As I think back on some of my favorite memories of 2015 the Marine Corps Marathon kids race and really the entire race weekend – top out as one of my favorite “running” memories all year! Marine Corps Marathon is one of my favorite races and the weekend is truly one of my favorite weekends […]

In life most things can be looked at – as the glass half full – glass half empty OR that there is anything in your glass to begin with that you have the LUXURY of that decision. When I started looking at things in the 3rd way I started feeling more grateful and started complaining […]

Your Recovery Obsession Is Slowing You Down: An interesting read from Outside online about speeding up recovery and how could actually be working against you. Read the article and then tell me – do you agree or disagree? At first I thought – no way – recovery is vital – but after thinking about it […]

I’ve been lazy lately with my running playlist, opting to hold my phone while I run and listen to Pandora. Pandora is great for short runs, but skip too many songs and you are left listening to some tunes you might not enjoy on a long run. If you are more on top of things […]

When you run what feels like all the time, even a slight change in weather from the normal can feel fun. The fog/mist yesterday morning had me excited to head out for my easy recovery run. About a mile in to my run I ran into my friend Steve, who owns Transition Triathlon with his […]

On schedule for yesterday was a fartlek run. 5 times 2 minutes on 1 minute off. Doing speed workouts on the roads has become much easier thanks to my Garmin. Once upon a time I used a stop watch and would have to look down repeatedly during each repeat and then hit lap when the […]

Applications for the 2016 Rock N’ Blog team close tomorrow 12/9/15 – if you are interested in applying here is the link – http://www.runrocknroll.com/rock-n-blog-2016/ They posted THIS little video last night on their social media and I got SUPER excited about Rock N Roll Las Vegas 2016, alas 340 days is a long time away. Balega asked me […]

1st full week of 2016 training is finished. I’m excited to get serious about training again! Though I don’t love winter training it actually works best with our family schedule right now. My kids don’t have sports on the weekends and overall we “do less” and are at home together more. Because it gets darker earlier, […]

Friday the 13th Eric and I headed to Las Vegas for one of my favorite race weekends all year. I started the morning with a basement workout. Occasionally I feel crazy when I get up at 4 something to do a workout, but I always feel better on days I workout or run, so if […]

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I was in Vegas. RNR Vegas always seems to come and go in a flash. While I would certainly love to hit rewind on the whole weekend and do it over again, I am looking forward to the next two months. Related: 10 Packing Hacks For Your […]

My eldest two littles have had the day off of school the past two days because of teacher work days, which happens to coincide with voting. Voting is awesome. I understand the need for some schools to be used as places to vote. I also think that by giving kids the day off from school […]

I wrote out a whole blog post rambling about how wonderful and crazy life is. Filled with so many twists and turns – highs and lows. It was fun to write and even more fun to delete. My journal has been my best friend lately and all the nonsense I wrote was probably more for my […]