10 mile run

I was faced with a hard decision for this morning’s run.  I wanted to bring Z along, but I was worried that pushing the stroller that long would be difficult.  More importantly though, I didn’t know if he’d be content for over an hour and half in the stroller.  I haven’t taken him past 4 [...]

Aches and pains

I took the past 2 days off from running because I came down with some really bad knee pain.  Oddly enough, I don’t think the pain and swelling I had were directly related to running.  On Saturday evening, I was on my feet (on hardwood floors) for about 6 hours while I was baking treats [...]

Faster, Daddy, Faster

I’m very excited to have my first guest blogger today! BJ in Catonsville shares his experience running with his daughter for the first time. I love running.  I love my kids. So what could be better than running with my kids? These thoughts have been passing through my mind for several months now, and as the winter [...]

Rest day treats

Well it was supposed to be a rest day, but this mama felt the need to go for a solo 4 mile run this morning anyway.  I know I shouldn’t do that, but it was in anticipation of the goodies I will be consuming throughout the rest of the day :). If you know me [...]

Another great 8 miles

I don’t think I’m going to know what to do if it’s warm and sunny on race day because it seems like all of my best runs keep happening on the cool rainy days! It was about 45 degrees and misty when I headed out for my 8 miles this morning.  The weather was perfect. [...]

Oops

My iPhone took a tumble on the last mile of my run this evening.  When I’ve been running alone, it’s mostly been chilly so I can put the phone in my jacket pocket without it causing any issues.  It was a hot 82 degrees this evening so no jacket.  I wore it on a belt [...]

Runger

I have heard this term used in different ways.  It can be the simple fact that you’re more hungry in general because you’re running and burning a lot of calories.  For me, I usually use it to refer to that awful feeling when I suddenly become insanely hungry while I’m running.  Runger is not fun [...]

The running mom bakes

It’s rest day so no running, but lots of stuff to do.  We’re headed to a family dinner in a little bit and I made these yummy raspberry-filled shortbread cookies. I have been so excited to make this recipe since I bought a mini bundt pan at Target a couple weeks ago.  Hubby approved so [...]

8 miles

I was so pumped for today’s long run.  I was so excited about it that yesterday I laid my outfit out and revised my running playlist on my iPhone.  I knew it was supposed to rain today so I was expecting a wet run.  I unintentionally woke up at 6am and couldn’t fall back asleep [...]

They can’t all be good runs…

We had a playdate at the park this afternoon so I thought it would be perfect to go for a run at the park when Z was done playing with his friends.  About halfway through my run, Z got fussy because he was tired and he’s not too keen on falling asleep in the stroller. [...]