chocolate cake

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 […]

Last Week Today With HRF, Plus a Free Race Entry!

Do any of you guys watch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? Not only is he hilarious, he’s SUPER informative and talks about topics that REALLY matter. Not just who won what award or who’s dating who. I’ve actually learned quite a lot from watching his shows. That was a long intro to say, that’s where I got the idea for my post title, haha. We got a Papa John’s pizza (The Works- minus olives for Todd) last weekend and I’ve been wanting a slice every day! Obviously we ate the whole thing that day and I can’t eat half […]

Jerusalem Half Marathon or Should I Say 21.1K

So clearly from the post title, I was in Jerusalem. We got back Saturday and the race was Friday morning, but lets back up a bit… Todd left for work in Ber’Sheva, Israel January 15th. After his work was done, I met him in Tel Aviv for a little vacation. Since this is Heather RUNS Fast, I’ll start my Israel recap with running… OBV. I got in two great runs on Tel Aviv beach. Both times I had cool temps in the beginning and most of the running path was shaded, but it got warm quick. They are 6 hours ahead […]

WIAW: Saturday and Sunday Celebrations

WORKOUTS Sunday: 6 miles @ 8:33 pace on trail with Todd 🙂 Monday: Rest Tuesday: 4 miles @ 8:00 pace on treadmill/ Pilates Wednesday: 5 miles @ 8:23 pace on trail with Jolene ****** I’m jumping on the What I Ate Wednesday wagon again and linking up with Jenn at Peas And Crayons, to bring you my delicious eats from this weekend. My birthday isn’t for a few weeks, but due to some unfavorable circumstances, we had to celebrate this weekend. Saturday started with a run on the treadmill and the usual oatmeal/protein shake combo for breakfast. Lunch was ham […]

More Stretching and More Cake

WORKOUTS Sunday: 6 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill Monday: Body Pump Tuesday: 2 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill/ Pilates Wednesday: 4 miles @ 8:45 on treadmill ****** I’ve been keeping my “long runs” inside as to avoid any extra pressure/stress on my body from the heat and humidity. Anyone who knows me or has read HFR for any length of time knows that I don’t mind running on the treadmill at all. In fact, I’ve done several really long (16-20) milers as well as many speed workouts on the tready. That’s mainly because of my treadmill setup and […]

Father’s Day and Some Randoms

My dad is pretty predictable when it comes to Father’s Day/ Birthday dinner requests. Just like LAST YEAR and every year before that, he always asks for Ham and Asparagus Lasagna with some form of my mom’s chocolate cake for dessert. The lasagna has an alfredo-like sauce and it’s actually REALLY good!  This year, he went with the good ole classic chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. It never gets old and is so delicious. I already can’t wait for his birthday in a month when we’ll have it again 🙂  I had mine sans ice cream this time, but the […]

My Laid Back Valentines Day Weekend

WORKOUT Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace + 2 miles @ 8:00 pace with Ry on the trail Sunday: Rest ****** Let me just start off by saying that I am THAT super corny girl. Todd’s normal weekday morning routine is to wake up, have cereal for breakfast, shower and head to work- taking all of 25 minutes. I don’t know how he does it. Anyway, Friday morning he awoke to this: And was then surprised when he got to work and opened his lunch to find this… (OK, not laid out perfectly like this. Obviously I took this before […]

The BEST Chocolate Cake Recipe. Happy Birthday Sis!

WORKOUT Monday: 4 miles @ 8:24 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill Everything felt pretty good both days. ****** HAPPY BIRTHDAY KRISTIN!  You are the best sister/friend in the world and I don’t know what I would do without you! I love you! If you’re a regular reader, you know that I do a lot with my family and we are really close. My sister is always there for me and we text/talk a million times a day. Have we always gotten along this well? Yes and no. When we were younger we […]

22 miles, Cake, a Special Drawing and Thank You

WORKOUT Sunday: 22 miles @ 7:53 pace on trail Recap Below. ****** I’m sure you’re sick of hearing it, but I just can’t get over the weather this fall. It’s freakin November 10th and at 4:30am it was 69 degrees. Are you kidding me?! Sure… we’ve had a few cold fronts, but they only last a few days and BAM the heat is back. The high today was 85. I know it doesn’t help that I read all these blogs and FB status about cool weather, long sleeves, fall leaves, warm soup and gloves, but come on. UGH. Ok… enough […]

Candy Corn M&M’s

WORKOUT Friday: 8 miles @ 8:25ish pace Recap below. Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Weights at home ****** Have I ever told you how spoiled Riley is? Even if we do call her our Trash Dog, she’s still one lucky pup. I try and get her out for a 2 mile walk every day. She’s a 60lb dog and has a lot of energy to get out! Welllll, I had a busy day planned for Friday and didn’t have time to give her a proper walk AND myself a proper run. So I did another half and […]

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