The Cupid Shuffle & Goals

The morning started with oatmeal that cooked overnight in the crockpot. I woke up early to roll out my legs and make sure everything was ready to go. The drive felt surprisingly short for 27 minutes. I guess I’ve gotten used to driving further distances once again. I was unsure with how I’d do with…

Pumpkin Runs, Farms, Paintings, and Carvings

The last Sunday in October turned out to be a nice day with the sun shining and a temperature that wasn’t unbearably cold. We have wanted to visit a pumpkin farm for awhile, but never found the time. We ended up squeezing in all our fall activities into a weekend. It began bright and early…

Marathon Plans Foiled Again!

Sorry for not posting in a couple months! I kept meaning to update, but life got busy with the school year ending, finding a place to live, and packing. Grandma’s marathon is this weekend, but I won’t be there. About 2 months ago I somehow injured my back and it progressively became worse and worse….

Marathon Training Week 7

A busy week, so some days it was tough to squeeze runs in, but I was able to get through the week! I’m exhausted and sore, but one more week to halfway. I’m going to keep this short and sweet so I can go to bed! Sunday: 3 miles Monday: rest Tuesday: 5 miles Wednesday:…

Marathon Training Week 6

Despite little sleep due to a sick baby, then catching his sickness myself, driving 6 hours to Milwaukee, and touring my new school, looking at apartments, and walking along the river, I managed to get most of my miles completed. I skipped a 4 mile run to have an extra day of rest when travelling. Luckily,…

Marathon Training Week 5

This week went pretty well with training. It was nice to have a few runs outdoors with the nice weather. I really want to get on my bike, but it is hard to get comfortable with taking so much time away. But I’ll just keep reminding myself that it good practice for the fall when…

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….

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…

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…

Race Report: Mankato Marathon-Half 2016

I finished the half distance at the Mankato Marathon on October 16th with a time of 2:10:32. That’s about 40 seconds behind my PR from 2013 (2:09:53) and a little faster than my last half (2:12). I was hoping to finally beat 2 hours or at least get a PR, but I can’t complain that…

The heart of man plans his way…

…but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) I should be picking up my registration packet for the sprint triathlon I was signed up for this weekend. I should be sitting in an athlete’s meeting listening to the details of the race. My bike should be hanging in transition, not sitting in my garage….