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 … [Continue reading]

We’re running with the Kenyans & Tarahumaras this week-end


As Susan has mentioned in previous posts, we are traveling to New Mexico this weekend to run the Santa Fe Half Marathon. The race this year is predicted to have approximately 1,500 people running.   So why are Kenyan and Tarahumara … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Emerald City Half Recap


A recap of our August 24th half....only a couple weeks behind! Some reasons why I did not train to attempt to PR this race: 1) I took a mental break from the self-induced "I-must-PR-everything-or-else-I-suck school of thought. 2) A half … [Continue reading]

100 Days of Real Food Book Review and Recipe

100 Days of Real Food cookbook

We were honored to learn that we had been selected as Cookbook Ambassadors by Lisa Leake. Our preview copy of 100 Days of Real Food arrived last week and we have already made two of her delicious recipes. The book is so much more than a … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Scioto Miles 10-Miler Race Recap


We are big fans of races put on by our local Fleet Feet Sports store in Columbus. Always well-organized, they have a "big enough" but not that insanely crowded, claustrophobic feel. Plus they have another race series they put on in late … [Continue reading]

Wrapping Up the Summer of the 5K


Can't say I didn't follow through with running as many shorter races as possible! Too bad we couldn't do a couple of 10s--those were hard to find this summer. But it was fun, and mostly relaxed, which I mentally needed. Now I'm starting to feel … [Continue reading]

Running Update


I always have such good intentions.... But things got a little busy--a couple of peak mileage weeks, kids, work, vacation (yay!). Therefore, I'm a couple of weeks behind on the blog. But since vacation this time around includes many hours in the … [Continue reading]