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Monthly Archives: September 2011

I am officially in taper mode before the Baltimore Marathon so this week, I am bringing you something unrelated to running for my favorite things Friday post.  I have a sweet treat for you that is – dare I say – a little bit healthy.  Well, probably not healthy, but it has zucchini in it so that has to make it a little bit healthy, right? About...

Earlier this year, soon after starting this blog, I started training for my second marathon.  I knew my marathon training was going to take me up to a 20 mile run.  I had a goal in mind that I had really hoped to accomplish.    My goal was to run 20 miles pushing Zain in the jogging stroller.  For me, it felt like this goal was even bigger...

Happy Friday everyone! On this beautiful (almost) Fall Friday, I just have one favorite thing for you and it’s a reminder to stay hydrated.  I know for me, when it’s not as hot out, I sometimes fall short of getting enough fluids in my body, especially when running. Grape, Lemonade and Strawberry Kiwi The very kind folks at Crystal Light...

The past few weeks, life and rain have gotten in the way of my regular training schedule and I’ve missed one run a week for the past 3 weeks.  I’ve been doing okay missing it, but I really do need it to stay on top of my training for the marathon.  Thankfully, my long runs have still been going well.  After not running the past 2 days, I...

I’m so excited share with you my new and improved website! Isn’t it fabulous? The Running Mom has been getting a lot more traffic and followers lately so I thought it was time to make things look a bit prettier around here. Rita at Blog Genie did such an amazing job! How cute is the header that she designed for me? I think she made me and Zain...

I think it’s pretty well-established by now that I am not a fast runner, especially when I’m running with Zain in the jogging stroller.  A couple months ago, I set out on a run where I attempted to speed up my pace while running with Zain.  I was really proud of what I accomplished in that short run and it motivated me to keep trying to run...

This Friday, I just have one favorite thing for you – my favorite meal to eat the night before races and long runs.  You probably know by now that the standard night before long run or race meal is usually pasta.  I love pasta.  We didn’t eat it very frequently in our house until I finally started making my own pasta sauce.  I don’t know...

A whole lot of rain. The past 2 days, we’ve gotten buckets of rain and some lovely thunderstorms (that have sent my poor dog into a perpetually panicked state).  I don’t mind running in the rain; in fact, I like it, but I can’t do it with Zain in the stroller.  Yesterday, I had planned to hit the treadmill for my 5 mile run, but unfortunately...

My training for the Baltimore Marathon is in full swing and this weekend, I had to run a scary amount of miles.  Something about the hearing myself say I needed to run 18 miles really freaked me out.  I have run that far before; I’ve run farther – BUT that was 5 years ago! Supplies for the road – Two 10oz bottles of water, one frozen;...

The winner of the YMX Maori Dragon Shirt giveaway is… Heather of Whole Living Gal!! Congrats to Heather! I hope you love the set as much as I do . Share this: Facebook StumbleUpon ...