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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Today is the day! The Winter 100 Challenge ends at midnight EST.  Your mileage logs must be emailed to me by that time.  They can be excel spreadsheets, word documents, screenshots from Dailymile/Runkeeper/MapMyRun or whatever other website or program you use to track your training.  As long as you have something that says you ran 100 miles...

I opted for the Glide with the Glide band bundle pack so I have a color to wear with every running outfit! I LOVE my Go Sport ID.  I love it so much that for Christmas I wanted to spread the Go Sport ID love.  I gave gift cards for Go Sport ID to 4 family members so they could create their own custom IDs.  I also gave my hubby his very own...

I have an addiction to Nuun.  I must have my lemon-lime Nuun with me for all long runs.  The Baltimore Marathon taught me that I must also have it with me during long races.  I had a serious craving for my Nuun during that marathon.  After I crossed the finish line, getting myself some Nuun was my number 1 priority. I want to share my love...

This morning, I tackled my longest run before the Rock ‘N Roll USA Marathon – 22 miles.  I’ve already done a 21 mile and a 20 mile run so 22 should be a piece of cake, right? Haha, I don’t think so. I was super excited about this run because it was with Team in Training.  Our team is part of their flex program which means the training...

My week started off with a fantastic run on Monday.  Wednesday’s run was less than stellar.  I did a short 3 mile run with Zain in the stroller that might as well have been a 20 mile run because I struggled for every mile. Yesterday, I had another awesome run to balance it out.  I waited to run in the afternoon so that hubby could come along...

…that reminded me why I love to run.  The truth is that I love to run like 95% of the time, but that other 5% can really drag me down.  Thankfully, there are the fantastic runs that stand out and remind me why I lace up my running shoes and hit the pavement. In my typical Monday fashion, I felt lazy yesterday and opted not to run outside in...

Miles: 20 Gels: 3 Fluids: Nuun and water Entertainment: mostly music from Glee, that’s right – I love Glee! I had another 20 mile run on the schedule this weekend.  My plan was to once again join the group I ran with last weekend.  Zain ended up waking up a bajillion times on Friday night so a 5am wake up on Saturday didn’t sound too appealing. We...

If you do, you better finish finish up your 100 miles for the Winter 100 Challenge if you haven’t done so already! The Winter 100 Challenge will end on 2/29, but the fun will just be beginning for the lucky winner of the Garmin Forerunner 210. Have I told you lately that I love you? I have an insane love for my Garmin Forerunner 110 – the...

My creation I’m always looking for new fun activities to do with Zain.  Today, I tried my hand at making homemade play dough for him.  It was super easy and he had tons of fun playing with it. Hmm, what should I do with this stuff, mommy? Oh, it feels funny! I made an elephant for Zain…he liked it’s ears What is this, mama? Making...

On Saturday, I was scheduled to run 20 miles.  I knew if I tried to run 20 miles by myself, I would have a tough run.  I would lose my focus and my motivation.  I’ve been doing the majority of my long runs alone for the past year.  Sometimes, I don’t mind.  I enjoy the “me time” and the chance to rock out to my music since I don’t...