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 […]

June 11th, 2012

Fitness Bucket list

I love lists. And I love goals. Apparently, this is pretty typical for a first-born child. So when Fitfluential Ambassadors were encouraged to create a “fitness bucket” list, I was excited to get right to work…

Here’s a glimpse of what I came up with:

In the next 1-2 years:

Try a triathlon Qualify for […]

May 30th, 2012

Wiaw race fuel + Carrot-beet salad

Happy Wednesday again! I love how quickly Wednesday comes after a three-day weekend! I’m linking up again with Jenn at Peas and Crayons…

This week, I thought I’d share race day eats, so here’s what Saturday looked like before and after the miserable 10k plus a few from our blueberry picking outing:

[Pre-race: […]

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 18th, 2012

Five for Friday (with garbanzo brownies!)

Happy Friday! I have five little updates for today…

1) Resting: Unfortunately, I’m a little under the weather this week. L was sick earlier in the week, and passed along her fever and sore throat to me. Ugh. But I expect it to pass quickly. Fluids and a last minute rest day for me today!


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 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 15th, 2012

Boston spotlight!

Thanks for the encouragement on the 5k yesterday… the race went well, despite the warm temperature and missing my time goal by 9 seconds! I’ll give a full recap tomorrow.

For this week’s purposeful running post, I want to highlight many of the runners I’ve gotten to know through the blogosphere who are getting ready […]

February 13th, 2012

Rainy day and Austin prep

It’s a rainy day in Texas. Since this is our first “winter” here, I’m loving the mild temperatures, but I’m a little jealous of all the snowy pictures I’ve seen from the weekend up north, and I miss the excitement of a day off! So I’m claiming a snow day in our house, and we’re […]

January 1st, 2012

Unconventional training and the Resolution run

The Houston half marathon is two weeks away, and I was planning to run 12-13 miles yesterday morning. However, after over a week in PA with running as my only exercise option, I came home feeling slight twinges in my shin. I’m technically supposed to be adding speed and distance very gradually (after taking time […]

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