New year, big goals!

After last year’s ups, downs and big life changes, I’m itching to crush some major running goals. The first one: train wisely! After developing a bunion on my right foot and finally figuring out the right combo of shoes, KT tape (or not) and toe spacer to not have bouts of numbness or pain after…

February Update

As the days of February are quickly ticking away, I’ve been busy! Training for Rock the Parkway has officially started and I’ve had a bit of overtime at job #1. I’m still spotty when it comes to getting my strength training in. However, I have been working on organizing the rambled mess that my blog…

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….

Ahhh!!

I am five days away from my 33rd birthday. Six days away from running my first marathon. My tapering has been a weird mix of excitement, anticipation, fear and feeling generally unsettled. Today’s three mile run was ok, but my legs definitely felt like tree trunks. Saturday’s six mile run was a lot better. I tackled…

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…

New Year, new week.

As tomorrow is the start of a new week, I am officially starting Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution program. I’m not in tremendous need of losing weight, but I do need to shake off the laziness of the winter season. I did the first workout on New Year’s Day, just to see what I am getting…