First Post Race Run: Success!

This morning I tackled something I’ve been a little anxious about since well before Sunday.

My first run post-race. Wooo hooo.


Yes — it was a simple and easy 5k on the treadmill, but that’s not what I’m focusing on right now.  Between spraining my ankle, coming down with the bird flu (whatever it was) 2 weeks pre race, and minor tweaks here and there I had convinced myself that it would be awhile before I laced up again post race.

Yup, definitely negative thinking on my part, but if you’ll remember I was struggling for a little bit keeping my head in a good space about running.  Not ONLY did I run this morning, I ran WITHOUT  my brace (first time post injury), and ran a progression series for the bulk of the run.

This has left me with a huge smile on my face, and ready to face what I know will be a cray-cray day here at the office.   Thank you, runners high, for never failing me.  Even after a simple 3.1 miles.

<—–Happy girl.

Workout of the Morning:  Treadmill 5k + 3.1 minute plank

This morning’s run has me convinced that if I listened to “My Song Knows” by Fall Out Boy on repeat through out my half, that I would have been in contention to win that baby.   I had my St Louis play list on shuffle for my run this morning, and may or may NOT have played that song on repeat after it came on to start mile 2.

That’s right.  I listened to the song 3.5 times on my run, and even did a plank for the duration of the song when I finished.  Let me tell you, it’s easier to fist pump when you’re running than planking.  I should know.

So, my advice to anyone racing in the near future. Turn OFF your radios (because the song is on BLAST on the radio around here), download the song, and then make it your ENTIRE playlist.  Thank me when you PR.

And that is my advice for the day.  You’re welcome :).

Question of the Morning:  Can you play a song on repeat during work outs?  And if so, what song?

I’m not even embarrassed.  Fall Out Boy (Sorry Zach, be glad you’re not home).

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Remember The Time . . .

So this afternoon I’m linking up to Emily and Ashley’s Remember the Time . . . 

This week is wild-card with a Back in the day theme.  As I was listening to my ipod on my run this morning, I knew I had my post.

My music.

My music is embarrassingly back in the day, especially what I run to.  Honestly – I’m almost ashamed to write this and admit to my poor taste in running music to you all, but I’m confident you won’t judge me so here it goes.



I’m almost not ashamed to admit this.  And then I see them in overalls and I’m reminded I probably should be at least a little ashamed.  Their little Osh Kosh outfit was probably VERY cute in the 90’s.  Today’s NSYNC  song: I Want You Back.  What a beat….

2. Spice Girls


Ok this one I am ashamed to admit.  Does anyone remember the SHOES those women wore?  At 5 feet tall, I have to admit that I was always a little bit jealous that my parents wouldn’t let me get a pair (thank you parents.  I have the grace of a 2 year old).  Today’s Spice Girls Song: Wannabe

3.  Jock Jams 

jock jams

I still claim that even though this is from “back in the day” that this stuff is darn good running material.  Who doesn’t love some Pumpin’ Up the Jam with some Tootsie Roll?  Have the whole album, and love it!  Today’s Jock Jam song: Whoomp! There It Is by Tag Team

4. Marky Mark


I know he is a serious hunk  actor now. . . but I still love him for his Funky Bunch underwear wearing days.  Today’s Marky Mark Song: Good Vibrations

5. Boys II Men


Voices of angels I tell ya. And while these guys are probably Men II Old Men now, I will never forget their heyday.  And come on, I see some support for my STL Cardinals in that picture, more reason to love.  Today’s Boy’s II Men song: Motown Philly

6. Will Smith


Although I have enjoyed one or two of Will’s movies (maybe I should be embarrassed to admit that as well?), he really peaked with his rapping days.  Come on, Miami? Men In Black? Some SERIOUS Top 100 power there.  And look at that puff jacket.  Good stuff.  Today’s Will Smith Song: Getting Jiggy With It

This list really could go on for as long as you all would let me, so I’ll stop it with six.

Thank you to Emily and Ashley for a fun game, and hope you all got a little chuckle out of it as well :).

Question of the Day:  What’s your most embarrassing running song/playlist?


DJ’s, More Wedding Stuff, and Pizza!

Another night, another wedding meeting!

Tonight we met our DJ at the Starbucks in the REI headquarter building in Denver.



We actually met at the Starbucks inside the building.


We’ve been to the REI quite a few times, but never to the Starbucks.  It was  really nice and an easy spot to for a meeting like this.  Zach and I split a soy cappuccino for fuel.


The meeting with Rocco (love his name) went really well.  We got a lot accomplished and I feel like we got chat and he really got to know Zach and I and our image for our big day.

Things knocked off the list today:

  • all ceremony music (think bridal party procession, my walk down, music during ceremony, and send off)
  • timeline/schedule of events
  • songs for the specific dances: father/daughter, mother/son, cake cutting, etc.
  • cocktail music
  • dinner music
  • connections with the band

Our DJ is also basically going to be our day-of coordinator.  So it was really great for us to all get to know each other a little better.  I am confident he is going to have our day run perfect.  Smooth sailing 🙂

After our meeting with Rocco, we went for a picnic dinner at our favorite local join, DBC.


Zach made us a fresh salad from whatever we had left of from the weekend produce


Lots of produce from our yummy garden.


Which we enjoyed with a brick oven pizza from the food truck.


Yum and YUM!


I dont even remember everything on it because Zach ordered it, but there was lots of goat cheese, sausage, and mushrooms.  To die for.


Productive and wonderful evening!


A few shots from the walk home


And of course…


Love him 🙂

We’re now back home and the plan is to relax with the family, were still working on those zucchini cookies so you know what we’ll be doing 🙂

Have a good night friends!