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Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me

The 15 Mile Challenge

This morning I knew I needed to cross train so I decided to do another brick workout.  I swam a mile (took about thirty-four minutes) and then immediately headed to the gym to ride a bike.  I wanted to ride the farthest I ever have and decided 15 miles was a good goal.  It took me an hour and twenty-two

Greetings from a non-running Runner

Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since my last run.  I have been swimming and biking like crazy.  I guess this is helping me at least feel like I’m not losing all my speed -although who am I kidding…  This week I upped the ante.  I did two brick workouts instead of one.  I also swam two miles one day

Where to Begin??

This has been a long week.  It’s the first full week that school has been out so I guess I’m adjusting to having 4 kids home all day.  There’s been a lot going on but not much time to blog so I thought I would give a little run down of the week so far… Monday- last day of my

Cross Training, Camping & Old Navy Active wear top review

Well, it’s been exactly 12 days since my last run.  I have cross trained 7 of those days.  Not a lot to report so I haven’t posted much.  “Another day on the elliptical” is about as exciting as it gets around here.  I am going to go for a run on Tuesday and I’m praying that my knee will feel

The Stress Fracture Comeback…

I am finally in the process of coming back!! Thank you, God! Today marks 10 weeks since the fateful 5 mile treadmill run. Here’s where I am at: 1. Still taking Calcium and Vitamin D supplements. I need to make my bones strong and stay strong! 2. Still Cross Training– today was 4 miles (and 52 minutes) on the elliptical.

Bones, Bikes and Babies

It’s been a few days since I last wrote. I’ll admit, there have been times when I’ve been a little discouraged to write in my running blog since I am not running. I’ve been so paranoid about my bone healing that I’ve given up exercise. Temporarily. After researching sacrum stress fractures and reading about stress fractures in general, I found