A Facebook Fast

During Lent, some people fast. They may do a complete fasting for certain time or may fast from a certain food, or decide to go without some other item or activity. I’ve never done it before, nor is it necessary, but when done for the purpose of bringing you closer to God, it can be…

Marathon Training Week 4

    One month in and feeling great! A little less than 3 more months until marathon day arrives. Here’s how the week went: Sunday: 3 miles Monday: rest Tuesday: 7 miles Wednesday: 4 miles & 36 lap swim Thursday: rest Friday: 4 miles Saturday: 11.16 miles I went outside for this week’s long run.…

1st Birthday Party

This past Saturday we enjoyed a lovely party for Oliver with family. I’ve never hosted a party before, so I was nervous about having enough food, but we ended up with plenty extra for us to eat this week as leftovers. We really wanted to make all of our food plant-based to show that it…

Marathon Training Week 3

    I started this week super sick, but luckily recovered with a rest day on Monday. It was also busy getting ready for Oliver’s 1st birthday party, but I still managed to get my long run in no problem Saturday morning. I went a little bit slower, keeping the pace around 11:30, but when…

1 Year Old

Today was Oliver’s 1st birthday. One year ago I awoke in the early morning to what I thought were just some cramps and 10 hours later I was holding my baby in my arms.   My life is completely changed, but I love having my son to play with and cuddle every day. Each day…

Marathon Training Week 2

Another week, another bunch of miles and cross training logged. I don’t really have any pictures so I’ll put pictures I’ve saved on Pinterest instead. Luckily this week I didn’t have trouble getting everything I planned completed. Here is was my week looked like: Monday: 40 lap swim Tuesday: rest Wednesday: 6 mi, core Thursday:…

Marathon Training Week 1!

Week 1 of 16 of training for my first marathon is complete. In 2015 I was halfway through my plan when I was surprised by Oliver’s coming so I ran a 10k instead. This time I’m signed up for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth this June. The week didn’t go exactly as planned, but I completed all…