During my visit to Portland in May, my sister and participated in what was called the Discovery Run. Road Runner Sports, the local running store hosts this FREE monthly event for the community. Runners of all ages, running levels, and paces can partake in the event. The concept behind the Discovery Run is a 5K … More Tualatin Discovery Run Recap
Saturday I spent the day and evening at Universal Studios, while waiting in line to take the Hogwarts Express (Harry Potter nerd here) over to Island of Adventures; my sister and I were killing time on our phones, me on Pinterest. I came across a pin for “15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish in … More My Running Funk
A few weeks ago I escaped the brutal rising temps of Florida to the lands of the Pacific Northwest to visit one of my sisters for a much needed vacation. Seriously if you have not been to Portland, OR, GO! A recent article published on ACTIVE.com, “The 10 Fittest U.S. Cities in 2015,” lists Portland … More Fitness Adventures in Portland.
Stitch Fix is a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly subscription service featuring clothing and accessories hand selected by a personal stylist. I was introduced to this service by my friend Barbara, and it is dangerous, lol. No, it’s actually a great service! Some of the clothing options I have received and went forward in purchasing, I … More Stitch Fix Review
With Iron Girl complete, most of the “racing season” in Florida has come to an end. You may be able to find a 10K, let alone a half, here in the summer but you would have to be suicidal to do a half here in Florida during the summer…Okay, that may have sounded a little … More Looking ahead: Summer Running Plans
This of course being my fourth half, I had a better sense now on what I needed to fuel me in the days leading up to race day. Friday night I made tomato basil chicken with roasted potatoes for dinner. I enjoy cooking, and this was a super easy and delicious dish to make. I … More WIAW: Fueling for my Half.
The time is here. I am just a few days away from my fourth half marathon! It’s crazy to think how much of a veteran runner and expert I feel in half marathons now. I’ve come a long way in this last year and I couldn’t be more happier with the results I’ve seen. I … More Final thoughts and race day goals for Iron Girl
I picked up this fun this running question survey from Kristen over at Runaway with Me. She recently moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania and it’s been fun to read her new adventures in running in Alaska. Be sure to stop by her page and show her some love. Without further ado: 1) Location: Trail, Road, … More My Running Preferences
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and weekly training logs, you know I’ve been having some very good running days. Just in the last 3-4 weeks I’ve earned my fastest mile twice and fastest 5K just about every week. Sadly my running streak of good running days came to end last night when … More The good running days and the bad running days.
After running last week’s speed workout and seeing the results I did, I remembered just how much speed work helps! Incase you missed it, I ran my fastest 5K coming in at exactly a sub-30 AND my fastest mile – all in the same workout. Speed work, also known as a fartlek (Swedish for “speed … More Speed Work. It can help.