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I gave up on my marathon shoes (TOL #9)

I gave up on my marathon shoes (TOL #9)

Goodbye Marathon Shoes I finally gave up on my Big Sur Marathon Shoes.  Those shoes took me through 26.2 miles of amazing views and crazy hills on an injured ankle.  They took me through months of denial that my ankle was not getting better.  I’m […]

Got a Runner?  Here’s some gift ideas

Got a Runner? Here’s some gift ideas

It’s mid-November, it seems like Christmas is coming sooner and sooner every year.  Last weekend my kids went to see Santa for the first time of the season.  My 2.5 year old walked right up to Santa, said hi and politely declined to sit in […]

Weekly RoundUp – Mid Nov 2017

Weekly RoundUp – Mid Nov 2017

All I’m trying to really accomplish right now is some base building for running and the erg as well as starting to work on strength. I have a few ideas of what i want to try to do next but nothing firm. Hoping I’ll start […]

When Motherhood Comes First

When Motherhood Comes First

I love TRX Class. It’s one of my favorite classes offered at our local YMCA. But because I generally can only make weekend classes, I rarely get to attend the class. Yesterday, they offered TRX as part of the Saturday Cardio rotation. I was so […]

New York City October 2017 – Part I

New York City October 2017 – Part I

Aka NYC in 4 days without a real plan. In late September my husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage.  To celebrate we decided to take a few kid-free days to have a mini-vacation.  We had originally considered going to Iceland, but decided that […]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated during the Holidays

5 Ways to Stay Motivated during the Holidays

It’s been a year of ups and downs for me.  After having ankle surgery in February I’ve been training in fits and starts.  I hit little setbacks, then find a way to move forward again.  I’m looking forward to setting goals in 2018 and hopefully […]

Little peeks into our lives (TOL #8)

Little peeks into our lives (TOL #8)

My kids have started to take classes at our local YMCA again.  They are each taking a gymnastics class and a swim class.  It’s my son’s first time in a gymnastics class and he is loving it.  My husband will be his helper in class […]

INTP – Myers Briggs

INTP – Myers Briggs

Hi I’m Miriam and I’m an introvert. Yes, I am actually an introvert. Yes, despite the fact that I wear crazy outfits to stand out at races. And the fact that I share my parts of my life on the internet. It probably doesn’t shock […]

Deerfield Vetenarian Catamount 5k 2017 Race Recap

Deerfield Vetenarian Catamount 5k 2017 Race Recap

I haven’t been racing lately.  I’ve barely been running lately.  I think that being unable to run half marathons put me into a bit of a funk.  So I’ve been sticking to runs shorter than 10k for the time being and incorporating a fair bit […]

Smile like you mean it

Smile like you mean it

My time in my first half marathon was a little bit of a shock. I had trained to run 11 minute miles and was more than prepared to run slower than that. When I crossed the finish line minute miles. It’s a PR that stood […]