Colfax Half Marathon Training Update: Week 2

It's time for another half marathon training update! Last week, I completed my second week of training for the Colfax Half Marathon in May.  Overall, I'd say my training went really well!  I did just about everything according to plan, but cut out … [Read more...]

The EASIEST Way to Cook a Steak {From a Non-Steak Eater!}

Last night, my mini marathon training group hit the pavement to complete 5 miles. Last week, temps were in the teens, so when we heard that the weather was about 30 degrees outside we were honestly expecting a heat wave.  It's easy to forget how … [Read more...]

Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

Hello!! Last night my running group for the mini marathon training completed another 7 miles.  We did the same route as last week, but backwards. My mind was totally blown!  Running the same route backwards was the idea of one of the guys in my … [Read more...]

How Do You Decide Which Race to Run?

It's official, friends. This May, I will complete my sixth half marathon!  The One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon. You may remember I wrote a recap post all about last year's mini marathon! Next week, the NIFS Mini Marathon Training … [Read more...]

CXWORX Certification Training

This weekend, I completed another milestone in my fitness journey.  I attended  (and passed!) the initial certification training for Les Mills CXWORX. CXWORX is the 30 minute personal trainer inspired, quick, efficient, mentally and physically … [Read more...]

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

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

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...]

Half Marathon Training: Not Easily Defeated

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...]

Was It 6 Miles or 8 Miles…

Head on over to the BIG City Little Indiana blog today to check out my review on House Foods tofu with a yummy recipe!! ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Training for my half … [Read more...]

Sudden Urge to Go

Breakfast this morning came in the form of a delicious Greek yogurt bowl topped with a little bit of every kind of fruit that I have in the freezer. Strawberries, blackberries, bananas, mangoes all topped with peanut butter.  This breakfast certainly … [Read more...]