April Runfessions

I feel like I say this at the end of every month, but seriously, where did April go!? Well, it’s the last Friday of the month so I’m linking up with Marcia again for another edition of Runfessions. Join us!


Runfession #1 – While I appreciate having the flexibility of running midday (thanks to working from home), I am clearly an early morning runner. As I returned to early morning runs this month, I really find I’m just much more settled during the rest of my day.

Runfession #2 — I cut both of my runs short this week thanks to some discomfort in my left knee. Truthfully, something didn’t feel good about half way through the BAA 5K and the knee hasn’t felt great ever since.

Runfession #3 — There are 44 days until the Newport 10 miler and I am not where I want to be…sigh.

Runfession #4 — On the good side, I’m still rocking the plank challenge and my strength days at the gym are my favorite days of the week!

So tell me, what’s your Runfession? What’s your preferred time of day to run?


BAA 5K – A Family Tradition

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  On Saturday, my husband J, our oldest son and I were up and out early to run the BAA 5K. This was our 2nd year all running together (my 3rd time overall) - it's quickly becoming a fun family tradition! Just like last year, it was perfect … [Continue reading]

Friday Five: Favorite Running Brands

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Happy Friday All! My goodness these weeks are flying by! I'm looking forward to a busy weekend with the family, with lots of gardening/yard work, lacrosse games and running the BAA 5k! But first, I'm joining Courtney, Mar and Cynthia for this … [Continue reading]

Meb for Mortals – Book Review


A few weeks ago Runner’s World contacted me about a chance to read and review an advanced copy of Meb Keflezighi’s new book – Meb for Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat Like a Champion Marathoner. I'm a huge Meb fan so this was a very quick and easy … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in and a Detox Update

Last week's goal was to get 3 runs, 2 strength and at least 1 yoga session, in addition to keeping up with the April Plank Challenge. Reality was a bit of a mixed bag, as I missed both a run and a strength session - I am rocking the planks. I'm not … [Continue reading]

Friday’s This & That

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This has been one crazy busy week as evidenced in part by the 3 half written blog posts still sitting on my computer and the stacks of clean laundry waiting to be folded and put away. Lots swirling around in my brain...so indulge me for a little … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in — Accountability

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  As much as I love my training journal, I'm feeling the need for more accountability. Accountability was one of the main reasons I started this blog in the first place....and so I'm returning to my training check-ins. A couple of … [Continue reading]

April’s Ultimate Coffee Date


I'm joining Coco, Lynda and Deborah for one of my favorite link-ups -- The Ultimate Coffee Date. It's always a fun chance to catch up so grab a mug, settle into a comfy chair and join us! If we were having coffee together, I'd tell you that I'm … [Continue reading]

March Rewind

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The thermometer hit 50 degrees yesterday and I can finally see a good chunk of my backyard. The frozen tundra is receding and I can feel that spring is finally just around the corner! So before I wave goodbye to March, let's see how things shaped … [Continue reading]

Weekend Update v3


It was another weekend of scrambling between a hockey rink and lacrosse fields - but mercifully hockey season is finally coming to an end, and my son's team came in 3rd in the tournament! There was more spring cleaning/clutter clean out - I'm … [Continue reading]