A (late) look back at 2017

I realize that it may seem odd for me to write a “Looking Back” since I’ve already written about my “Goals for 2018.” But hey, I’ve never been one to follow the usual order of operations and with all of the hecticness surrounding the holidays (including all of my kids’ sporting events,) I feel like […]

I’m going Pro! (BibRave Pro!)

Big Announcement! I recently learned that I have been accepted to be part of the 2018 BibRave Pro team! A few months ago, I was talking with a running friend and we both agreed that if we could just run races and talk about running races for the rest of our lives, we would be […]

2017 Ridgway Turkey Trot Marathon Race Review

Race Date: November 5, 2017 Time: 4:02:59 Weather: mid-upper 40s, on-and-off wind and rain Course: Flat and scenic rails-to-trails course Run Again: Yes! Before I dive into the race review, I must point out that there is some backstory to the buildup to this race (as in everyone in my family was sick in the week before the race […]

Peak Week: Am I Dead Yet?

<Yawn> Sorry about that. I am knee-deep in week 15 of an 18-week training plan and the cumulative fatigue has become an all-encompassing, bone-deep, I can barely move my limbs kind of tired. Week 15 is peak week in my current training plan, which is a cobbled together plan that takes all of the favorite […]

Whole 30 Day 31: That’s a wrap

Last night, I brought my Whole 30 journey to a close, with a simple dinner of baked fish and roasted veggies and a surreal moment in which I realized that I had gone for 30 days without sugar, dairy, alcohol, gluten, legumes, artificial sweeteners, and any kind of processed crap (except for that one accidental […]

Whole30 Day 28: Undone by Ruby Red

Over the past 28 days of my Whole 30 journey, I have made it through gymnastics field trips, late-night swim meets, long runs, day long doctor’s visits, house guests, an extremely stressful family emergency, family visits, and road trips, all while staying 100 percent Whole 30 compliant. But today, on day 28 – just two […]

Whole30 and Running

As I mentioned in my last post, I have committed to a modified version of the Whole30 ‘diet’ for the next month. Why? And what do I mean by modified? I’ll start with the why. Actually, I have a number of whys. The spare tire around my middle is certainly one reason. I try not to […]