Jolene

Miss me? I’m sure you didn’t even notice with social media flooded¬†with all things Boston Marathon (rightfully so). I had a work trip to Montreal and I just didn’t have time. But I’m back! Where to begin? How about running? This is HeatherRunsFast ūüėČ I had some great runs the past two weeks. Got in my favorite run… A run with Jolene that is <3 Our miles always fly by. Got in a few good treadmill runs as well. Had another good outside run on Easter. Came home and Kara stole my water bottle. Per usual. I was expecting a […]

Morning Kara

Disney Marathon Weekend Part 1!!! We left off with us JUST making it to our corrals… Literally 5 minutes later, Mickey counted us down, the fireworks went off and the race was under way. If you recall, the weather was cold for this FL girl (35 degrees) but the 15mph wind is what really sucked. Made the “feels like” temp in the 20’s! The wind scared Jolene and I so much. After the Shamrock Marathon (my PR- 3:13, which would have been under 3:10 without the wind) and¬†Space Coast a few years ago¬†(which, ironically is where I met Jolene for […]

Post Disney Celebration

Disney Marathon Weekend was just that… Saturday to Sunday. Wham Bam thank you ma’am! I picked Jolene up around 10:30 after we both got to spend time with our families before we left for the short weekend. We made the hour and 15 min drive to the ESPN Wide World of Sports in the cold, windy, rain to pick up our bibs. I had shirts made for us with our “mantras” for the race and instagram handles on the back. I think they came out pretty cute We wore them Saturday and Sunday after the race, along with our Boston […]

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I had THE BEST marathon pace run on Wednesday. Thanks to summer like temps, getting super sick and work, I had to put off the¬†pace run ¬†I had planned for last Sunday until sometime this week. Thankfully, Jolene was able to help me out! She met me at my house and dropped of water bottles on the way. The temp was cooler than it had been all week (low of 60- woot woot!) but the humidity was still 85%, so I knew I needed water. We left bottles and gel on the back of her car, too. Jolene would run […]

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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 ūüėČ Friday afternoon we decided to have dessert first and met up for an ice cream date! Kara even got a goodbye […]

Cristinos and Kara

HAPPY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY to Todd¬†and I! I don’t know what I would do without him! He is such an amazing father, husband and friend. I honestly don’t know what I would do without him, his love and support. I’m super lucky to have him by my side for the rest of my life <3 Love you baby! Now here’s a quick rundown of my week before the start of a new one! It started with an exciting text from one of my best friends… her water broke and her baby boy was on the way- almost 4 weeks early! […]

White Chocolate Oreo Butter Cake

This weekend was MUCH more laid back than last, but lets start with last week. Monday morning we drop Kara off at daycare and an hour later we get a call that she probably has Hand Foot and Mouth disease, which is a nasty (highly contagious) virus that causes blisters on their hands feet and mouth. I packed up my laptop and told my boss I’d be working from home.¬†Monday was Halloween (doesn’t it seem so far away now!) and Kara was a baby Giraffe.¬†We ended up taking her to the doctor that evening so by the time we got […]

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