Happy Monday!!! Here’s a rundown of my pretty great week/end… On Wednesday I had a hard workout on the plan and I killed it. I love comparing this training cycle to the last (which wasn’t that long ago) because the paces are getting faster On Friday I had another great run with Jolene. We never go out with a pace in mind, we just run and chat and see where we’re at <-a little rhyme for your Monday 😉 Friday afternoon we decided to have dessert first and met up for an ice cream date! Kara even got a goodbye […]

Cristinos and Kara

Early Morning Confessions

I’m taking a page out of Brittany’s book blog, Blissful Britt, and telling you my early morning confessions… I only ran once last work week. Say what?!?! You read that correctly. Between a rest day, doctors appointment, soccer and body bump, I didn’t get around to running until Friday. Who am I? At least the weather was cool and it was a good run. I forgot to mention two resolutions goals of mine… better posture and holding my core in. They kind of go hand in hand, as it’s easier to have better posture when you’re not walking around with […]

My Birthday Weekend: Pictures, Food and Snippets

WORKOUTS Sunday: 6 miles @ 8:32 pace on trail Monday: 4 miles @ 8:40 pace on treadmill Tuesday: Body Pump ****** SATURDAY: Ran outside, ate pancakes, went to Body Pump. Did a little too much shopping, which I actually dislike very much. Dropped by a 90’s theme party. Ate dinner at my parents. Yummy stir fry and brown rice. The Trader Joe’s Jasmine Brown Rice is so easy to cook and the fluffiest brown rice I’ve had. Watched Rich’s (my sister’s BF) baseball game, while consuming Pop Rocks from the 90’s party. His team is in the playoffs and they won, […]

Riley’s Surgery

WORKOUTS Sunday: 6 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill Monday: Body Pump Tuesday: 4 miles @ 9:10 pace outside/ Pilates Wednesday: Body Pump Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill ****** Riley had surgery to remove the bumps on her legs on Monday. Here’s how it went down… I took our precious dogter to the vet at 7:30AM, kept myself busy during the day and Todd and I picked her up at 5:30PM. She was put under anesthesia for the procedure and I like that the vet kept her for a few hours after the surgery to fully come […]

PB Cups, Parties and Pizza

WORKOUTS Thursday: Rest Friday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump Saturday: 6 miles @ 8:37 pace on trail Sunday: Rest ****** I was lucky enough to get in two runs outside this week, BOTH with girlfriends. Doesn’t get much better than that in the running world… at least mine for the time being Saturday I met up with Marissa to keep her company during her 18 miler. She was great and didn’t mind when I asked to slow down or stop for water- which we did twice. The temp was around 78 degrees with 85%  humidity and […]

Another Awesome Long Run in the Books!

WORKOUT Sunday: 2 easy + (4 x .85m @ 6:50 w/ .15m rest) + 10 easy + (4 x .85m @ 6:50 w/ .15m rest) + 2 easy Recap Below Monday: 6 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump Finally, a Monday I’m not in Orlando for work and was able to make it to BP. Also has a nice little shake out run. ****** BOOM! My quality runs have been rocking lately! The weather has finally been in my favor and I took full advantage of it. (Sadly, this cold front will be gone by Thursday. Bummer.) I was […]

I Made It!!!

WORKOUT 18 miles @ 8:15 pace on trail Recappity-cap below ****** Wellllll, as the title states, I MADE IT through my run today. I didn’t pass out on the side of the trail or have to cut my run short. Todd suggested I take a gel with me just in case and I’m sure that would have helped, but it totally slipped my mind this morning. If I don’t set it out the night before, I’ll more than likely forget it. I got out right around 6 and the temp was 75 degrees with 90% humidity. Nothing out of the […]