Garmin 620 Review and 8 things I did last night.

January 21, 2015
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1.  I ate Trader Joe’s minestrone soup with some added grilled chicken and bread on the side. 2.  I was sent a picture of these and I think they would be the perfect running accessory.   3.  I was extremely jealous of Kara Goucher’s dinner.  I agree with her hashtag and I am glad she refers to sweet potatoes as heaven too. 4.  Hung out at my sweet Grandma’s house. 5.  I stopped for the good stuff at Maverick.  Gas […]

Mile repeats, a stretch for you to do today and habits!

January 20, 2015
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I seem to be finding candy all over town on my runs lately.  Don’t worry, I didn’t actually eat the truffle that I found in the grass but I’m not going to lie, I did think about it. My sister is a champ and told me she would watch Brooke so I could get outside for my mile repeats with my buddies.  It was also warm outside.  It was good for my soul. The weird thing about speed work to […]

My Running Coach and the pancakes that made us happy.

January 20, 2015
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We are just going to go ahead and soak in this ‘no snow 44 degrees in Utah’ thing until we get hit with a blizzard or something.    Brooke was pretty proud that she conquered the wall (that reminds me of that one tv show with contestants in leotards doing obstacles… American Gladiators). And on the way back home the mountains were pink.  No filter.   Dinner was a simple two ingredients (actually 3 more not pictured—> water, almond butter […]

Monday Matters & Post-Run Power Exercises

January 19, 2015
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Hello from us.  Time for some Monday Matters.   -8 miles at an easy pace on the treadmill.  I played around with the incline to pretend like I was running a course with hills outside.  Afterwards I went into the aerobics room to do my Post-Run Power Exercises.   These left my legs shaking.  The more powerful we get our legs to be, the faster we will be.  Explanations (and videos) of all of these exercises HERE!   Those jump-ups […]

Solo runner and Boston Training Week #3!

January 19, 2015
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Yesterday—>  Church with the girl that convinced me to run with people! I was a SOLO runner for many many years with a few exceptions (my sister).  When I moved back to Utah 1.5 years ago she convinced me to join her and her running friends for some runs and I have been hooked on running with other people ever since.  I take every opportunity I get now to join the girls. Brooke was beyond thrilled to show off what […]

Pick or choose—-> speed or endurance?

January 18, 2015
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Yesterday we ran on a path that I have been on close to a million times over the last 16 years.  Josse (my running partner) started talking about the candy bag.  I had never even heard of such a thing.  A candy bag?   We stopped along the trail and she showed me a bag that contains candy that has been there for a very long time along the path.  Somebody refills the bag for people that need some emergency […]

Sentence Saturday!

January 17, 2015
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HOW in the world is she tall enough to be turning on and off the lights?! I went to bootcamp this last Tuesday and my calves were still crazy sore yesterday…  bootcamp is legit. 6 mile run followed by one legged-squats, push-ups and side planks all completed while playing finger puppets at the same time. The usual morning at the indoor playground and a solid 2 hour talking session with my sister.   Brooke wanted mac & cheese for dinner… […]