Sunday, September 24, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 9 & Weekly Wrap: 9/18-9/24

Another solid week of training for CIM! I got in all of my running workouts and even some cross training. I also started working again. I got a part time job at the local running store and so far so good. It's pretty awesome working at a store where I'm learning about running shoes and gear while also helping people! I'm busier but I'd say it's a good busy. :)

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Point Reyes Lighthouse Hike 8/5/17

Point Reyes Lighthouse Hike 8/5/17
We ventured to the Point Reyes Lighthouse a weekend in August. While there were bright blue skies in Davis, it was a different story at the Point Reyes National Seashore along the coast of California. We were a bit disappointed but should have known the weather could be iffy when getting closer to the ocean.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 8 & Weekly Wrap: 9/11-9/17

Week 8 of CIM marathon training is done and went well! I got in all my running workouts along with some good cross training workouts with friends. I really think that the cross training (arms, core & sometimes leg work) I've been doing is helping me get faster. 

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

Monday, September 11, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 7 & Weekly Wrap: 9/4-9/10

Week 7 of CIM Marathon training is done! Another good week getting all my runs in. I only got in one cross training workout this week but I'm ok with that. It was an active Saturday for the boys with the Coyote Crawl fun run at the boy's school and back to soccer games for 8 year old. Next week will be even busier with two soccer games to go to and my In-laws will be in town.

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

My Five Favorites at Yellowstone National Park

My Five Favorites at Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a big park. I was amazed at how much it had to offer. From geysers and geothermal, to the wildlife and even a fire lookout. There was lots to do. Here's a list of the things I enjoyed most at Yellowstone National Park.

My five favorites:

Monday, September 4, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 6 & Weekly Wrap: 8/28-9/3

Week 6 of marathon training is a wrap! It's been another good week of running and workouts. We even got in a fun hike to Sierra Buttes this weekend before soccer officially starts up again for the boys next Saturday. 

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

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mt. Washburn Hike at Yellowstone National Park 7/21/17

Mt. Washburn Hike at Yellowstone National Park
I am a big fan of hiking to fire lookouts so when Hubby saw that Yellowstone National Park had one, we knew we didn't want to skip out on it. We actually attempted this hike twice as the first time we started the weather turned sour so we turned back. A hike isn't fun when it rains and there is nothing to see but clouds at the top. We were glad we turned around because on our second attempt, the weather was perfect. The hike did not disappoint as we got great views and even saw some cool wildlife along the way.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 5 & Weekly Wrap: 8/21-8/27

Week 5 of marathon training is in the books! It's been a busy week. The boys started school on Wednesday and it was also me and Hubby's anniversary. We also got in a spur of the moment weekend trip to Tahoe. I still got in all my running workouts and even a couple of cross training workouts with the girls so I'm very happy with the week!

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 4 & Weekly Wrap: 8/14-8/20

Week 4 of CIM Marathon training is done and it went well! We got back from Lassen on Monday and back to training I went. I got in a all of my runs and a couple of good cross-training workouts. I can't believe school starts up for the boys on Wednesday!

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

Backpacking to Surprise Lake - Grand Teton National Park 7/17/17

Backpacking to Surprise Lake - Grand Teton National Park
Hubby planned our backpacking trip at Teton National Park. He had heard good things about Surprise Lake so he reserved the permits online ahead of time on the National Park Service website here. There are only 3 sites for camping so it is best to reserve early. We were excited to get up in the mountains. It is a nice climb to the lake and we even ventured to another lake (Amphitheater Lake). The kiddos did amazing!