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, […]

This is going to be an Instagram inspired post… so if you follow me there (and you should 😉 this may be redundant, #sorrynotsorry. #LikeABoss… When I run on the treadmill in the mornings, Kara and Todd stop in to say Hello. It absolutely makes my morning, especially when she walks in with that shirt and looks up at me like that. SO Glad Todd captured that moment. Had a pretty great run that morning, too 🙂 #HisandHersDrinks… I haven’t had a full glass of wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) since BEFORE we started trying to have Kara, so […]

Wellllll Helllooooo There! Yes, yes I know… It has been forever since I posted. It honestly doesn’t feel like a month has passed, but it has. My apologizes. Life took over one again and blogging got put on the back burner. Get ready for picture overload. Here are some happenings to catch you up… Running has resumed and I am in my happy place! I’ve been running anywhere from 4-8 miles and plan on increasing my long run by one mile each week to ramp up for marathon training. Thaaaaaat’s right. I said marathon training. Not sure which one yet, […]

Thinking About How I Run Q&A

I’m thinking out loud this Thursday with a fun running quiz. We all know how much I like to talk about running and not that I’m back at it I can’t stop thinking about it <3 1. Would you rather run on a beach path or a mountain trail? This is tough. I’m going to have to say beach path. I’d rather hike a mountain trail so I can take time to soak in all the gorgeousness. 2. If you could choose the flavor of Gatorade at your next race’s aid stations, what would it be? BLEH! I’d choose Nuun […]

Love (read- Gifts) Don’t Cost a Thang

By far, my favorite Christmas gift was the gift of running! I gave this to myself on Christmas Eve day, when I ran a mini workout of 1 mile warm up, 4 x .75m @ 7:30 pace w/.25 recovery and 1 mile cool down. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to make that 7:30 pace quicker, but I didn’t want to push it too much, since I was already breaking the rules. Then Christmas day, after making breakfast at The Children’s Home and opening presents at my parents, Todd dropped me off at the trail on our drive home and I ran […]

Running, Kayaking, Friends

WORKOUTS Friday: 4 miles @ 8:45 pace on treadmill Sunday: 2 miles @ 8:45 on treadmill/ AB video Monday: 3.5 miles @ 8:45 on treadmill ****** Ya, that’s right. My “Workouts” section is back! It’ll probably be pretty boring for a while, but I’m happy to be running and think it’ll be cool to track my progress- which is basically starting from scratch now. Case in point, I tried to do one of my four miles on Friday at an 8:30 pace, and it felt like a pace run (like I was running a 7:00 pace) so I just did a […]

Happy Sunday and Another Theory

WORKOUT 14 miles @ 7:53 pace on trail Recap below 🙂 ****** A few weeks ago, my friend Marissa text me about doing our long run together today and of course my answer was YES! She lives in Orlando, but was in Tampa this weekend, and we don’t get to run together as much as I’d like, so I wanted to make the most of it! Our plan was to each leave our houses at 6AM, run to the trail and meet up whenever our paths crossed (about 2.5 miles into it.) Luckily for us, we both had to make […]

Running Surfaces- Part II & a Date with Mom

WORKOUT Rest/ Weights & Ab Routine Hip Hip, Ho-ray! My knee was NOT sore when I woke up this morning. Progress people. Lets hope this trend continues. Upper body weights it was today. I worked those biceps good! ****** Happy Friday Folks! You made it another week 🙂 I was lucky enough to spend the last day of spring break with mi madre. We have been trying to have a DLites date for the longest time and it finally came! My mom and I ALWAYS have something to talk about and the time flew by too quick. I love spending time with […]

Running Surfaces- Prelude

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:28 pace on treadmill My knee was oddly sore during the first mile, but felt fine after that. I think the pounding outside on the trail is having an affect on my recovery time. I am going to stick with the treadmill for all runs except my long run. ****** I think it’s important that people learn a bit about the surfaces they run on. It can play a role in getting to the starting line injury free and well prepared. It can also influence your actual race experience. Here is a little anecdote… The […]

Non-Clothing Running Essentials

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:30 on treadmill/ Pilates Still felt my knee a bit around mile 3, but it wasn’t as prominent as it has been in the past. We used a ball in Pilates today and I LOVE the extra challenge it creates! Gotta keep my core strong. Mary Anne (instructor) also incorporated a lot of hamstring stretching, which I always appreciate. ****** Here are some of my favorite running must haves, other than clothing… Garmin– I use the Forerunner 205 and Todd (along with pretty much everyone else I know) uses the Forerunner 405. I’ll keep mine […]

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