My First Half Marathon!

My First Half Marathon!

I’M OFFICIALLY A HALF MARATHONER! I couldn’t be more happy or proud of this fact! After running 115 miles during 8 weeks of training, I ran my “victory lap” at the Urban Cow Half Marathon with 13.1 miles! In last week’s post, I told you how I was having some serious hamstring problems in my …

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Beginning of The End

Beginning of The End

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today marks the beginning of the end…of training! Today is week 8, day 1 and one week from today, I’ll be running my first half marathon at the Urban Cow Half!! In last week’s post, I left off feeling really invigorated from a successful 11 mile run up and down hills around …

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Runner Rebooted

Runner Rebooted

Happy Sunday, everyone! In last week’s post, I let you all know that I’ve been taking control of my eating after slacking all summer. That evening, I was looking for inspiration for making healthy choices so I decided to watch the Netflix documentary What The Health. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself …

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Runner Rebooting

Runner Rebooting

Happy Sunday! I’m a few days behind on my weekly post so apologies! Things have been hectic in our household because the Germany move is coming up fast and we had a few appointments. Juggling those, regular mom duties, and running took all of my time 🙂 I’ll start by talking about how on September …

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Run Y’all

Run Y’all

Happy Wednesday! I left you last week with the goal to actually cross-train on my scheduled cross-training days. (I’m training for my first half marathon at the Urban Cow Half!) I’m walking on those days for now but I may try some strength training at home this week. Here’s a breakdown of my workouts this …

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Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Ending week 2 and going into week 3 of half marathon training feels like a nice turn around! I was having increased shin pain last week (you can read about that here) which led to me taking 2 unscheduled rest days before my long run on Saturday. I wasn’t looking forward to doing 6 miles …

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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 😀 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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