Protein for Days and Our Friends Feel Sorry for Us

Well, it wasn’t our day yesterday from a football standpoint, but it wasn’t for lack of support from us. Todd sported the Steelers sweatshirt, I rocked the hat, and our brownies that we took over to our awesome friends’ house to watch the game were even rooting for them. We call these our winter “brownies”…

Warning: Random Pictures, Pace Yourself, and Just Be Goofy

Today is random picture day, so be prepared to see pictures of the Ultra Run Couple dating back to 2008. We will call this Sling Back Saturday. It was 10 miles of hills today and I meant to keep my pace EASY but I felt good and was not really checking my watch. I ended…

Finally Fast(ish) and Nuggets of PB Wisdom

It was 6 miles this morning at 7:31 pace and that brought a big, huge smile to my face. It has been so long since I felt remotely fast out there and this is the first “speedy” run since before the Nashville 50 in November, which was when my injury seriously started to be annoying….

We Ran and Motivation

We ran today for 5 miles and let me tell you, I just love to run. The injury felt better. I would say that it was “there” but it wasn’t all I thought about and I was able to actually forget about it for most of the run. We hit the strength training and core…

Early O’Clock, Indulging, and My Mom Reads This

Good Wednesday to you! It was early o’clock when we woke up this morning   It was also in the single digit temps, but today was another elliptical and stair day, so we did not have to bundle up for our work out. We did an hour hard cardio with me on the elliptical and…

A Look Back on 2015 and Seasons

Truth time. I have a really, really poor memory when it comes to running. Here’s the thing: I tend to get injured often, which I am working on fixing by gaining some weight, but I will share more about that in another post. I would say that I tend to get injured about 3-4 times…

It Got Cold and Monday Stairs

Yesterday was 8 miles easy, some Pilates and core work, church, the grocery and lots of this. Remember Saturday when this is what I wore on the run? Well, yesterday was cold, cold, cold.  It rained and then froze on Saturday night, so it was a slippery run. However, for the record—and it is a…

Hills for Breakfast and No Pistachio Left Behind

This morning we ate hills for breakfast and they were tasty! Okay, actually, I had a pumpkin spice English muffin and a protein bar first but then we headed to the hills. It is rare that we drive somewhere to run, unless it is to hit the trails, but today we drove straight to the…

15.3 miles done and done!

I really like finishing runs before 7 am. Well, sometimes…I also love lounging around and procrastinating runs sometimes. As Todd will tell you, it sometimes takes me 3x’s longer to get ready for a Saturday long run than it does to get ready for a fancy night on the town, which says a lot because that…

Todd Playing Mr. Creative and Some Favorite Things

This morning was 5.6 miles easy with about 30 minutes of core + strength training afterwards. I did not take any pics this morning, but we wore pants. I think it is funny how I have been complaining about wearing pants lately but I have to remember that it IS JANUARY in KY, so that…

A Long Way to Go and Important Life Decisions.

This morning was my first speed work session of the new training season. Let’s just sum it up with “I have a lot of work to do!” Todd is my official (uncertified, unpaid) coach, so he just needs to figure out how to get me there. No, I wish it were that easy, but WE…

Morning already?!

Oh, goodness I did NOT want to get out of our warm bed this morning. We get shocked reactions from people sometimes when we say things like this, because a lot of people just assume that Todd and I are somehow different and just LOVE to go out and run every morning and that we…