Monday Milestones: Easing Into Spring Training

So this winter has been fairly intermittent with running. Some weeks I am more consistent than others about getting my miles in, it all depends on what's on the plate for that week. Partly it's because I've added in a twice weekly martial arts class, partly it's the cold weather blahs, and mostly it's the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Easing Into Spring Training

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2018 Challenge Update (Week 3)

Classes have officially started, and guys I did not miss the crazy never-ending to-do list. I ran to Staples today to pick up some final back to school supplies, and this planner seems to have been designed just for me. Bonus being bound (spiral bound planners never last long in my bag), and proceeds go … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 3)

2018 Challenge Update (Week 2)

This past week was my last week on break before college classes pick up again. I picked up several shifts substitute teaching to pay for text books, and was able to read a bit in the classroom. In total I completed two more books last week (one was for book club), and have about another … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 2)

2018 Challenge Update (Week 1)

After a whirlwind of activity that was my semester and then diving straight into the holidays I enjoyed having last week off to decompress and mentally refresh. Anne was in school and my husband was at work, so I relished having the house to myself. I return to the research lab this week, and my … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 1)

Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

This summer I began training for the Des Moines Half Marathon that takes place mid-October in Iowa. I opted for the 5-Mile Combo, which is the Mercy Live Up Loop (a five mile course) Saturday, chased by the half marathon Sunday. I am on a mission to run fifty halfs in fifty states, and this … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Halfway to the Half

Why I Love Streaking: 5 Quick and Dirty Tips for Conquering a Running Streak

My alarm went off at 5:30 am this morning and dragging myself out of bed, I laced up my shoes, grabbed the dog's leash, and went for a run. A few times the thought crossed my mind to stop: that I didn't have to be doing this to myself and that fifteen minutes extra of … Continue reading Why I Love Streaking: 5 Quick and Dirty Tips for Conquering a Running Streak

Summer Running Camp: What My Daughter Has Taught Me About Perseverance

We are fortunate to have a strong running community where I live. This Summer our local track club offered a free Summer running camp in the evenings to prepare elementary aged kids to run a mile race on the Fourth of July. The camp focuses on teaching proper warmup/cross training, nutrition and hydration, and of course the … Continue reading Summer Running Camp: What My Daughter Has Taught Me About Perseverance

New Puppies and Routes: Our Memorial Day Weekend

This three day weekend was the perfect time to unwind and take a few moments to breathe. With my hubby starting a new job things have been a little crazy around here, so we packed the dogs and the baby up and took off on an overnight trip to see my parents in the country! … Continue reading New Puppies and Routes: Our Memorial Day Weekend