Monday, May 29, 2023

Market to Market Relay 2023 - Rockin' the Flock

What happens when seven fun-loving runners team-up for a 76ish mile relay across Iowa?

A flock-rockin' good time is sure to happen! 

After all...we had the van, the fuel, the water, the body balm, the matching sequins-enhanced hats, and an unassuming flamingo mascot. How could it not be a good time?

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Out & About

So there I was again...

It was (yet) another week of recovery (this time from M2M), maintaining (aren't we always?) and taper (D2D is coming up on June 3rd). It's both a blessing and a curse to have so many favorite races all happening within a short time frame. I do it every year, and I have ZERO regrets, but it does make for a busy and active season.

This week was all about finding that sweet balance between continued training and downtime. How did that work for me? In a word - perfection!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

To 'Fess or Not To 'Fess

 ...and here we are again.

Time to bring all those 'fessions to the 'fessional and clear our bodies, minds, and soles. Honestly, just when I think I've 'fessed all there is to be 'fessed, life keeps happening (and, honestly, that is a GOOD thing, LOL).

Shall we get this 'fession party off and rolling? Okay, here goes...

Saturday, May 20, 2023

A PrEvIeW of SuMmEr

Ahh, the sweet taste of summer...

Or, at the very least, an early preview. Even though we still have (officially) another month to go, this week had all the makings and feels of my favorite season. There were some beautiful sunrises to behold, post-workday bike rides, and some serious sweat equity banked.

Truthfully, it was ALL good.... 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

An a-MAY-zing Week

Was it a week!

Let's see...there was plenty of fitness fun to be had. There was a graduation (sans pomp and circumstance) from PT. And, Momma N kept busy sending all kinds of crazy antics in our direction.

 Never a dull moment, but that's also what kept it (somewhat) less-than-boring...

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Music & Running

Shall we talk about music? How about running? Or how the two work in unison?

Truth be told, there were many years that my runs didn't happen without music. Unless I was running with friends, music was every bit a necessity as were my running shoes. 

I guess I used it as a crutch. I thought I needed it to keep me entertained, motivated, and energized.

Then the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon happened, and all that changed...

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Just Cruisin'

Baby, let's cruise...

With back-to-back half marathons, over the course of seven days, cruising through some recovery was in order. We're talking minimal running, extra stretching, continuous walking and all kinds of time in the saddle.

I even tried to "bank" a few extra hours of snoozing, which is no easy feat for yours truly. Nonetheless, this week of recovery, was much needed and well-utilized.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

May We Chat?

Can you believe the MAYhem is well underway?

It's hard to believe we are already 1/3 of the way through 2023. Time flies, am I right?

Anyways, it's time for the monthly gathering of friends, mugs and chatter. It's always nice having a coffee chat and playing catch-up.

Shall we get this May Chat started?

Monday, May 1, 2023

Kewash Trail Half Marathon race recap

Let's just say it was just meant to be. Finally.

Ever have a race that has been on your radar for years, only it never fit your schedule?

Well, finally the stars, moons, planets (and any other forces that be) all aligned. At long last, I was able to run the Kewash Trail Half Marathon.