Monday, January 16, 2017

Pony Express Half Marathon Training Week 1: 1/9-1/15

This week started week one of my goal half marathon race in the Spring. I'll be running the Pony Express half marathon on April 30th in Sacramento and it's the race I am hoping to PR in this year. I am trying something different and I am going with a coach's plan. Not just any coach but my sister's running coach, Dawn. She came up with my training plan and I'm very excited to see how it goes. :)

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2016 Year in Hiking Review

Last week I posted my Year in Running Review, and now I am bringing you my 2016 Year in Hiking Review. It has been another awesome year of hiking. This year we were able to do more challenging hikes and we also added backpacking into the picture. The boys did great and after our first overnight trip, they were all in for going on more backpacking adventures. This year it was great to see the boys go further and even in some cases faster (7 year old seems to like to get in some trail running on the way down). 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 1/2-1/8

Last week ended up being an unplanned week of rest days. After a 5 mile run on Tuesday my right quad felt kinda funny so I figured it would be a good time to take a few days off from running. I had just finished the Runner's World run streak and I figured why not take a break. I think my body was telling me I needed it so that is just what I did. It was really nice to sleep in and I was able to get my 2016 year in Running Review blog post up. The kiddos were still on Christmas break so it was nice to not have to worry about getting a run in while they were out of school.

This is what the week looked like:

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2016 Year in Running Review

It's been a pretty amazing year! We have been in California for a little over a year now and I am loving running here! It's been great exploring new running routes and running new races. Not only did I run the most races I've ran in a year, but I ran my first marathon and also ran the most miles I've ever ran. However, I think the best part of the year was making new running friends and meeting people from the Interwebs!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 12/26-1/1

Happy New Year!!! It was a fun week in Seattle. I got in a bunch of runs with my twin sister Sherry aka Happy Running Mom! There was lots of yummy food and good times with family and friends during the week. I am so glad I had the Runner's World Run streak to get me out running especially due to the donuts I ate while there. :p

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Monday, December 26, 2016

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 12/19-12/25

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas weekend! It's been a good week of running! I only got in one cross training workout but that's better than nothing in a busy week of holiday activities and getting for our trip to Seattle.  

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hiking Rockville Hills Regional Park

Hiking Rockville Hills Regional Park
Last weekend my 7 year old had a hike planned at Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield, CA with his Cub Scouts troop. With the cloudy days and rain we've had the week prior it was an awesome much needed outing for the fam. It was great to explore a new park with his troop.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 12/12-12/18

It's been another good week of running and workouts! The strength training workouts have been tough and have left my arms sore both times so it's been great working on muscles I haven't been using in a while. The run streak is still going strong so I'm happy about that. I can't believe that Christmas is already coming up next weekend! I'm excited to see my family for the holiday!

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Monday, December 12, 2016

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 12/5-12/11

It's been another great week of running and workouts without any sort of plan. The run streak is going strong and I'm actually enjoying it. With it being December I've been thinking about races for next year. If you saw my post on IG, I even signed up for next year's marathon! :)

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Running on the Wall Race Bib and Medal Holder Review

Running on the Wall Race Bib and Medal Holder Review
I was provided the opportunity to receive this product without charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

As a runner that has run many races (I think I ran the most races this year, 15 and not even counting all the virtual runs I did), you accumulate medals. What to do with these medals? You can put them in a box or storage container or stuff them in a drawer and have them never see the light of day, or hang them from a shelf in your bedroom where no one can see, which is what I used to do with them, or you can display them. It is pretty cool to see all the medals that you have worked so hard for. When I was contacted by runningonthewall about reviewing one of their medal displays, I couldn't resist since I knew I needed another medal holder with all of the races I had run this year.