Clean Cuisine Cookbook Review and Giveaway

I am finally coming out of hibernation to write a review of the recently released Clean Cuisine Dinner Cookbook by Ivy Larson.     We were thrilled when she contacted us to ask if we would be interested in previewing her cookbook. The book begins with an introduction to Ivy and how and why she began eating clean.  In […]

Santa Fe Trip–Part One

I can’t believe this was almost two months ago! I’ve finally gotten around to getting some pictures together in the form of a blog post. I’m splitting in into two posts–the fun stuff, and then the race recap. Not that the race wasn’t fun (sucking air at 7300 feet is SO FREAKING FUN!), but I’m […]

A Bye Week

(artwork credit goes to Anna) It’s a racing bye week! I mean, I love running races but I will tell you how much I also love + need a weekend with no commitments every now and then. Which translates to me getting a decent amount of s*#t done around the house for once. This week’s […]

Five Favorites Friday–3rd Ed.

A few favorites and some randomness from my week. 1) Taper week. Well, whether that’s truly a favorite is debatable. Anyway, here’s what I ran this week: Monday: 6 miles of hills after work with Ryan. And some arguing over whose great idea this was. Tuesday: 4 treadmill miles Wednesday: 6 treadmill miles Thursday: 4 […]

I’ve Been Waiting for You, September

As I’m writing this, the AC is off and my windows are open! This weekend’s weather was PERFECT in Ohio. I love the anticipation of heading into my absolute favorite time of year, for so many reasons. Let’s talk this week in running first: Monday: 8 treadmill miles Tuesday: 6 treadmill miles Wednesday: 8 treadmill […]

Feeling Hopeful Again

I’m kind of at a weird place in time training-wise because we have only three weeks in between two halfs. Neither of us has done that before, although I know there are tons of people who do this routinely. My goal is to keep my weekly mileage up (upper 30s to low 40s) and get […]

Taper Week and Something Exciting

Tapering this week for the Emerald City Half on Sunday. Here’s how my week went: Monday: 4 hot and hilly miles with Ryan after work. Followed by a glass of wine (or two) with Kelly. Guess which was the best part? Tuesday: First day back to school! I know everyone says this, but I feel […]

Emerald City Half Training-Wk 1

A long overdue post from me… We are 10 weeks away from the Emerald City Half and I couldn’t wait to start training. I have two training plans to choose from, an intermediate plan from Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training and the other plan is one that I used when I ran […]

Five Favorites Friday–2nd Edition

1) Let’s just start right off with this: Not that I’m loving this cold, gray bucket of suck currently, but it did make me laugh. I KNOW there are plenty of you out there who can relate. I mean COME ON already. We just got pounded again Tuesday night and rumor has it there’s a […]

Five Favorites Friday

Something new from us–and what will hopefully become a regular feature! 1) This is what I’m currently reading: No Meat Athlete by Matt Frazier. One of my goals for 2014 is to eat more cleanly, and as I mentioned I was contemplating going vegetarian. For almost two weeks now, I’ve gone without eating meat, eggs, […]