Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Snohomish River Run 10K Recap

I set out to run the Snohomish River Run 10K in under an hour. There was a crazy mistake along the course which meant I raced 7 miles instead of 6.2, but I still hit my goal and ran the first 10K in 58:39! A PR! The race was a little stressful with most runners being misdirected on-course, and the chaos that ensued when runners realized the mistake. However, the run was in a beautiful location, and honestly I would probably sign up for this race again because I still had a lot fun.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Fall Bucket List

Happy Friday! As I mentioned before, I am super excited about the change of season. I've been seeing fun fall to-do lists on Pinterest and decided to draw-up my own, so as to include only things I am actually likely to do.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Loving October in Western WA

I <3 running in long sleeves

Just a quick update! It's my first fall back in Western Washington after 10 years in Eastern Washington. The weather here is amazing! Especially for running...

Unfortunately, Craig has had a cold all week, and I've been semi-sick too. I've been toeing the line between still getting in some exercise and resting enough so that my sore throat doesn't turn into an intense cold. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Two Weeks, Two Races (Part 2)

     Yay! It's officially fall. I couldn't be more excited for the change of season. I think fall is the best time of year for running, which is why I signed up for so many races in Sept., Oct., and Nov.!

     The second race I ran in September was the Paradise Valley Trail Run organized by Northwest Trail Runs. We had so much fun! I primarily registered for this race because Craig loves trail running, and it was at a park near where we lived.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Two Weeks, Two Races (Part 1)

     This summer I've made steady progress with my running. I've been running about 20 miles per week, which has been my target. My main goal has been to enjoy running and have fun! There were a few weeks of intense wildfire smoke this summer, so a lot of my summer miles where actually done inside on a treadmill.

     At one point in July, I was feeling super ambitious, so I signed up for a handful of races when the prices were still low, without any training plan in mind. I have a couple of races per month for the rest of the year. The last two weekends, I ran two completely different events.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

San Juan Island: 1st Anniversary 5K

     Last year on our honeymoon, Craig surprised me with matching race shirts that said "Owen" on the back. He planned for us to do our own 5K on our honeymoon, and to make it an annual event. 

     This year, we spent our 1st anniversary on San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington. It was a super fun little adventure! And of course this provided the perfect location for our annual 5K.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Panorama Updates


     I've been enjoying my first summer back in Western WA! Craig and I have been able to go on a couple of mini-adventures, although he's only had one day off from work.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Vancouver Marathon Recap

     I did it! I ran the Vancouver Marathon. It went really well, and I had an amazing time in Vancouver. I am super proud of having finished. I have signed up for 2 other marathons over the past 3 years, but could not run them due to injuries. This was something I really wanted to do and wasn't completely sure at times during training if I could do it. 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Marathon Countdown: Final Week

     The Vancouver Marathon is less than a week away! Last week for me was pretty hectic- and I think I found a job! I had an on-cite interview on Wednesday that required a presentation, which I was pretty nervous for but it went great. By Friday, the company gave me a verbal job offer. I haven't received a written offer yet, so we will see what happens.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Surviving a Tough Training Run

The weather was pretty nice... so I had no excuse not to run for 3 hours... right!?
     I wasn't feeling up to running that day... I had run 5 not-so-great miles the day before, and I had just had a job interview that morning, so I really wasn't feeling up to doing much.

     I think that BECAUSE I was so tired actually pushed me to actually go for my long run in a weird way. I wanted to prove to myself that I could run that far of a distance even when I didn't feel like it.

     My goal: run for 3 hours or 15 miles, whichever came first.