Weekly Workout Recap (4/22-4/28)

Well, as you can see below, Neil had a rough week. After doing back squats (the athletes are in a strength cycle and building new PR numbers every week with certain movements), he pulled a hamstring doing a cycle of sprints. He’s doing better, but is on limited movement workouts until his hamstring heals. Our […]

Hitting the ground running…again…

It feels like forever since we last talked about running, and to be honest, it’s because we really haven’t done any this summer. The heat has been unrelenting, leaving minimal time for good (read: enjoyable) running. If you can believe it, temperatures really only dip below 80 degrees from 5:00-7:00 AM, which as you can […]

The countdown begins…

Just a few days left till my first half-marathon! I’m in full-scale nervous energy preparation mode. I’ve broken in my shoes, downloaded tons of new music, planned my warm-up, fueling and hydration, asked people to come cheer me on (or collect my corpse if necessary). I’m pretty sure Neil thinks I’m crazy, as he stayed […]

Zoom Zoom!

This weekend went fast, but thankfully, we maximized every minute of it. We had kind of an ambitious list of to-do’s. Training runs, workouts, car painting, a client website go-live and some hefty yard work. I worried we might have set our sights high with the hot weather in the forecast, but we pushed through, […]

Hurry Hurry Curry Chicken Salad

I feel like this week is slowly slipping through my fingers. I’m scrambling to finish work and freelance projects in the hope that I can leave for BlogHer next week with a somewhat clean slate and a window of opportunity to relax. It doesn’t help that I’ve entirely procrastinated on getting ready for my trip. […]

Spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup and Snow Daze

We woke up this morning to 8 inches of snow. Everything was and still is completely covered, including the roads. I don’t think I’m ever going to get used to Missouri’s idea of snow removal. Just because people drive on it and does NOT mean it’s clear! If we didn’t have the Jeep, we’d be […]

Easy Veggie Artichoke and Olive Calzones and Shin Splints…

As soon as it gets cold, really cold, all I really want when we get home from work is bread, cheese and blankets. I have so little motivation and while bread and cheese surely tastes great, too much is definitely not an aid to our better health. So last night when I was craving calzones, […]

My First 5K = My First Race Summary!

Well, as Neil would say, “I deeeeeeed it!” I ran my first 5k! In 37:25, so not too shabby for a first-timer, and considering the rain and cold we ran through, I had a pretty good time doing it. Everyone was totally right when they said it’s completely addictive. It’s amazing to not only feel […]

These Shoes are Made for…a 5k?

My new shoes back in February So if you’ve been following my ramblings on Twitter you know that I finally signed up for my first 5k a few weeks ago. I know I don’t talk about my running as much as I should, or even as much as I’d like to, but I’m really self […]

Running Report: Five Things I’ve Learned as a Newbie Runner So Far…

I’ve been learning the RICE method of recovery for my ankle. Despite my current appearance (slimmer), I’m not a long-time athlete or even active person. I never played high school sports, was never in youth-league sports and didn’t really grow up in what I would consider an active household. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve […]