Sisterhood, a Short Q & A

Monday: 4m easy 8:25/pace, 20 min shoulders, 10 min abs

Tuesday: 7m hills 8:10/pace, 20 min chest/biceps, 20 min abs

I got to test out my new Pure Grit’s yesterday during a hill run and if I do say so myself, I really like the color. Might be my favorite color running shoe so far. And of course they feel like a dream on my feet!


The hill workout was difficult because I ate 2 bowls of cereal right before I ran out the door. Bad idea. It was 7 miles of stomach issues. Note to self, cereal doesn’t work as a pre-run meal for me and neither does running directly after said cereal.

I meant to do this last week, but I had a fellow awesome blogger that nominated me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy so it’s time to answer the fun questions and pass it along to a few blogs i love to read. Thanks again Emmeline!sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award-w500


1. What is your favorite color? Wine. Can that be a color? i’m sure it’s called burgundy, but wine sounds delicious. If i had to choose based on wardrobe, it would be any and every shade on the gray scale. Note the pic below, grey and black tank w/wine pants.

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2. Favorite animal? Dogs, specifically terriers. I had a Westie once, he was the coolest dog ever.  And bunnies. I love me some bunnies.


8th grade and Max 🙂

3. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? COFFEE


4. Facebook or Twitter. Facebook, but i’m slowly relying on the blog and Instagram for my social media fix.

5. Favorite pattern? stripes, haven’t you noticed?

cameron took this without me looking :)

6. What is your passion? I love helping people become a better version of themselves. It makes me feel like I have a purpose being a personal trainer and it’s so incredible for clients and friends to envision what they think they can do and then exceed it.  I also like to think I have a passion for life. I love to try new things, listen to new music, visit new places, eat new foods, meet new people. Maybe it’s just ADD maybe it’s passion!

Now I get to nominate a few people to do the same and pass along the Sisterhood Award!

The Rules:

1. Post the logo on your blog.

2. Thank the person who nominated you.

3. Answer the questions.

4. Choose other ladies who blog as your nominees

5. Post the links to the nominees’ blogs and notify them on their blog.


I’m choosing a few i’ve probably mentioned before but I can’t help what I like!

1) Megan @ The Lyons Share – She brings a really great balance of nutritional health and mental well being into the running blogosphere.

2) Sarah @ Once Upon A Lime – She’s hilarious, works with Oiselle and is working through a hamstring tendonitis injury.

3) Kristina @ Blog About Running – This chick started running and just took off.. She has major running goals, and is running her first marathon in Portland. 

4) Lily @ Lily Runs the World – Lily’s  training for her first marathon and she and her boy just quit their jobs to tour around Europe, can’t wait to hear about this journey!

I’m heading to the gym for 5 easy treadmill miles. What’s your workout today?


Weekend Recap: Shows, Stars, Shoes & Brews!

This weekend went by much too fast, even though we did a lot of lazing around. Friday we went to Constitution Hall to see one of our favorite bands of all time who never ever ever tour. Neutral Milk Hotel. If you’re ever wondering what’s tattooed on my back, it’s lyrics from this band. And if you’re wondering what the heck Neutral Milk Hotel is, check them out. It’s worth it.


Constitution Hall was pretty cool to be in. I really dug the star spangled seats and the carpet on the main floor was blue with stars as well. Also, i can tell i’m getting older when I get excited to see a concert in an actual seat…


Saturday morning I headed out for my 12 mile run which finally got to be outside!! It was wet and there still were parts of the trail that were ice and snow, but mostly slush so I could deal with it. I got to test out these new RBX tights I got from Marshall’s for $15 a few weeks back. I loved the higher (colorful!) waistband, the tights felt compression like, tight but not uncomfortable and I didn’t chafe. Also these make my butt look cute. No i’m not providing a picture, but i swear if you tell a girl their ass looks good in something 99.99% of the time they’ll buy it. 🙂

new capris!

new capris!

The 12 miles actually flew by quicker than past long runs. My pace averaged a 8:14, nothing felt too difficult and I ended up getting home a little earlier than anticipated. I realized when I got home Cameron had gone running ❤ but I didn’t take a key and was locked out. I used the extra time to stretch out really well and put my feet up and laid outside our doorway until he got home. He looked at my like I was a freak with my feet up on our door laying in the dirty hall, but hey runner’s do weird things.

I think the whole feet up thing really helped recover my legs, that and I wore compression socks the rest of the night. That was the first time I put my feet up immediately after a run and might become part of my routine. I wasn’t even a tiny bit sore the next day.

I felt bad for making Cameron’s Saturday start so late after my long run so i suggested late lunch and recovery beer! We checked out a local brewery and it was really great. The food was good, beer was good. Pretty much all i need to be happy.


After lunch I HAD to check out Potomac River Running Store across the street. They had a big sale on last season’s shoes and I couldn’t resist…


I almost made my goal of no new shoes until March.. so close!! I got a pair of the Brook’s Pure Grit’s cause they are the most comfortable shoes i’ve worn, i’m hoping these might be the ones I wear for the next 1/2. The New Balance Minimus are for work. I need the lightweight shoes for weightlifting and standing on my feet all day. (These are zero drop and I’ve never owned a pair of zero’s so i’m excited to try them out.) aaaaand I LOVE the Colors!!


Workouts from the week!

Monday: 15 min abs

Tuesday: 6.6m treadmill intervals (pace ranged from 7:30-6:00), 15 min abs

Wednesday: 4.25m treadmill easy 8:41/pace, 30 min TRX upper body, 30 min yoga

Thursday: 7.2m hill workout, 15 min abs

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 12 easy & long 8:14/pace

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 30.1

How often do you buy shoes? I feel like i have a problem haha.

Have you ever put your feet up after a run? Notice a difference or not?