Vanilla’s Training Log 4-13-14

Hello readers!  It’s been about a month, and I’ve fallen off the wagon with my training logs.  (No excuses given–it just happened).  It’s one week until Boston, and I’m excited and emotional about the race.  I’m well into my taper and just enjoying the rest (and making sure I get to bed at a decent time). Over the past month, I’ve hit 60+ miles per week, got food poisoning, turned more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 3-16-14

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted a training log.  It’s one of those things that has fallen through the cracks as training becomes more intense and work become a little more busy.  I’ve successfully logged 60+ miles for 4 consecutive weeks.  I’m getting excited for Boston! Sunday:  21 miler all on pavement except for 2 miles.  It was beautiful weather, and I felt great until mile 14.  more » Read more

5 Oscar-Worthy Celebrity Sightings

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday, and Hollywood is all abuzz with outfits, bling and couples’ gossip.  But what about the celebrity sightings that we really care about?  You know, the running celebrities that we’d love to see while out on a run or doing grocery shopping?  As you all know, many elite athletes live or train in Boulder, making it easy to spot one of our favorite celebs.  more » Read more

Vanilla’s Two Weeks of Training

Greetings Salty Readers!  I hope that the Polar Vortex, or whatever they are calling it now isn’t dampening your spirits and training too much!  We’ve been experiencing some high winds, which make it rough for running.  Boulder has clocked winds of 71 and 89 mph!  Still, we have much warmer temps and sunshine, so I’m not complaining too much. I’ve skipped a week reporting my training log, and coincidentally, it more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 2-9-14

Greeting Salties!  I missed a week, so I thought I move forward and give the highlights of my most recent training week.  Boston is about 2 months away, and my mileage is increasing.  Last week, I hit 56, and this week, I was just a bit over 58.   I am getting more excited about Boston, and we just booked our flights!  Here is my latest week: SuperBowl Sunday:  Total of 17.45 more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 1-19-13

Hello Salties!  Hope you are getting through the cold weather and are still able to get in your training.  I hear another polar vortex may be headed towards the east again?  We haven’t had the cold, but we have had strong winds making it challenging for running!  Here goes my training log: Sunday:  13.45 miles with the last 4 at 7:30 pace.  Winds were 20-25 mph with gusts over 35!  more » Read more

My Gear Arrived Safely in Nashville, But My Race Was in Florida

It’s been nearly two months since my Ironman race, and I have yet to write a race report.  I’ve tried several times to write one, but after spending nearly 12 hours on the course, it just seemed like my attempt at a race report is nothing but rambling.  I even tried to focus on the highlights, yet it still unraveled into and endless post.  I tried following Wasabi’s guide to writing more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 1-5-14

    Hello Salties! Can you believe it’s 2014!  Here’s to brand new year with new goals and dreams.  I hope that you all had a safe, wonderful and fun holiday season.  For those of you who have had to brave the Arctic cold over the past few days–my hat’s off to you.  We have been cold here in Boulder, but escaped the dangerous wind chills that have plagued most more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 12-22-12

Greetings, Salty Readers!  Here’s hoping that you had a lovely holiday and spent it in a way that made you feel happy and truly blessed.  It’s hard to believe another year is about ready to end!  Here’s to a new year and new goals! I continue to build my running mileage with the intent of hitting it hard in January.  I’m trying to get my body used to a running more » Read more

Vanilla’s Training Log 12-15-13

  We got a break from the Arctic blast that hit us last week, and the snow started to melt.  It was nice to finally get outside and run, although it was tough at times with some ice patches still around.  I’m happy to say that I met all of my training goals for the week–and I keep increasing my running mileage!  Soon, I will be at 40 (miles per more » Read more