13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k

Whoops, I seemed to have missed the last couple of weekend's long runs. Here's a brief recap: 1/23/16 - I did the Run Free virtual half-marathon in the PureConnect 4s. 1/24 was a 5-mile recovery run, in the Kinvara 5. 1/25 - 1/29/16 I did another virtual challenge - 5 5ks in 5 days. 1/30/16 - … Continue reading 13.1, 5, 10k, 10k, 10 miles, and 10k

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The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!

If there's one thing I can always talk about, it's running shoes! My number 1 is, and will always be the Brooks PureFlow 2. I don't even want to think about how much money I've spent trying to find a replacement since they got discontinued.  I've gone through 5 pairs of the PF2, and even … Continue reading The Friday Five – Running Shoes!!

Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes

Happy Tuesday! Here's how last week finished out: I failed on my 18-miler Saturday. I procrastinated too long and didn't get out the door until after 10am. It was already 90 degrees! I made it about 5 miles before my head started pounding and my stomach began cramping up (and not my usual tummy issues), … Continue reading Last Week’s Training and (more) New Shoes

Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

I can honestly say that I'm ready for the marathon!! Especially after Saturday's 22(.81) mile long run! Did you hear that?! I ran almost 23 miles!!! And it didn't suck!! Switching my long runs to Saturday, and using :30/:30 run/walk intervals have made all the difference. And I also bought a(nother) new pair of shoes … Continue reading Marathon Training – Weeks 14 and 15

Shoe Search Continues…

Let me get the whining right out of the way... The shoes are no good. Yes, they fit perfect and are very comfortable. Until I ran in them. Instead of trying to explain what it is about them, let me just say that I'm back to searching for an everyday, light-weight, minimal yet cushion-y running … Continue reading Shoe Search Continues…

Run Streak Ruined, Concussion, and New Shoes

Yesterday morning when I took Lucy for her walk I slipped and fell on the ice, and in doing so I cracked my head against the curb. I didn't really think much about it at the time- I was more embarrassed about someone seeing me. I got right back up and continued on with my … Continue reading Run Streak Ruined, Concussion, and New Shoes

New Shoes! #writeandrun31 Day 9

I mentioned yesterday that I'm on the hunt to find a new pair of PureFlow 2s and guess what?! Yep, I found some today! I don't know why I hadn't thought of checking the "Big Kids" sizes before now because not only was I able to get them in this awesome bright yellow color, but … Continue reading New Shoes! #writeandrun31 Day 9

Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I took it easy on Saturday-  caught up on my DVR'd shows from the week, and then spent a few hours in the kitchen, making a couple of my regular recipes (Black Bean and Sriracha Pasta, and BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers), and testing out a couple new … Continue reading Meatless Monday – Fiesta Corn (and a C25k update!)