Marathon week countdown – 5 running mantras


“On the 3rd day of marathon week, Annie gave to me…” 5 running mantras 6 running tunes and 7 very funny marathon signs… Okay, so it doesn’t have quite the ring to it that the Christmas song does.  Sorry.  Anyhow.  We’re 5 days out from the marathon and today’s countdown post is running mantras. I […]

Marathon week countdown – 6 days and 6 running tunes

6 running tunes

It’s day 2 of the marathon week countdown!  In case you missed it, yesterday I shared with you 7 of my favorite funny race day signs.  Today, we’re talking about running jams.  I am not going to lie, I am totally someone who relies on my music while running, especially when things get tough. Racing […]

Marathon week countdown – 7 funny race day signs

7 race day signs

Hello and welcome to marathon week!  We are officially 7 days out from race day!!!  Next Sunday at this time I will be running my first full marathon – the IMT Des Moines Marathon.  I will be running as a part of Team In Training.  The past 5 months I have run over 1000 miles, […]

Good news, afraid of the dark and thirsty Thursday


Subtitle for this post could be, “the most random post ever”  but I have so much I want to share with you!!! I found out this week that I have officially met my fundraising goal for Team In Training!!!  I had a goal of $1500 and I am now over that number.  I have learned […]

Roasted butternut squash pear salad and a 16 miler


This past weekend was the start of my marathon taper.  It’s weird to start saying, “I only ran 16 miles.”  As if it’s no big deal.  When did that mentally start happening? I slept in a little bit and met my TNT coach at 8:30 for the run.  It was so cold and windy, pretty much the […]

Friday Favorites – fall style

Birds of a feather long sleeve

Helloooooooo Friday!  It’s been a while.  This Friday I’m throwing it back and sharing  some of my new favorite fall things.  So without further ado… We’ve talked about Gu before.  I realize all of you runners out there are probably baffled how anyone can possibly think that something the consistency of, dare I say it, […]

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