It was super frigid the past week. I did all of my training indoors despite wanting to get outside. I'm going to work backward a little here, but stick with me. Sunrise on Saturday On Saturday, my goal was to complete 7.5 miles on my training plan. I was going to attempt to do some … Continue reading Second Week of Training
We had a lovely Valentine's weekend together as a family. It is cold, snowy, and winter here, but we made the best of it enjoying each other and Chris bought me my favorite local "vlugen" donuts (stands for vegan/gluten-free). Don't these look delicious?! They are my favorite, especially the chocolate frosted! I'm thankful that in … Continue reading Barn Doors and Donuts
My first week is complete on my new training plan. I'm using the fat-burning marathon training plan from Jeff Galloway's book "Marathon." It is a nice breakdown of regular weekly walk/jogs, a good build up in distance, and includes days of cross-training. In addition, I like that the focus is on completing time vs. distance … Continue reading The First Week of Training
Since my high school years I've always loved walking with friends. We used to walk on the boardwalk at night, then grab a snack, or hang out at someone's house. Walking in the summer evenings was a great way to move our bodies (I wasn't fitness centric then, though) and relieve the stress of those … Continue reading Miles go by faster with friends.
This was my first week on my new training plan. The week isn't over yet for a few more days, but I was reminded by Chris to take it one day at a time. I had a moment after I registered for a race when I thought, "What did I do?!" and felt like I … Continue reading Training Plan and Peroneal Tendonitis
Many years ago, in 2008, when I first joined Twitter I declared that I wanted one day to be an ultra runner. At the time I told my office mate Judy that I planned to become an ultra runner after I turned 40. So, I let her know to remind me if I still worked … Continue reading It’s time to begin.
Last year, we had zero snow. It was fitting since we were prepared with snow pants and boots given to the boys from my in-laws, and snowman building toys from my Mom. The only other year it didn't snow was the year my Mom bought all her grandchildren sleds for Christmas. Yep, that's just how … Continue reading Snowy Days
Twenty twenty was supposed to be the year for all good things. The roarin' 20's we all were excited for! In the end, it was the year that everything fell apart, but also the year that everything came together in a new positive way. I Broke It! Last year, I had moved my blog back … Continue reading When Things Fall Apart – 2020 Recap
When all the store shelves became bare, I wasn't worried about a few items that had disappeared. For one, we had enough soap because I've been making my own foaming hand soap for well over a year now. It's super simple, cheap, and great especially if you have any issues with all the chemicals in … Continue reading Quick and Easy Two Ingredient Foaming Hand Soap
You don't even want to see the first cloth mask I went out in. It was a no sew idea: cloth napkin folded over two hair ties with a tissue folded inside of it. I think it was about 3 inches thick... Okay, okay, here it is! My first cloth-napkin wrap around mask before it … Continue reading Testing Out Many DIY Face Mask Options