Last Week’s Running/Workouts And A Little On What’s Next


This was the day after Phoenix 1/2 but turned into the rest of the week, lol!!

BRF Runner Jenny, who happens to be my sport’s doctor’s assistant, advised me to rest the week following my race so like a good patient, I did.

So I ate instead. A lot. I think I seriously gained a good 5 pounds this last week. The Monday after the race I went home and visited my mom–which meant tamales, tortillas, and all the Mexican food I could handle. It was amazing.

We were home by Wednesday evening, and by Friday I was getting antsy so I took the kids to the gym and got on the bike for 20 minutes. My first form of exercise all week. It felt good to get some sweat on.

Saturday morning I met up with some run club friends and got in a good 6 miler. We almost got negative splits too!

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Sunday my run club held their annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k. We have a huge group with people at varying running abilities. My faster friends were either out of town, resting from last week’s marathon, racing somewhere, injured and out for the count, or doing a longer training run solo so it allowed me to FINISH FIRST and get a snazzy new unofficial PR.

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My daughter was so excited that mommy was the “line leader” lol!!

It was fun morning and on the way home, we made a pit stop to visit some of my son’s friends

These are in front of someone's house. Like, in their yard.

These are in front of someone’s house. Like, in their yard.


Overall, a great, relaxing week: 9.15 miles running miles, a little over 3 bike miles

And as far as what’s next:

MarchTri For The Cure (it’s a baby tri, lol! 400m swim, 8 mile bike, 2.4 mile run)
AprilSinister Night Trail Race 27k
MayRun Like A Mother 5k (I’m an ambassador for this race!! Local friends, use PHXHELLY5 for $5 off!)
May–Grand Canyon R2R2R with my husband!

I’m really trying to not race as much this year and focus on my main goal of getting a marathon PR. Last month was super motivating and I’m ready to devote my energy into building up a good base, working on cross/strength training, and be as ready as I can be when it’s marathon time. Tomorrow is the big day where I’ll find out if I’m in for NYC Marathon and if I’m not, I’m thinking of Tucson Marathon in December.

And that’s all I got! Hope everyone has a great week! Happy Monday 🙂

–Any big races this year for you?

–Do you have something cool in your yard? Like dinosaurs?

More Phoenix Fun!

I’m not lying when I say I’ll be riding this high for quite some time. I still can’t believe last weekend, last month. If you missed my PR HALF MARATHON recap, read it here

I wanted to share a few more awesome moments from the race. It really was such a perfect day. The weather was amazing, all my friends were there, and to finish off with a good race–it just doesn’t get better than that.

My husband ran the full marathon and somewhere in the first half a member of our run club snapped this shot

Notice his pink water bottle. He borrowed mine for good luck ❤

and I love it so much. It makes me so happy that he loves running as much as I do.

I mentioned in my recap that I “roared” my way into the finish line. I wasn’t lying.



LOL. Too funny!!

Early bird pricing for Phoenix Marathon is already available and you bet I’ve signed up!! Come join me on what is an amazing race with fun people (read Carlee’s post on how fun running with friends is 🙂 )

Great course!! (The half starts at the mid way point of the full.)

Great course!! (The half starts at the mid way point of the full.)

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the bling.

And the post race festivities are pretty epic. They seriously hook runners up!! I wasn’t hungry when I finished but if I had been, I would’ve been more than taken care of. There was french toast (like legit, thick, yummy toast), hot dogs (turkey options), bar-b-que, fruit galore, ice cream, chips, milk….it was a serious after party.

Think about it! 😀

Have a great weekend everyone!!

–Do you have a funny finish line picture? Were you making a face, dancing, dying?