September 3rd, 2012

My 5 mile recap and a Labor day Virtual run link up

Happy Labor Day! I am swimming in recaps and photos from the Labor Day Virtual run, and loving it. Thanks to all of you who participated! Tomorrow is the last day to get your run in, if you haven’t already.

I am trying to be patient and build my mileage back slowly, so I opted [...]

July 16th, 2012

My first triathlon- recap

My first triathlon is in the books! Overall, it was a great experience. A bit more challenging than I expected, but I’m so glad I did it.

I didn’t post goals in advance, as I had no idea what to aim for… but I was hoping for something in this range:

500m Swim: Less than [...]

May 28th, 2012

Too-hot-to-race Astros 10k recap

Hope you all had a great, long weekend! We enjoyed lots of grilling and good food, time with friends, and L’s first blueberry picking outing this morning. I also enjoyed struggled through a 10k race on Saturday… here’s the recap!

On a whim last week, I signed up for one final 10k before summer was [...]

May 7th, 2012

Last minute 5k- Sprint 4 Life race report

After my 5k a few weeks ago, I was planning to back off racing that distance until we had some better weather. But I got a lot of encouragement to do a few more, even if they’re just for fun, and use it as speed work. So at the last minute this week, I came [...]

April 30th, 2012

April recap

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

I’m a little tired today, but 18 hours of training and 90+ spinning miles later, I am officially approved to teach spin! It was a powerful experience– I was really impressed with our trainer and I soaked up a lot of new information from him, both related to [...]

April 16th, 2012

Sprint for spring 5k report

Happy Monday! I’m excited to be tracking runners in Boston later this morning… I hope everyone runs smart in the heat!

On Saturday, I ran my second 5k. Even though I’ve been running for years, I intentionally avoided the 5k distance until just this past November! Honestly, it just sounded painful.

But one of my [...]

April 9th, 2012

4 the Park Race Recap and JellyBean run

Saturday was the “4 the Park” race, a local run to benefit Memorial park and the tremendous loss of trees there since last year’s drought and heat wave. It was my first time racing the 4 mile distance, and as I am still relatively new to racing shorter distances, I was nervous about pacing.

I [...]

March 26th, 2012

How not to run a 10k

I mentioned before that with the ankle set back, there will be no April marathon. It’s just not smart.

Instead, I’m trying to stave off disappointment with several shorter races and virtual races the next few weeks. So, first up was Ali’s Spatula Race:

Unfortunately, it didn’t go as smoothly as I [...]

February 20th, 2012

Austin weekend and race recap

We’re back! We had a short, full weekend in Austin and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, it rained most of Saturday which prevented us from checking out a few of the parks we had in mind. Instead, we hit the expo for my packet and free samples, and then checked out a nearby cafe for lunch [...]

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 [...]

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