“Let the Games Begin!” – A Fitness App Review

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out a new fitness app.  Have you heard of The Fitness Games?    This post was sponsored by The Fitness Games through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador.  I was not compensated monetarily, but was provided the Platinum Version of the application for review.  As always, all opinions are my own.   The Fitness Games app is actually a pretty neat idea.  It takes the benefits of a well {Read More}

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when everywhere you look, you see pumpkin.  From food to  drinks and candles… and I love it!  My favorite way to get my seasonal fix, is in my coffee!  But if you’re like me, you may occasionally go to Starbuck’s for your Pumpkin Spice latte, but you’re not likely to do that everyday.  (Or in my case a couple of times a day, because I have a serious coffee addiction)! {Read More}

Week 9 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New Race on the Schedule

I am now on week 9 of training for the Richmond Marathon!  And even more exciting, it’s still going well!  Well sort of… I made the decision to skip out on running last weekend.  I’m a little bummed to miss out on my 18 mile run, but it was for a good cause!   On Friday morning, I got the call from my sister that she was heading into Labor and Delivery, and my niece was going to be born! {Read More}

So This is What it Feels Like to Actually Follow my Training Plan

My youngest started preschool this week…   Of course I was sad to drop him off.  Its a big deal!  But, let me tell you, for the first time in over seven years, I was ALONE.  In the middle of the day, in the middle of the week! Superman has gone off to fight crime without Mommy… So what did I do with my first day to myself?  Well, I ran of course.  🙂  What else would I have done?!  I turned {Read More}

Swirlgear Ambassador

I mentioned in my last post that I had an announcement to make.  And if you were an observant reader, you probably noticed this shiny new button: I’m super excited to be a Brand Ambassador for Swirlgear!  Seriously, these running clothes are great! Here’s what they have to say about their line of clothes: Swirlgear is a specialty women’s running apparel brand that celebrates the strength, style and spirit of active women. As a women-owned company, we know style and function {Read More}

What Have I Been Doing This Month?

August is coming to an end…  and with that, so is my busiest month EVER!   Ok…  so that may be an exaggeration, I mean December can get pretty hectic too.  But its been a crazy August! While my blogging has been put on a back burner, there has still been a lot going on!  I mentioned at the beginning of the month that we were finishing our attic.  Well, we just finished it.  Completely!  The project that took all Summer is {Read More}

Ice Cream for Dinner, A Mountain and 10 Miles Revisited

This is the last week before the kids go back to school!   It’s bittersweet…  While I’m quite giddy over the fact that I’ll have time to myself, and I’ll actually be able to get off the treadmill a bit, and hit the road to run, I’m going to miss these loud, messy, little people.  So, in preparation for a new school year, we’ve been busy fitting in all things Summer that we can this week.  (Ice cream for dinner? {Read More}

Hello August! Bring it on!

It’s Friday!  The start of the weekend, and the start of a new month! (See this face?  This is the excitement of wearing long sleeves this week!  Seriously, 60’s and 70’s in July?  Yes please!!) It was quite a month!  Not the most notable, running-wise.  But a full month nonetheless. Throughout July, we’ve been working on a big renovation in our home, mostly doing it ourselves.  We are really close to being done with it, and I am so glad!  Right {Read More}

Sunday Run Day

Week 1 of marathon training is complete! (only 16 more weeks to go!)  😉 Saturday started with a solid 5 mile run, early in the morning.  My 5 mile runs are always along the same route, this one was no different.  Ended up with 5.12 miles at at pace of 9:04/mile. Sunday’s run was beautiful!  The kids were going to their grandparent’s house for breakfast.  Of course, when my husband and I get a chance for a “date,” we go running! {Read More}

Rest Day! (or, The Day I am Jealous of Everyone I See Running).

It’s been a good running week! The past few months have come with some achy hips and knee pains, so I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged… and tried not to overdo it. However, last week and this week, things have been feeling like they should again!  There’s been virtually no pain, I’ve enjoyed my runs, and they’ve been speedier than I’ve ran since my marathon.  I am sure I won’t be able to keep that kind of pace up once I have {Read More}