*Met my friends for some trail miles and my legs literally felt like jello afterwards.

I can’t look up for a picture while running on the trails or else I will for sure fall.

*It was so foggy out there and at this point you can normally see the entire valley but yesterday you couldn’t see a thing.  We also kept hearing weird noises which meant my heart rate was quite high between that and the hills.

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*Final stats + 1200 ft of climbing + That’s not my weekly total since I didn’t put all of my treadmill miles on there.

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*I have no idea how this guy got in our backyard!

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*Andrew had quite the scavenger hunt set up for the kids.

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*We had family pictures taken and then celebrated the fact that we actually got a few pictures where everyone was smiling.

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*We tried a place called Tru Religion and it was fantastic.

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*I found out while we were there that Skye prefers to dip her pancakes into ketchup.

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*Did you know that there is such thing as root beer float milk?

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*Andrew’s working on a guest post for you this next week!

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Here is how my last week looked and I’d love to hear about yours!

Monday:  10 miles @ 7:59 average.

Tuesday:  7 miles @ 7:45 average on the treadmill at home

Wednesday:  Went to the gym and did a 3.5 miles warm-up and then 2 miles (@6:45 pace) into my 4 miles tempo and Skye was done with the child watch so I grabbed her and finished at home for a total of 8 miles.

Thursday: 10 miles @ 7:55 average

Friday: 8.3 miles @ 8:22 average

Saturday:  12 miles @ 9:02 trails!

Sunday:  Off

55.3 miles for the week!

I’m focusing on building a base again along with some strength on trails before jumping into the speed work routine!


What was your best run last week?  Hardest run?

What do you have going on today?

Ordering brunch… what do you get?

8.3 miles @ 8:22 average with Emilee and Skye was out riding her bike with Andrew when I got home. That front tooth was just hanging on by a thread and finally fell out at school. Lunch with a friend at Kneader’s. Skye yelled with delight, ‘TARGET’ when we turned into the parking lot. After … Continue Reading

When it is cold and raining/snowing—> Try a hat with an ear band over the top combo.  You get to block the snow/rain from your eyes and you get to keep your ears warm all at the same time! I learned this trick during ultra training when I would have a 25 miler to get … Continue Reading

Good morning everyone!  Today’s post is sponsored by Backcountry and I have an awesome discount code for you at the end of this post for the best gear to help you to keep enjoying winter. I know that there have been some problems with Backcountry recently so I waited to post this until I saw … Continue Reading

Morning! After many of you said yesterday that your treadmills are off on the distance, I decided to just trust the treadmill setting on my watch instead (I really want to get the foot pod though).   PS Our treadmill felt like it was really on at our last house, I think moving it is … Continue Reading

Our January this year has been SO much better weather-wise than it normally is here in January and I’m extremely grateful for that.  I love the 20’s.. it’s the teens that are a bit hard for me. Emilee and I met up for 10 miles of talking… I mean running ha.  Isn’t it amazing how … Continue Reading

Happy Martin Luther King Day!  I know a lot of you out there are off from work/school today and hopefully spending the day doing your favorite things so I’ll just keep it short (also, I don’t have a lot to say because I stayed home all day with Skye…  She was feeling SO much better … Continue Reading