Thursday, January 18, 2018

2017 Year in Hiking Review

2017 Year in Hiking Review
I'm really behind in posting my year in hiking review for 2017, but it is always better late than never. 2017 was another great year of hiking! We got a late start in hiking due to lots of rain in Northern California during the winter but still managed a good number of hikes. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Shamrock'n Half Marathon Training Week 2: 1/8-1/14

Week 2 of training for Shamrock'n is done and it went well! Got in lots of running but I'm not happy with only one cross training workout. I'm hoping to add more core exercises into my routine this coming week. However, it was nice to get a run in a run with the boys twice this week and even a hike on Saturday!

Here's a recap of what I did last week:

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Shamrock'n Half Marathon Training Week 1: 1/1-1/7

It's week one of Shamrock'n Half marathon training! I took a break from my weekly wrap posts after CIM. I continued running but since I wasn't training for anything, I just didn't blog about it. Also with the holidays and all, it was nice to take a little break. For this training cycle, I signed up for Fleet Feet Davis's half marathon training group. It's a perk for work and I figure it's a great way to meet more runners in the area. The training has coaches and they provide a training schedule, but since I am not starting from scratch and have already built a base (many who join these groups are beginners), I am modifying the schedule a bit. 

Here's a recap of what I did last week:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Year in Running Review

Year in Running Review 2017
Happy new year!! It's been another amazing year! My second year living in California has been great. I've got my neighborhood routes pretty much figured out depending on the miles I do. I love that I run in a place with beautiful running paths and so many options. I didn't run as many races as last year but it was still a good year. If you want to see what I did last year, you can check out last year's review here. However, I think the best part of the year was working with a coach for the first time, improving my times in the half marathon/marathon, making new running friends and meeting people from the Interwebs!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Reasons to Run Bay to Breakers 2018 & Discount Code

Reasons to Run Bay to Breakers 2018 & Discount Code
Bay to Breakers is one of my favorite races. Whenever I think back to the race it makes me smile. It's such a fun run. This year I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of their ambassadors and have a discount code to share.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

California International Marathon (CIM) Race Recap 12/3/17

California International Marathon (CIM) Race Recap 12/3/17
What a race! I completed my 2nd marathon at the California International Marathon last weekend! The race was held in the Sacramento area. It's a point to point race starting in Folsom and ending at the State Capitol. It was a tough one with the rolling hills and I struggled especially in the last few miles but I still came out with a great PR! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CIM Training Week 19 & Weekly Wrap: 11/27-12/3

CIM training came to an end last week. 19 weeks of training for the California International Marathon (CIM) paid off! I ran the race on Sunday and came away with a pretty awesome PR! A little more on that later.

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan leading up to CIM:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

CIM Training Week 18 & Weekly Wrap: 11/20-11/26

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving! Week 18 of marathon training is done! It was a great week visiting my sister in Oregon. Had a great time with family on Thanksgiving but I think I ate way too much! ;) I got in all my runs so I'm happy about that. I can't believe training is almost complete and I'll be running the California International Marathon this coming Sunday! 

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Monday, November 20, 2017

CIM Training Week 17 & Weekly Wrap: 11/13-11/19

Week 17 is in the books! I can't believe that CIM is two weeks away! I got in all my scheduled runs this week even with Hubby away at a conference. I didn't get a good cross training workout with the girls but I did get some bike rides with the kids and some great runs with my 8 year old!

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 16 & Weekly Wrap: 11/6-11/12

CIM training week 16 is done! It was another good week with all of my scheduled runs completed. I did have to move my long run around with Hubby away for work but I got it in! I recapped my run at the Run The Parkway 20 miler and you can check out my post here.

Here's a recap of what I did last week following Coach Dawn's plan: