Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 9: 8/15-8/21

It's been a great week away in the Pacific Northwest. Not only did we stay in the Seattle area but we also headed south to Oregon to visit my sister. It wasn't a planned trip but when her son fractured his arm, we ended up going there instead of him staying in Seattle. It all worked out fine and it was great to see their new place. I got in all of my running workouts in too which was great. I also got to run my 18 mile long run with my sister and it went really well.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

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Happy weekend! I had a blast visiting my sister in Oregon and checking out Cannon beach the last couple of days. We had a fun time getting this jump pic, a great #weirdworkout! Anyway, I just wanted to fill you in on an awesome giveaway. Both prAna and Organic Valley have teamed up to offer 10 winners the chance to earn $300 in credit to use at prAna.com, a two month supply of Organic Fuel, and free swag! For more details and to enter click here. Just like, follow, and engage to earn up to 6 chances to win!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 4: Lake Aloha to Echo Lakes Chalet 7/18/16

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 4: Lake Aloha to Echo Lakes Chalet
Our last day of our backpacking trip in Desolation Wilderness took us from our camp at Lake Aloha back to Echo Lakes Chalet. We were all excited to get back to our comfy beds at home. We were hoping to save 2.5 miles by taking the water taxi but unfortunately couldn't due to circumstances beyond our control. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 8: 8/8-8/14

It's been another busy week! We are currently in Seattle on our last trip before school starts. I managed to get all my runs in this week but I did have to make some modifications. 

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 3: Hike to Gilmore Lake from Lake Aloha 7/17/16

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 3: Hike to Gilmore Lake from Lake Aloha
Continuing our backpacking trip into Desolation wilderness, on day 3 we hiked from our campsite at Lake Aloha to Gilmore Lake. Hubby had first thought we could try for Mt. Tallac but that hike turned out to be longer than we thought, so we ended up stopping at Gilmore Lake.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crosskix APX Rose Azure Shoe Review

Crosskix APX Rose Azure Shoe Review
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the Crosskix APX Rose Axure shoe for free from Crosskix in consideration for a gear review. All opinions are my own.

Think of the same material as Crocs but sporty-cool looking, that's what Crosskix APX shoes are. When I saw the pics of this shoe, I knew I had to try them out. It's summer and I was in the market for a new water type shoe so I was excited to try them out.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 7: 8/1-8/7

Last week was another busy week in the books. I got in most of my running workouts for marathon training in and felt pretty good about them. Ran 800's for the first time and survived, and also got in a good 5 miles at a decent pace. We went to Yosemite National Park at the end of the week which is amazing and I'm very happy I got in my 15 mile long run! 

Here's a recap of last week:

Friday, August 5, 2016

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 2: Tamarack Lake to Lake Aloha 7/16/16

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 2: Tamarack Lake to Lake Aloha
Day 2 of our Desolation Wilderness backpacking trip starts out where we left off at Tamarack lake. If you missed day 1 you can check it out here. We ended day 1 calling it a night early due to the mosquitoes which made it easy for an early wake up time in the morning. We all got up pretty early. We were actually all packed and ready to go at 6:35am and excited for our next destination, Lake Aloha.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 1: Echo Lakes to Tamarack Lake 7/15/16

Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Trip Day 1: Echo Lakes to Tamarack Lake
It's been a little over two weeks since our backpacking trip to Desolation Wilderness and I am finally getting to our trip report. This trip was our big backpacking trip of the summer that Hubby had started planning a couple of months beforehand. It was a great trip with some pretty amazing scenery. We visited some awesome alpine lakes including the breathtaking Lake Aloha (my favorite lake of the trip). I'll be recapping each day. The first day starts off at Echo Chalet at Lower Echo Lake.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Chicago Marathon Training Week 6: 7/25-7/31

It's been a busy but fun week! We were in Anaheim most of the week at Disneyland/California Adventure and had a blast! The Disney parks are so much fun! As to marathon training, I modified my training plan so it went with my sister's, I figure it wouldn't hurt to change my schedule a bit this week. It was so nice running with her! It's a cut back week for me and I think it went well considering we were away on vacation most of the week.

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