We did it! Travis ran his first half in 20 years at Leavenworth with me! Talk about the perfect location, course, and weather to do it in. Leavenworth: The Bavarian town in the North Central Cascades Leavenworth is one of the cutest towns in Washington State and has made it's mark as one of the best Bavarian towns in the US! It's city center is all themed and provides the perfect setting to enjoy a beautiful weekend getaway. I ran the Octoberfest half before, over four years ago ... Read More about Leavenworth Octoberfest Half Marathon 2018
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I just ran my first race since the Rock n Roll Seattle marathon back in 2016! Seriously, how has it been that long ago?! The Happy Girl Run, 5k, 10k, and half, was this past Saturday and all I can say is, wow, what a race! When NOW© decided to partner with and sponsor me in the Happy Girl Run I was instantly pumped to get a re-do at the same half I ran back in 2014. When I first did it I had no idea it was part trail course. Don't misunderstand, they mentioned it multiple times on their ... Read More about Happy Girl Run 2018 half marathon recap & recovery
Fueling yourself well and taking supplements are a vital part of any solid training program. It's not simply about piling on the miles. If you don't place importance on what you do in the kitchen, runs can suffer. A proper training diet along with supplements can aid in reducing risk of injury, help with stamina on your runs, promote muscle rebuilding and growth, as well as fight the common fatigue most experience when training. I'll be completing the Happy Girl Half Marathon (for the 2nd time) ... Read More about Fueling & supplements for half marathon training
Training for a half with your spouse? How will you both do all that running with kids? Our Story My husband, who, hasn't wanted to work out since high school, shocked me about a month ago when he said he was finally ready and wanted to train for a half marathon. Together. Say what!?!? Sexier words have never before been uttered from his lips. Seriously trying not to jump up and down with joy that after 8+ years he was finally ready to work out with me, I casually asked, "That's great. ... Read More about Running with kids: Half-marathon training for parents
Let's face facts, it's hard to find any extra time after a new baby enters the family, especially to run, and more than that, to train for a marathon after baby. Or a 5k, 10k, half. . . well, you get it. It's not unusual to experience guilt hitting the road for training, leaving a new baby behind with your spouse or sitter, sometimes hours at a time. I experienced this first hand. But, running made me feel human, sane, and helped me function better in all other areas of life, which ... Read More about Training for a Half or Full Marathon After Baby: How to fit running into your busy schedule.