A few weekends ago, I attended an event at Mill City Running to mark the beginning of their partnership with lululemon . I believe Mill City is the only local running store that carries lululemon - pretty cool! The launch party included drinks, appetizers, and a free ($78 value) yoga mat for the first 50 people to purchase something lululemon ! I could bring a '+1', so I invited my Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Donut Run 2016
Last Sunday, I ran the "Hustle & Dough" i.e. the donut run with Mill City Running! I participated in this run in 2015, which was its inaugural year. There were a few changes this year compared to last, but the general idea was the same: a fun combination of running and donuts! Technically, it was not a "race"- there was no clock. Just a fun event; everyone is a winner! Registration Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: A Toe Prognosis and a Donut Run!
What a gorgeous week in the Twin Cities, wasn't it? If this weather could just stick around for a while longer, I would be very happy. I tried to get outside as much as I could to enjoy the treat Mother Nature gave us (i.e. temps in the 60/70's in November!) Monday: 7.6 miles in the morning at a 9:20 min/mile pace. I had to get my run done before work so I could hand out candy to Trick or Continue Reading
Friday Five: Five Favorite Local Running Stores
Today's Friday Five is my Five Favorite Local Running Stores! 1.Gear Running Store Gear is "my" running store. It's in my neighborhood. The owners Paul and Laura (and Laura's sister Olivia) are so, so nice and helpful. They have helped our running club order/source singlets multiple times. I love their Run MSP gear. They carry awesome brands like Oiselle. They have every shoe you could Continue Reading
Weekly Recap and Lots of Vizsla Pictures!
Last week was a big week of training for Grandma's Marathon 2016! Here's how it went: Monday: Morning run: 2 mile warm-up, 8x300m sprints with 90 second recovery, 2 mile cool down. I was supposed to do the 300m sprints at a 6:55 pace. Considering my goal for the TC 1 Mile was a 6:30 min/mile and 300m is much shorter than a mile, this seemed doable, but at 6 am, it felt pretty hard and I often Continue Reading
Fits Do “Race” Reviews: The Donut Run 2016
I returned to Minneapolis on Saturday after a lovely Thanksgiving celebration with my family in Wisconsin. I am participating in the Runner's World Run Streak (#RWRunStreak) where you run at least one mile every day from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day (you should join me, it's not too late!) I only had time for my one mile on Saturday before we hit the road back to Minneapolis, so I was Continue Reading
Weekly Recap: Trucker Hats from Mill City, Deck Removal, and Marathon Training.
Fall is here, but it doesn't feel like it in Minneapolis. We have had above-average temperatures all week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather changes before the Twin Cities Marathon this Sunday! Last week's 70 miles was intense, so I was happy to have a bit less mileage this week. Here's how it all worked out: Monday: 7 miles in the morning with a two run club friends Continue Reading