Hark, an update!

AHHH! Life got crazy just after The Grand Blue Mile. A new project at work, trying to keep up my training for Dam to Dam, lots and lots of work… And now it’s half way through July! Damn, where did that time go?!?! I will have a race recap for Dam to Dam…as soon as…

January 2016: The Rundown

I wish I could say that the first month of 2016 has been spectacular and that my running and gym goals have been awesome. My running has been ok, when I’ve been able to run. And my gym sessions have been spotty. What put me in such disarray? Work. January of a presidential election year…

Goodbye 2015!

As it is the start of a fresh new year, I’m going to reflect on all that has been 2015. This year my running has improved greatly and I tackled a whole host of new challenges. I made new friends. I started to believe in myself as a runner and a whole host of doors…

Argle Bargle!

It’s funny how I hit the ground running with the #chasethebird challenge. And then I quickly burned out and have slightly become a slug. I haven’t worked out or gone for a run since the Nippy Hippie last Saturday. I think a big part of it is that I’ve been working three week nights plus…

Chase the bird challenge!

Starting on November 1st, Oiselle issued the #chasethebird challenge. I started off the week with a bang! I ran 2 miles to the gym, did Oiselle’s Dirty Dozen core workout and ran 2 miles home. All of this after having had a few drinks on Halloween night. Ok, so it was more than a few…

I ran a marathon! Now what?

It’s been a week since finishing my first marathon. I’m waiting another week before I get back into the gym to kick my strength training up a few notches. Given how I felt after the marathon, it is even more obvious that I need to up my game when it comes to my core strength….

Race Recap: Captain Midnight’s Run for CF

So the Friday before the tri, Megan talked me into doing Captain Midnight’s Run for CF 5k as a tune up for her and I hadn’t raced a 5k since Midnight Madness in July. So we ventured up to Ames on a very sticky Friday evening. This was the first race I ran in just…

I’m a triathlete now?

Well, I don’t know if that’s completely true as I only did the cycling portion of the Des Moines Triathlon as part of a relay. The swim went off without a hitch as Cassie is a fish. 10 minutes after the start time and I was transferring the timing chip to my ankle and wheeling…

Summer update & backstory

After Midnight Madness in mid-July, I’ve been completely focused on training for IMT Des Moines Marathon. Needless to say, my sprint triathlon dream had been put on hold, as I had barely been in the pool. A couple weeks ago at a track workout, Megan suggested putting together a sprint tri team, with her friend…

20 Minute Challenge & Hoka One One demo!

Yesterday was the annual 20 Minute Challenge for the Running Room, where I earn extra money to feed my running habit. We have finally started carrying Hoka One One shoes in the store but not in sizes small enough for me to try them on and get a feel for the shoes. Luckily we had…

May Day!

Goodness! I’ve been completely ignoring my blog! I wish I could say that my 90 Day Transformation has been going well…but it hasn’t. Though I am eating better, mainly as a result of moving in with Kyle, I haven’t really kicked my muffin top. A big part of this is likely due to training for…

Mid January check…

Well, last week was a bit better on the workout front. I managed to get in a few days of Beginner Shred and ran both days of the weekend. However, this week has been a bust. Been feeling run down exhausted and people have been passing around the flu at work. I dislike when my…