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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 4th

Here we are March is in full swing. Does anyone else feel like time is just flying by. I can't seem to find a slow day just slow moments. I chose the word adventure for this month because Isabella turned 12 today and her beautiful brave soul is so adventurous. I feel so lucky that I get to love this girl and be her mommy. I also chose Adventure because I have 2 races this month and all these races are adventures for me. They are my night out on the town and what I look forward too. I get to dress for the occasion and then run for hours. Hey what else can a girl ask for. 

So here we go March. I am excited once again to cook for my family. Excited to run and celebrate life ! I might even take a mini camping trip the idea seems fun. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

March

March is already here and I can't recall when I felt like time was going by so quickly before. I can not tell a lie I am really glad its a new month and a new week. I felt sad a-lot last month and my mojo was missing. I really do not know why either . I woke up this morning to rain and I do love the rain but when you have a little man that just wants to go outside it makes it more challenging to stay in doors. There was about a 3 hours break in the rain today and I got a quick 4 miles in while he napped and then Jack and I played in the puddles for about an hour or so. Sometimes I feel silly writing about running and my stuff with all the things that are going on in the world . I think this has become my escape happy place.  I took the time tonight to write out my  training schedule and I am looking forward to getting all my miles in. I also have 3 fun races this month. A half marathon and two 50k runs. There you go I will be running this month aside from all the mommy duties. My daughter and dad have Birthdays this month too. I hope this month got of to a good start for you and lets try and stay positive this month. I am going to find the bright side this month.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

For The Love of Running

This morning I had the best run. I was actually thinking I want to blog about my run now. To start we ran on the street this morning instead of trail. 
I love running on the street because it is so easy compared to a the trail. Trail running is an entire body work out.
I love that I do not have to focus on where I am running and I can just day dream.
 I loved that it was supposed to rain so it looked like the sky was angry. 
I loved the short showers fallowed by quick visits by the sun that came and left quickly.
I loved the rolling hills. 
 I felt so good and happy the entire time even though I forgot to wear my running undies so my pants where bothering me I really did not care because it was just so good. I needed a good long run. I needed the freedom and distance.

This was the part I loved the most. Running with a great group of people that make me laugh and love to run as much as I do. We ran an easy 20 miles and it was what I call good stuff !!!

My week and the Bob.

Hi. This sums up my week. With 3 months to go until my 100 mile race I am doing my best to get all my runs in and my magical little guy is making it so much more challenging. I think that when you are 18 months old the last thing you want to do is sit in a stroller for an hour. So as a mom my job is to get creative. I have not gotten creative enough to figure out a way to keep him happy in his BOB for longer than 1 hour. So this is me this week. I have my day with Jack when I think he is tired enough ( this means I am tired ) then I put him in the Bob and away we go. I try to run as fast as I can because I know my time is limited and just when I feel warmed up. He screams I want out. So I push faster hoping the motion will make him happy and it does not so I stop and let him play and then we are off again and if I am lucky I can get 6 miles in . But hey I am grateful I own such an amazing stroller and I am grateful for the 5 or 6 miles I can get in and I am definitely not taking my weekend long runs for granted or the fact that Jacks dad is more than happy to watch him Saturday and Sunday mornings..

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ragnar race report

Here they are my new friends I made and bonded with over the weekend. 8 very cool chill human beings. I felt very lucky and happy to be a part of our Team. The Ragnar Del Sol took place in Arizona. We did a 9 person really and coverers 205 miles. Totally fun. I felt like a big kid playing outdoors for 30 hours. It is also nice getting to know completely new people that have a common interest as me. Running

Here I am running my first leg and feeling happy. We got super lucky because it never got to hot. The weather was perfect and a little overcast. We had blisters going on . People sleeping while others ran. Lots of bathrooms stops we ate a-lot of snacks and we made more u turns than I could count.

My favorite part was getting to cheer your team on. Being right there when the trade of happened. This is John handing of to Chris.

The views are always amazing when your talking about the desert in the winter. We mostly ran on the pavement but some of us got lucky and got some short trail runs in there. Mine was at 2 am. Running at night is a very cool experience. I highly recommend it. Talking about each others run every couple of hours is so much fun too. There is excitement in the air . Your a little nervous about running your leg but when you come back you are totally excited about the experience. I really loved running The Ragnar and I think the company did a great job putting on the race. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015