April 6th, 2012

March recap

March Recap: At the end of each month, I’m revisiting my 2012 goal post to track my progress and to record my stats. I meant to get this up earlier in the week, but had minimal computer time with family visiting. Better late than never! Here’s March:

Running Related

March stats: running- total 60 miles; [...]

March 30th, 2012

Seeded Whole Grain Bread

Running: It’s Friday! It’s so nice to be running again. I’m still a little bummed about pulling out of the marathon, but I keep reminding myself that there will be many more opportunities for marathons.

In the meantime, I’m living vicariously through many of you who are training. I am especially excited for Kim who [...]

March 23rd, 2012

Nathan handhelds review and giveaway

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I celebrated the good ankle news with a few walking/running outings last weekend. I also used the opportunity to finally test the Nathan gear that’s been staring at me for the past two weeks, taunting me and my inability to run.

On runs longer than 10 miles, I [...]

March 19th, 2012

Weekend Workouts

Thanks for supporting Sarah in her purposeful running story yesterday, and for the interest in the series overall… I’m really enjoying sharing these stories and learning more about you all, and the power of a good run!

On Friday, I mentioned I would be seeing the doctor and would ask him about my sore ankle… [...]

March 16th, 2012

Cross training challenge- March

I probably say this every month, but I am loving Kim’s New 2 U Cross Training Challenge. The idea is to try something new every month for 2012, and I doubt I would have stepped foot into “Ball-ates” or “Chiseled” without this push to do so.

So up this month, as most of you already [...]

March 14th, 2012

Grumpy wiaw

It’s a new day. Thank goodness! After throwing a pity party for myself yesterday and my silly bum ankle, I am ready to make it a better day.

I love linking up with Jen for What I ate Wednesday.

One of the perks is that it motivates me to think about what I’m putting on [...]

March 12th, 2012

Cycling, Chia, Cookies and Crackers

Cycling: I was hoping to try my first run back on Saturday, but I don’t think my ankle is ready yet. It still feels stiff when I wake up in the morning, and is no longer painful throughout the day, but isn’t 100% either. I’m giving it a few more days…

In the meantime, I’ve [...]

March 9th, 2012

Addicted to running

There’s nothing like forced rest to make you re-consider your relationship to running. I’ve been struggling this week, wanting to be out there, knowing my ankle is not ready, but simultaneously realizing I’m handling this time off better than I have in the past.

I took two months off this fall for a shin stress [...]

March 7th, 2012

Rodeo, Swimming and WIAW

We had our first real taste of Texas this week, as we got to check out the Rodeo Monday night! This is a massive two-week event with an evening Rodeo and concert every evening in Reliant Stadium, where the Texans play, as well as a huge carnival, petting zoo, dozens of food vendors, shopping, you [...]

March 4th, 2012

For the love of running

Today was supposed to be my 5k report… instead I’m nursing my ankle and jealously watching other runners pass by the window this weekend.

After a painful ending to Wednesday’s attempt to run, I finally decided to take this ankle seriously and began researching what to expect in the healing process. I found a [...]

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