Family · Health and Fitness

The Last One

It was my last morning run in Washington, and the first of many as we travel across the states to our new home. Here's the deal. I am doing a "5k Across the Country" type of thing. Or at least a 5k in every state we stop. So here are a few things I saw… Continue reading The Last One

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Fair Winds and Following Seas….Again

Before every PCS move (permanent change of station) there are stages of emotions we all go through, much like the way we mentally prepare for deployments and homecomings. Initially we receive the orders, the "penciled in" ones that are sort of for sure, but could change at anytime. This is where we don't really get… Continue reading Fair Winds and Following Seas….Again

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Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Running this year's half marathon was awesome for a couple of reasons. First off, hubby was home so he was able to be with the kids AND cheer me on. It was also the 3rd in a series of 3 - so all of my race medals match! (It really is all about the race… Continue reading Race Report: 2014 Whidbey Island Half Marathon

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When Coming in Last is a Big Win

Last year we ran the St. Patrick's day fun run out on base. We did the 1 mile run, knowing the kiddos wouldn't be able to do much more than that. We also had the benefit of the stroller while Eric was deployed, so worst case scenario, they could take turns taking breaks. It's amazing… Continue reading When Coming in Last is a Big Win

Health and Fitness

I Tri’d

Whew. I did the dang thing! Here's the milage breakdown: 7 mile warm up from T2/Finish line to Goss Lake/Start line 800 yd swim in Goss Lake (warmer than I thought, thank goodness!) 19.5 mile bike ride 3.8 mile run When I signed up for this race, I misread the distances and thought it was a… Continue reading I Tri’d

Family · Health and Fitness · Photography

Joy

If writing for a fitness blog has taught me anything, it's that I have to practice what I "preach". After writing a post about making exercise work with kids, I really had no excuse. So I found this: It's a playground next to the track! There is absolutely NO reason I couldn't get out there! As… Continue reading Joy

Family · Health and Fitness

St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

The gym at NAS Whidbey Island periodically has fun runs, a 1.5 mile, a 5k and a 10k. I ran one of the 10ks last year and thought that perhaps Jake would like to run the short race, while we push Hannah in the stroller.  I would be over the moon if at least one… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Health and Fitness · Photography

Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Just had to share the pictures from last weekend! This one was about mile 4-5 🙂 Feeling great and loving the sunshine that morning despite the cold temp!   The rest of the pics are from the finish line.....     It seems like I do this at the end of every run. I don't… Continue reading Whidbey Island Half Marathon

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

New PR!

As always, I do my best thinking while running and had a million thoughts and ideas for this post and now I'm ready to jot it all out and can't remember half of them!! Here is what I DO remember: 1. I ran my 3rd half marathon today. While I still struggle to get (and… Continue reading New PR!