Friday, September 23, 2016

Hike to Loch Leven Lakes 9/4/16

Hike to Loch Leven Lakes
We wanted to get another outdoor adventure in before soccer consumed our weekends. With both boys doing soccer and their games scheduled for Saturdays and one of their practices on Sundays we knew this would be our last chance to do a trip until soccer was over. We were actually thinking about taking it as a last backpacking trip but changed it to a hike since Hubby's shoulder was bothering him. I actually did the research for this trip as I saw Loch Leven lakes as a neat place for backpacking online. Hubby took a look at it and figured this could be a good day hike and it actually worked out nicely.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

prAna Fall Style and Discount Code

prAna Fall Style and 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.

The first day of fall is officially in a couple of days! Stores already have Halloween costumes and candy on display, football has started, and temps will head towards the cooler side for most. I am looking forward to days that are not in the 90's and when I can wear jeans and not sweat in them. I'm also looking forward to wearing sweaters again. Which brings me to prAna's fall line. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 13: 9/12-9/18

Week 13 of Chicago marathon training went pretty good. I got in all the running workouts including my second 20 miler! Three more weeks until the big day! I am getting excited! I'm also ready to taper. I do have a race to look forward to the week before the marathon. I will be running Rock 'n' Roll San Jose as an easy run which should be fun!

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hiking Heybrook Lookout with the Fam 8/16/16

Hiking Heybrook Lookout with the Fam
We had time for one other hike during our visit back in Washington state. We had our 8 year old nephew with us who has never really hiked so we opted on a hike that was great for a beginner and felt would be worthwhile. Hubby did some research and came up with Heybrook Lookout.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 12: 9/5-9/11

It was an ok week for week 12 of marathon training for Chicago. Just 4 weeks to go and I am getting excited. This week, I had to modify the training plan a bit with tired legs from last Sunday's 20 miler and 6+ mile hike with the fam. My legs probably needed a longer break but I think I did pretty well considering my legs did a full marathon that day. It was also a busy weekend with helping out with the kiddos school fun run and their first soccer games for the fall season. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hiking Lake Valhalla and Mt. McCausland with the Fam 8/13/16

Hiking Lake Valhalla and Mt. McCausland with the Fam
It was great being back in Washington, my home state. I couldn't wait to get back on the trails. We had planned on going hiking with one of my best friends from high school and she suggested we hike Lake Valhalla/ Mt. McCausland. Turned out to be an awesome choice. Lake was beautiful and we got awesome views at the top of Mt. McCausland!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 11: 8/29-9/4

Another good week of training done! I got in all of my scheduled runs but did make a few modifications. I ran my first 20 miler Sunday and even went on a hike to some beautiful lakes with the fam that put my mileage for Sunday over a full marathon. Crazy yes, but it was well worth it! :)

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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Backpacking to Dewey Point at Yosemite National Park 8/6-7/16

Backpacking to Dewey Point at Yosemite National Park
In my last trip report at Yosemite, we hiked Sentinel Dome which is a popular hike and fairly crowded. Yosemite valley in general is very crowded and populated which is why backpacking is a great option if you want to avoid crowds of people. You do need a permit for backpacking so you should check online and reserve them here. Hubby did his research and came up with backpacking to Dewey Point from the McGurk Meadow trailhead.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 10: 8/22-8/28

It was another good week of training last week! It was a cutback week so lesser miles which was nice so I could give my legs a bit more rest especially with the miles I'll be putting on in the upcoming weeks. I can't believe the Chicago Marathon is coming up in just 6 more weeks! 

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hiking Sentinel Dome with the Fam at Yosemite National Park 8/6/16

Hiking Sentinel Dome with the Fam at Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is an amazing place. There are so many cool landmarks at the park such as El Capitan and Half Dome. There are many ways to see these great landmarks - by foot and even by car. Hubby had already been to Yosemite and this was my first time so I was very excited to visit the National Park. He recommended we do the Sentinel Dome hike having done it before and knew that the views would be pretty great and he was definitely right on.