Go the Fok to Sleep & Everything else


So much to talk about! I’m not sure if you can relate, but this has kinda been the theme of the last two weeks. We ended up getting about 3 of these books before Isla was born, so I’m pretty sure a lot of you are familiar. Sometimes Isla pulls this book out, and I have to do the censored version.  I’ll have to put

Father’s Weekend & Workout goals for the week

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These girls tried our best to give Daddy a great weekend. Friday night we took him to Shadowbrook in Capitola.  I haven’t been there for years….It’s still super delicious! You do kind of end up in the basement when you have a toddler, but we still enjoyed it.     I think we broke most of the wardrobe rules listed. No Caps. No Tank Tops.

Fabulous Friday Stuff


Quote of the Day “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine (posted on the Garmin Instagram today) Skateboard workouts OH YEA….SOME OF THESE MOVES WILL BE PART OF MY GARAGE WORKOUTS NEXT WEEK!!! Start getting ready!   Friday Miles I got my Friday lunch run in! Yippee!! 7.3 miles at an average pace of 7:56. This –>

Goals and Fast Time


I wasn’t able to run last night until 8, and as I was heading out Vin said to me “you’re going right now??!” It’s the only chance I have during the day so it’s then or never (still saving for that treadmill). Is it hard to get motivated at that time of night? Heck yea!! Especially since my human alarm clark went off at 5 AM yesterday

Lake Tahoe Relay – Recap #1


I have to do my Tahoe recap in at least two posts because there is so much to talk about. It’s such a great weekend to get a group of friends together. Each Lake Tahoe Relay team consists of 7 members who each take turns running 72 miles around Lake Tahoe. I feel like you get to experience Lake Tahoe like you wouldn’t normally get to.

Warning, warning, warning!


This Ginger Beer is SOOO good. Warning: You may want to drink more than one. I found a reason to like Frozen! If you promise Elsa hair, your 18 month old may sit long enough for two french braids. Warning: She may also walk around saying “Elsa” all day. (Pic is a little blurry because once the braids were in she didn’t sit still long

Reverse Wednesday


Wednesday Rewind. I sat on the patio at 9 PM drinking a ginormous cup of water after a successful run. It’s nice to reflect on the day, and I was really thankful that I found the motivation to get my butt out to the track and finish 5.66 miles overall. My goal tonight was to run to the track and do another speed workout. My third speed

Lake Tahoe Relay & The Benefits of Running In the Heat

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Less than a week until the Lake Tahoe Relay!!! It’s pretty much my favorite race of the year. But you know how I’m totally into running? Well I am seriously NOT into running in the heat. I kinda fall apart really bad. It actually makes me want to cry. The Tahoe Relay race organizers just sent out this email today: Normally we worry about the elevation, but not

Catch Up and Garmin Forerunner 220


So much to catch up on! I now have started writing this post SEVEN times.  We’ve had a rough couple of weeks. I had some weird sickness that totally took me out last week, and led to Isla eating cheerios with cheese on top. #daddydinner Then Isla caught a horrible cold! We haven’t slept much around here, but I think we are on the mend.

Bulletproof Coffee & Family Run


We finally did it!  We are now experienced Bulletproof Coffee drinkers (well we are at least one day in). We didn’t exactly do the official, official version of it because we needed it now, and we didn’t have a local store. We are getting the official Ingredients to see if there is any difference between the official stuff and our concoction. Official Ingredients: Brew 1 cup

Bulletproof Coffee & Fast Running

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Has anyone tried Bulletproof Coffee? Of course there will be lots of articles written on why this is the best thing of all time, and just as many that will say it’s the worst thing you could possibly do. Bulletproof® Coffee Recipe Download the Bulletproof® Coffee recipe card here. Brew 1 cup (8-12 oz.) of coffee using filtered water, just off the boil, with 2 1/2 heaping tablespoons freshly

Some Monday Goodness


Some Monday’s, more than others, require that you look at the good things around you. Some Monday goodness surrounding me.. The timehop app reminding me of a delicious smoothie I made a year ago.  See honey, it does pay to take pictures of your food!! Isla’s art from today, and then hearing her laugh every time we said hippopotamus. Setting my alarms to do my workout tomorrow

Some serious running gear, goals for the week and stretching


If you are in the area you’ll have to try Cafe Sparrow in Aptos.  We went there for the first time, and it was so, so, so delicious. Totally kid friendly too.  Isla actually happily sat with us for about 2 hours while we ate dinner. But then I had to spend the rest of the weekend working off the filet and brownie Sunday. Talk about game

Music Together & Staying on Track

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I can’t think of a better way to carry your stuffed animals. Now let’s get properly stocked on some playlist options. I consolidated the list of songs you shared that you love to listen to on your runs. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor Geronimo – Shepard London Bridge – Fergie Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon Fire With Fire – Scissor Sisters Centuries – Fall

RW Cover Contest & Interesting Tips


I know it’s totally a long shot of winning the Runner’s World Cover contest because there are so many amazing runners out there with incredible stories, but OH MAN this would be so cool! When it came up I wasn’t going to enter because I figured there was no way it would happen….but then I realized it definitely wouldn’t happen if I didn’t at least TRY.