Nothing like starting your day with 30 minutes of pain and pancakes.

July 1, 2015
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Let’s rewind to Tuesday morning——>  My run was 30 minutes long and it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone.   My coach’s instructions for the run:   “Start with dynamic drills first.  To find your Lactic Threshold Heart Rate do a 30-minute time trial all by yourself outside on a flat course – the track is a good place to do this. No training partners and not in a race.  Again, it should be done as if it […]

Something we can ALL try to do to improve our running and our health!

June 30, 2015
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As you know, I am working really hard to catch some of my dreams.  I want a sub 3 marathon really bad and I am going to do what it takes to get there.     I am doing my running workouts, making sure to strength train, attempting to clean up my diet (progress, not perfection;) and working hard on my mental strength.   There is something else though that is going to make a HUGE difference in my running […]

Giveaway (5 winners!!!) for my new favorite sunglasses and Brooke keeps me injury free.

June 30, 2015
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A good friend of mine created Vacay Sunglasses and sent me a few to try out.  I fell in love with the glasses right away and asked him if I could do a giveaway because I wanted to share their amazingness with you. Vacay Sunglasses theme that I love—>  LIVE MORE AND WORK LESS. The classic matte plum are my absolute favorite.   Sunglasses usually leave lines on the top of my nose after I wear them for a while […]

Monday matters and a summer treat perfect for the 4th of July.

June 29, 2015
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-I don’t know what we would do with ourselves during the hot summers if we didn’t have a pool in our community.  This thing saves our sanity.   -This morning was a hair horns producing/sweat in my eyeballs workout.  I did the same workout this morning as the one I did last Thursday but a smidge faster.  I ended with 11 miles (on the treadmill) at a 7:25 average pace.  My right hip is especially tight a few hours after […]

My FAVORITE summer dresses and marathon training week #2!!!

June 29, 2015
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Life is just better when the cousins are in town.   We went up north for dinner at my aunt’s house last night.   Yesterday was my rest day from running but I am pretty sure Brooke got in a solid mile or two of chasing her cousins while we were there. We did the bbq thing.  I made one of my better life decisions and added a whole bunch of guacamole to the top bun of my burger.   […]

Fast FINISH and I have no idea….

June 28, 2015
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Well, look who I ran into while I was out for my Saturday long run.   My dad was walking at the same time I was running Saturday morning.  We are both all about beating the heat as much as possible so we hit the roads early.  My running friends weren’t around yesterday so I was on my own for my long run.  I zoned out to my running tunes and stopped at my favorite water fountain for a gallon […]

Somewhat Silent Saturday

June 27, 2015
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Yoga at home and 4 miles on the treadmill @ an 8:45 pace Friday morning. Brooke hit up the pool afterwards for a few laps. Met up with the cousins and my sis… to escape the heat and see Inside Out.  We all LOVED THIS MOVIE. Went north for a random festival.  Tried out Wolf’em and met the guy that came up with the idea.  I will be getting one of these the next time I go camping. It created […]