Weekly Workout Recap 5.7.18 – 5.13.18

weekly workout recap

Popping in with my weekly workout recap before we head out for our 9th Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition! After Sunday’s 10K race, I recovered really quickly. Basically, I was not sore or fatigued at all after the race. I kept Monday easy but was able to jump back in to my regular week in […]

10K Training Desire + My Favorite Camisole


  Sunday’s race left me with an inspired feeling for wanting to train specifically for a 10K race. I’ve been talking to Laura about it all week because I find the 10k distance so interesting. For starters, the 10K race distance is not a super popular race offering and I beg to wonder why! In […]

Long Island Marathon Weekend 10K Race Recap (2018)

10K race start on tv

  I ran my first ever Long Island Marathon weekend 10K race yesterday, my sixth 10K race of my running life. As I’ve said, choosing to run the 10k instead of the half marathon felt so nice mentally in the days leading up to the race. While a 10K is no joke, the fact that […]

Race Today (!!)/Weekly Workout Recap

pre-race pizza

    I’m ready for today’s 10K race! Somehow I got lucky with the weather forecast. The rain seems to be holding off until the afternoon! Just morning clouds, temps in the high 50’s, and calm winds expected during the race — um, perfect. Although I didn’t register until yesterday morning at the race expo […]

The Benefits of Tune Up Races

benefits of tune up races

When I signed up for the 10k race that I ran a few weeks ago, it just so happened that it fell at a perfect point in my training schedule which made it a tune up race for my upcoming half marathon. I thought it would be beneficial for all of us to learn a […]

WIAW – Pre-Race Meals

Maureen's Kitchen Baked Oatmeal

  Although I eat a fairly high in complex carbohydrate diet on a daily basis, I still make adjustments to what I eat in preparation for races. Let’s take a look at what I ate last Friday, the day before I ran the Aspire 10k race. Even though I handle fiber extremely well and can totally run […]

Aspire 10k Race Recap

race outfit

  This was my second consecutive year running the Aspire 10k race in Plainview, New York. This was also my second year running this 10k in less than favorable racing conditions. Last year it was snowing, this year it was pouring rain. I am hoping to run this race next year simply for the chance of running […]

Long Island Half Marathon Training Week #4

long island half marathon training week #4

  I can’t even believe that I am recapping week #4 of half marathon training with Laura already! In fact, I didn’t believe it so I had to double-check to ensure I wasn’t making a mistake. Tomorrow starts week #5 which means the Long Island Half Marathon is, um, 4 weeks from today. I can’t […]

Running & Recipe Links of Interest

Trader Joe's food shop

  One of the largest misconceptions about working from home is the belief that you are free to run your errands and get things done whenever you want. While there is some flexibility when working from home, if you want to get your job done, you have to hold to some sort of schedule. I try to […]

10k speed workout

10k speed workout

  Lately I really enjoy creating running workouts for myself because it makes the miles more meaningful and the time seriously fly by. I have also found that giving some structure to my miles has pushed me to break out of my comfort zone and pick up the pace much more often which is the best way […]

10k & Weekly Workout Recap

race number

  If you follow me on instagram, you already know that my Keurig machine decided not to work yesterday morning. It’s an awful thing to happen any morning of the week but the morning of a race? Not nice. Not nice at all. Before getting to a short race recap, let’s quickly look at the rest of […]