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.

Mother’s Day recap & this week’s goals


My second Mother’s day was wonderful.  It feels really weird to get spoiled on Mother’s day. I’m not sure if it’s because sometimes it still feels surreal that I’m a mom, or that it feels weird to be spoiled for being a mom. That’s what I’m here for! Her. It definitely feels good to be appreciated, and I take it as a moment to reflect on whether

Our 5K PR and Bob


I’m not sure how we made it to this 5K start line in time, but we did. At 8:50 AM I decided we would try to make it to the Mountain Charlie Challenge 5K which was scheduled to start at 9:30. It’s for a great cause in our community, and I figured if we missed the start we would just do a version of our normal Saturday run.

Fabulous Friday 


Some Friday’s are just better than others, but they are all pretty fabulous. Grandma and Grandpa have been coming over on Friday’s to hang with Isla.  They both walked in with clown noses, and she was like “what?!” She quickly became ok with the idea, but she wanted nothing to do with those on her own nose. She can’t say Grandma or Grandpa just yet,

At home workout, Vinnie & The Stick


Garage workout #2 was a success! Today was even better than Tuesday.  I woke up on time, Isla slept the entire time I did my workout, AND she slept the entire time I was getting ready for work. Score! There are definitely a few  cheap items I may add to my garage gym (i.e. a jump rope, a clock to hang on the wall) but for

Making lemonade Kinda Week!


This has been a week with a few bumps in the road. 1) Sunday our fire alarm went off in the house AND notified the fire department.  At 6:45 AM there were 3 fireman in front of the house making sure everything was ok. I felt horrible! 2) Yesterday after two EARLY morning meetings, I was finally ready to sit down and get some work done.

Race Winner, Proof and The Go-Go’s


Isla recently started listening to (and loving The Go-Go’s).  We were riding in the car the other day, and all of a sudden we heard her trying to sing along. Saturday morning, in her PJs and favorite shoes, she requested The “Go-Gozzzz.” Then she just started groovin! Isla performing ‘We Got the Beat’… It looks like she is watching a video…but she is lovingly staring at the album

At Home Workout & Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


I think I finally figured out how to fix my upside down, sideways pictures in my posts.  Fingers crossed! Looks like I’m either doing burpees tonight, or laps around the house.  I haven’t synced my Jawbone yet, but I think I’m only at 7K steps for the day so far. Tomorrow morning I have a new plan. I don’t have a treadmill, and I keep waiting

Weekend update & Race Giveaway!!


I did a HORRIBLE job taking pictures of our great weekend, but I’ll share what I got. Also remember when I said I would be working on my blog and there may be some wonky things going on…..well I hope you have enjoyed sideways and upside down pictures on your mobile devices. I think I may have figured out how to fix it…guess we’ll see

18 Months and amazing moms

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This little peanut is 18 months old today.   Seems like just yesterday we were trying to pick out the perfect name for Her. Notice Isla is not even on the list.  None of those names seem to fit when we met finally her. (The cursive in the bottom right hand corner were Grandpa Hasson recommendations). We couldn’t have made it through the past 18 months