Run, Swim, Walk, Run

Run, Swim, Walk, Run

Last week, I blogged from beautiful Napa Valley! I made a goal to enjoy the rest of our vacation and keep running easy. It was a pretty simple mission and, boom, mission accomplished! Our getaway was the perfect mixture of romance for me and Chris and great family fun for Alex! On Thursday, I had …

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Running and Wine-ing

Running and Wine-ing

I finished up my resting this past week and prepared to run after taking 3 weeks off. I was still feeling feint, dull aches in my shin at random but the pain was pretty much gone. On Saturday, I ran in the EMPOWER Race 5k near San Francisco. You can read all about my fun …

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Race Recap – EMPOWER Race 5k

Race Recap – EMPOWER Race 5k

Since I am a Sweat Pink Ambassador for Fit Approach, I had registered for this race all the way back in April. Needless to say, I had been looking forward to this race for quite some time! It was held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA across the bay from San Francisco. Right next …

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10 Years

10 Years

This week was all about resting and planning my upcoming half marathon training! I can’t run but I can fantasize about running πŸ˜€ To prove how good I’ve been resting, here’s my weekly recap: On Wednesday last week, my friend Stephanie (from runstrongrun.com!) invited Alex and I for a walk together. We had a great …

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

In last week’s post, I talked about the bane of my current existence, shin splints. I have been practicing active rest by walking instead of running.Β They are doing much much better but I still feel some aches here and there. I did finally break my streak after 48 days straight of running or walking at …

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Those Dreaded Shin Splints

Those Dreaded Shin Splints

Happy Hump Day! I went from my BEST RUN EVER last week to taking it easy this week. Running 6.26 miles irritated some minor shin splints in my right leg that I had already been battling for a couple of weeks. Then, to add the cherry on top of the ouch sundae, I did 2 …

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Race Recap – Marysville Peach Festival 5k

Race Recap – Marysville Peach Festival 5k

The Marysville Peach Festival 5k is a small event benefiting the Feather River YMCA. The race is put on by my former gym Training Zone and is attached to the popular local Peach Festival held every summer. The night before the race, I picked up my bib packet and sorted through all the goodies. Then …

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Best Run Ever!

Best Run Ever!

Happy Wednesday, friends! Last week I wrote that one of my goals this week was to have a long run of 5.5 miles. On Saturday, my alarm rang at 3 A.M. and I got ready and hit the pavement. This was the best run ever! I just. felt. good. I think I’ve found my happy …

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Garmin Forerunner 235 Review

Garmin Forerunner 235 Review

I wrote last week that I would be writing a review of my recently purchased Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running watch. I had started to include my thoughts on this watch in my weekly post but it was clear right away that there are just too many great things to say about this awesome accessory! …

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More Miles Means More Hunger

More Miles Means More Hunger

First things first, I did something this week that I haven’t done in nearly a month – I lost weight! Only 1 pound but I’m so excited for that pound haha. I’ve now lost a total of 109 pounds. I’ve been eating pretty well and trying to stay balanced. I’ve been running a lot though …

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