Luck of the Irish-Series Completed!

The day of the final race in the Winter Run Series finally arrived. I originally signed up when I received an email about it (due to racing with the same event company in the summer) with a coupon for 15% off. I saw it was one race a month through the winter, a total of…

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:…