MY RUNNING COACH IS TAKING ON TWO NEW ATHLETES!!!
(The time he made me pull him using a resistance band)
I wrote more about how much I have loved having my running coach HERE and he is now able to take on two new athletes (he lives in Florida but coaches via email, phone and online through Training Peaks). He has helped me SO much with injury prevention, my form and his workouts have made me so much faster.
Coaching is $125 a month and a 6 month commitment is required.
Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in finding out more information and/or wanting to work with Dave. Send us a little paragraph or two about your past running experience, your running goals and anything else you want to tell us about your running:) Fast, slow, medium, beginner, intermediate, advanced…. doesn’t matter! Let us know if you are interested!
The two athletes he will be working with will be featured on the blog too (if you want:) so that we can watch your progress too!
This was my day yesterday and I sure like it best this way.
The sister made her specialty—> Cream Cheese Chicken Chili.
Two amazing things were made on my sister’s cookie sheet last night.
1. The best cheesy/garlic biscuits you’ll ever have.
2. And the good stuff.
The above good stuff was turned into banana monkey chunk sandwiches (what the below rascals call ice cream cookie sandwiches…??? yeah, I don’t get it either).
We ended the night by watching some Youtube videos because that is always entertaining.
PS I think she grew about 4 inches while she was gone this last week.
Running last week because I actually had some good workouts:
Monday: 10.3 miles with my running superstar friend @ a 7:12 pace.
Tuesday: 4.3 miles on the treadmill and a pump class.
Wednesday: 14 miles to bring in the new year.
Thursday: 10.2 miles with a warm-up and cool-down and 36 x 200 meters on the track.
Friday: Pump and 2.5 mile run
Saturday: 10 solo miles at a 7:55 pace
Sunday: Rest day
I’m in the mood for random… tell me something random about yourself/your life/your running!
I am 9 weeks from my first marathon and need the weather to shape up ASAP. My runs are at a turtle pace right now trying to avoid falling!
Laura @ Live, Run, Sparkle
I officially had my first run of 2014 yesterday and although it was cold, it was a good one. I’m trying to get back into it after taking a break since my recent half marathon in Nov.
Glad Brooker is back!!! :)
Sanaz @ runforcake
Yay! I’m so happy she’s back! Too cute that little nugget.
I need a running coach. I’m going to email him. I think it would be a great way to get speed and learn how to train efficiently.
Random fact…I made a bet for $5,000 that I could run my first Half in 2:15 against a friend who doesn’t run much and doesn’t get the power of a runners determination.
Angela@ Fit to Inspire
I need this below 20 degree weather to take a hike so I can run with out feeling like my toes are going to fall off!!
Missy @ mileswithmissy
A little random fact is that I have been kicking around the idea of finding a running coach :-) I would love to qualify for Boston!
Hmmm. I’m currently looking for a coach and going through the process. I haven’t found someone that fits exactly with my goals yet. I will have to email. It looks like you had a great week of running Janae! Are you still planning for your Spring Marathon?
Ok you said it as a joke but Brooke actually grew taller! Amazing
I ll make the cheesy garlic cookies tonight :)
I spent yesterday reading about running coaches in my area; your posts are always so timely for me! I’ve been struggling with keeping up my training (i.e.- I will probably walking a lot during my upcoming half).
I’m amazed at your workouts. How do you keep going?
Abby @ Change of Pace
I bet kids that age do grow in those short time frames!
I’m excited that I have the day off work today, but I still woke up at 6am!
I haven’t been coached since I quit track in high school, but I like it that way- I can run whenever I want without feeling bad!
I wish I had as many good runs as you did! I did NONE and I have less than 50 days until my half marathon. I haven’t actually run since November because life got too stressful (finals, work, last minute move) and then I planned to run on my vacation but I went to Vermont and there was an ice storm and the roads were frozen the entire time I was there. I was too nervous about slipping and breaking a leg, so I didn’t go out. Boo. Now I have to train in a month in a half…not looking good.
Random fact about my day??? It’s my first day back to work since I left for Christmas holiday.
Elizabeth @ Positive Change
I have about 6 days until I run my 2nd marathon in Florida and I am kinda nervous!
Random – I always take a vacation to someplace warm for my Birthday!
Kristina @ Blog About Running
Having a running coach has changed my life. I love not having to think about what my workout will be, or wondering if I’m doing too much/too little to reach my goals! Plus the motivation factor of “I better finish this run or I’ll have to tell my coach why I suck” is pretty good too :)
Wendy @ New Moms Talk
I once drove 17 hours to run a trail marathon. Once done, I took a few days off and then drove for another 10 hours to see my Grandma and Aunt E. It was worth every bit of it!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Oh goodness, that Brookers is just the cutest! Love her little outfit. So glad you have her home with you!
Wowee, Thursday looked like a brutal workout! Now that’s intense!
Aimee - funfitgirl
I ran on the treadmill not once but twice over the weekend…I entertained myself with the History Channel and HGTV.
Also, I’m giving away a Garmin on my blog right now!
After grocery shopping after my Saturday long run a bunch of random stuff made it into my cart . About to have a popster for breakfast, the result of that randomness.
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
I have been running a long time but was sidelined for the last 5 months with a femoral stress fracture. I am just now getting back into running. I have big goals but am having to learn to slow down and do things right this time around! I have learned there is so much more to running than running itself and it is my goal to get better at it!
So glad Brooke is back!! If i could afford a running coach I would for sure do it! Look forward to reading about the new athletes he trains!
Matt @ Runner Savvy
I’d love to have a coach! I’m not sure it’s in the budget right now though :(
So glad you and the Brooker are reunited!
What is the biscuit recipe? I love cheesy and garli-y and I love biscuits, so I would make this asap!
Random: I like doing speed workouts with my dachshund because he is super fast. That’s pretty random, huh?
Nikki @ grab your kicks
Those ice cream sandwiches look SO good! I love a warm cookie with ice cream. Planning on a treadmill run today, hoping strength training and yoga will help my ITBS! I have 2 more days to decide if I want to do a half marathon this spring before the price goes up. I always wait until the last minute to decide. I’m thinking yes!
Leah @ Running with the Hayneses
Yay! I’m glad Brooke is back safe and sound!
My brother-in-law is an amateur running coach (as in, he hasn’t had any paying clients, but he’s done a ton of research to learn how to coach my sister), and he wants to coach me, but I’ve refused him. I’m too much of a free spirit to be nailed down to scheduled workouts. :)
Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes
Currently 20 weeks pregnant and feeling awesome :-) Glad you’re getting back in the running grove!
Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne
She does look taller!! That’s an interesting name to give those cookie sandwiches, but they do look good!!
Random: Giving kisses to my cat makes her purr more, and louder :)
Happy Brooke is back!
Random: It snowed here yesterday and is snowing now. :)
Runner Girl Eats
Random fact: it has dropped 10 degrees in the hour since I’ve left my house. Brrrrrr.
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Awww I’m so glad Brooke is back! I’m planning on heading to the gym for my long run but I’m nervous because 1) I haven’t run in over a week due to IT band issues and my half is in 2 weeks… and 2) the wind chill is like -30 outside and I have to walk a half mile to the gym… Wish me luck!
Red boots on Brookers = Awesome!
Random: I only drink powdered creamer in my coffee. As a matter of fact, my BFF gave me hazelnut sugar free powdered creamer and swedish fish for my birthday.
I have been seriously indulging the idea of finding a running coach. i’m going to talk it over with BOSS MAN and see what he says in regards to it.
Something random that is running related? I will give you 2 randoms:
– today was going to be my rest day because it is my first day back to work after two weeks
-But. It is 50 degrees outside (yet rainy) and it is goign to be a high of 58
-So. Even though it was supposed to be scheduled–>I’m going to run anyway..HOw can you pass up 50’s when it has been in the negatives lately?? You can’t. Exactly.
SOO happy for you that Brooke is back! :)
Please share that biscuit recipe!!! Yum!
Funny you posted this today! On the drive into work this morning, I was thinking about my goals for the year. I contemplated getting a personal trainer to help me improve my overall fitness, but what I really want to do is increase my indurance. I’m a really, really slow runner and I have had no motivation to follow a plan on my own. I am good for a few days, then I get off track. I think paying a coach will really motivate me!
I would love that biscuit recipe!
Random: contemplating how to construct a headband that I can run in for my Tinker Bell Half costume!
Alyssa @ See This Girl Run
I added highlights to my hair for the first time EVER this weekend! So my hair is lighter and I’m still adjusting haha But I am 98% sure I really like it :) Have a great Monday!!
Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties
Hmmm random fact? yesterday i bought peppermint extract and I’m SO EXCITED to start putting it in things to make them minty (milkshakes, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate… YUM)
I’ve started logging my runs and want to try and do it for the year- to keep me motivated! A bit random for you- tomorrow I start a 3 day juice detox. This doesn’t sound like much, but it seems like a challenge to me! I will celebrate on Friday by going for a long run (if I don’t faint) and a big breakfast!
I get to start running again in a month!
I take my lil baby in for her 2 week checkup today. Love this nugget!
char eats greens
Just put my girl down for a nap but forgot my garmin isn’t charged, so I’m drinking tea and reading blogs while it chargers then I think I’ll take off outside to enjoy a run in the sun since I’m only in Florida for TWO more days – then I return home to the cold and snow :(
Linda @ running4two
Yay for Brooke being back! I really wish I had that for dinner last night.
I just spent 2 1/2 hours driving to work…it usually takes about an hour. :( The day can only get better right?
Something random about life/running: I’ll be going to a running camp for 10 days in march with some national team runners and coaches from a bunch of different countries. I’m terrified but excited :)
Mmm, that meal looks delicious – especially the cookies!
I won a free registration for a half marathon along the gulf coast in February, so I will be heading there for (hopefully) warmer weather next month!
Heather @ Run Like a G!
I want to run a full marathon but I am SCARED!
Cori @ shes going the distance
Random Running Fact: I have a minor hip issue and was supposed to start track work this week :( glass half full: at least its not a full blown “no running” injury!
Adriana @Laced Up With Lipstick
It’s so good to see you and Brookers reunited!!!!
Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com
That night looks awesome. I’m stuck inside with over a foot of snow and neg 8 degrees here in Missouri!
Oh I would give anything to have a running coach like that! Tis not in my budget but its good to dream.
As for random, today is my first day back at work after the break. Sigh.
Leigha @ Minougirl
You did a lot of running last week!! Something random… yesterday my cousin went back to Utah! She was home for Christmas break. I will miss her a lot! And today is a snow day!!! Woohoo!
Kari @ Running Ricig
Today, I attempted to run outside for the first time in a week or so. It was 50 degrees with fog and zero visibility. I made it a little over a mile with Bungee and then it started thundering and lightning. I’m pretty sure it was a sign from God to stick to the treadmill.
Yay Brooke is back and those cookies look like Otis spunkmeyer, the best! I had a similar dinner last night, so yummy!
Love this! Hmm I’m 6 weeks from due date and wanting to run so badddddd! I can’t wait to get back to a routine of work outs and you’re such a great motivator! xo
Well…my running has evolved soooo much in the last year! Here’s the highlights:
* started running with a friend who had signed up for Chicago Marathon and a retired teacher friend who is on his second round of running all 50 states… first time running with others and loved it!
* the friends I mentioned above taught me soooo much about running. ..hydration, nutrition, it’s ok to take “easy” runs, etc
* they also convinced me to sign up for my first marathon which I completed in October… it was a life-changing experience! !
* this is the first time I have continued running through the winter months; I continue to meet my retired friend EARLY Tuesday mornings for 7 miles and an trying to do a long run on the weekend with other varied runs mostly on the treadmill the rest of the week with some strength training and yoga thrown in!
* I finally feel like a runner!!!
I completed my first “long run” of training for Boston yesterday- a whopping five miles! Feeling excited and motivated for marathon training. Also today is gross and I dropped my yogurt on the ground at work and it exploded everywhere. I guess you win some and you lose some :)
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Awwr yay for Brooke being back :D And I’m gonna have to side with the kiddos on this one — I call them ice cream cookie sandwiches too…
Something random: mixing whipped cream, caramel pudding, and almond butter before slathering it between two layers of chocolate cake makes for a pretty epic birthday cake.
megan @ that running girl
Those cookies look amazing! So happy Brooke is back. Things just weren’t the same with her gone!
Something random: You have totally gotten me back on a Regina Spektor kick after mentioning her on the blog the other day! She got me through 5 miles on the TM yesterday. Have you heard her song “Laughing With”? So good!
Debbie @ Deb Runs
Thank you for the soup recipe. It looks delicious!
That’s good that Brooke is back! Random fact – I’m tired today (and I can’t even blame it on my baby) and I need to get my butt to the gym.
I am running my second marathon on 1/19 and I am right on the edge of a BQ. If it’s not the Carlsbad, it’s San Diego or something this year!! I would love to work with your coach, too – so close to this goal all on my own. I can only imagine what I could do with a coach!
Michelle @ 3cheaprunners
Brooke is such a little fasionista already…too adorable!!!
wow AWESOME job on the 50+ miles this week… I wish I could do that :) I have been excited about the past two weeks which have both been 30-mile weeks for me.
Today it’s 4 degrees here so I think I will be sticking to spinning in my warm basement!
Brittney @ Sweets 'N' Greens
Happy Brooke is back!! Her outfits are always just too cute! Something random – when I was younger, I refused to run/play sports etc because I didn’t like to sweat. Now I love running and exercising!
Ooo a running coach would be awesome!
Brooke’s sweater looks so cozy, I wonder if they make it in adult sizes?
And here is something completely random- I love reading from hard paper books rather than my ipad :)
Have you read anything great lately that you’d recommend?
Liz @ Tip Top Shape
Those biscuits look ah-mazing!!! They look like the ones from Red Lobster!!
Something random – I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series at least three or four times in total (and I’m re-reading it again now!).
Megan @ Meg Go Run
Running w/ a resistance band!! Genius/horrible at the same time!!
sent an email :)
Yeah ! Brooke is back :)
Random: The cat brothers are “play fighting” on the air hockey table while the kids are at school… I’m going to video it – they would laugh like crazy.
That sounds like a great week of workouts! I really want an ice cream sandwich now.
mmmmm, we had chocolate chip cookies and ice cream last night too! :) Your coach sounds awesome – totally wish $125 was affordable for me!
I’m so jealous of those workouts! You go girl! I just started my blog, GBandPB on WordPress, so feel free to check it out! XOXO
Aww loving Brooke’s little striped sweater!! :) Lazy Sundays are the BEST. Now I want an ice cream sandwich. Random? I’m doing the Tone It Up challenge and lovingggg it. Seriously, they have the best toning workouts and whatnot, and it’s keeping me motivated, which is always a huge bonus!
Random: Although not all that random on your site, I signed up for my first half marathon in May. I’m kicking up my strength training and searching some training guides to get an idea of how to go about this!!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
something random….hmmm….lately, I’ve been wanting to eat chocolate after breakfast, so I’m just rolling with it ;-)
That chili sounds amazing. And Brooke does look taller!
http://expertbrand.com- Performance Apparel for the new year!
Been off the sauce (diet Coke or any kind of soda) for SIX days!! It may not sound like long but for me, major accomplishment!!
I wish I had the time to really train properly! Or at least a treadmill…..
Something random – It is a ‘snow day’ at school today – meaning the kiddies are not here, but I’m at work. Managed to get a whole pile of work done :-)
Random: It is 75 degrees in southern CA today. I wish it were 20 degrees cooler.
Random 2: I’m hungry.
Signed up for my first marathon! I would rather run in 5 degree temps than hit the treadmill. However the current windchill is -35!
Enjoyed this read– good to read while going thru tough times or having a good day and remembering what’s important. Thought you might enjoy!
The Hungry Runner Girl
Thank you so much Cory! I really appreciate this!
Laura @ RunningJunkie
1. They are canceling school in DC because it’s going to be so cold.
2. I ate about 20 dark chocolate Hershey bliss on Saturday. SO good frozen.
Laura @ RunningJunkie
PS – I wish I could afford a running coach! That’d be so awesome!
Have you ever considered becoming one? I think A LOT of people would want you to coach them!
I’ve been thinking about a wrap you said you made with quinoa and sweet potatoes if you wouldn’t mind telling me what was all in it again. Have you ever thought about putting together a HRG Cookbook? I am a vegetarian but have made several of the recipes you have posted…the Minestrone soup recipe is a staple in my household!!! Glad your baby is back!
The Hungry Runner Girl
That soup is so good!!!! Here is the link and I hope you have an amazing day! http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/2013/06/my-quinoa-recipe-and-how-not-to-fuel-a-speed-workout.html
Your little girl is growing fast! I’ll bet it feels so great to have her home with you :)
Random things here: we did our first day commuting to school from our new house and it was GREAT. I’m getting my funky hip replaced. We got a new washer and dryer…used but new to me…and I am STOKED. I’m watching The Green Mile with my high schooler who still has 3 days of vacation left. Yesterday we saw Frozen for the THIRD time and spotted Rapunzel and Eugene entering Arendelle going in for the coronation. Now you want to see it again just to see if that really happens…am I right? ;-) It does.
I ran outside on Saturday which might be the last time for a few days. It is negative 17 here today – well, actually with the windchill it is negative 43. I continuously ask myself why I live in Wisconsin.
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
That’s a cool opportunity with your coach! I am drooling over that chili… and the ice cream cookies. Yum!
Becky @ Ok, so here's the plan
My boyfriend bought me a really fun popcorn maker for Christmas, popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and I love coming up with random spice combinations to top it with!
meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
I am so glad to see Brooke back, I was thinking about it for you! You want random thought? The weather in NY is going insane from 52 degrees this morning down to negative digits by tomorrow morning. I have had enough of winter thank you very much.
sally @ sweat out the small stuff
random about me….I can fall asleep with every light on in my house.
When I travel to races with friends it’s sometimes hard for me to fall asleep when they need it pitch dark.
Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run
What is the recipe for those biscuits??
Nikki @ will run for pizza
Oh my gosh I want your sisters recipe for the chili!! Or is it posted on her new blog?! ;)
Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs
Something random: I’m looking for an awesome new gym bag to replace the lululemon shopping bag I’m currently using (I know, it’s sad!) — any suggestions?
I am learning that running with Braxton Hicks contractions is quite eventful haha. Nothing like I have ever experienced before!
Some random bits
– I am addicted to buying running shoes, I have way too many but I still go and get more.
– I get so excited when I get home from a run and take my miniature shnauzer out for her walk. Her name is Sachi (Japanese for Joy) and I just love her so much. Best dog ever!!!
I can only imagine how she didn’t let go of you when she woke up. I love that you have a running coach. I can’t afford one, totes need one though.
I would LOVE to have a running coach (just can’t swing it now)….but actually even more than that I would love to be a running coach!!! :)…maybe someday! -that is my random thing.
I am totally making that chili this week!!!!
Random…hmm…I had my first MRI today. Super awesome. Which means you won’t get an email from me about getting coached by your kick ass coach, because I’ll probably be sitting on my butt in a boot for the next three months , which I don’t need coaching for. :::insert sad sigh:::
Gracie (Complicated Day)
Your coach REALLY sounds amazing, because even though you’ve always been extremely talented, he made a big difference in your health and performance. But. I’m too cheap and lazy for a coach ;-)
I want to have our coach! Sending an email within the hour : )
Hope I’m not too late!
I’m trying to fit as much into my day as I can. Yoga, cross training day.. I walked/jogged/read on treadmill. Painting my coat closet. Trying to keep warm in this cold weather.
Recovering from anorexia. Would love to get back in running shape one step at a time…with you!!!
Just got back from our holiday trip home it was -45 in MN and is 50 degrees today in the Netherlands. I feel like I am in the tropics!
I just got back from a horse riding trip, ouch i cant walk very well lol had so much fun. Think i will skip running today and get back into it tomorrow.