The Final Long Run and I Can’t Believe It!

12 mile run

This past weekend I did something that I honestly was pretty unsure of. I completed the final long run in my half marathon training plan.  12 miles with an 8 minute and 9 second pace.  This is just 9 seconds slower than what I need to be on race … [Read more...]

Tips for Tackling Your Long Run

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It's time. My half marathon will be here in 15 days, and I have one long run left to go.  I have a habit of psyching myself out before these long runs, which is why it's best for me to do them first thing in the morning.  When I complete … [Read more...]

Double Digit Miles

Ben and Tara post run

After two weekends in a row of VERY rainy weather on the day I was set to complete my long run, I was so happy and relieved that the weather was absolutely gorgeous in Indianapolis this weekend. I woke up yesterday morning with determination to … [Read more...]

Half Marathon Training: Not Easily Defeated

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Good morning and happy hump day! It is October 2 and the Monumental Half Marathon is officially one month away! Training has been going really well so far. My Sunday runs are getting longer, and I am keeping my pace right around 8:30 or 8 … [Read more...]

Sprigs Bangee Review

bangee

Head on over to the Sunglass Warehouse blog to read my interview on Fall Fashion! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Recently, my iPod arm band broke.  For the second time this … [Read more...]

Scenes from the Weekend: First OFFICIAL Weekend of Fall

tara garage sale

Yesterday was the first OFFICIAL day of fall, and it actually felt like fall too!  The temperatures dropped, the sun was shining, and even though I am a warm weather girl the crisp temperatures got me excited for this new season. Brian and I … [Read more...]

Italian Summer Squash Bake

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This morning started out like most Tuesdays...with Bodypump.  Because I am training for my next half marathon, Tuesdays also mean run days.  I don't want to give up this Bodypump class...so I am trying to make it work out so I drive to the gym with … [Read more...]

Surprising Gels

hammer gel

Wednesday, we had our longest run yet schedule for our Mini Marathon Training Program.   A big 11 miler.  For some reason, I was so nervous about this run.  Typically, I am a morning runner/worker outer, and I am finding that when I schedule to run … [Read more...]

Unexpected Extra Time

Food Prep

Saturday, Brian and I had the entire day blocked off for our first marriage prep workshop at the church that we will be married in. I always feel my best when I get some activity in early on in the day, so I headed over to the gym to pump out … [Read more...]

The Final Days of Half Marathon Training

When I arrived home yesterday from work, there was a special package waiting for Brian and I. It was the CD of our engagement photos!  Brian and I quickly looked through the photos, and I seriously do not have any idea how we are going to pick a … [Read more...]