Equal Parts Running and Yoga

We have been doing lots of running and I have been doing lots of Yoga to balance out all the running. I made my 2017 goal pretty broad “to run consistently ALL YEAR.” I have NOT done this in the past several years due to lots of injury/recover/injury/recover cycles mixed throughout the year. I am…

Still Alive and Now Kicking Once More

Hello friends! I wanted to post a quick update since we have entered a new year (happy 2017 to you all) and I am making some “life improvement commitments” since Todd does not like “resolutions.” We are finally back to running after the longest injury in Emily’s running history. My groin pain turned into piriformis…

Absolutely Nothing or Full On? 

had to work on Saturday so our plan was to get up and run 18 miles at 6:00 am but that didn’t happen. The 5:15 alarm went off and I just said “enough!” Actually, I was a tad bit nicer. I asked Todd if he would mind terribly to go ahead into work and then…

Work, Run, Sleep, Eat, Pray

Yep, that about sums up our life this week. We have both been pretty busy in the work world, so it has been one of those weeks that, by the time I look at the clock, it is already lunchtime and then next thing I know it is 5:00. Todd was supposed to possibly travel…

Injury Blues and Sorry for the Lapse in Posting!

For those of you wondering, we are still alive!!!  We want to offer our sincere apologies for the extremely long delay in posting. I had the most stubborn injury I have ever had in my running career (and that says a lot because I am quite injury prone). I did not go to the doctor…

Some Short Runs

Hello Friends! Well, we are still doing the injury recovery thing over here in the Bello house. We are also having some packed weeks with work, so the lower mileage is probably just what we needed anyway.   I took last Friday through Tuesday totally off of everything, including walking and stretching. I decided that my…

A Few Rest Days

I wanted to check-in with you all today for a brief update. I am “on the mend” from my nagging hip/hamstring/quad/groin injury on my left leg. We have been trying to be patient and smart and, thus, have not run since last Tuesday. We have been walking a bit and doing core work, but running…

Our Weekend Pacing the USAF Marathon

We are back and excited to talk to you after a brief hiatus from blogging last Friday. My hands and knee are fully healed and I appreciate all the sweet comments from you all wishing me a speedy recovery and emphasizing with my clumsiness. You all are the best!  Rewinding to Friday, we did the…

Injury Frustration…I Keep Falling!!!

I come to you today not from Kentucky but from the Stinky State called Frustration. Before I proceed with my pity party, I will just say that I am an extremely blessed individual. I have a husband that God crafted specifically for me and whom I fall more and more in love with each day…

Shift in Focus

Today I want to share a little bit of the thought process I have been going through lately. We had a great summer of racing and, for that, I want to praise God for allowing us the many blessings that this summer brought us. As I think about the upcoming fall and winter seasons, though,…

Our Labor Day of Running and Eating

The title pretty much sums up our Labor Day. We ran. We ate. We repeated!  Saturday was a little longer than we expected/planned. We headed out for a 20 mile run with plans to do a 1 mile warmup and 1 mile cool down, with 18 miles at a moderate pace in between. However, we…

Happy Labor Day!

We are wishing you each a blessed Labor Day. We hope that you get to spend this glorious weekend doing something you enjoy with people you love! We will be visiting family in Lexington and running a fast (for me!) long run tomorrow. Our plans are also filled with lots of eating and sleeping. I…