running & workout recap 8.15 – 8.21

pure barre online workout with focus on thighs

  Since switching to Runkeeper from MapMyRun, I have fallen out of the habit of sharing my splits in these weekly workout recap posts. Runkeeper is awesome and I definitely like it more than MapMyRun but their screen for splits isn’t as screenshot friendly. This has worked out just fine for me lately as my pace has […]

workout recap 11/2 – 11/8

weekly workout recap

  Aside from the time change bringing me daylight for my runs this week, the weather has been so oddly warm for November it’s incredible. I took this picture yesterday morning as I started my long run right around 6:00 am. Although you can’t tell that it was already 65 degrees, it’s still real pretty, […]

Using Your Homework Pass For Running

workout summary 2014

  My brain clearly works through the use of analogies. Remember when your teacher would give out a special “homework pass” that allowed you to skip your homework assignment on a day of your choice without any reason whatsoever? I thought about this the other morning when I debated taking a completely random day off from running. It was last Monday to be exact. I […]

Thinking Out Loud – Crumbs vs. Frozen Yogurt

lulu rain jacket

  Thinking Out Loud posts are a lot like what our phone conversations would sound like if we were actually speaking instead of me writing and you reading. Although, I rarely talk on the phone since I prefer to text and I never really talk about running with my friends because they don’t run but  when I am […]

WIAW – Rest Day From Running And Vegetables

grain free muffin and salad

The rain is currently coming down pretty heavy outside my window. Wet and dreary weather would have worked perfectly for me had I planned on a rest day for today. Keyword phrase here:  Had I planned. I can’t plan rest days. I can consider a certain day of the week where I may want a rest day to occur but more often […]

Rest Day And New Beauty Finds

  I ran a little over six miles yesterday morning. I felt so super great that I decided there must be something to the whole don’t-run-too-many-days-in-a-row-and-make-sure-you-crosstrain-thing. Today is a rest day. Want to occupy me for a bit? I don’t know what to do with myself when my routine is off. Maybe I should clean […]

Three Tip Tuesday- Eat Your Sushi

sushi

  The whole concept of a complete rest day really does work wonders for the legs. Even if you really feel like running and don’t think you need to rest, if you are truly due for a day off, take it. I ran seven miles in the frigid weather yesterday morning and felt great. Well, great […]

Honey Dijon String Beans – Recipe

  My horoscope had a theme over the weekend: “You will be more likely to succeed if you are following your heart” and “Personally and professionally, following your heart and your dreams is the only way to go.” I guess I was on to something for myself on Friday… I kept this in mind during […]

Let’s Talk Overtraining

Even though I am a morning person, you should know it is getting harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning. It is cold and dark and my bed is so warm and inviting. It is a cruel world I tell you. It doesn’t take me long though to adjust to being […]

Long Run, Rest Day, Chinese Food, Sushi and a Cold Stone Sundae

Weekends are best recapped in food, don’t you think? Let’s start with my little boy’s Chinese food craving that hit as soon as he got out of school on Friday. He walked out of school with an extreme, out of nowhere Chinese food craving and since I never deny the boy an Asian meal, Chinese […]

Dunkin’s Doorstep

I didn’t drive thru. I walked. Well, I didn’t walk thru the drive thru (although I certainly would if necessary). I walked into the store. For an iced coffee. My intention yesterday was to take a full rest day. But it was gorgeous out when I put the boy on the bus that I decided […]