April Running Highlights
Tuesdays on the Run
April was a pretty great month, although it isn’t quite over and I have a little more running to get in.  If I had to grade my month of running… I’d give it a solid A. I’ve ran a total of 61 miles so far this month.  Got several of those in with my dogs, Anam and Sorcha.  We were …
The Chilbury Ladies Choir
Book Review
This book opens in the early days of World War II, as the local Vicar has put an end to the village choir since most of the men have gone off to war.  The ladies of Chilbury band together and rebel against the order and form the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. The story is told through the journals and letters of five women who …
Workouts – Last Week Today – April 23
Workout
Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. After taking a week off running following my 25k and half marathon, I was excited to get back to it.  I was able to get in 3 runs this week (2 with the dogs), and I continued with my plank-a-day and daily squats on most days, but …
Run Fast Eat Slow Review + Can’t Beet Me Smoothie
Book Review
When Run Fast Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky first came out, I was hesitant to put it on my cookbook wish list. What I didn’t need was another cookbook on my shelf that I rarely used because it was full of recipes containing meat. After the book was released and more and more running bloggers began talking about the …
5 Ways I Pamper Myself
Friday Five
Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0! Our topic for this week is pampering.  I’m sharing with you the 5 ways I pamper myself. I’m a big proponent in pampering.  Working, taking care of a family, and being physically active can be taxing. To me, pampering is a way of taking care of yourself… as you …
Vintage Park Half Marathon Recap
Race Recap
Vintage Park Half Marathon Recap I ran the Vintage Park Half Marathon on April 9.  I was lucky enough to score a free entry as part of my ambassadorship with Amstel Xlight.  This was part of the Bayou City Half Marathon Series, there were several people there that had ran the prior two races. I had ran a 25k trail race …
7 Day Drink Green Challenge + Matcha-Maca Latte
Healthy Living
Recently I signed on to take the #7daydrinkgreenchallenge.  This consisted of drinking nothing but green tea and water to satisfy my hydration needs.  I was provided tea from Nanami Tea, specifically their Zen Set.  The Zen Set consisted of 4 varieties of green tea:  Matcha, Sencha, Hojicha, and Genmaicha. I was really looking forward to trying Nanami Tea and incorporating …
Spring Running Favorites
Friday Five
Happy Friday!  Today I’m linking up with the lovely ladies for the Friday Five 2.0! I’m talking about Spring Runing.  Spring has sprung in my part of the world… well, since January it seems.  Flowers have budded, temps have warmed, and we are getting those great afternoon thunderstorms! In H-town, Spring this year hasn’t felt much different than winter. Seriously… I could count …
Brazos Bend 25k Recap
Race Recap
  Brazos Bend 25k Recap I ran the Brazos Bend 25k on Saturday, April 8.  The 25k was one of multiple races on that day which included a 50-mile, 50k, and 10k. I was able to pick up my packet in Houston a couple of days before, it was super easy-breezy.  On race day eve I ventured to a new Italian eatery …
Workouts – Last Week Today – April 9
Running
Welcome to my weekly workout recap, today I’m recapping my workouts from last week today. I had a good week of running this week.  My plan was adjusted a bit since the opportunity arose to run a free half marathon on Sunday  through my relationship with Amsyel XLight. Since I already had a 25k trail race on the calendar for Saturday, I …