September Challenge & Pay it Forward


A mile a day! Run, walk or bike a mile a day.  It’s been over a year since we did this, and I loved doing this challenge going into the fall.  It is a great way to gain moment heading into the winter months where it gets too cold, too rainy, too dark and <insert more excuses> to get out an exercise. Tie on your shoes

An August Recap


Oh…..The August challenge. 500 V Ups 500 Russian Twists 500 Pushups 400 Sit up 400 Up and Down Planks 400 Burpees 400 Side Plank Rotations CONGRATULATIONS if you joined every single day of the August challenge!!! I just finished my 500th push up and it feels great to finish off the month!! This was totally a challenge for me! Some days were easier than others.  I’ve

Fleet Feet Fun Run & Safety Measures


Oh how I love Saturday! This morning Isla and I headed to Aptos to join the 8 AM fun run from the Fleet Feet store.  It’s a huge group made up of runners of all speeds and experience levels.  Almost everyone was either training for the Nike Women’s Half marathon or San Jose Rock n Roll. Isla and I ran with the 11 minute mile or faster pace group.

Hurry UP & Over the Shoulder Boulder Holder


GOOD MORNING!! Today feels like it’s going to be a great day! It’s day 13 of the August challenge.  I HOPE you are still with me.  Please don’t give up!!! This is the time to push through because just around the corner you see the results! I think back to the very first day I started my fitness journey and it feels good to know how

Back from New York!


HEY THERE! Ok, I have to start by saying this August challenge is not easy, and I really want to console myself with chocolate. The good news is that I do feel like I’m getting stronger! Let me know how it’s going for you! It’s only August 9th, so if you weren’t able to join day 1….it’s not too late.  Here is the daily schedule of

W2W and an August Challenge

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Sorry for the late W2W recap! It’s been such a crazy week. But don’t worry I’m seriously still feeling the rush of finishing Wharf to Wharf!!  There was only one really bad thing about it. We (Vin and I) were not able to run it together. Maybe next year.  We are 0-2 now.  A few colleagues from work signed up for the run, and my

Bras, This Week’s Workouts and Wharf to Wharf

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In the August edition of Runners World there is a whole spread on sports bras, with options in a variety of sizes.  I can’t find the article online, so I’ll share the “testers favorite” in each category. I can only really give my personal opinion in one category. Best for sizes A/B C9 Champion Enthusiast Racerback Bra – $16.99 –> Available Here at Target I have to say

We did a Triathlon, Unbreakable Runner & Isla


OK, maybe not a real triathlon, but we did all the stuff! I took a few days off last week, and we packed every minute with fun. We went to the beach one of the days, and it was SOOO windy! About 15 minutes into the sandstorm, we decided to pack up and head to the pool. She isn’t interested in getting close to the

Fabulous Friday Stuff

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Just a couple of great things from today! I went for a 7 mile run at lunch and passed these three without them knowing.  That’s Maka 1 (Grandma) at the top of the slide, Maka 2 (Grandpa) holding the diaper bag and there is Isla going down the slide. We celebrated Maka 2’s birthday tonight at Tramonti in Santa Cruz.  If you haven’t been, it’s

Soccer, Workouts & Running!


I apologize in advance, this is going to be a quick post! I’ve been trying to recover from a horrible cold.  I REALLY want to get through my workout plans for the week, so I’m hitting the pillow EXTRA early tonight. But not before I share one picture from yesterday and share some workouts for the week. We carried on with our 4th of July

4th of July Part 2, W2W and Congratulations!!


The fourth continued…. When I was a kid I remember going to my Aunt’s house every 4th, and doing sparklers out on the deck before the fireworks would start.  I remember having such a blast! I hope we can create the same good memories for Isla as the years go by. I think we did pretty good this year.  She seemed to party her little

Happy 4th!


Happy 4th of July!! The 4th may get two posts.  We have a couple of events ahead of us, but thought I would try to sneak a post in during nap time. I love the 4th of July, and I’m so thankful for the people who continually fight to keep us free. I started the 4th of July celebrations by running the Firecracker 10k in Santa

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 –>