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! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 3 & Weekly Wrap: 8/7-8/13

Week 3 of CIM marathon training is in the books and it was a decent one. I got in all my scheduled runs but unfortunately no workouts with the girls due to the boys soccer camp all week. Also no long run this week due to our fun adventure in Lassen Volcanic National Park over the weekend!

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

Monday, August 7, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 2 & Weekly Wrap: 7/31-8/6

Week 2 of CIM marathon training is in the books and so far so good. I got in all my runs and did some good cross training with the girls. I'm loving the variety of exercises we are doing. It was also a good weekend as we ventured to the coast to explore Point Reyes.

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

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bodega Bay Trail Hike 7/1/17

Bodega Head Trail Hike 7/1/17
Bodega Head trail hike was added to our day trip one weekend. Hubby had been wanting to visit Russian River Brewing Company  to check out their beer. He's a fan of Pliny and wanted to get some growlers to take home. It was actually neat to check out the town of Santa Rosa and have lunch there. Russian River is about halfway to the coast and we knew we wanted to check out the coast, so we decided on Bodega Bay. We saw the Bodega Head trail hike online and decided to check it out.

Monday, July 31, 2017

CIM Marathon Training Week 1 & Weekly Wrap: 7/24-7/30

I have started training for my second full marathon! I will be doing the California International Marathon in December and I'm pretty excited. Due to our road trip, I'm starting a little later than I was supposed to, but Coach Dawn said it was ok. Yes, I've got a coach for this marathon. Coach Dawn helped me get my half marathon PR and hopefully she'll help me get my marathon PR. This wasn't a full week of training but since I started on Friday with Coach, I am still counting it as my first week. :)

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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Castle Peak Hike 6/18/17

Castle Peak Hike, North Lake Tahoe
We have had a tradition of trying to do a hike every Father's Day, so we headed out to the north Lake Tahoe area to hike Castle Peak. Hubby of course picked the hike out and knew there would be snow so we were prepared but didn't expect the snow to start at the trailhead. :p

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 7/17-7/23

Unfortunately I didn't get many runs in last week due to our road trip to two National Parks (Grand Tetons and Yellowstone) but I did get a lot of hiking in. Our road trip isn't finished as we are now in Utah visiting Hubby's mom. It's been lots of fun but I'm looking forward to getting back home and sleeping in my own bed.

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Last Week's Workouts and Weekly Wrap 7/10-7/16

It's been another good week of runs and workouts. I'm happy I got in two cross-training workouts with the girls and a really good 7 mile run on Thursday! I'm not sure how much running I'll get in next week as we are on a road trip to both Tetons and Yellowstone National Park along with visiting Hubby's mom in Utah. I'm excited for this fun adventure!

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

Eagle Rock Hike at Lake Tahoe

Eagle Rock Hike at Lake Tahoe
A friend invited us out to Lake Tahoe for a day trip that included a hike and of course I was up for it. She had actually heard about this hike from another blogger friend of hers, Hither and Thither. We hiked the Eagle Rock trail and it turned out to be the perfect short hike with amazing views.