March Recap!

I am pretty excited because in my 15+ years of tracking my monthly miles… This March was my highest (I think)! ¬†ūüôā ¬†march (1).jpg

Plus, I feel GREAT and ready for my marathon! ¬†This month has been full of normal running, biking, and DVD¬†workouts….¬†IMG_8380.JPG

and some not so traditional workouts!  IMG_8737-1.JPG

I’ve¬†bought a few delicious salads and then I recreate them for weeks and weeks at home!¬†FullSizeRender.jpg

…and same with treats! ¬†IMG_8553-1.JPG

Here is my workout each day this month:

  1. Hammer & Chisel DVD-Total Body Hammer and Easy Run- 7.5 miles
  2. Bike- 1 hour
  3. Rest Day
  4. Long Run- 14 miles
  5. Tempo Run- 7 miles
  6. Easy Run- 3 miles
  7. Long Run- 10.5 miles
  8. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Endurance
  9. Bike- 1 hour and Easy Run with 2 minute pick-ups- 8.5 miles
  10. Rest Day
  11. Long Run- 22 miles
  12. Easy Run- 5 miles
  13. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Max Hammer Strength and Recovery Run- 4 miles
  14. Rest Day
  15. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Cardio and Easy Run- 5 miles
  16. Easy Run- 7 miles
  17. Bike- 1 hour
  18. Speed Workout- 14 miles (warm up, 8 x 1 mile at 7:20-7:00 pace, cool down)
  19. Tempo Run- 7 miles
  20. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Plyo and Easy Run- 5 miles
  21. Tempo Run- 12 miles
  22. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Total Body Chisel
  23. Bike- 1 hour
  24. Easy Run- 4 miles
  25. Long Run- 20.5 miles
  26. Rest Day
  27. Lap Swim- 25 minutes
  28. Easy Run- 7 miles
  29. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Power
  30. Bike- 1 hour and Easy Run- 7 miles
  31. Tempo Run- 8 miles

IMG_8726.JPGWe hope the warmer weather is here to stay and we can bundle up a little less! ¬†I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited/anxious for Easter and EASTER MONDAY / PATRIOT’S DAY / BOSTON MARATHON DAY!!! ¬†Happy April!

February Recap!

Just when I think things can’t get busier… they do! ¬†Our February consisted of a lot of FUN though! ¬†We started off the month celebrating Denny with a Mario Party! ¬†IMG_7946.JPG

We also played a lot indoors…¬†IMG_8276.JPG

and learned as much as we could!  IMG_8286.JPG

The weather has been cold a few of the days…¬†IMG_8057.PNG

But for the most part warmer (especially for February)!  I love running in shorts even if there is snow on the ground!  I even got to have a few run dates with my sweetie this month!  IMG_8099.PNG

Here are my workouts for each day of February:

  1. Tempo Run- 10 miles
  2. Spin Bike- 1 hour
  3. Rest Day
  4. Easy Run- 7 miles
  5. Tempo Run- 12 miles @ 8:02 pace
  6. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Total Body Chisel and Easy Run- 5 miles
  7. Tempo Run- 7 miles
  8. Hammer & Chisel DVD- ISO Speed Hammer and Spin Bike- 1 hour
  9. Rest Day
  10. Easy Run- 5 miles
  11. Long Run- 18 miles
  12. Easy Run- 7 miles
  13. Hammer & Chisel DVD- ISO Strength Chisel
  14. Tempo Run- 10 miles
  15. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Conditioning and Spin Bike- 1 hour
  16. Easy Run- 6 miles
  17. Rest Day
  18. Tempo Run (with Nate!)- 13 miles
  19. Yoga Class and Easy Run- 5 miles
  20. Tempo Run- 8 miles
  21. Easy Run- 7 miles
  22. Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Cardio
  23. Tempo Run- 7 miles
  24. Rest Day
  25. Race Day- Spring Thaw 20 miles
  26. Recovery Run- 3 miles
  27. Spin Bike- 1 hour
  28. Recovery Run- 8 miles

Here are my total miles for the month:Feb.jpg

Happy running and hope we can all SLIDE right into Spring! ūüôā ¬†IMG_8145.JPG

Weekly Recap #11 & #12

We are almost halfway through winter and sometimes¬†the cold or sickness (especially that my¬†3 bring home) can be tough but being¬†motivated helps! ¬†Also, rolling around in fake grass is nice ūüėČ ¬†FullSizeRender-1.jpg

I often get messages about how I stay motivated so I came up with my top 6 reasons that keep me motivated:

  1. An upcoming race- especially a big one that you are traveling for!
  2. To feel my best- days when I run/ workout I am happier and a lot more patient with everyone. ūüôā
  3. To be stronger and better- I always want to keep improving to be the best version of myself.
  4. To eat healthier- I always make better food choices when I workout! ¬†I think my body craves healthy foods and vitamins! ¬†Sometimes I workout so hard that I don’t want anything bad going into my body.
  5. My daily “me time”- It is my only time that I really have alone and I don’t feel guilty about it! ¬†I may not have time to go shopping or even doing my hair but at¬†the end of the day those things don’t make me happy like working out!
  6. Having a group that is doing similar workouts and similar goals- I check in each day with my group and we share motivation and inspiration!  FullSizeRender.jpg

So, here’s what my last two weeks looked like:

Monday:  Recovery Run- 5 miles

Tuesday: Hammer & Chisel DVD-Total Body Chisel and Spin Bike- 45 minutes

Wednesday:  Rest Day

Thursday:  Tempo Run- 6 miles

Friday:  Rest Day

Saturday:¬†¬†Sick Day ūüė¶

Sunday: Easy Run- 7 miles

Monday:  Easy Run- 8.5 miles

Tuesday: Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Power and 6 miles with pick-ups

Wednesday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Balance and 6 miles with 5 x .5 miles hard

Thursday:  Rest Day

Friday: Long Run- 16 miles

Saturday: Hammer & Chisel DVD- ISO Hammer, Run- 3 miles, Bike- 30 minutes

Sunday: Tempo Run- 9.5 miles

If you are interested in joining my upcoming group fill out a few questions below and I will give you more info!

Weekly Recap #9 & #10

We have been all smiles around here and singing…¬†Here we go Steelers! ¬†IMG_7607.JPG

I really enjoy training for something big… and for me, Boston is about as BIG as it gets! ¬†I want to do great and feel good on April 17th so it makes all my runs feel important¬†and rewarding! ¬†Sometimes it can feel like winter drags on and on but having something to work towards makes it much better for me! ¬†A day when I run always ends up better than if I didn’t run…


If a run isn’t possible (because I have the kids, weather is too bad, or I need a day off from running) a DVD workout is the next best thing! ¬†I can’t believe how much stronger I am now from these DVD’s! ¬†Plus this little guy thinks they are pretty fun too! ¬†FullSizeRender.jpg

Here’s what my last two weeks looked like:

Monday:  Rest Day

Tuesday: Tempo Run- 7 miles

Wednesday:  Easy Run- 5 miles

Thursday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Strength

Friday:  Rest Day

Saturday:  Long Run- 11 miles

Sunday: Hammer & Chisel DVD-Chisel Cardio and Spin Bike- 45 minutes

Monday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- ISO Speed Hammer and 5 miles

Tuesday: 6 miles

Wednesday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Agility

Thursday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Power and Speed Workout- 5 miles (warm-up, 5 x .5 at 3:30 pace)

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: Easy Run- 8 miles @ 8:21 average pace

Sunday: Long Run- 14 miles @ 8:11 average pace


Weekly Recap #7 & #8 Falling and Favorites

There is always a first for everything… ¬†two days before Christmas I fell hard! ¬†IMG_6860.JPGObviously I had to snap chat to get some sympathy ūüôā ¬†I ended up with a scrapes¬†and bruises on my hand and knee… plus holes in my leggings and jacket! ¬†A few days earlier¬†I had a stomach bug and did not eat much… so I’m thinking I may have still been weak.

I took Christmas Eve and Christmas super easy running and super fun party wise! ¬†We celebrated my Christmas Eve baby all morning…¬†IMG_6993.JPG

and then a lot of my family and friends joined us for the rest of the day!  IMG_7026.JPG

We had an amazing Christmas day plus many more celebrations for a few days after!IMG_7114.JPG

And I am back to running with just some bruises and scrapes. ¬†I love this time of year because it is usually easier for me to fit in more running! ¬†We had a great sister run with some of our new Christmas gear…¬†¬†¬†IMG_7231.JPG

and I finished out the year strong with 10 tempo miles too!  Which gave me a total of 1,134 miles for the year!   FullSizeRender.jpg

Happy New Year from all of us (including the goofballs)! ¬†I am SO¬†excited to¬†“officially” start my Boston marathon training!FullSizeRender-1.jpg

Here’s what my last two weeks looked like:

Monday:  Rest Day

Tuesday: Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer PLYO + Abs

Wednesday:  SICK DAY

Thursday:  SICK DAY

Friday:  6 miles (fell at mile 3)

Saturday:  Rest Day- Christmas Eve

Sunday: Tempo Run- 3 miles

Monday:  Easy Run- 5 miles

Tuesday: Tempo Run- 5 miles

Wednesday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- ISO Strength Chisel

Thursday:  Tempo Run- 8 miles

Friday: Easy Run- 3.5 miles

Saturday: Tempo Run- 10 miles

Sunday: Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Balance & 7 miles


Weekly Recap #5 & #6

To sum up the last 2 weeks… I would say the goal was to stay warm! ¬†IMG_5449.jpeg

It feels like Winter is officially here and since I don’t ever run on a treadmill… I have been adding in a lot more workouts at home! ¬†I run outside unless it is icy/slippery (which it has been)! ¬†Honestly, I’m ok with this and love that we have the change of seasons. ¬†I am using this time for extra cross-training and getting stronger.

Here’s what my last two weeks looked like:

Monday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Balance

Tuesday:  Easy Run- 5 miles

Wednesday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Conditioning

Thursday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Total Body Hammer

Friday:  Rest Day

Saturday:  Tempo Run- 7 miles

Sunday: Pick-up Run- 7 miles

Monday:  Stroller Run- 5 miles

Tuesday: Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Agility

Wednesday:  Snow/Icy Run- 5 miles

Thursday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Max Hammer Strength

Friday:  Rest Day

Saturday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Total Body Chisel

Sunday: Snow/Icy Run- 6 miles


I am working on my new group that starts after Christmas.  We will workout, drink Shakeology, AND get paid to check in daily!  It is awesome motivation!!  If you are interested fill out the form below and I will send you the details!


Weekly Recap #4+

This past week we had a later Thanksgiving with my family that started with an 8.5 mile run with my sister…IMG_2178.jpeg

and then a lot of deliciousness that I have to share!IMG_3243.jpeg



Now that Thanksgiving and November is over… IMG_4059.jpeg

Christmas is in full effect! This includes lots of decorating… IMG_6852.jpeg

Our Elf, PETER PANTS, even brought 25 books for Christmas! IMG_0026.jpeg

We have been eating healthy… love these apple and banana chips! IMG_9777.jpg

And some not so healthy foods for the little man ūüėČ I mean, we did have to collect all 8 Ninja Turtle toys!IMG_3774.jpeg


Here’s what my week looked like:

Saturday: Long Run- 8.5 miles

Sunday:  Tempo Run- 7 miles at 7:58 average pace

Monday:  Rest Day

Tuesday:  Stroller Run- 4 miles

Wednesday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Chisel Agility & Easy Run- 3.5 miles

Thursday:  Easy Run- 5 miles

Friday:  Rest Day

Saturday:  Hammer & Chisel DVD- Hammer Power

Sunday: Tempo Run- 8 miles at 8:04 average pace

I have a new group starting soon…. where we workout, drink Shakeology, AND get paid to check in daily! ¬†It is awesome motivation to be the best possible versions of ourselves. ¬†If you are interested fill out the form below and I will send you the details! ¬†