Gasparilla Distance Classic Recap

So you already know this race was a PR for me, and you already know my goals for the race (here) so lets talk about my coach’s goals then on to the race. Based on my 5k time my coach said I COULD finish with a 2:04:00 (9:15 pace) but since we havent gotten the…

Chorizo, Potato and Egg Breakfast Taco (Foodie Friday #26)

I have come to the realization that I do enjoy Chorizo.  Where is this coming from you ask?  Well I always thought Chorizo was a really spicy meat that I wouldn’t like.  You know what happens when you assume right 😉 . So recently I decided I wanted to try something new with our breakfast…

Race Goals for Gasparilla (TOL #23)

Technically I have already ran the race but in reality I’m writing this post BEFORE the race so it still counts.  I wanted to throw my goals out there and be totally transparent with yall and see how close I came. What better way to share goals then linking up with Amanda thinking out loud…

WIWW #30

I’m in Atlanta this week working out of the office here.  Yay work travels!!  So Im really exhausted and just want to sleep in my own bed for more than one night but whatever. Being in Atlanta, I decided to wear my pineapples today because southern hospitality yall 🙂  Sorry for the bad quality photo,…

Workout Recap 2/16-22

I’m on a mission to get all my workouts in and do them well with all this crazy traveling.  Plus this week is half marathon time!!!  Recap to come on that soon. Tuesday:  In San Antonio the first half of this week I made sure to get a hotel with a legit gym.  Today’s workout…

London Adventures Day 4—HARRY POTTER DAY!!!

Today is the day I have been waiting for since deciding to go to London.  IT’S HARRY POTTER DAY!!!!!  We are also checking in to the Wizarding Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel.  This, in my opinion, was the main and dare I say only reason to come to London.  Excited beyond words!!!  I decided…

Foodie Friday #25 Fish and Chips Edition

As I mentioned in my London Adventures posts (day 1, day 2, day 3), we tried 2 different Fish and Chips places.  In a bit of a change up I’m going to compare the two places now! First, lets talk about ambiance: Poppie’s has TINY, tables crammed together, little room for the patrons and waiters…

Thinking Out Loud #22

I don’t have anything specific I want to talk about today, so I’m going to do this classic thought dump style. Linking up with Amanda for today’s thinking out loud here. I’m on my way to Tampa today for the Gasparilla Half Marathon and to spend time with my friend Brittany.  I don’t think we…

WIWW #29

I’m traveling for work this week but to a few more casual properties so its jeans and a nice blouse (wrinkle resistant of course).  Its a lot easier to travel with jeans than dress slacks because they really don’t wrinkle at all, don’t show stains, are more durable and to me are more comfortable.  I’m…

Workout Recap 2/9-15

This week was all about building base speed and prepping my body for the 5k race on Saturday while also keeping myself free from injury for my half marathon next weekend.  Overall I would say this week went pretty well!  I mean…I did get a pretty impressive PR…but you have to wait for that. Tuesday:…

London Adventures Day 3

Day 3 in London I got up early and went for a run!!!  It was pretty cold outside (in the low 20’s) but I enjoy the cold…DO NOT quote Frozen, I swear to all that is evil that movie…….sorry…..moving on.  Ok I went for a 4 mile run and it was pretty cool.  I wish…

Paella (Foodie Friday #24)

There are only a handful of recipes I repeat.  With pinterest, recipe books, bloggers…there really is an endless stream of new recipes to try and no real need to recycle old stand-bys.  That is unless you LOVE that old stand-by and its STUPID easy to make.  Enter PAELLA.  If you’ve never heard of paella before its…