January 31st, 2012

January recap and FitFluential

First of all, I’m excited to announce that I’m joining the FitFluential team! I follow a number of bloggers who are part of this network, and they have had great things to say about their experience. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to learn more from each other.

January Recap: At the end of each [...]

January 29th, 2012

Sunday tidbits…

1) Long Run: What a gorgeous day for a run yesterday! Sunny and 60′s here… I must say, living in Texas is growing on me. It was one of the first runs in a long time that I felt really strong the whole way through, and wanted to keep going. I ran 12 miles at [...]

January 27th, 2012

Virtual run and race shirts

I finally completed Toni’s 3.5 Virtual Run this week, and used it as part of a tempo run. I took L in the stroller, and forgot how hard it is to run a decent pace while pushing a toddler!

Unfortunately, my Garmin had a low battery, and died at 3.2 miles… here are the splits [...]

January 25th, 2012

Birthday treats and WIAW

As of Sunday, we officially have a two year old in the house. We had a few of L’s playmates and their families over for dinner on Sunday to celebrate her birthday.

She had a blast playing and giggling with her friends. They decorated their party hats with fun stickers, and loved “cooking” with her [...]

January 23rd, 2012

Versatile Blogger

L successfully turned 2 yesterday, and the angel food cupcakes were a hit! I’ll share more about her birthday soon… in the meantime, here’s another random post.

About a week ago, I was tagged by Carrie at Family, Fitness, Food for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks, Carrie!

The Rules for this award: 1-Nominate 15 [...]

January 22nd, 2012

Purposeful Running- Jamie’s story

I’m excited to kick off the “purposeful running” stories with Jamie! She blogs about her journey at From Couch to Ironwoman, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know her the past several months. She’s already well on her way to achieving her goals.

If you missed my original post, I want to share your purposeful [...]

January 20th, 2012

Cross training challenge and looking ahead

Thanks to Kim’s New 2 U Cross Training Challenge, I’m determined (and excited) to try some new things this year. I’m most curious about some of the unique classes at our gym, with intimidating names like “Chiseled,” “Cardio Sculpt” and “Ripped.” I’ve backed off my running this week to recover from Sunday’s race, so I [...]

January 18th, 2012

Race recovery and baking fail

Besides having little left in the tank after my half, the second sign that I under-trained a bit was how sore my quads were on Monday! The good news is my shins feel fine.

I took it easy on Monday and Tuesday, with just a few short walks to and from the playground with L. [...]

January 16th, 2012

Houston Half Race Recap

Well, I already gave away the bottom line… I managed to get my A goal (under 1:42) with just a minute to spare! Here’s a longer version, for those of you who like the details.

I was up before my alarm, got dressed, ate half a bagel with a banana and pb, and was ready [...]

January 15th, 2012

Bloggers meet up and Olympic Trials!

I’ll get a race report up soon, but I made my goal! Thanks so much for the supportive comments! Chip time was 1:41:03, with a minute to spare.

This weekend was a blast. I was a little nervous that my legs would be tired from all the standing, but it was well worth it!

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