Preparing for my first 50mile trail race

2014 has been a busy year with enjoying the first of many of my daughter’s milestones, running some amazing races, traveling and enjoying being a stay-at-home mom as well as running some new distances to me. I have, to this date, ran 2 50k Ultra distances this year, and will end my season with aContinue reading “Preparing for my first 50mile trail race”

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Hi! It’s been a busy couple weeks!

So last time I checked in I was visiting family in St. Louis. My grandma, Eloise’s great grandma! That’s been over two weeks ago, and it is been very busy since. My visit to St. Louis was filled with family, visits with lots of friends, a weekend trip to Austin meeting up with my husbandContinue reading “Hi! It’s been a busy couple weeks!”

Train Your Body Thursday

It’s the time of the season that many runners take a break from training for a specific race, so it’s perfect timing to pick up the slack in working on the core basics of strength the body needs to stay healthy, injury-free and strong. The time you spent running long mileage you should spend buildingContinue reading “Train Your Body Thursday”

Halloween and weekend in the Midwest

  We all piled onto an airplane on Friday and flew out to St Louis to hang with the family for the weekend. In-laws came in from Atlanta and we had a full house of grandparents, cousins (my nephews), aunts/ uncles (my brothers, SILs) over the weekend! Best photo I could get of a constantContinue reading “Halloween and weekend in the Midwest”

Kara Goucher

I’ve read some awesome articles and interviews recently with one of my mama runner inspirations Kara Goucher. She’s about to run NYC marathon this weekend and will be featured on GMA this morning (Tuesday, October 28th) if you want to see her live in action 🙂 One of my favorite quotes from this interview below:Continue reading “Kara Goucher”

Weekend of running, playing and eating

A sunrise 8 miles on Friday morning started my weekend off. Rainy Saturday= lazy morning and some time on my road bike on the trainer. The weather cleared late morning which meant farmers market, walk and playground. Sunday was my favorite funday. A longer trail run of 18 miles, with 2500 ft of climbing startingContinue reading “Weekend of running, playing and eating”

Corework- great for post-baby (or post Mexican fest!)

I didn’t consistently start doing abs/ core until after I had a baby when I suddenly realized my stomach had been obliterated!   I feel like my running is stronger now post-baby because I started to focus on the little things like core, hip, glute work… it all adds up to making you stronger andContinue reading “Corework- great for post-baby (or post Mexican fest!)”

My week so far…

How has your week been? I’m just getting back into a training schedule after a light week post-Chicago marathon. Tuesday I did this awesome track workout first thing in the morning at 5:45am. It was a long one (took me an hour and a half!) but worth it. Most of it was in the darkContinue reading “My week so far…”

50 BodyWeight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

LOVE THIS! The The Greatist has some excellent resources for fitness and MOVING! Because it’s all about getting in movement anytime, anywhere, anyhow. Make yourself a priority, schedule yourself into your day and week to ensure you’re being the best you can be! 50 Bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere   How do you fit inContinue reading “50 BodyWeight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere”

20 Minute HIIT Workout

Hi friends! One of my favorite ways to work up my heart rate and get in a good sweat is a type of high intensity interval workout… or basically doing one move right after another continually for 20 minutes straight! This is a good addition to complete immediately post-run to get in some strength training/Continue reading “20 Minute HIIT Workout”