7 easy miles was the goal for yesterday. Steady pace, not pushing, but not putzing along. Two of my littles didn’t have school so I knew the only way a run was happening was if I made myself go when Eric got home from work. For some reason it’s one of the times I like running […]

I haven’t been writing as often lately here – I have too much to say. Sort of backwards if you think about it, but it’s true. There are so many things I want to write about that I just don’t even know where to begin. There’s that marathon recap I’ve been meaning to write and […]

I was going to wish you a Happy Memorial Day but then I read this article – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/05/22/im-a-veteran-and-i-hate-happy-memorial-day-heres-why/ – If you have a moment, read it. I paused today to think about the lives lost, lost life means something more to me now after the loss of my father-in-law. I understand the pain better. After my […]

Eric and I are back from our trip to China. I haven’t been posting race recaps lately but for this one I’m going to write it all up. I really want to be able to remember everything and I can already feel it drifting because there just were so many memories squeezed in to a […]

Once upon a time I loved writing race recaps…..I loved talking about the highs, the lows, the points where I pushed through and the times I wanted to hang up my running shoes forever. This was when there were all of 10 people reading my blog, all of whom were my friends. Friends have a […]

“With few exceptions, workout songs can be distinguished by two main attributes: popularity and speed. If a song has cracked the Top 40 chart and has a tempo above 125 beats per minute (BPM), there’s a good chance you’ll hear it in the gym. In this look back at 2014, you’ll find lots of songs […]

Finally synched up my Tom Tom watch with the My Sports program on my computer! Once upon a time I was ruled by numbers when it came to my running, now I’m lucky when I remember how many miles I’ve ran that week. In 2015 I plan on finding a happy medium between tracking and […]

Having a sale over at www.dreambigrunlong.com of styles that will most likely not be coming back in 2015. Great deals that won’t last! www.dreambigrunlong.com New sweatshirts are in stock and ready to ship as well as a new design – I Ran It For The Insta When Danielle and I were running Honolulu Marathon we […]

I’ve received a bunch of emails after my last couple of posts and an overarching theme with them seems to be related to social media. You don’t have to be blogger or someone who loves instagram, to like social media. Most of us are on it in some form, and while it can be positive and uplifting at […]

I highly recommend skipping a long run or changing up your schedule if you are sick. There are however going to be situations where you still need to get it in and will have to make the best of a not fun situation. The weekend before last I skipped Marine Corps Marathon – I had […]

Sunday am I snuck out to run 4 quick miles before watching the finish of the NYC marathon. I ran around the historic town and discovered a new to me street I haven’t run on. I happened to find some AMAZING houses that should we ever move again, I totally want to move in to. I have a […]

Friday night we headed to the Leesburg Halloween parade with some friends and met up with others. The parade is a fun tradition that this town has been doing since 1957!! In my opinion it is one of the best parades the hold. The 4th of July parade is a close second. It was estimated in 2006 {I […]

Chloe had her last regular season soccer game this morning! It was chilly outside but our heart were certainly warm. I had no idea when the coach asked me earlier this fall, if I wanted to be an assistant, that the experience would be life changing. Each and every practice we started with a run. […]

Made it through last week and feel stronger for it. Unfortunately this week has started out with a bang, literally, as Miles has a concussion and is home from school resting today. Never a dull moment around here. He is going to be fine but has to take it easy for the next ten days as […]

When my children are bad we typically take something away from them that means something to them. Today has been one of those days where Colton is a crank and then is super loving – up – down – up – down. The only positive to the pissy mood he is in, is that he keeps saying […]