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My first run since surgery
Having my appendix out has been challenging in a lot of ways. As I mentioned in my last blog post, because my appendix was "oozing" it had to be treated as a rupture, so laproscopic surgery was not an option. I was opened up and had a drain fo... Read more
Celebrating Christmas with surgery?
Having my appendix out over Christmas was not in my plans. After a very painful couple of days being completely miserable and unable to keep anything down, I finally went in to urgent care. It didn't take long at all to determine that my appen... Read more
Back to my first shoes
When I first started running, I ran in Saucony running shoes. I was 100 pounds heavier then, and they seemed to wear out quickly so I switched to Asics. I've LOVED my Asics for the last 2 years, but as the style I love keeps climbing in price ... Read more
I want this shirt!
The Team Ortho Foundation which is the organization that puts on a lot of the races I run, has a new shirt that I absolutely love!
I think I just might have to bite th... Read more
Tiger 5000 5K Race
I am so proud of these two!
They'v... Read more
Sneaking in Strength Training
Yesterday I was having a tough time finding time to get a workout in. Housework, appointments, and taking care of the kiddos was dominating my time and it just seemed like I wasn't going to be able to exercise.
The summer is winding down, ... Read more
Zombies, RUN! App
Since I've started running, and especially since I've tackled longer distances, I've had people both online and in real life ask me how on Earth I can run for hours at a time... Read more
The Twin Cities Color Run!
Sometimes after you've been running awhile, it can become easy to get caught up in only improving your time. That's where I've been finding myself lately. It was time for me to run simply because I enjoy it.
Enter the Twin Cities Color Ru... Read more
On my journey to become healthier and lose weight, I've become more and more interested in CSAs. At first I thought there was no way that something like this would exist in rural Minnesota. I'm glad that I was wrong! Just 10 miles from our ho... Read more
I'm a Marathoner.
It still hasn't completely sunk in for me--I ran a marathon.
Holy Cow. Just two years ago I ran my first 5K and my only goal at that time was to run the whole thing. What a journey.
Saturday morning the sun was shining and it was war... Read more
Normally on the weekends, my husband does his long run on Saturday and I do mine on Sunday. Saturday we had some major storms roll through our area so we postponed our runs by a day since we had the holiday weekend.
I had a hard time even ... Read more
Only 12 today (:
I never thought I'd be saying I *only* have to run 12 miles; but that's where I've gotten in this journey of mine. I was excited today because I ONLY had to run 12!
The weather was less-than-perfect. Rain early this morning, and then driz... Read more
Another Marathon Training Update
Time keeps marching on! I can't believe it's less than two months before Grandma's!
Today was my longest run to date--16 miles. I OWNED IT. I still can't believe that I ran that far! I only stopped to walk when I drank my water, otherwi... Read more
Marathon Training Update!
Like my spark buddy FITFOODIE, I'm really finding that the hardest part of marathon training is finding the time to cover the crazy distances. My long runs the last three weeks were 13 miles, 11 miles, 14 miles, and today a slight taper to 10 m... Read more
To all my fellow running sparkers--
Do any of you have a favorite pair of running tights?
I'm looking at picking up a pair and have been thinking about the CW-X brand. I love the idea of extra joint, ligament, and core support especia... Read more