8×400 If It Was Easy Everyone Would Do It

So today I did my very first “official” speedwork.  Pam at We Run Disney recommended the book Run Less, Run Faster to me when I was bemoaning my inability to get a pinecone trophy at my 5k last weekend.  I dutifully went out and bought it (along with The New Rules of Lifting for Women and book 5 of Game of Thrones) and mapped out my training schedule for the year. The book recommends a … Continue reading

Friday Update – And Five Things I’m Going To Change

Current Weight: 181.8 Change: – From Last Week – 0.4 pound gain – From Highest Weight –  52.2 pound loss Well, I was doing really well this week, especially since I was on vacation, until yesterday.  Bad things happened in eating land yesterday.  Here’s how it went down: This week was my “recovery” week that I took off to recuperate from the insane 60-70 hour work weeks I’ve been doing for a special project basically … Continue reading

A Little Humor: Racing or Drinking?

After all of the running world drama last week (see Patty’s post on Self’s #TuTuGate2014 and Julie’s take on the #RaceBandit for details) I thought it would be good to share a little running humor. Most of my blog ideas occur to me when I’m in the middle of a run.  This one is no different, I was thinking about how I saw a few runners veering off into the woods at my last big … Continue reading

Friday Five: Five Favorite Fitness Activities

I’m excited to join the link-up with Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed up for What?!!  This week’s topic is your five favorite fitness activities.  I’ve been so focused on running, let’s see if I can actually come up with five! 1.  Running (of course).  In every sport I’ve ever done, the running part has been what I have enjoyed the most.  In soccer, I always wanted to play mid-field … Continue reading

Space Coast Half Marathon 2014 – I’m Registered!

I am so excited that I’m registered for year two of the five-year big bang series of the Space Coast Half Marathon!!  The race is expected to sell out quickly this year because of the excitement of the amazing medal series that includes bonus medals for the third and fifth races completed in the series.  Here’s my medal from last year: And here’s my recap of last year’s race.  It was one of my favorite … Continue reading

Giveaway Winners

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my Blog-iversary giveaway.  It was a lot of fun to interact with my regular readers and to meet some new ones.  Without further ado, I selected my lucky winners: The Grand Prize – Katie St. Pierre  $75 Sparkleskirt Giftcard  First Prize – Mandy Johnston Hillman Neon Orange Procompression Socks size SM/MD Orange bondi band with a sun on it Cherry blossom arm sleeves from Runningskirts MD/L KT Tape … Continue reading

New Year Resolutions

We’ve had a very busy New Year’s Day that included running, cooking black eyed peas (for luck!) and unpacking a whole bunch of boxes of china, linens, glassware and miscellany from my Grandma’s house.  We finished the day by going to see Frozen, which was pretty fun.  It was a great day, but I’m running out of time before bedtime (5:30am wakeup call for work tomorrow morning!) so my big retrospective 2013 blog post I … Continue reading

My Five Favorite Blog Posts of 2013

Courtney at eatprayrundc.com is hosting a link-up to share everyone’s favorite blog posts from the year.  It’s a nice opportunity to reflect on the things I’ve put out there so far.  Visit her site if you’d like to link up!   For me, I think these are my top five: The Non-Skinny Runner – This is the first blog post where I put some honest, real and scary (to me) feelings out there.  I was … Continue reading

My First Giveaway – 3 Entries to Color Me Rad 5k in Gainesville, FL

My regular readers might remember me posting last month about not being totally sold on the idea of a “fun” run, like a color run, foam run or mud run.  Well, the responses and discussion generated both on the blog and on Facebook really sold me on giving it a try.  And, luckily enough I found out through a friend that Color Me Rad was coming to my town (Gainesville, FL – Go Gators!) this … Continue reading