Marathon Training 1/19 – 1/26

    Blue Ridge Marathon Training – Week 4 4 Weeks into my “official” training for my next marathon, and I haven’t done a weekly recap yet.  So, I figured it was about time!   Besides, I think I need that extra “push” in the coming weeks, because I have been going easy on myself up until now.  With snow days, and having things come up, I’ve skipped a few runs, and my weekly mileage is way below where it {Read More}

Holiday Gift Guide for Runners

Still looking for that perfect gift for a runner in your life?  Well, look no further!  I have put together  a quick list of some of my favorite running items, and a few things that are on my own running wish list. 1. First off, winter running gear!  Sometimes it is hard to get out when its freezing outside.  But new winter gear is guaranteed to motivate a runner to bundle up get some miles in. Whether its gloves, ear warmers, {Read More}

2014 Richmond Marathon Recap

  Well here it is, a few days after my marathon and I’m finally getting around to writing my recap. What a fantastic weekend! It began on Friday afternoon when we hopped in the car and headed to Richmond.  We had kind of a late start, and arrived at the expo just before they started closing up.  We took a quick tour of the booths, grabbed our packets and t shirts with out any problems, and headed back to my Sister-In-Law, {Read More}

Week 14 of Richmond Marathon Training and a New 5K PR

This was my first week of tapering before the Richmond Marathon,  and so far, so good.  I’v actually enjoyed the slight break from a crazy number of miles.  (I’m sure by the end of next week, I’ll be a little insane)  😉 Monday – A rest day, after my 22 mile run on Sunday Tuesday – 10 miles on the treadmill, would end up being my longest run this week. When there’s nothing exciting to take a picture of, I {Read More}

5 Essentials for a Long Run

Running is supposed to be simple; lace your shoes, and get out there.   And for the most part, this holds true. However, with my longer runs, I find myself constantly trying to figure out what I need to carry with me.  I know, I’m probably way over thinking things, but I have put a lot of thought and “trial and error” into what I carry with me.  I think I’ve finally figured it out. So maybe I can save you {Read More}

Week 12 of Richmond Marathon Training

Another week down!  Less than 4 weeks before I run my next marathon! This week’s training wasn’t terribly noteworthy.  Coming off of a less than stellar 20 mile run; Monday – Rest day Tuesday – 4.15 miles on the treadmill.  I was pretty glad to have a shorter run scheduled, it gave me an extra day for my tired legs. Wednesday – This was my mid week long run.  I was going to run it around town while my youngest was {Read More}

Stonewall Jackson 20 Mile Ambulance Run Race Recap

On the training plan for this past weekend was a 20 mile run.  There just happened to be a 20 miler somewhat nearby, that I’ve heard mentioned as a good race when training for the Marine Corps Marathon or the Richmond Marathon.  So, (partly because I don’t like planning long routes, and partly because I really like race t shirts), I signed up! Packet pickup started at 5:30 on Saturday morning, and the race was just under a 2 hour {Read More}

“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}

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}