Friday, November 30, 2012

26.2 Miles of Agony & Utter Bliss

Yes, I am still running CIM… RAIN OR SHINE, through WIND AND HAIL.  
The forecast for this Sunday is heavy rain and wind.  I have never run in these types of conditions before, but my boss and co-workers have given me some great advice and suggestions to help me prepare.   
This will be my second year running the California International Marathon, and hopefully not my last.  I feel just as excited and anxious for this marathon as I did last year.  Unfortunately, this year I injured my right hip, glute and hamstring.  It has been extremely difficult to continue training while injured.  Forcing yourself to rest and cut down your miles is frustrating and disappointing, but I have learned a lot during this experience -  when to push through the pain and when to rest, when to stretch and when to ice.  I feel confident in myself and my abilities.  I am ready to run.  I am ready to take this storm on!

I truly fell in love with running 4 years ago and I can’t imagine ever stopping.

Friday, October 12, 2012

oh happy day.

it's friday!!!  can't wait to throw back a few pints in celebration of oktoberfest, work on some halloween crafts and make a yummy stew.  here's to a weekend full of laughs, warm clothes and knee-high boots.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

an old friend.

laura marling
her music always reminds me of a dear old friend. 
a friend i have lost contact with. 
a friend that is terribly missed.

alas i cannot swim  



new romantic

Sunday, September 2, 2012


week seven
5 days - 32 miles
core strength training - 30 minutes
cross training/bike - 45 minutes

starting to put some serious miles on my running shoes.  i'll probably have to buy one more pair before the marathon. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

glimpses from the week 8/20 - 8/26.

 cross training // happy hour with char char

made french toast bake again // while on the run, state capital

someone needed a nap // my favorite comfort food... chicken & dumplings at Dad's Kitchen

Monday, August 27, 2012

just run.


week six
3 days - 19 miles
core strength training - 45 mins
cross training/pool running - 40 mins

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

glimpses from the week 8/13 - 8/19.

while on the run // watching some indoor footy

lovely morning // every breath counts, every moment matters. life is beautiful, but so fragile.

our tootsies are done // kinders!!  bbq for lunch

road trip in the jeep // good morning, santa cruz. view from the balcony.

Monday, August 20, 2012

accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.

my mileage for the past week

week five
4 days - 22 miles
core strength training - 30 mins
cross training/pool running - 30 mins

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

glimpses from the week 8/6 - 8/12.

my niece takes after me. such a character // lilac shirt + cobalt skirt

avocado burger // celebrating my zoe-poo's 2nd birthday

if you're a bird, i'm a bird // cantaloupe and blueberries 

now that's a pretzel // happy friday - beer & pool time

mieka's lazy morning // a little something different for brunch

Monday, August 13, 2012

olympic withdrawals.

i was a bit obsessed with watching the olympics this year, and not just one particular event.  I enjoyed watching almost ALL of the events… except for maybe 2 or 3, which I will not identify. 

there were just so many truly amazing and inspiring athletes!!!  i can’t tell you how often i caught myself crying at the end of a race, a swim, a perfect spike, a dismount, a goal. 

of course, track and field was very exciting and interesting to me.  both, the men’s and women’s olympic marathons, blew me away!  the men’s winning time 2:08:01 and the women’s winning time at 2:23:07.  obviously, i will never get even remotely close to those times, but just watching them has motivated me even more to beating my marathon PR in december.  i'm hoping to improve my PR by 25 minutes. 

my mileage for the week
week four
21 miles/4 days
core strength training/2 days