Weekly Marathon Training Recap 9/7 – 9/13

What a week!   I’m a few days late with  my recap, but better late than never, right?! We’ll just jump right in… Monday – Labor Day. We pushed our long run, (usually on Saturday) to Monday because of the holiday.  So the week started with 16 miles.  Not a bad run, but we (my husband and I), got a pretty late start so it was midday and super hot by the time we finished, and our pace was slower {Read More}

Freekeh Foods Review and Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Freekeh Foods through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own.    Have you ever heard of Freekeh?  I had never heard of it myself, so when the opportunity arose to try it out, I jumped on it! So what is Freekeh? Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of {Read More}

Weekly Marathon Training Recap 8/24 – 8/30

Last week went pretty well.  Although, I really didn’t get many miles in… I knew I was lucky to have my free time when the kids were in school, but I don’t think I fully realized just how lucky I was.  😉  Marathon training was much easier when I was unemployed! Now that I’m working, I only have early mornings and evenings to run  By evening, I’m just exhausted… So, It looks like going to have to become a morning person! {Read More}

#LiveinprAna PrAna Review and Discount Code!

This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. If you’ve seen my recent post, or have been following my Instagram, then you might have seen these AWESOME teal blue Halle pants that I was lucky enough to receive from prAna to try out and review…  And let me tell you, it is not an exaggeration at all when I say, “I love these pants!“ They stretch and bend, and still look great! As {Read More}

#LoveBulu: A Bulu Box Review

This post is sponsored by Bulu through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Ok, so I LOVE subscription boxes! The element of surprise is just so much fun!  So when I got the chance to try out a Bulu Box for review, of course I was thrilled! I had never heard of Bulu Box before, but according to their website, “Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel {Read More}

Stretch Your Mind and Body and #LiveinprAna

  This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Guys!  This is a huge week for me!  Although it still seems too warm for pumpkin spice, boots and sweaters, Summer seems to be officially over.   Monday is the day my youngest goes back to preschool…  But he won’t be going alone!  After more than 8 years of staying home with my kids, I am going back to work! I’ve accepted a {Read More}

Weekly Recap 7/20 – 7/26

Week 3 of training for the Marine Corps Marathon and Richmond Marathon! This was one of those rare weeks that I actually got all of my training miles in! Monday – 5.1 miles.  It was a pretty unremarkable run.  Although, I did get to leave the treadmill and run outside, which is a win for sure!  Average pace: 9’37″/mile. Tuesday – Back on the treadmill for 7 miles.  Now, usually running inside is a great way to beat the heat {Read More}

Marathon Training, My One Year Blogiversary, and a Giveaway!

Oh my goodness, I almost missed it! The original look of Karen Goes Running! I can’t quite believe that it has been a full year since I hit “Publish” on my first post!  I wasn’t sure where this blog would take me, and honestly I’m still not sure.  😉  But, I am pretty happy with my little corner of the internet! When I started this blog, I was beginning to train for the Richmond Marathon.  Now, one year later, I {Read More}

Weekly Recap 6/22-6/28

Here it is, one month into Summer break.  My busy spring race season is over, and I have a couple of weeks before marathon training starts up again!  Before I’m officially in training, I’d like to get into the habit of once again writing up my weekly recaps. So here it goes… I started out the week pretty exhausted… having just returned home from our 2nd week at the beach.  So, Monday was a rest day.  (Well, as much of {Read More}

MealEnders Review and Giveaway

Through my role as a SweatPink Ambassador, I was sent four complimentary packs of MealEnders Signaling Lozenges in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed are, as always, completely my own.  🙂 You know what nobody told me would happen if I trained for a marathon?  Nobody told me that I would actually gain weight!  I have gained about 5 pounds with each marathon!  Sadly, I’m not exaggerating at all… I’ve ran 2 marathons to date, and I am almost {Read More}