Book Review: Triathlon for Every Woman

Last night I went to yoga (I’ve been twice now in a week! same amount as the last six months!) and the intention for the practice was a quote: The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -Lao Tzu It’s serendipitous because I had just started finished reading this book and was thinking […]

36 Weeks to IMWI


New Year, new week! While I love the holidays, I find that getting out of my routines is hard on my workouts.  Christmas I was out of town, and while this was a work week, there was a big party night & day off in between.  I’m looking forward to getting back to a new […]

2015 Goals: The Year of Awesome!

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Happy New Year! 2014 was good, and I’m looking at 2015 to be even better!  I’ve set out a few simple-ish goals for 2015 to help keep me moving in a certain direction.     Fitness Goals:  1000 running miles – this translates to 84 miles per month, or an average of 21 miles per […]

New Year’s Day 5K Race Report


Welcome to 2015!  I rang in the year a bit hungover, but I did complete my my first run of the year at the New Year’s Day 5K race in Lincoln Park! I enjoyed our New Year’s Eve night out at dinner with friends, but definitely felt it the next morning on the run.  I didn’t […]

2014 Superlatives

Everyone’s doing it, so I thought I would too!  Short and sweet because up until now, I haven’t put too much thought into how I manage the bloggy-blog. However it is one of my goals for the next year! My top posts outside of the main pages: Pickup Lines for Runners Ragnar Packing List & […]

Evaluating my 2014 Goals

As we wrap up the end of the year, I want to share my reflections on my 2014 goals: 1. Organize My Home  — eh, I did do some things, but we also put in a lot of energy toward finding a new home this fall.  Goal will roll over into 2015!  2. Plan a Date […]

The Best of 2014

It’s that time of year to reflect on our experiences from the past year.  I’m linking up with Miss Zippy but taking this on a triathlon bit of a twist! Best race experience? It’s hard to name anything other than my Big Kahuna race of the year, Ironman Louisville.  Even though it was tougher than I […]

37 Weeks to IM Wisconsin

So official first week workout review!  Not a common week, as I was visiting my parents for the week in Maryland.  But here goes! I caught up on rest, family and friends time, and reading.  One thing I read was a new-to-me blogger and  fellow Coeur Ambassador Kecia, who blogs at Push My Limits. I love […]

Friday Five: Moments from a Holiday Week

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Well, it’s a day late, but here are my highlights from this week! 1. Hill Workouts! Where my family lives is pretty hilly, so my 1.25 mile loop is about half hills. I like that I’ve been getting some special butt work in! 2. Holiday foods! I love some of the good traditions (roast beef), […]

That Moment of Joy

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I had a moment today on my run. One of those moments where you know you’re flying. The push-off of my foot off the pavement was powerful, not a careless lift and move. I didn’t need my fancy watch to know I was moving quickly, and I didn’t dare distract myself b something as vain […]