OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!

The theme for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run is something new you tried in 2017 or something new you want to try in 2018. Linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty. 🙂 2017 has definitely been an interesting year for me.  I’ve certainly tried some new things – knee surgery, living that crutch life, physical therapy, mental therapy, purple sweet potatoes, working in a gym, not working in a gym, etc – but I’m not going to talk about any of those things. I want to talk about something I want to/am going…

THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER C (TOL #29)

Hey there! Today’s version Thinking Out Loud has been brought to you by the letter “C.” 🙂 Many thanks to Amanda for the link-up. Make sure you head over there and see what other people are thinking out loud about today. 1. I ran out of coffee filters the other day. Okay, fine. It was like 4 days ago. So, I’ve been using paper towels as coffee filters.  Hey, ya gotta do what cha gotta do, right? Except…there’s a grocery store about a mile away and I live right across…

BENEFITS OF HIRING A RUNNING COACH

So, I’ve decided that I need a running coach. I’ve already expressed that I’m not thrilled with the training program that I purchased back in July. I just don’t feel like it’s going to take me where I want to go and help me accomplish my running goals. It’s a total bummer because I spent money on it (I’ve got my fingers crossed that I can get some of that money back!) but in reality, it’s generic and, while it’s described as…

ULTIMATE COFFEE DATE – DECEMBER

Welp, it’s December already. Where did THAT come from? Good grief. I’m doing something new today – I mean, when was the last time you saw me blog on a Saturday?! – and I’m joining in the Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and Coco.  I’ve got my cup of joe, do you have yours? Let’s chat. 🙂 If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I actually got my Christmas decorations up before December 1st. If you know me, this will amaze you. I am so not that…

APPLE BANANA OATMEAL BREAD

One thing that you should definitely know about me is that I love to bake. It’s in my blood. And my blood gets thick with baking as soon as Fall and cooler weather hits! LOL I love to bake so much that, when I worked in the corporate world, I used to bake and take.  Sharing was one of my favorite things! Now that I’m no longer work in an office, my sharing options are limited. lol Now I try to pawn off some of what I’ve baked onto my kids so I don…

NOVEMBER RUNFESSIONS

Holy crap, where did November go? Wasn’t it just May?!?! Man oh man, 2018 is creepin’ hard and will seriously be here any minute. So, I better bare my soul and get these Runfessions (thanks for the link-up, Marcia!) off my chest so Santa can take me off his naughty list. 😉 I runfess that I ran an 8k this past weekend and it was WAY harder than I had expected.  There were a TON of hills. My mile splits were all over the place. I could definitely tell where the course was the hilliest! LOL  I…

GIVING THANKS AND COUNTING MY BLESSINGS (TOL #28)

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! Thanksgiving began as a day to give thanks for the blessings of the harvest and the previous year.  A good harvest provided for a bounty of food, hence the resultant feast.  There are many debates to when the first Thanksgiving was actually celebrated but it dates back to the Pilgrims and the early 1600s. Nowadays, it’s viewed as the start of the holiday season in the U.S. – although, if you ask the retailers, the holiday season starts before Halloween is even over! good grief. – and a time for families to gather…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

Y’all, Thanksgiving is in 2 days. TWO! Do you know what that means?  I mean, besides all you can eat turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, of course. There’s only 34 days until Christmas! Um, yeah.  I’m not ready either! In fact, I haven’t even started thinking about what I might like to receive! Although, truth be told, I don’t like asking straight out for things. I’d rather be surprised! So, if any of my family happens to be reading this, consider this a hint. *wink wink* Most…

PUMPKIN OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE

You guys, I’ve wanted to make a skillet cookie for sooooo long. Don’t ask me why I just spent all that time wanting rather than making and enjoying because IDK. Clearly, I was not in my right mind. (uh, have I ever been? Hmmmm….) But anyway, I finally did it and it. was. fantastic. I mean -> Pumpkin. Oatmeal. Chocolate chips. It was basically heaven in a cast-iron skillet. I’ve never tasted anything like it. *swoon* And let me tell you something – it was so decadent and rich and delicious! Ice…

OCTOBER RUNFESSIONS

Alright you guys, I’m really getting into this “runfessions” thing.  What’s a runfession?  Well, it’s like a confession except it’s on the run. 😉  So, prepare to hear some things you might not expect. I runfess… that I broke the cardinal rule of racing. *insert shocked face here*  For my first race since surgery, the only things that were not new were my shoes, sports bra, and hat!  I ran in a totally brand spanking new running skirt and tank and, while I had worn the compression socks once before…