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Zain is back in preschool so that means I have a tiny bit more time to actually blog.  This summer really flew by.  We wrapped up our summer with a trip to St. Thomas.  We weren’t planning on going on vacation this summer because it was hard to squeeze one in with my husband’s grad school schedule.  We ended up booking our trip 8 days before...

I just posted last week about my introduction to double stroller running and how it hasn’t been easy. Since I know it’s not easy, you’d think I would plan better than to do a silly thing like go for a 10 mile run with that beast. Not so much. My husband and I planned to run together with the kids Saturday morning at a local park for a change...

You may remember from my previous stroller running posts that I am quite a stickler for the rule of waiting until baby is 6 months old to take them out on a run in the jogging stroller.  I had planned to wait until Ezra was 6 months old to run with him, but one day (at 5.5 months old), I was out for a walk with the boys in the BOB Duallie and I decided...

I’m going Turkey Trotting tomorrow.  I’m obviously aiming to smash my 5K PR since I’m clearly in top running shape right now. Just kidding.  I’m just hoping to not finish the race in last place.  Our neighborhood is hosting an informal Turkey Trot 5K for the second year in a row.  Last year, it was a small “race” of about 50 or so runners...

My view for 15 miles Saturday morning, I was all dressed and set to head out the door for my 15 mile run.  While chatting with hubby, he suggested that maybe I could wait until Sunday for my long run and run with him.  I knew 15 miles with the stroller would be tough, but our training schedules (he’s training for a half) are rarely at close...

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 is the phrase I repeated to myself today during my first attempt at Yasso 800s.  I had to do my Yasso 800s on the treadmill because I’m not stupid crazy brave enough to attempt them with the stroller and I won’t have a chance to go to the track alone.  Before taking my Yassos to the treadmill, I googled around to see if that was “allowed.” ...

For the past week, I feel like I’ve been chained to my treadmill.  I’m trying my best to embrace the treadmill instead of detesting it.  It’s giving my knee a little bit of a break from the hard surfaces outside and it allows me to focus on my form which is hard to do when I run pushing the stroller. Last week, I had my last hill run of...

does not work for everyone. Instead of my usual cup of coffee (more accurately my shot of espresso since that is my usual pre-long run source of energy) before my run this morning, I tried an energy shot (Street King from GNC) that a fellow running blogger recommended.  It says it has the caffeine equivalent of a premium cup of coffee so I figured...

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...