By now you know that I am not a fast runner.  I want to be faster, but I honestly just don’t think I’m meant to be fast.  I’m content trotting along at my 10 minute per mile pace.  I have no intention of ever trying to win a race, I just want to finish! During [...]

Race Recap: Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K

Yesterday was a very exciting day because I ran my first 5K with Zain.  I’ve been running with him for close to a year and I was really looking forward to racing with him.  I didn’t have very high expectations for my finish time because I ran 12 miles on Saturday morning so I knew [...]

Staying motivated…

I have days where I just don’t feel like running.  This is a bit of a problem because I have a marathon to train for and those miles aren’t going to run themselves.  My occasional lack of motivation stems from many factors – general fatigue (remember, my son doesn’t sleep through the night so neither [...]

This is why I have to run 12 miles on a Saturday morning

To say this weekend was busy is a bit of an understatement.  We had plans the entire weekend, but we had a great time doing everything we did! Saturday morning, my alarm was set to go off at 5am so I could go on my long run.  Without fail, Z has a horrible night of [...]

His and Hers…and Hers

His and hers running shoes? When running shoes are this awesome, then yes! Ever since I got my Mizuno Wave Prophecy running shoes, hubby has been itching to get a pair as well. I don’t blame him – they’re pretty awesome looking shoes, plus he knows I think they’re a dream in to run in. [...]

A sweet weekend

This weekend we celebrated the high school graduation of my sweet twin cousins.  For such sweet people, they needed sweet treats! For their graduation party, I made some graduation cap cake pops.  If you remember my Easter post about cake pops, you know I like making fun new types of cake pops for different occasions. [...]

Race Recap: ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon

Sunday, June 5, 2011, I ran the ZOOMA Half Marathon in Annapolis, MD.  It was my third half marathon and I had high hopes of setting a new PR.  The race was only 3 weeks after the MD Half Marathon so I was feeling well-prepared for the distance.  However, I did not feel all that [...]