Keep Portland Weird

A little while back I was sent to Seattle for work and decided to extend my weekend and make a quick trip over to Portland.  I’ve heard its an awesome city with a lot of charm and, hey, it was a $75 flight away so why not!? I used my miles to get Joe to…

My First Hike Ever!!!

Two weeks ago I found myself once again in the Emerald City—Seattle.  I didn’t plan on spending too much time in the city since I’ve visited before but rather explore outside the city into the great outdoors. Luck for me I’m blog-friends with Brittany (check her out here) who just so happens to be an…

How Soon is Too Soon?

Hey guys!  Its your friendly Vacation Planner here to give you some insight on when to plan any vacation! The short answer…WHENEVER YOU DANG WELL WANT TO!!!  However, that’s not really helpful so let me break this down for you. Cruises- while some cruise lines offer promotions and discount offers, the price will gradually rise…

Give New Orleans a Try

Recently I had the chance to visit New Orleans for a business trip.  It just so happened to be the week before Mardi Gras but duty calls and I had work to do.  I flew in on a holiday (President’s day) and got to explore the city. I’ve never had a desire to visit New…

Houston Rodeo 10k Recap

About a week and a half ago I ran the Houston Rodeo 10k to try and get a sub hour 10k time.  As most of you know who have been following along my running journey, these past few weeks have been filled with injury and pain and frustration.  Still, I paid my registration fee and wanted…

Workout Recap 2/28-3/6

This week is the last week of running before I take my MUCH NEEDED extended break!  That’s right, Im taking a month off from running and Im not sad about it at all.  Instead Im going to work on my core strength and built those muscles and get nice and lean for my October and…

Workout Recap 2/21-2/27

Spent a few days in NOLA this week and did a lot of walking.  Living in Houston makes me think all major cities are all spread out and you need a car to get anywhere.  In New Orleans I never walked more than a 1/2 mile to get to places.  I mean I walked a…

Workout Recap 2/14-20

My love/hate relationship with the treadmill is back for the next 2 weeks because of back to back travels.  This week Im in Corpus Christi and next week Im in New Orleans.  10k race day is in 3 Saturdays gotta get this body ready. Tuesday:  Crash and burn number…who knows how many times this has…

Workout Recap 2/7-13

The frustration with running continues.  Im pretty sure I have a calf strain that has progressed to being painful just to walk.  As you can imagine this really got in the way with running.  I emailed my coach to let him know whats going and asked to adjust workouts accordingly.  UGH for injuries. Tuesday:  Tempo…

Workout Recap 1/31-2/6

This week marks a new week with a new coach.  You may remember I fired my old coach and was just going to go solo from now on.  Well the owner of the company was fine with that but I didn’t want to lose the money I already paid so he offered a different coach….

Workout Recap

Getting back into the swing of things this week.  I’m doing Blogilaties 28 day reset but modified a little because I don’t want to workout for 28 days straight!  This week was about getting back into the habit of working out, it didn’t go as planned but something is better than nothing! Tuesday:  Day 2…

Disney’s Castaway Cay Challenge

You all know by now that I ran my first marathon during Walt Disney World marathon weekend.  You may not know though that the following day I went on a cruise and completed the Castaway Cay Challenge.  To take part in this challenge you have to complete an event during the Walt Disney World marathon…