Monday: The best day of the week or the worst day of the week, all depending on how you look at it.


This morning’s run had promise. I put on my new Brooks Run Happy shirt and grabbed my phone. I don’t typically listen to music, but today I wanted it. The first song that Pandora played was Happy. That’s exactly how I felt – happy.

3 miles in to the run I knew my body was off, to say the very least.

I got dizzy. Again. Instead of being frustrated with my body, I have finally learned the lesson it has been trying to teach me. If I treat my body like crap, if even for a night, it will respond the same way. So I’m chalking it up to dehydration, possibly some sneaky wheat that I didn’t know was in something I ate Saturday night, and I’m moving on.

A smidge over 8.5 miles for the day.

I did a bit of strength and then sat in my new-to-me infrared sauna that Gary gave us before he died. We finally went and picked it up from Eric’s mom and I’m kicking myself for not getting this thing sooner. I have been using it almost every day. As someone who really doesn’t love winter – feeling HOT feels oh so good.

Last week I signed up for Rock N Roll DC.

Perception is everything.

This wasn’t a last-minute decision even though the race is 3 or so weeks away, I just happened to sign up for it last week and decided to share. I started training back in December for Rock N Roll New Orleans, but after some thought – decided that it wasn’t going to work for our family and our budget now, but something closer to home would. I waited to sign up for RNR DC till after I found out if I was on the Rock ‘n’ Blog team for 2016 {one of the perks is a global tour pass}.

I am mostly an open book and over share just about everything but back in 2015 I decided 2016 is the year I do things and then talk about them, not the other way around. Yes I’d get more likes on instagram pictures if I put down my pace for 22.22 miles BUT my life is not about the almighty LIKE this year.

So while I haven’t been posting my workouts in detail or telling you what paces I’m running or what my goals are, etc. – I still have goals, I’m just keeping them close to my heart.

I signed up for another marathon in April and am debating one other one. There are years I like to focus on speed and there are years I like quantity and after running only one marathon last year I want to run a couple instead of just one. Everything I do now is laying the groundwork for a later date.

Taking off the pressure this spring has been amazing and I truly feel like I’m at a place where the joy I get from running is at an all time high. If that makes any sense.
Alex and ani

I have two fun giveaways going on over on my instagram page if you want to hop over and enter!

Today’s giveaway is an Alex and Ani bracelet and the other giveaway which is ending soon is for a Nalgene water bottle {5 winners on that giveaway!}


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