Racecation, anyone?

If you’re thinking about running a Run Rock N Roll race this year, use my discount RNRRNB2018 to save $15 on any half or full marathon (except Vegas).

Also, if you thinking of a spring race, come join me in Nashville on April 28 for RNR Nashville! It’ll be my first marathon and I AM SO EXCITED.
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Getting excited for RnR Nashville

Happy Sunday! Popping in real fast just say I am getting even more excited for my marathon. Over the weekend Run Rock N Roll sent out an email with the medals for RnR Nashville.

They are so pretty! I can’t wait to earn that bad boy in just 12 short weeks!

Check back tomorrow for a recap of week six of my marathon training.

5k treadmill plan

Happy Saturday, friends! I know there is usually radio silence on the blog over the weekend and lately there hasn’t been much talk of running, but today I am changing both!

While my plan is still run a half marathon sometime in the next 3-4 months, I am also wanting to work on my speed, so I am also looking at some 5k training plans. Right now my mindset is to not be too strict or hard on myself and run to have fun and be healthy. For a while I got burnt out on running and felt like I had to constantly be running 5-10 miles a day in order to be a real runner.

WRONG. Obviously.

Anyways. Back to the 5k training plan.

My favorite badass lady Kelly Roberts is currently promoting some 5ks plans and I am loving them! While I am training for a fall half marathon, I love not being super strict and having fun with my runs. Plus, since I am needing to work on speed anyways, this 5k plan should help with that too!

Two #BadassLadyGang5K training plans from Kelly Roberts.

Earlier this week, Kelly tweeted out this week 1 plan and I decided to loosely follow it (not gonna lie, the holiday and rock climbing kind of threw off my typical routine).

But here was the week one plan.
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So if you’re looking for a training plan to switch things up, I recommend giving this a try!

Sidenote: look up Kelly’s blog, RunSelfieRepeat.com Also. Follow her on Twitter. She is inspirational and funny as hell. @KellyKRoberts.

Advice for summer training

Hi guys! Happy first day of summer!

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I am eyeing a fall half marathon, which means I am training all summer. In the heat and in the humidity.
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While I know what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, I want to be smart about training and running lots of miles in the heat.

So I went to The Loop for some advice on summer training. I got a lot of great responses on this post, so if you need some help I did, check it out!

While it sucks, running the heat only makes you stronger for the fall. Drink lots of water, wear plenty of sunscreen and take breaks when needed! If you put in the work, the results will come.

Eyeing a fall half marathon

Hi guys! How is it already Tuesday?! I feel like yesterday flew by in such a flash.

To quickly recap my weekend – Buffalo Wild Wings, running, Wonder Woman, Father’s Day meals and shenanigans and two Redbox movies.

I’m also starting a new training plan with the hopes of running a half marathon in either October or November (I’ve been eyeing several local races for this fall!)

Murphy always pretends to be scared of the treadmill, but after a few minutes of me running, he goes back to normal and starts going crazy and shifting through everything in the garage.

So hopefully in the next few weeks I will be able to ramp up my milage and get started with a set running schedule/training plan.

Are you eyeing any fall races? I’d love to hear your tips on summer training!

Quote to get me through

Let’s get real, friends.

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While I really like this quote, I think it can apply to so many things in our lives.

Right now, for me it’s running. I’m scared I am never to be as fast as I was in college or that I will never break 2 hours in a half marathon

Treadmill running is HARD. The mental game is no joke. It’s a daily struggle to pound out mile after mile all while looking at the walls of my garage.

While I am thankful to have a treadmill at home, there is nothing that beats running your favorite route or trail.

So, I will push on. I love running and I am thankful every day that I get to do something I love. I’m going to push fear aside, do the work and see what happens.

Who knows, it could be something great.

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This post is NOT sponsored by NordicTrack. I just really love this product and want to share it with you all.

Short version: I LOVE MY TREADMILL. Uphill, downhill, easy to use.
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Longer version: For Christmas I got a NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill. My husband and I had been researching treadmills for a while and we knew we wanted a NordicTrack. They seemed to have the best motors, easy to use and most of the reviews we read were pretty positive.

Even though it probably wasn’t the best idea, Ryan put the entire thing together BY HIMSELF. So it can be done solo.

It’s simple and easy to use and has a large touchscreen which I like. Sometimes it doesn’t react the first time I swipe or touch it, but other than it works great. I like that I can the screens to see a track view of my running, an info screen of calories, distance, pace, etc and an elevation and speed screen.

Performance Specs:
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If you have anymore questions about this specific treadmill, let me know! We got it for a great deal during Black Friday, but two weeks into using it and I already think it is worth every penny.

I love getting to run at home and anytime I want. Here’s to 2017 and my running goals!

When a race gets cancelled

10 weeks into half marathon training and my race gets cancelled. NOT COOL.

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Unlike a lot of running bloggers I follow, I don’t live in a big city where literally thousands of people sign up for road races. I would say anywhere from 75-150 participants is a good number for Owensboro races.

The biggest thing that makes me mad is I found out the race was cancelled because I’m a part of a local running Facebook group. Owensboro Parks & Rec (the ones who are sponsoring it) had NOTHING on their FB page or website. I had to call them to make sure it was true. They said they cancelled the race due to “lack of participation.”

So while I know my training wasn’t a waste, it’s a bummer to not run this race, which I’ve been looking forward to for months. The only good thing is this gives me more time to train and work on getting my time down — I’m still wanting that sub-2 half.

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So now the search for my next race begins, the next closest half is an hour away and on the week I’m out of town. Other than that, I don’t know of a half marathon until April and it’s two hours away.

I didn’t want this post to seem like a pity party for myself, but it sucks that my race got cancelled. I’ve been training my butt off all summer and was so excited to be racing again. I know there are so many other real problems in the world, that this doesn’t even compare.

The good news is I’m in pretty great shape and will only continue to work harder until the next race pops up on my calendar.

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Weekends are too short

Wow. You guys, this weekend was a blur. From leaving right after work to head to Tennessee to coming back yesterday afternoon and diving straight into housework (mowing, laundry, dinner, etc) I feel like this weekend flew by. I need another few days just to recover.


Even though it felt like such a short weekend, it was a good one. Lots of time spent with family that we don’t get to see as often as we would like. We also ate lots of good food and watched a ton of episodes of Texas Flip N Move. Haha.

Even though we weren’t in our typical weekend routine, I did wake up early Saturday and knocked out 8 solid miles at the park by Ryan’s parent’s house. While it was a good run, it sucked having to run 16 laps. Less than three weeks till my third half marathon!

Today will consist of finishing up a lot of loose ends for a work project that is due tomorrow, running and grocery shopping. I am addicted to these baked chips from Aldi and I need to restock ASAP.


Happy Monday, y’all!