Platte River Half Race Photos!

Platte River Half Marathon

Good, unflattering, & hilarious

I was a little frustrated with the Platte River Half Marathon official race photo situation this year. Their photographer was only offering prints for purchase; there was no digital option. But then I politely emailed him about it, and he sent me these for free.

Here you’ll see just how in shape Nick is: He smiles and waves throughout the run while I grimace and grumble. It’s pretty funny, actually.

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Speed, Trail, and Goodies, Oh My!

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Easter Weekend Snapshots

Happy Monday! I am still in a sleepy daze this morning, but I am fully prepared to share a ton of fun photos from this weekend, which include a new book and salt scrub, a sneak peek of Platte River Half race photos, a hard-yet-short speed workout, and a 10-mile Easter Sunday trail run with gorgeous views.

Take a look!

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Outfits (and Workouts) of the Week!

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TGIF

Happy Friday, friends! Although it feels like this week put me through the ringer… I feel like it exhausted me in the best way.

It was a great week at work, I got three solid runs in before my weekend workouts, and I had my first voice lesson in a long time!

Take a look…

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A New Bag, Speed Workout, & Old Lady Status

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The Mahi Leather Cornell Bag

It’s here! The vintage leather messenger bag/satchel has arrived, and I’m in love. You can tell by the following photo shoot I took with it. Then I did 4.5 miles of fartleks at the park, with steak and wine in my belly from a work lunch event. I never learn.

You’re welcome.

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Race Weekend Snapshots

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Our First Race Together

This was my 6th half marathon and Nick’s 2nd (he leap-frogged into a full marathon and then ultra distances). I’ve never run alongside someone for the entire duration of a race, so this was a cool experience.

Here’s a breakdown of the weekend, and the race: how it felt, what went well, what didn’t, and whether or not I’d run the Platte River Half Marathon again.

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A New Podcast, Running at Work, & Happy Hour

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S*Town

You guys. If you have a long commute or like to listening to podcasts while working out, you have GOT to listen to S*Town. The first 10 minutes will have you addicted. I promise. It’s from This American Life, the same people who brought you Serial (a podcast I also highly recommend). So good! It’s been making my morning get-ready routine far more interesting.

Also: yesterday I ran 6 miles in the middle of the workday so that I could have a couple margaritas at my work-wife Happy Hour. Priorities!

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A Running-Filled Weekend!

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My Highest Weekly Mileage

Happy Monday…?

I am feeling a little groggy this morning, and my body feels a bit sore. This past week totaled 29.5 miles, the most I’ve ever logged in a week!

Here’s a recap, and also a look at a post-long run Wash Park picnic gorge-fest.

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3 Big Takeaways from “The Ultra Mindset”

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Endurance

I just finished The Ultra Mindset, An Endurance Champion’s 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life, and while some of it felt lackluster—or far-reaching, as he tries to educate both on the mindset of an extreme endurance athlete and that of any other endeavor in life—there were three sections that really hit home for me in my running.

While I’m not training for any ultra distances (yet?), I can already see how these ideas have trickled into my training and helped strengthen my mental stamina.

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10 Miles, Vacation Day, & Sunday Meal Prep

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So. Many. Things.

And so much fun.

This weekend was an outstanding one—other than a long run on the schedule and Nick’s flight to Philly on Sunday, we had nothing else planned and let everything unfold naturally.

The result was: seeing a great movie, starting a new tradition called Vacation Day, “beer school,” and so much meal prep and productivity on Sunday that my head might’ve fallen off (in a good way, I think).

Brace yourself for the longest post ever and 10,000 pictures!

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