Training through pictures

Hill workouts… Do these make my butt smaller?


Cooling down… Featuring KT Tape!


Heading home after a very long hour at bootcamp!


Sunrise run in Phoenix


Rain Rain Go Away…

I don’t know about my fellow runners but I am a fair weathered runner. After last weekend’s crazy warm temps I thoughtfully planned ahead to get up early and be out the door by 7 for a 7-8 mile training run…. Well that plan was spoiled by rain! I personally think a little rain is okay mid run. Almost like running through a sprinkler to cool down. Thunder and pouring rain in a summer storm is not the same!

Looks like I will be going to bed early again tonight… Only after the Blackhawks game and try for the long run tomorrow.

Dumbo Double Dare Challenge

While we were relaxing in Disney on our family no race vacation after seeing new Dumbo merchandise my sister said it was good to see “Dumbo getting the respect he deserves!” I can only imagine her excitement to see this beautiful Dumbo medal she will be getting Labor Day Weekend!

Thank you runDisney for helping give Dumbo some respect! Now if only we could get the same for Figment!

Bring on the training!


-daughter #1


We are in Disney for a much needed vacation! While there isn’t any racing we are running.


… And enjoying adult beverages.


… And enjoying great views.





… And most importantly enjoying spending time together!




We don’t personally know anyone running Boston but many of our online friends were. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Boston runners, spectators, volunteers, and employees in the area. What sadness on a day that should be filled with joy for such an amazing accomplishment.

Please join us and say a prayer for our runner friends out there.


Weekend Recap

There wasn’t a lot of running this weekend but there was family time. My dad had to travel for work so on his way out of the country he stopped in Chicago to help me with some things at my condo. I remodeled over the summer and hadn’t finished the decorating… Apparently I hang all things too high. He had a short visit but we were able to get most of my artwork on the walls, have waffles, try a new pizza place, and catch up. It was great having him for a visit even for a short one. Dad was really lucky and saw snowflakes in April!

Dad was hard at work!


This time next week we will all be together at Disney and while there won’t be any races there will be plenty of running.


– daughter #1

Family Running

We may not all be the same pace.
We may not all run the same distance.
We may not all even love running.
We do all love running knowing someone else is out there!

Even better is literally running into your family!

I can’t wait to know I’m running with family when we go on our family vacation (no races involved) later in the month.

Until then, Happy National Siblings Day to my sister!


– Daughter #1