{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]

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]

Legs vs Lungs

Tuesday’s Workout Wanda: About 3 miles – untimed, out on the trails around home.Wednesday’s Workout Wanda: Rest day!Thursday’s Workout Wanda: A 4.5 mile run at Red Rocks…hills!Friday’s Workout Wanda: A 1.5 mile run on the trails – untimed.Saturday’s Workout Wanda: Mostly rest day, but pack should count as strength training! Slack-tastic Sylvia should probably go on vacation for a bit so I can actually get back to blogging as usual. In reality, no alter ego has arrived to shut down the blog – I’ve just been busy with life. Or, more honestly, I haven’t felt like writing. Instead I’ve been working my way through all the TV shows Netflix has to offer…not a very good use of my time but whatever. I’ve also been spending lots of time packing up our apartment because we are moving again. Yup. Again. We … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Marathon Monday–Wk 6: Serious Recovery Time!

Sunday’s Workout Wanda: A 32 minute run, roughly 3.25 miles by my guestimation! {no watch!}Monday’s Workout Wanda: Early morning run + lift & evening run of 3.6 miles in 31:34 / 8:47! Well, let’s just say I’m glad that Week 7 is here! Week 6 left a bit to be desired. My miles were low…and mostly non-existent. I’ve already explained exactly how I’ve managed to be completely okay with it – and by explained I mean openly pondered as I have no clue why I’m so nonchalantly okay with such low miles… Monday: 3 mile run outside in 28:02, pace of 9:21Tuesday: rest dayWednesday: 1.4 very windy miles outside in 12:33, pace of 8:57Thursday: rest day…Friday: 3 hours of snowboarding at KeystoneSaturday: rest/slack day…Sunday: 32 minutes of running, roughly 3.25 miles Not only is the mileage of Week 6 low … [Click Here For the Full Story]

Operation Redemption Marathon: Fargo!

Workout Wanda: Rest day…because that is the best way to start out the new year! Psht! As of approximately 6:57pm last night I officially threw money at another marathon. My second marathon. My redemption marathon. The Fargo Marathon. Not just the Fargo Marathon…the Go Far Challenge! This means I’ll be running {or maybe walking?} the Blue Cross Blue Shield 5K on Friday evening and then running {yes, running…the whole stupid thing!} the full marathon on Saturday morning! Hey…if I’m going off the deep end then I am going to seriously go off the deep end. Besides, after all my traveling from CO to MN/ND I could probably use a bit of a loosening warm up run, right?! You might have noticed a new page on the blog…the page completely dedicated to marathon training, and hopefully all of the success I … [Click Here For the Full Story]