Slow start and an Award

Slow Start — Let’s just say I didn’t light the world on fire with my first week back to training. A combination of sick kiddo home most of the week with a virus and then not feeling fab after spending 24/7 with said sick kiddo, lead to a less than stellar start to training. So the goal is to re-group this week and make sure I get all of my miles in…and get enough sleep to keep the virus at bay.

Health Activist — At the end of last week I was notified that I’d been nominated for the Best Kept Secret Award in the Third Annual WEGO Health Activist Awards. wego healthPretty cool huh? I still have no idea who was behind my nomination – so to my mystery supporter I say a big “Thank you!”

If you get a moment, please go HERE and endorse me – I’d really appreciate it!



Just Stylin’

The lovely Kittee over at Running Half Crazy was sweet enough to bestow this lovely award on me. Now many of you have seen this so you know the rules:

  • Make a post and link back to the person who tagged you. – If you have not checked out Kittee’s blog, please stop by and say hi!
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass the award along to 7 other bloggers
Hmm…ok…so 7 things about me….
  1. I’m mom to two little boys who are really quite the characters and keep me on my toes. It’s funny I always knew that I would be mom to boys. And, I’m accepting the fact that my house will never be quiet!
  2.  I love food! I love to cook and I love to eat. Sharing a great meal with family and friends and lots of wine is a perfect evening!
  3.  I use to own a artisan olive oil company. I love running my own business and given that I’ve lost my “self-edit” button it’s probably better that I work for myself. I’m looking for my next biz idea.
  4. I’m a huge football fan – my hubs actually gave me tickets to see my favorite football team as an anniversary gift (at the time the 49ers in Candlestick) – still one of the best gifts ever 🙂
  5. I’m an avid reader – though at the moment I’m way behind on my reading wish list.
  6. I love to decorate – a wall of paint samples can seriously make me giddy!
  7. And, yes Emz, I did play rubgy. I played in college first as a hooker (my parents are so proud!) and then I quickly wised up and got out of the scrum to play fly-half. You gotta love a sport where you beat the tar out of each other and then share a beer or two (or twelve!)

Now to pass this on…since many of you have already received this award and because I have too many favorites I’m breaking the rules and I’m not going to pick.  But if you haven’t played yet and want to, consider yourself tagged!

Have a Great Weekend!!

6 long miles, Friday Shout Outs & an Award

Thank Goodness it’s Friday!!
For a short week (due to holidays) it sure felt like a long one — does that make sense? While I was pretty pleased with myself for keeping up with my training plan while on vacation last week, tired legs definitely caught up with me this week! For what ever reason each run this week my legs felt like dead weight – this morning was suppose to be 6 miles with 4 at tempo pace. Well there wasn’t much tempo, but I did push through the overwhelming urge at mile 3 to cut the run short and finished the 6 in just over an hour. Those were some long miles! But I’m trying to focus on what’s working, right? So the big plus was that I stayed with it even when I was so sure I couldn’t take another step!

Friday Shout Outs also return today!  

Sending big shout outs to:

  • Amanda at MissZippy  for her half marathon this weekend
  • Molly at I’m a Sleeper Baker who taking on 26.2 on Sunday
  • anyone else who’s toeing the line this weekend to take on a race! Good luck!!
  • and, Claudia at ..and so I ran for being so sweet to pass on the Cherry on Top Award to me

So with this award I’m suppose to pass this on to 6 people and answer the question: “If you had one chance to go back and change one thing in your life, would you and what would it be?”

I believe everything that has happened in my life up til now has helped to make me the person that I am – and I good with that. I was an athlete in college and do wish I had more consistently stayed on top of my fitness over the years…but I’m doing it now so I guess that’s what counts, right?

Passing this on to:

Have a Great Weekend!!


    My First Award? How cool!

    Just about a month since I started this blog and I have my first award! Big shout out and thank you to Erica at I Run Because I Can for sending this my way! So I’m suppose to list 7 things about myself and then pick 15 bloggers to pass this on to.

    7 things about me?

    1. Time spent in my garden is my best therapy (after working out)
    2. I played rugby in college
    3. I love to cook and cannot wait to remodel our kitchen
    4. My third “child” is my 79 lbs German Shepherd puppy (yes he’s still growing!)
    5. I get very competitive when playing Monopoly
    6. A day at the beach with my family is a perfect day
    7. I’m a die-hard Celtics and Patriots fan

    Now being relatively new to bloggy land I have to be honest and admit I don’t know 15 bloggers yet. But I continue to come across new and inspiring sites all the time now and am happy to pass this on to:
    Sea Glass and Heart Stones
    Two Runners and A Brown Dog
    Running into Healthy Happyness
    Fitness for Foodies
    Healthy Stride
    Moms Home Run
    Running with Sass
    Run Like the Wind (Or Shuffle Like an Old Lady)
    Endurance Isn’t Only Physical
    Running Off at the Mouth
    Tall Mom on the Run
    Run Faster Mommy
    Run to the Finish