Running Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses

I’m linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run where the topic is, “your least favorite part about running?” Okay, first of all, I’m sorry for the word I used in my title. You have no idea how much it pained me to actually type it! #englishlanguagenerd But, it really just gives it that je ne sais quoi, doesn’t it? Anyhooo….running. I really do love running. <3  But, there are definitely some things about running that I do not love. Let…

The Week That Almost Wasn’t (Weekly Workout Recap #7)

Dang, this was a rough week. I struggled with my fever pretty much until Thursday morning.  I got concerned by Monday morning because I’d been running the fever for about 5 days (I didn’t start checking until Thursday but, in hindsight, remembering how I felt, I probably had one on Wednesday) and … I didn’t care about eating. source I know, right? I ate some food that I normally love and was totally meh about it. Um, what? Something is definitely not right!  There are really only two reasons I go to the doctor…

Thoughts on the Health Benefits of Running

There’s just so much to love about running. It’s actually a pretty inexpensive sport (until you become a shoe hoarder or fall in love with fun compression socks or really cute running skirts, but that’s for a whole different post. haha) that’s easy to start and can be done pretty much anywhere and at any time (weather and gym hours notwithstanding, of course). But, there are actually quite a few more reasons that make running worth loving or giving a try. Reasons that you may have heard before or you may not…

It’s Okay To Say No

I don’t know about you but I say “yes” or “okay” a little more frequently than I should. And the next thing I know, I’m doing something that I didn’t want or even need to do and that isn’t a valuable use of my time and takes me away from things I really need or even want to be doing. Or, I say “no” and then am suddenly consumed by guilt. Not because I’ve done something wrong – because no is not a bad…

Weekly Workout Recap #6

Another week of training down! It didn’t go exactly as planned but that’s life, right? If life went the way we planned it, we’d all be bored. And we would have learned nothing about managing expectations, dealing with the uncertain, and handling difficult situations. Linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap! Sunday I had a 4 mile recovery run on the schedule. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go because my knees were hurting a little from the hilly trail that I ran on Saturday but I…

5 Fun Things When You’re Sick

You guys, I thought I was in the clear. I thought I was going to make it. I was so close! I even followed my own advice on how to stay healthy during cold and flu season! But alas….it seems the crud has finally caught up with me. UGH. And, the really awesome part of it is I still have to do everything around the house because I’m the only one here. hooray. Anybody want to volunteer to bring me some soup? Or some spicy Thai food? Or even bbq from the joint across the street…

What’s Your (Running) Fuel of Choice?

Runners need to eat. It’s true. Runners need to eat before they run (depending on what time and how far they’re running), they need to eat after they run, and sometimes, depending on the distance, they even need to eat during a run. Crazy, right? I’m linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty for this week’s Tuesdays on the Run where the question is, “what’s your fuel of choice?” Truthfully, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done any eating during a run but…

Weekly Workout Recap #5

Linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap! Hey there! It’s that time again where I’m recapping my week of workouts. It’s really actually pretty fun for me to write these because I can write down more than just miles, paces, and times. Hopefully, you find them interesting or … think I’m crazy. I’ll take either. 😀 Sunday As I said in the last recap, I am starting my “week” on Sundays because those days are apparently no longer rest days for me. I’m not…

Ultimate Coffee Date – February edition

Oh man, can you believe it’s already February? I’m not one to want time to go slower – even though it inevitably does when you’re waiting for something or doing something that’s not fun, haha – but it really seems like it’s moving so much faster these days. Is that just me? Anyhoo…it’s time to grab your cup of coffee, or tea if that’s your thing, and join me for the Ultimate Coffee Date (linking up with Deborah and Coco). I’ve got…

My Favorite Hometown Race

Hey, hey, hey, it’s Tuesday! That means it’s time for another edition of Tuesdays on the Run! That also means I’m linking up with Marcia, Erika, and Patty. 🙂 This week we’re talking about that favorite hometown race. That’s actually an interesting thought for me because…. Where is my hometown? Is it where I live now? Or is it where I grew up? I’ve moved 26 times in my life. I think that’s too many. No wonder I’m confused! haha #militarylife Well, since I…