Posts tagged running

Posted 1 year ago

So hey, a couple of friends and I started up a new healthy living blog!  I’ll still be on tumblr, but I’ll be writing blog posts and sharing race recaps over there, too. Right now we’ve got a giveaway going on for our kick-off and we’ll have a lot of good stuff over there.

Click on the pic if you’d like to visit.  :) I’d be thrilled if you checked it out!  (Say hi if you do!) xo

Posted 1 year ago


Awwwww yeah! 

Victoria and I are going to the Tink Half Meetup through Run Disney!  Super excited and I’ll be sure to share all the details here.  Any other fitblrs going to be there?

Posted 1 year ago


I’ve been quiet here the past couple of days and the reason for my quietness (not my absence because I’ve been here - just haven’t blogged) is because my child is sick.


It’s been five days of vomit and diarrhea.  It’s absolutely horrible.  And the vomit is mostly at night so both Jay and I are running on fumes.  Last night he took G duty so that I could rest and actually get to the gym this morning (I was losing my damn mind too, so I’m sure that had something to do with his decision). 

I’ve got a little over a week before the Tink half marathon.  I’m SO excited for my trip although I’m not too worked up over the half marathon because… I’m not even sure why I’m not.  Maybe because I’m more excited for the WDW half and full going on this weekend that I won’t even be at? Also, I’m just praying to anyone who will listen that I don’t get sick.

So yes, I’m trucking right along and am basically in survival mode, currently.  I’m having Ragnar dreams, especially given that the Florida Ragnar just happened and I can’t wait to get OUR plans going for this year.  I’m not positive where or when… but it’s GOING to happen this year.

Posted 1 year ago
Nothing like a high five to get me running faster!  I think everyone should get high fives.  Daily!

High five

Nothing like a high five to get me running faster!  I think everyone should get high fives.  Daily!


High five

(Source: runfar-liftheavy-loveaton)

Posted 1 year ago


Forgot to say that I didn’t get into the Nike DC half.  Damn lotteries.  I don’t win money OR the chance to spend money and run 13.1 miles.  Hardly seems fair.

So I’m still only signed up for 1 race for 2013.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to sign up for the April Fool’s half in AC again.  I NEED to do a Ragnar.  And I really would like to do the Wine & Dine in FL.  So I have my eye on races… just need to get them.  Also, would like to do the Broad Street Run in Philly but I hear that’s going to the lottery system too, which doesn’t bode well for me!  ;)

PS - It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

Posted 1 year ago


My running streak is ALIVVVVVVVE!  I’ve ran at least a mile for the past week and change and I’m feeling good about this and myself.  :)  I really should have ran outside today because it was in the low 60s but I sort of realized that AFTER my run.  D’oh!  Instead, I did intervals on the treadmill for a little over 4 miles. 

Having this goal of running every day is really working for me.  Instead of feeling like it’s a chore, I make the time for it and get it done.  In the old days (you know, so far ago - last year) I would wake up before everyone in the family and get my runs in.  Now, with our gym schedule - Jay going MWF, me T/Th - that won’t work.  But I have three hours where both kids are in school and those are prime.  Errands get done T/Th since I get to kick ass earlier in the morning. Works for me.  Of course it’s not perfect and with the kids having half days all next week, I might be screwed for time, but I am going to PUSH for at least a mile to happen each day.

Giving myself a pep talk here and it’s working.

Posted 1 year ago

2013 races, where are you?

Okay, I want to be signed up for more races.  I’m getting anxious over here.


Posted 1 year ago


I have a confession…

I haven’t ran much since I finished my 12 in 2012 races - at the beginning of November.  Sure, I did a mile here and there at the gym but I didn’t really push myself. 

Now, to be fair, November has been a bit of a crazy month.  Gabriel had his surgery, the kids had off of school nearly as much as they had on, Thanksgiving, blah blah blah.  To be honest, I just didn’t feel like running.  So, I didn’t.

I decided to commit to the Runner’s World mile a day challenge - to run at least a mile a day between Thanksgiving and New Years.  And then I was away for Thanksgiving and the day after.  So you can guess what I didn’t do.

I “made up” for those days by running three yesterday.  And I ran two miles today so I’m now confident in saying that I’m back on track and I WILL be able to keep this streak alive.

Happily I’ll be going to the gym twice this week (only once last week since Thursday it was closed) and I’m finally going back to hot yoga in December. 

What’s interesting that while in the past, I might have felt guilty for missing runs, I haven’t really this time.  Perhaps it’s because I was doing what I could this month - it was survival mode and I’m finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel known as November.

I can and I will.

Posted 1 year ago

Philadelphia Marathon

I’m strangely REALLY excited about the Philly marathon weekend.  I think it’s because it’s the event that really sparked the interest in running for me; it’s where I cheered my best friend on in completely her first full marathon in 2011.  Last year I ran the Rothman 8k, my first road race ever, and watched her complete the half marathon.  And this year, I’ll be volunteering - handing out finishers medals. 

I’ll be waking before the sun to get there at 6am.  It’s going to be perfect running weather but I’m imagining that it might be a little bit on the chilly side for standing around.  But like I said - despite those things, I’m very much looking forward to it.  The anticipation before the race begins, the energy the athletes bring to the table and that interesting give and take between those running and those watching, the sense of accomplishment you can clearly see once they cross that line, whether it be 13.1 or 26.2 miles later.  That’s all worth the waking early and the shivery feeling.  And the fact that I’m so grateful for the volunteers of the races I’ve participated in; I find it fitting that I give back to the community that has given me so much over the past year.

Good luck runners and remember, don’t forget to hug the volunteers!  ;)  I’ll be cheering for all of you, start to finish.

Posted 1 year ago

Looking ahead for December and January

Thanks to Runner’s World I’ve decided to aim to run a mile+ per day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  I don’t have any races on the schedule until the Tinker Bell Half in January (and that one is more for funsies; the goal for that race is to get as many race pictures taken of us as humanly possible) I figure that’s an attainable goal! 

Still working hard with my trainer twice a week and I’d also like to get back to hot yoga within these couple of months too.  Staying on track and feeling really GOOD.  I’ve owned 2012 and I’m looking forward to more of the same in 2013.