Pumpkin Ginger Snaps

Happy Monday!!! Last week seemed to fly by, but I’m sure that’s because of the long weekend. Here’s some highlights from my week Mini Avocados from TJ’s… Can you tell how small these are? They are the perfect size for Kara and I to share. Kara usually has avocado every night with her dinner. These are perfect because we finish one each night! No brown avo the next day! Kara has her fist boyfriend! Cole (seen most in my baby crafting posts) and Kara go to the same daycare and were born one day apart! Every day last week, Kara […]

kissingCole

My running game has been strong this past week and I’ve run almost every day <3 I had to take a little over 3 weeks off and I was surprised at how quickly my paces bounced back. It is H.O.T.T. hott here in Florida and I definitely haven’t adjusted to running in it. Per usual, I’ve been loading up on Nuun and that has definitely helped. Todd was out of town last Sunday evening to late Wednesday night, so I had to get creative to fit my runs in. Getting up at 4AM to run, shower, get ready, get Kara ready, […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Hey hey!!! We are super happy in the Winchell household, as Todd is home! He got back Saturday after being in Israel for 8 days for work. He almost didn’t make it home with all the cancelled/delayed Delta flights. I surprised myself with some solid runs while he was gone- which is always tough with work and Kara. I like to call it my single parent life. I got in two 8 milers before Kara woke up during the week… The actual running part is easy, it’s the, shower, wake Kara up, get me, get her ready, drive (in more traffic […]

cookie run

HAPPY MONDAY!!! Not sure why I’m in such a good mood. Maybe it’s looking through my pictures and seeing all the pictures of Kara <3 There are SO MANY! OK- Onto the recap of last week… Give this girl a bag (or a cup or a water bottle or anything crinkly) and she’s set for a drive. I bought some Halo and when I opened it it was only a 1/2 to 2/3 full. I. was. pissed. I don’t mind paying for it (even thought it’s a wee bit expensive), but I DO mind if I don’t get a full product. […]

Kara's first beach trip