Weekly Wrap – Can I get a Do-Over?

You ever have those weeks where you just wish you could hit the re-wind button? Last week was one where I just felt like I had too many balls in the air…and quite honestly I should have put a few of them down, and for my own sanity, said no a little more often. Ah well…lesson learned.


But before I put the week squarely in my rearview mirror, I’m linking up again with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.

Monday, 8/15: For some reason I just could not get my face out of the pillow, so I pushed my run to later in the day…then life happened and the run didn’t.

Tuesday, 8/16: Still feeling a little on the tired side, I swapped my Tuesday track work with Thursday’s run. 5 miles done.

Wednesday, 8/17: Strength day with Trainer Stacey! Had my first ever workout with Kettlebells – it was challenging and I loved every minute of it.

Thursday, 8/18:  I was seriously feeling the previous day’s kettlebell session as I headed to the track, and I kinda knew this workout might not go as planned. After two weeks of successful workouts with 400 and 800 meter repeats, I was quickly reminded that 1600 meter repeats are a whole other beast. 4 miles done, but man oh man did I struggle…

Friday, 8/19: I spent most of the day working to set up a big multisport event that serves as a fundraiser for the non-profit I work with.

Saturday, 8/20: Event day – up at 3 am and onsite by 5…according to my FitBit I covered over 6 miles as I ran and walked back and forth along the course – we were short volunteers so there was never a moment of downtime. I finally returned home almost 12 hours later.

Sunday, 8/21:  10 miles was on the plan, but after the past two days it should have been no surprise that my legs…in fact my whole body was toast. There was no way I was going to make it through double digits, so I just went out to see what my legs would give me. I managed to eek out a solid 5 miles and was grateful for that. I huddled with the RC coaches later in the day and will give the 10 miler another shot on Tuesday.

So somehow I managed to get 20 miles in this week, and given all I was juggling I’ll take it. Luckily, the family is escaping to the White Mountains for a little R&R this week so things should be calmer!




RnR Philly Week 7 – Returning to Double Digits

Rolling 10

This has been a crazy blur of a week! And, why is it that returning to work after an extended long weekend turns into such madness?! In any event...week 7 is in the books, and the highlight of this training week was a return to double digit … [Continue reading]

RnR Philly Week 6 – Enjoying the Cutback

White Mtns

Hard to believe last week marked the half way point in training for RnR Philly. It was also my birthday week and my husband J planned a great birthday getaway to one of our favorite inns in the White Mountains. So it was perfect timing to see that … [Continue reading]

Weekly Wrap – July Rewind


And just like that another month comes to a close! As always, I’m joining Holly & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap - just wrapping up the whole month. When you’re done here, please visit these two great ladies and all of the other bloggers linking … [Continue reading]

Friday Five: July Runfessions


We're at the end of another month (How is that possible?!?!), which means it's time for the July edition of Runfessions - a chance to share your confessions about your runs, swims or gym time. Link up with Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice and join … [Continue reading]

RnR Philly Training Week 4

Air guitar

Happy Sunday all! Just checking in for a brief recap on Week 4 on the road to Rock 'n' Roll Philly.... Monday, 7/18: Rest Day Tuesday, 7/19:  Rest Day Wednesday, 7/20: Woke to a rare cool - ish morning. After two full days of nothing more … [Continue reading]

RnR Philly Training Week 3

Hills 2

While my goal this week was to ramp up the mileage, the nagging discomfort in left leg, quickly made it clear that I needed to play it smart and go easy on the running for another week. So how did things go? Monday, 7/11: Strength day Tuesday, … [Continue reading]

Sharing some fun stuff


Hey guys, I've had some fun stuff come across my inbox lately so I thought I'd share. Virtual runs are popping up everywhere and Rock 'n' Roll is getting in on the act. Now you can enjoy some Rock 'n' Roll fun no matter where you are! With Rock … [Continue reading]

RnR Philly Training – Week 2


Well, another week on the road to Philly is in the books, and I have to say it was a mixed bag at best. Monday, 7/4: Core and upper body strength work - giving my legs a rest after the previous night's 10K (accept I did do my 50 … [Continue reading]

2016 Finish at the 50 Recap

Family race

Last weekend the family and I headed down to Gillette Stadium to take part in the Harvard Pilgrim Finish at the 50. I love when the whole family gets in on the act, and this one was extra special because it was my youngest's first ever 5K! He rocked … [Continue reading]