Friday, March 24, 2017

Hiking Mt. Diablo Falls Trail Loop with the Fam

Hiking Mt. Diablo Falls Trail Loop with the fam
It was great to get out hiking with the fam. Having been busy with basketball and Hubby finally better from being sick, we finally had a free weekend to hike. It was even better because we went with some friends. The hike we decided on was the Falls Trail loop hike at Mt. Diablo. I had no idea there were waterfalls there so we thought it would be great to check out especially with the rain that we've been having in Northern California.

Monday, March 20, 2017

American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 10: 3/13-3/19

Another good week of training done! Seemed like an easier week with only one speed workout but I did get in 14 miles on Sunday making it 34 miles for the week. I got to relax some this weekend with Hubby and the kiddos watching some of the March Madness basketball games in Sacramento. Overall a good week!

Here's a recap of last week's workouts following Coach Dawn's plan:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Davis Lucky Run 10 Mile Race Recap 3/4/17

Davis Lucky Run 10 Mile Race Recap 3/4/17
My second race of the year was another local race, the Davis Lucky Run. Last year I did the half marathon but they did not offer it this year so I went with the 10 miler which was the longest distance they offered. There was also a 7K and 7 miler which is great for those that want to run something shorter. My plan was to follow Coach Dawn's paces for the race, which I tried for the most part, but I felt pretty darn good and went faster than I probably should have, especially in the last few miles. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 9: 3/6-3/12

Week 9 of half marathon training is done and it went well! I was unexpectedly sore after Monday's cross training workout (we did a lot of leg work) and I ran afterwards which probably wasn't the best idea. But other than changing a couple of workouts due to being sore (Tuesday & Wednesday's) , I got all my workouts in and met my paces in my plan. We even got a family hike in on Saturday which was great!

Here's a recap of last week's workouts following Coach Dawn's plan:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 8: 2/27-3/5

Last week was a great week! Got all my workouts in and ran a race on Saturday, the Davis Lucky Run 10 mile race and it went really well! The weekend was a busy one and I'm happy to say that Hubby is feeling a lot better. Maybe we will get in an outdoor adventure with him next weekend.

Here's a recap of last week's workouts following Coach Dawn's plan:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alpine Dam Trucker Hat Review & Giveaway

Alpine Dam Trucker Hat Review & Giveaway
I was provided the opportunity to receive this product without charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

I'm a big fan of hats especially when I'm running. They help keep my head dry especially with the rain we've had in NorCal along with helping protect my head from the sun. It also helps keep my hair away from my face. When Alpine Dam contacted me about trying out their hats, I loved the look and the fact that they were a local company in Marin, CA was nice. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time to #Spring4Prana! prAna Review & Discount Code!

#Spring4Prana! prAna Review & Discount Code!
This post is sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach. I was provided with free product from prAna. All opinions are my own.

I think that Spring is finally here in Northern California. We've had sunshine and dry days the last few days and it is a nice change from the constant cloudy and rainy days we've been having. I've heard we've had the most rain in 10 years in our area! The lakes and rivers are fuller and it looks like we don't need to worry about drought this summer so that is something to be happy about. Something else to be happy about is some new clothes! I am a big fan of prAna and I was happy to be chosen to receive a couple items of their spring line to share with you.

Monday, February 27, 2017

American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 7: 2/20-2/26

Week 7 of half marathon training went really well! I got in all my workouts in and pretty much hit all my paces in the schedule. Unfortunately Hubby started to feel crummy again on Wednesday so no new outdoor adventures for a while until he is better. However, I am fortunate to to still have running as my "me" time during such a busy week.

Here's a recap of last week's workouts following Coach Dawn's plan:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Davis Stampede 10K Race Recap 2/12/17

Davis Stampede 10K Race Recap 2/12/17
My first race of 2017 was the Davis Stampede 10K. I had done the race last year, but I remember being sick and was unable to really race it. This year, I again didn't actually "race" it since I didn't go all out but it was a good scheduled training run. Coach Dawn set the paces and I pretty much followed them. It was also a fun run because I got to run with my running buddy Elizabeth

Monday, February 20, 2017

American River Parkway Half Marathon Training Week 6: 2/13-2/19

Another decent week of training for the American River Parkway Half marathon is in the books. I got in all my running workouts but missed a cross training day due to my son's 6th birthday. It was also a busy weekend with his birthday party and both boys basketball games. 

Here's a recap of last week's workouts following Coach Dawn's plan: