{Fargo Marathon} …the clouds aligned

Friday’s Workout Wanda: Another legit rest day!Saturday’s Workout Wanda: A nice, leisurely hike straight up a mountain side! Last Saturday I ran my redemption marathon. This Saturday I made my first attempt at summiting a 14’er {we got disoriented and kind of climbed the wrong mountain, but that’s a story for another day}. Next Saturday I plan on…doing nothing. Or maybe attempting to climb another mountain of sorts? Or is Chris has his way there will probably be lots of mountain biking. Now, about that marathon… Yes, this will be a wordy wall of text, I apologize, but it was 26.2 miles of running that was 16 weeks in the working & I have a lot of thoughts to throw out there – partly to refresh my lacking memory down the road & partly for your reading pleasure! Back in … [Click Here For the Full Story]

{Fargo Marathon} …internet strangers + steamy 5K

Thursday’s Workout Wanda: Not a darn thing, just a day of legit laziness! I’ve taken a week to digest everything and it all still feels like a jumbled mess in my tiny brain. I really want to be able to remember this entire experience myself – which I am already failing to do – so this here is going to be a lame attempt to write it all out when my head and hands can’t agree. Enjoy, or something like that. After our farm visit and finally meeting Lisa we got back on the road to finish up our drive to Fargo. The plan was to arrive by 4pm, change into 5K walking clothes and then head to the expo. Much to my surprise that plan happened almost exactly. That never happens for me, I’m always late for everything, just … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Snapshots: farm, friends, fargo

Friday’s Workout Wanda: Walked the Fargo 5K with my mom…in 97* heat!Saturday’s Workout Wanda: Ran the Fargo Marathon in 4:29:18, pace of 10:17. It is currently after 10pm…my alarm went off at 4:41am. I’m tired and I’ve earned myself some real sleep time. However, I had quite the eventful weekend and feel compelled to at least hint to what I got to do and who I got to meet, so here goes a tiny little photo bomb… …meeting Lisa and visiting the farm… …walking the Fargo 5K with my mom… …meeting “internet strangers” and surviving the Go Far challenge with Amy… …proof I rocked at life today with a  48 minute PR… …feeding the addiction and slowly making our way from Fargo to Denver… And off to bed I go…with ice packs and compression. Even run a marathon then jump … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Family Time + Fargo Goals

Wednesday’s Workout Wanda: Uh, traveling?! So basically a rest day!Thursday’s Workout Wanda: A 4.1 mile run with bike-a-long mom in 40:01, pace of 9:45. I am officially back in Wisconsin and this time around I’m not sick and half dead. At least not yet, I’m saving all of those death thoughts until I get to North Dakota! Which, by the way, I am still in denial about the marathon. Yup, still haven’t wrapped my mind around the fact I have 26.2 miles to run. To keep that denial looking rolling here are some photos from my day… Today was the day of baking cookies. Lots of cookies. It all started with a trip to my favorite grocery store ever – Festival Foods – and ended with heaping piles of chocolate chip, meringue and oatmeal cookies along with some s’mores bars! … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Marathon Monday–Wk 17: …its almost here!

Saturday’s & Sunday’s Workout Wanda: relaxation + upper strengthMonday’s Workout Wanda: a measly 2 mile run, untimed And we are officially in marathon week. Not quite as exciting at Courtney’s wedding week, but that ship has sailed, I’m already an old married woman! Remember last week when I said I wasn’t being attacked by the taper crazies? Well, that is still the case when it comes to running…I am taking the “cut back on miles” thing very seriously. However, the crazy thoughts and psycho person planning are in full force. I have about six lists going on what needs to be packed…I might actually get packed before I’m supposed to be driving to the airport! I’m still trying to figure out what my goals are, what I’m going to wear, what weather forecast to believe and what to eat the … [Click Here For the Full Story]