Time For a Hike!

I woke up Saturday feeling kinda crappy so after breakfast I got my shoes and went out for a hike.

Snow was still on the ground here and there, but it was almost 60 degrees which meant melting snow, and spent a good deal of the hike walking through mud. A ton of people were out on the trails, i guess everyone had the same idea to be outside on the first nice day of the year!


It felt so good to be outside in the sunshine. I hiked 4.9 miles and took a few breaks just to sit on the rocks, and enjoy the view.

Tank tops & snow.. Pretty much the best way to welcome spring!


A bit of wildlife on our hike…

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Sunday I wasn’t feeling any better and my last long run before the half marathon was on the schedule. Just an easy slow 8 mile run. I decided to try and run it, even if that meant stopping early or walking. I did 7.25m at an 8:20/pace and walked the remaining 3/4 mile. That was a strange run. My legs and body felt normal, but my head was just heavy and sick feeling. As soon as I got back from the run I broke a fever and felt terrible for a few hours. Slowly, after green tea, fresh ginger and a ton of water with Nuun and saltines, I felt a ton better!

I’m still not 100%, but i’m very hopeful whatever is clinging to me will go away by race time this weekend! Send some good, healthy vibes my way, i’m going to need it!

Workout Summary

Monday: 35 min Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown

Tuesday: 5m easy 8:35/pace, 15min shoulders

Wednesday: 6.1m treadmill hills (pace ranged from 8:30-7:41), 30 min core

Thursday: 25min chest/triceps, 10 low back

Friday: 4.1m moderate 7:40/pace

Saturday: 4.9m hike

Sunday: 8m easy 8:20/pace, walked the last 3/4 mile.

Total Miles: 28.1

What are your go-to remedies when you’re not feeling well?

Green tea & lots of water, Vitamin C, I try to eat as normally as possible

Ever run a race sick?

Nope and i’m hopefully not going to have to!


Hockey, hiking & my workout summary 9/23-9/29

This weekend started off very similar to last weekend. We went to another Capitals pre-season game because tickets were dirt cheap. I’m feeling spoiled.


The next morning I had to get up early for the TRX training class. It was an 8 hour class full of great information and lots of working out. It was so exhausting and i’m sore in places I haven’t been in a while.  I can’t wait to get to work this week and test out my new knowledge of the TRX course in the gym. The instructor showed me a few exercises to stretch out my chest, and workout my back because runners tend to have their shoulders pulled forward (I do for sure).

Even though my body was sore I went on an early morning hike. (okay, it was noon, but on a Sunday it feels early).

Take a look at a few pictures from the hike…



love how calm the water was. and there were some people repelling down the side

love how calm the water was. and there were some people repelling down the side

My weekly workout summary:

Monday: 8 min leg workout

Tuesday: 5.5 mile run 8:27/pace, 10 min abs + foam rolling

Wednesday:  6 mile easy run 8:26/pace

Thursday: 15 min Triceps, 15 min abs

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Full Body TRX (2+ hours)

Sunday: 4 mile hike

Total Miles: 11.5 + 4 mile hike

My mileage was a little low for my liking this week, but my legs were wrecked from this week’s workouts and it’s always hard for me to get back into running 4-5 days a week after a race . RIght now football is on the tv, I just had a cup of hot chocolate, and after a weekend of cross training I’ll be ready to run tomorrow.

Did everyone have a cup of coffee today? It’s National Coffee Day!