Category: Run/Hike/Bike

To Go or Not to Go

To Go or Not to Go

Morning Runs Do you ever have those mornings where you really want to run, but are crunched for time? Let’s face it. Most morning runs start out this way. For me, I really do love running. I have my mind set on running every week day and then to see how the weekend plays out. …

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The Best Running Buddy

The Best Running Buddy

Running Buddy I had been running for several years and had convinced my husband to run with me a few times. I even got him and my sister to run my first marathon with me. It was an exciting start to my running, but then something happened. We all slowly stopped running together. Every now …

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Why I Started Running

Why I Started Running

I was just lazy I haven’t looked back on why I started running for several years now. October marks my 8th year of running. I couldn’t be more happy that I made the decision to start and make it a part of my everyday life. I had graduated from college in December and immediately switched …

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Three Other Runners

Three Other Runners

A typical yet not so typical morning The other day, I was out on my morning run trying to get it in before my little man and I were off to start our busy day outside of the house. I had gone back and forth about getting out. Mostly, I just wanted an hour or …

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Bringing Back the Running Posts

Bringing Back the Running Posts

There was a time when… Before Elijah came, I spent a lot of time blogging about my runs. I loved being able to share my struggles and accomplishments. I had good runs, bad runs, exciting races, and some not so exciting races. I also loved exploring new running exercises. I am not a sprinter, but …

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Our Norwegian Adventure | Tromsø

Our Norwegian Adventure | Tromsø

We arrived in Tromsø tired. It was another good plane ride for the kiddo, but we were still not caught up on sleep. None of us slept on the plane. It took us a moment to figure out where our Airbnb entrance was. Once again, we were still too tired to actually comprehend the directions …

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The Training Continues

The Training Continues

I remember the days where I blogged almost weekly or daily about running. I had a desire to share with the world how my runs went and it seemed as though people really enjoyed reading the posts. Now, I just don’t know what to say about running. We are about half way through our training …

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Belated Boise

Belated Boise

Last October (2016) Jess ran yet another marathon. This time it was the City of Trees marathon in Boise, ID. This run occurred at a vital junction of our lives, I had just wrapped up my time as a Systems Admin with Woodard & Curran (TREC) and we were in the process of packing up …

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And Another

And Another

I don’t know if you remember about a month ago, I posted a blog about Brent and I beginning our marathon training. He had ran my first marathon with me back in 2011 at the Portland Marathon here in Oregon. From then on, he said he would never run a marathon again unless it was …

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100 Days of Elijah: Day 66

100 Days of Elijah: Day 66

The rain let up, so we spent a good chunk of time outside again this afternoon. The best part was Elijah sitting down multiple times in the wet grass and giving a look of disgust.  

Marathon Training Begins

Marathon Training Begins

Today is day one of training for my 8th marathon and Brent’s 2nd. Yes, Brent is going to run another marathon! How did I convince him of this? Well it actually didn’t take much because we are going to run a super awesome once in a lifetime marathon. It is the Midnight Sun Marathon in …

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Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

Everybody around the Gorge is talking about all this snow that is still on the ground. By talking, I really mean complaining. Yes, I am stuck at my parents without a car. Yes, it is too icy to take Elijah out in the stroller with the hills. Yes, I am getting a little cabin fever …

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