After the half marathon, we literally returned home to fly out the next morning to Maui. From home it’s a one hour flight to Seattle, an hour lay over, and an additional 6 hour flight. But with the lay over, it was only 11am when we arrived. Got our car and headed to the hotel. And because the hotel looked like it was straight out … Continue reading Our Trip to Maui
Now… To be clear, my personal experience should not make or break your view of the CDA Marathon… This just was not my day.. . Packet PickupPacket pickup is the day before. No line at all, you find your name on the list outside the “expo”, walk in, give them your bib number, confirm your name and swipe your bib. Boom. Done. ExpoBig disappointment. Literally … Continue reading CDA (half…) Marathon Recap
Thanks to a fellow blogger Ilsay Escobar over at http://fitensity.blogspot.com/ I was nominated for a Liebster Award!! What is Liebster Award you say? The Liebster Award is awarded to new and upcoming blogs by other bloggers. It is to help the nominated bloggers be introduced to other readers and gain an audience. By receiving this award, the blog receiving it must pay it forward and introduce 10 … Continue reading Liebster Award
I love this quote for so many reasons… And mainly now because, well, my foot is fractured… Last August I wrote about thinking my foot had a stress fracture, here, but after running on it for several months without further injury had summed it up to something else… Arthritis, said the chiropractor. Bone spur, said he physical therapist. Plantar fasciitis, said a fellow runner. Well … Continue reading X-Ray reveals…
(I need to learn to make my coffee smile at me…) (Yoga and some strength training, felt terrific!!!) (This Blue Heron flew on and off the shore my whole way back this morning, way cool.) (God! He’s amazing!!!) (Walk with my girlies and Kimbo.) (Yum!) (Then tackled this beast…. Only take 1 and already 2 sets of weed eater blades down… I’ll post an after, … Continue reading Monday in Pictures!
First, hydrate. Yes, this week will be filled with lemon infused water, even downloaded a silly little app to track my water. Super Nerd. And, no wine all week…. My thought process on this is that the wins dehydrates me, which defeats the water drinking I’ll be focused on. Who really knows though, this is just an assumption. Second, make a packing checklist: Overnight Oats … Continue reading CDA Marathon Plan!!
More than any other question that I am asked, I get asked why? Why do you run marathons? Why did you start running marathons? What the hell are you thinking? I run because I’m able to. I know reading that last sentence is like a big, DUH, moment for the question asker. But when I say it, I mean it from a much deeper perspective. … Continue reading "Why do you do this??"
This is what Mark at Mark’s Daily Apple says about this: “Whether it’s extended time in wilderness or even a mindfulness meditation practice, get in touch with that non-cerebral, pre-symbolic gut sense again. Let it become a guiding compass again.” (Link here.) Too often in running we listen to what works for everyone else. Follow their training schedule. Eat by their nutrition plan. The problem with this is … Continue reading Habit #6 of 10: Trust Your Gut
When you are a mom and a runner, the one thing you never have enough of is time. So Sunday I slept in. No one woke me up or demanded anything from me. When I did wake up, Bill and the girls gave me an adorable homemade card (my favorite), a Starbucks gift card (also my favorite), and a gift certificate for 2 mani-pedis (the … Continue reading Mother’s Day Complete with A Long Run
Goodness… The week got away from me… But this Saturday we ran the Run or Dye 5k in Spokane. What fun race!!! Bill, the girls and I met up with two gals I work with, Amber & Mandy, and Mandy’s daughter Alexis. It was Amber’s first 5k, and she PR’d the race! I can’t wait to run many more races with these two ladies!!! Continue reading Run or Dye 5k Recap