Month: October 2017

Happy Halloween + Trick-or-Treating at the OC ZOO

Happy Halloween + Trick-or-Treating at the OC ZOO

Happy Halloween! Henri is working late tonight so we made sure to celebrate Halloween early this past weekend. We dressed Lavinia up in her elephant costume and headed to the OC Zoo for their Halloween Zootacular. We went to this event on a whim last […]

CIM Training: Week 13

CIM Training: Week 13

Last week was RACE WEEK! It was great to mix up training a little bit and have a down week in terms of mileage. I’m really pleased with how my race went (I’ll get a recap up later this week!) and have recovered relatively quickly. […]

The End of Our Breastfeeding Journey – and some thank yous

The End of Our Breastfeeding Journey – and some thank yous

Lavinia and I officially finished breastfeeding earlier this week. I always thought I would be sad when this day came but she weaned so slowly that I’ve had time to adjust to the idea of being done. I am so thankful for the 15 months […]

CIM Training: Week 12

CIM Training: Week 12

Last week was my highest volume week in a loooong time. I hit 74.5 miles and had two big workouts – 3x 3 mile repeats on Wednesday + a long run workout yesterday with 10 miles @ goal marathon pace. I’m pleased with how both […]

Santa Monica Classic 10K

Santa Monica Classic 10K

Seeing as my next race is in 10 days I thought it was about time I recapped my last race. Back in the middle of September I ran the Santa Monica Classic 10K. I was about a month into marathon training and I hadn’t been […]

Pumpkin Patching with Friends

Pumpkin Patching with Friends

October-December is my favorite time of year, I love fall – cross country, crisp weather (at least where I grew up), the approaching holidays and LOTS of family activities. Because of my job our weekends in the fall are pretty jam packed – I’m currently […]

CIM Training: Week 11

CIM Training: Week 11

This is right around the time that marathon training starts to get hard for me. Not because of the high mileage or difficulty of workouts, but because marathon training is pretty monotonous. Lots of easy runs, workouts that are more difficult for me mentally than […]

Lavinia Grace: 12-15 Months

Lavinia Grace: 12-15 Months

It’s been quite awhile since I did a baby update – so I thought I’d give you a peak into what Lavinia has been up to the past few months. I not really sure that baby is the correct word any more as Lavinia seems […]

CIM Training: Week 10

CIM Training: Week 10

10 weeks down, 8 to go! I’m three weeks away from my next race and am feeling stronger every week. Last week I had two big workouts that were very different from each other – a speedy 16x 400m w/ 1 minute rest + a […]

Apple Picking in Southern California

Apple Picking in Southern California

This past weekend Henri and I took Lavinia up to Yucaipa to go apple picking. This was always one of my favorite fall activities growing up and I’m so glad it’s something that we’re able to continue doing with her even though we live in […]