If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might remember me doing a post about ‘What to do with old race shirts’ as I had a t-shirt quilt made for my grandpa as a Christmas gift two years … Continue reading
I completed 30 days of running at least a mile a day for #streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS, which was started by Jen (@pinkcupcakegirl). I averaged 3.43 miles a day (103 miles for the month), and 13,299 steps a day (always meeting my minimum goal of 10k a day).
I didn’t run on July 1st, but did lots of walking to meet my step goals. The streak really just instilled being more active. So if I’m not running because I’m biking or doing a HIIT workout, or taking a rest day, I’ll still be getting a few extra miles in by walking.
I am starting training on Sunday, July 2, for an 8 mile race that’s this fall and I have big goals for the race. So, starting with rested legs was important to me so that’s why I stopped the run streak, but continued with walking.
I loved seeing everyone’s posts on the Facebook group through the challenge. It was a place to share your daily triumphs and struggles too! It was cool having like 2,000+ other cheerleaders there going through the same thing!
Every time I read something about a run streak I think about Will Ferrell saying, “We’re going streaking!!” in Old School. 😂 If you’ve seen my Instagram account lately, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS. It’s a fun 30 day … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about getting a running related tattoo since 2015. I’m clearly not one to commit immediately 😂. At first I thought I’d get 26.2 in Roman numerals like this: And while my marathons are something I’m proud of, … Continue reading
I started posting on Instagram and here to keep myself motivated and to document my journey. I’ve found I don’t feel like I need to do so anymore. I am still doing it, but appreciate the fact that running is … Continue reading
I’m laughing now, but not long ago I was fuming mad. Last year in November I registered for Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and the River Bank 25k. Fast forward to February of this year, and I found myself reading medical journals and doing online research on excessive exercise and the heart because my dad unexpectedly had a heart attack. I decided to back down from the long distance races and focus on heart health with 10k or less runs. So the beginning of March I got online and transferred from the 25k down to the 10k and then read (it must have been on their website because I can’t find any emails) that for event transfer for Gazelle you’d need to pick up your bib and bring it to a special table at the expo to get a new 10k bib. Ok, great!…I thought it I was all good!
Then I saw that the Gazelle 10k was sold out. It made me wonder what happens to all the people that are planning on the 10k but purchased a half bib? It got me thinking though about how much I love the Gazelle half. So I contacted the race director. Looks like their policy must have changed between the beginning of March and now because I was basically told I have no choice but to run the half or defer to next year.🙈 I skipped speed work in training in favor for easy runs thinking I had no reason to be focusing on speed anymore because Nashville is just a go for fun race….so this half I have no idea what to expect. I love Gazelle though, so I am excited to run it once more.
Yup. I’m done running long distances. Well not really. But after the Nashville half this spring, I am not planning to run a half marathon or marathon again due to some medical journals and doctors advice. I’m NOT done running, … Continue reading
I’ve been so excited to have my home gym completed, and it’s actually done! It was a slow process since our builder was doing it as a side project when him and his crew could squeeze in the work. So, … Continue reading
Leave it to my mom to remind me why I am a runner. I am a runner for so many reasons. But I seem to have misplaced my love of running in the chase of getting faster. The past few … Continue reading
I have a gallon sized plastic bag filled with my race medals and have been wanting to get them engraved for a while. Once my home gym is finished they will have a nice display area, so it got me … Continue reading