tempo run

Happy Monday! This is going to be a busy week for me! I’ve got a lot going on at work and with doctors appointments and I’m ready to get the ball rolling! Here are some highlights from last week… Kara is obsessed with riding in the passenger seat of the car. She goes to the garage door and yells car! car! We just go around the neighborhood, but she sits the whole time and absolutely loves it! (she is wearing a diaper in the second pic- just for clarification) I know people loath the treadmill, but I love it! Maybe […]

Kara Car

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

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

Happy Monday folks! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a fabulous week! Here’s a recap of last week… This kid and her wispy hair! She used to have such a full head of dark hair… not so much anymore. At least she’s still cute <3 Sometimes you just need help slowing down on those easy runs… this is when a friend who’s looking to you to get faster (like I do with Jolene) comes in handy. I help pace her to a faster time, which MAKES me slow down. Win-Win. Had dinner over at my parents […]

healthydinner

Let’s start with the beginning of last week. I caught this sweet moment and it made my heart melt. I changed the wallpaper on my phone to this image. Being Fierce is kinda my thing with the marathon. I killed my Wednesday tempo run! My mid week tempos on the treadmill have been the only thing keeping me positive during this training cycle. Hopefully this means in great weather I can really hit decent paces! During the week, we usually get to work around 6:15/30AM, which means that Kara is dropped off at daycare around 6 AM. On Fridays, I […]

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It’s Taper Time!

WORKOUT Sunday: 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 2 easy Recap Below. Monday: 3 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill My shortest shake out run to date, haha. ****** As usual, the Florida weather was less than desirable. It was 70 degrees with 88% humidity at 6AM. Lovely. Because this was my last long run, I wanted to make it a strong one and be able to hit my paces, so I opted for another half and half run. My plan going into it was to adjust my 6:50 tempo pace to […]

70 Mile Weeks are Getting to Me

WORKOUT Wednesday: 4 easy + 3 @ 6:50 + 4 easy + 3 @ 6:50 + 2 easy= 16 on trail Recap below. Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:28 on treadmill/ Body Pump My legs were definitely a little sore. During BP I didn’t do any of the leg sections… I don’t need to be any more sore than I already am! ****** Before I recap my run, I heard on exciting news today… The FDA is looking to BAN the use of Trans Fats! Woot woot! Check out a write up about HERE in the New York Times. I know […]