Weekly Running Log Rundown

From small injuries, to running with my kids, to hiking the mountains of Idaho, it has been a varied and interesting week in my running life. Sunday: I wanted to run hills today but my knee had other plans. Flat path it is. It is much better after foam rolling though. Monday: When the husbandContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Run For Your Life 10k

Boise, Idaho 10k Race Report The same week as my race, my mother and mother-in-law had surprised me with a spa day so I could get a deep tissue massage to work out some of the knots that have been hanging around for too long. My massage lady nailed those knots, but it left meContinue reading “Run For Your Life 10k”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

The week didn’t start off that great in the injury sector. It has ended much better than it started.   Sunday: Took the day after the marathon off to recover. My recovery time has been much shorter in recent years. Monday: I went slow and easy. B joined me on his bike. It was goodContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Idaho Falls Marathon

Idaho Falls, Idaho Sub-4 Hour Marathon Race Recap Let me try to make a short story long. Being just far enough away from our home to not warrant turning around into our already long road trip to northern Idaho, I realized I had accidentally went all purist and forgot my headphones and armband at home.Continue reading “Idaho Falls Marathon”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Sunday: Starting to taper for the marathon coming up. Nice to take it easy. Monday: Rest day and road trip day. Tuesday: Shorter runs this week for the race Saturday, but I managed to get some hill work in and see some beautiful countryside while we stay with the in-laws. Wednesday: A slow run throughContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

Homemade Deodorant Recipe

This may seem tangential or tenuously connected to running, but hey, runners get smelly. Deodorant makes you less smelly. So, here is a recipe for a natural deodorant that is better for you and the environment and it is terribly easy to make. Here you go: Homemade Deodorant Recipe: 1 cup baking soda 1/2 cupContinue reading “Homemade Deodorant Recipe”

Weekly Running Log Rundown

Hey hey hey! It is that time of week again–weekly running log rundown. Early Madonna is my spirit animal. Getting back into the groove this week. Sunday: Went to the Foothills for some trails. I ended up doing the Cobb Trail, making a loop back home. I have been getting more rest and felt muchContinue reading “Weekly Running Log Rundown”

(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe

Healthy Cookie Recipe These are great for a pre-run snack and a guilt-free treat. They have banana and oats, some pretty awesome running fuel. Ingredients for the “dough” base: 3 overripe bananas (I freeze mine and pull them out when I am ready to use) 3.5 cups oats 1/2 cup any kind of milk 2-3Continue reading “(Mostly) Healthy Cookie Recipe”

8 Motivations to Run

Need motivation? Here are some reasons to run. Endorphins. It’s a fact, your emotional state will vastly improved when you start running. Those endorphins pumping through your body are powerful, making you pretty damn happy as a result. Time to yourself. Think of running as time away to improve yourself, letting your mind be openContinue reading “8 Motivations to Run”

Individual Sports vs Team Sports

It’s funny–people assume that because I run, I must be into all sports. They speak to me like I know what team is which. I mean, for instance, I truly don’t know if the Cubs are baseball or football. I don’t care enough to Google it. I don’t know anything about the rules of volleyballContinue reading “Individual Sports vs Team Sports”