2013 Summary

Wow…it’s the last day of 2013. This my second year of running races and continuing my fitness. I’m not sure it was as great as last year, but it was great in it’s own way. As I mentioned in my “Race Patterns” post, my New Year’s Goal for 2014 is to complete six races with…

Princess Half Training: Week 9

I’ve pretty much given up on trying to train during the holidays. I keep thinking I’ll be able to get a run in, but the days come and go and I haven’t. Monday I finally slept in after getting no sleep the days before. But it was also a day of prepping for Christmas and…

RunChat Holiday Hunt!

Who wouldn’t want to do a scavenger hunt while running? Well I think it sounds like fun. RunChat was doing a Holiday Scavenger Hunt going from Thanksgiving to the day after Christmas. And of course, silly me forgot to check before doing the Turkey Trot where I could have gotten at least half of the things on…

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thank you for following me during my running adventures this year. I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for all of us. Until then, enjoy the last week of 2013 and the time with your family and friends!  

Race Patterns

So I took a look at my Races page and noticed I ran 5 races both last year and this year. Funny enough both years consisted of four 5Ks and one longer race. Well 2014 my goal is to break this pattern. I want to do six races with at least two of them being long…

Princess Half Training: Week 8

After my fail of an 8 mile run, I planned to start Week 8 strong and get my first 30 min run in on Tuesday morning before flying back to Michigan. I woke up at 8:30am and planned to go down to the gym and hop on the treadmill. Next thing I know, it’s 9:30am….

A Sleep Experiment

I love sleep. I really do. I would sleep for ten hours if I could. The problem is…I’m a night owl, so I’ll stay up until midnight, 1am or even 2am without a care. That puts a damper on getting my desired ten hours of sleep. Hell, it puts a damper on eight hours of…

Princess Half Training: Week 7

After coming off a week with no runs, I knew I had to push myself forward and make sure I got the three runs in this week. Can’t slack off now that I don’t have school as an excuse. My best friend (aka my twin) was in town so on Monday and Tuesday we were…

NYCRUNS Hot Chocolate 10-Miler

Impulse decision! Today I registered for the NYCRUNS Hot Chocolate 10-Miler in Central Park on January 12, 2014. That week my Princess Half Training Program has me running 11 miles. I figure 10 miles is close enough. Plus, this gives me another race before the half to check out my pacing when I’m racing instead…

Princess Half Training: Week 6

This was crunch week at school…that means I’ve been slacking with running. Monday was an awful day. I left my winter coat and keys in Florida so I had to have the locksmith come and break my deadbolt. I was so frustrated by the end of the day with everything I could have used a…

Striiv Pedometer

I’ve got to start this post by stating I love Black Friday. It’s been a tradition with my mom for as long as I can remember. Although I will say it has gotten out of hands in the past few years, and it’s lost some of its appeal. Regardless, we went out Black Friday (although…