If you're new here, I'm doing a crowd sourced series of posts featuring your favorite running gear. I’m reaching out to all the runners that I know to share their most favorite running gear; after I’ve shared all the posts, I hope to do one summary of the most popular items from my most “unscientific” survey. (You can catch up on part 1 here , part 2 part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 and part Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: 19 Weeks Post Broken Leg
Welcome to July! I can't believe it's here already. First, a quick housekeeping note: I'm hosting a link-up all summer for runners to share their all time favorite apparel/gear. I'd really love some of you fellow bloggers to link-up and share yours. Just add it to the link-up on here whenever you write one! By the end of the summer, we'll have a fantastic list of crowd-sourced favorites! On Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Two Weeks Until Grandma’s Marathon 2017
Two weeks until Grandma's Marathon! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather is much cooler in Duluth...I love this summer weather, but not for running! Here's a recap of how this past week went: Monday: We were still in California. I took this as a rest day. Tuesday: Our flight landed around 3 pm, so I did my run around 4 pm. My legs were heavy from traveling, my IT band was Continue Reading
Friday Five Favorites: Best Water Fountains in Minneapolis
Hydration, hydration, hydration! Hydration is so important for runners. Often times though, it's easier said than done when on the run. Though I have a few fuel belts that I like, I still fully appreciate and utilize the public fountains found on the Minneapolis trails. Here are my five favorite water fountains! (Quick caveat: technically, I'm from Wisconsin, so I should call these Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Happy Fourth of July!
I hope you are enjoying a long holiday weekend. Did you run a 4th of July race? Please share! I ran a 5k on Saturday, but no race today (the actual 4th.) I did attempt my first hard workout today since Grandma's on the hills of the cabin roads. Killer. So, I'm here with my regular weekly recap of training for....not sure yet! I am leaning towards Big Cottonwood in Utah. I have thought about Continue Reading
Weekly Recap & The Post-Marathon Blues.
I have a bit of the post-marathon blues. I trained hard for Grandma's Marathon and it didn't go the way I had hoped. I think another reason for the blues that normally when I finish a marathon, I have the next one selected and a potential trip booked to look forward to. But this time? I'm a little lost. I don't know what's next on my racing schedule. I don't have my next marathon Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: Grandma’s Marathon 2016
Marathon #23, complete. On Saturday, June 18, 2016, I ran Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. This was my second Grandma's Marathon. Other than Twin Cities, this is the only marathon I have done more than once. I'm going to start with the bad news...I did not achieve my goal at this race; I had hoped to go under 3:40 by enough to be able to register for Boston 2017 with Dustin. But Mother Nature Continue Reading