Archive for the ‘running’ Category

Here is my first video about my Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping (FXB) experience.  I’m still really new to making videos/vlogs so hopefully they will get better as I make more!  I’m just using the built-in camera on my macbook so if it looks weird that’s why.

And here is my weekend reading:


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Just a quick little post to wish everyone a Happy National Running Day!  This is just the second annual National Running Day, and although there are some events (you can search on the website), all you really need to do to participate is lace up your shoes and go for a run today.  I celebrated with a short little 1.5 mile run this morning before work – it was cool and a perfect morning, and it was most importantly, pain-free.  Although I struggle with getting out of bed early, I love to be out before many people are around.  It’s so peaceful and I don’t get self-conscious!

In other very exciting news, I just found out that Des Moines is getting a Trader Joe’s!!  This could be dangerous.

I’ll be back later with a recipe using some of that asparagus I got this weekend at the Des Moines Farmers’ Market!

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Let’s face it…I’m not the most consistent contributor to this blog, for a few reasons. A) Lindsay is a much more interesting person. B) Lindsay is a better writer. C) My life is pretty boring. But, I love the concept of this blog, and I love Lindsay, so I’m going to make a concerted effort to contribute more.

Lindsay is the expert when it comes to nutrition. Exercise is more my thing, I suppose. I do focus on nutrition, of course, but I focus more on exercise. I am a MAJOR advocate of Crossfit (I tend to go 3 to 4 times a week at Headhunters Combatives Crossfit and MMA), running, yoga, and strength training. I’m a BIG fan of strength training. But, I also love to run in 5Ks and 10Ks. I make it a goal to always try to beat my previous race time…unless, well, I’m running with a friend as a support system.

Such was the case with the Azalea Trail Run in Mobile, Alabama. I agreed to run the race with my friend, Katie, who was running her first 5K. I ran along with her to cheer her on and offer support! Let me just tell you, out of all of the races I’ve done, this was by FAR the most beautiful course! Just gorgeous! (Side note: I’ve visited Mobile many times before this race…and I felt like I was doing something wrong being on Government Street without traffic…that’s one of the silly things I love about races. They shut your town down! haha)

Katie did really well with her first race! She kept a good pace and we really enjoyed the race together! So, if you haven’t done a 5K, why not sign up with a friend and make it a memorable experience? I know a lot of people like the Couch to 5K program. I actually am a big fan of Danny Haralson’s Run University Program (I’m a graduate).

So, here are a few pictures from the race…Enjoy!

This elderly lady had the best butt on the planet!

This elderly lady had the best butt on the planet...I aspire to have a butt like hers!

That's right...yield to runners!

That's right...yield to ME!

With the Azalea Trail ladies prior to the run...

With some of the Azalea Trail maids...so cute!


Beautiful course!

Post race! Woot!

Finishers! YAY!

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