Matilda has recapped the Fast & Furry 8k the past two years (read them here: 2015 and 2016). She's back again to share her thoughts on this year's race. Enjoy! Hi all! My name is Matilda Benson and I'm an 8 year-old Hungarian vizsla who LOVES to run. This was the fourth year that I've run the Fast and the Furry 8K, my big race of the year. I ran with Dustin the first two and Jessie at Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A 15k Relay, a Pizza Farm, and a Birthday!
Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful fall week. Any memorable runs? New fitness classes? Please share in the comments! Here's a recap of my week of fitness & fitness fashion: Monday: I had the day off of work after the Twin Cities Marathon (remember that I paced my sister? Catch up here!) We had brunch at Barbette with my sister and her friend Kris, then we dropped them off at the Continue Reading
Friday Five: Last Minute Tips For The Marathon
Five Last Minute Tips For the Marathon You've done the training. You've made it this far. Now it's race day. Now it's time for the fun! But before the excitement and fun of the actual marathon, I have one last post with some tips for race day. The Twin Cities Marathon is this Sunday (as well as the Portland Marathon and the Chicago Marathon, I have friends running in both of those. Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Tapering..and a Marathon!
I often forget to recap the week of my marathon because I'm too caught up in the actual marathon. But reading how the last week went is just as helpful as the rest of the training recaps, right? Here's my weekly recap of THE WEEK of the Big Cottonwood Marathon. Monday: Labor Day. 1 mile warm-up, 3x1 mile at goal marathon pace (8:12) with 2 minute recovery in between each mile, 1 mile cool Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A Hot Mess…
This past week was a bit of a bust...Every training cycle has its highs and lows. I'd classify this past week as a "low." I didn't have any runs where I felt strong and my paces were so far off of where they should be. I know that it was the heat and humidity; of course it was...But it was still hard. I still love running...I just am feeling a little disheartened with my runs this Continue Reading
Fits do Race Reviews: The Team Ortho Women Rock Half Marathon
On August 29, I ran the Team Ortho Women Rock 1/2 Marathon in St. Paul, MN. This event included a half-marathon, 10k, and 5k, as well as a 2.5k race on Friday night. There were special medals for runners who participated in three events which was called the Starlet Challenge. To earn this honor, you could run a combination of the 2.5k on Friday with 10k and 5k on Saturday, or 2.5k on Friday and Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: Celebrating Your Girlfriends!
Girlfriends. Aren't they great? I have four girlfriends that I have known for my whole life (see below pics with 3 out of the 4 of them!) Yep, my sisters. Many years ago, I gave my sister a magnet that read, "Sisters by Chance. Friends by Choice." Blah. So corny! But so true! I feel #blessed (yes, I just did that...) to have these four people as lifelong friends. They Continue Reading