How I Keep It Healthy While Traveling

Happy last Monday in August to you all! I am going to take a moment today to recap some of my travel foods and workouts from last week, as I get asked often how I keep up my training and eating healthy since I travel quite a bit for my job. But, first, a fun…

Some Tempo and Our Typical Core Work

We did an easy 9 miles on Tuesday morning followed by an easy 5 miles Tuesday evening. Wednesday was our first “tempo” run in quite some time. It is in quotes here because, while I beat Coach Todd’s goal for me of 6 miles at 7:45 – I did them at 7:34s, this pace is…

Date Night and Fastest Run Since May

This weekend was fun-filled and run-filled…just the way we like it!  We kicked off Saturday with a new training period. Todd set a goal for me to hit 10 miles at 8:15s/mile and I decided to smash that assignment. We ended up going over on mileage because we wanted to do a hillier course so…

What We Eat on a Typical Day

Another Friday, another wonderful weekend ahead. We actually have no plans again this weekend, which is OKAY with us. We have had quite the summer, so a weekend of relaxing is just fine.   Our week has looked like this: Monday 7 mile run at a moderate pace, Tuesday 7 mile run at an easy pace,…

Finding Joy in the Rain

I hope you had a sleep and food-filled weekend, along with some running if you love the sport like we do.  Saturday we ran 7 miles at 7 am and then came back to some breakfast while watching some Olympics. Track and Field started this past weekend, so our TV watching will inevitably increase threefold…

Ugly Toes, Swollen Legs, and More Race Pics

Happy glorious Friday to you all! Given all of our racing and traveling around to races this summer, I am psyched to have a weekend of relaxing and doing very little of anything with my Lovey Hubby. This week has looked like this: Monday no running or walking, Tuesday a little two mile walk, Wednesday…

Best Effort Ever

In summing up our weekend at the 36 Hour Holston Endurance Challenge, I just have to say “It was our best race effort ever.” Hands down, we pushed ourselves harder than we have in any other ultra, ever. We ran with our hearts and our heads.  We had a blast but also suffered a LOT.  …

RACE WEEK!

I hope all of you had a terrific weekend and a joyful July. Welcome to August! Nothing out of the ordinary over here. Just some resting, reading, and eating delicious chicken tenders. As you know from last week’s posts (Our Upcoming 36 Hours of Fun and Family Sacrifices, 8-Hours in a Dream Race Recap), this…

Our Upcoming 36 Hours of Fun and Family Sacrifices

I promised some news on our next race, so…we are running a 36 Hour race called Holston Endurance Challenge in Bristol, Tennessee next weekend! We start on Friday, August 5th at 8:00 pm and end on Sunday, August 7th at 8:00 am. We are super excited about the opportunity to see our dear friend who…

8-Hours in a Dream Race Recap

hat a fabulous weekend we had here in the Bello house. We hope yours was equally run-tastic!  Friday night was rather chill, as I had quite the nice little headache that I was really trying to make go away asap so that I would feel 100% at the race. (As a warning and by way…

More Traveling and Race Day Eve!

I had some more travel this week for work and then we have our race tomorrow. This seems like a pattern for our summer!  I got to visit a truly awesome city that I never knew existed: Greenville, South Carolina. I think it would just be runner heaven. It is so pedestrian friendly and has…

Have I Told You How Clumsy I Am?

We had a weekend full of training…but not our typical kind! We are training to be pre-marriage counselors with our church, so we had training all Friday night and most of the day on Saturday. It fit in quite well with our running training, as we are tapering for our 8 hour race on Saturday….