Bike Ride with the Boys


It was another beautiful day in northern California.  The sun was shining and we had blue skies.  I could not (and would not) do another workout inside my gym.  I absolutely had to take my workout outside… with the boys.  The workout wasn’t very intense… but the fresh air and movement gave me the needed energy and mood boost. The boys and I hit the local trails to ride bikes.  It was a slow ride (really slow).  We enjoyed taking our time and checking out the animals and scenery along the trail. We saw lots of ducks swimming in the water.  Continue Reading

Learning to be Stylish with Reebok Skyscape


The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Spring has sprung here in northern California.  Vibrant colors of beautiful flowers and fashion forward trends can be spotted.  I have shared that I am not a fashion expert, but I do love when style and comfort collide.  This is where Reebok has stepped up to the plate to create a super cute, stylish and comfortable everyday shoe, the Skyscape. No, that cute little dude does not come with the shoes, he was equally excited to open the box to find out what Mommy got in Continue Reading

Run/Walk while Exploring Old Sacramento


It was another beautiful morning in northern California.  We had blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70’s.  I couldn’t bare doing my MAF heart rate training on the treadmill … indoors… today.  I decided to drive to the city and explore Old Sacramento with my youngest. I am not familiar with the area, but knew there was a river walk and bike trail nearby.  We parked the van and headed towards the water.  T-man was in the jogger and my heart rate monitor was on and ready to stay in my targeted heart rate zone.  I knew that I would Continue Reading

Rock and Rolled the San Francisco Rock N Roll Half Marathon

hula hoop rock n roll

This past weekend I rock and rolled the San Francisco Rock N Roll half marathon.  I ran with girlfriends with the goal of having fun for the love of running.  We were successful.  This was not my fastest half marathon… in fact this was the slowest half marathon I have ever run.  But you know what… it was also the most fun I have ever had in a race!  No kidding. Fun is what you make of it… and we decided to enjoy the hills, the views, the running community, and have fun!  We succeeded.  We took loads of photos along the course (I took 189 Continue Reading

Weighing in on Weight Loss

weight loss reflections and reasons why i can

It has been a while since I shared my weight loss journey.  In fact, I have been shying away from sharing the number and even discussing weight loss… while focusing mainly on the importance of being healthy.  However, it is time in my journey to weigh in and share with you my weight loss goals, journey, and status… or lack there of. My weight has not changed (or has slowly increased in number about 5-10 pounds) the past year.  It is not for lack of trying.  I have been running like crazy and have tried to focus on nutrition and portion Continue Reading

Running is Fun!


My friend Brian shared a reflective post asking the question How has 2014 treated you so far?  Reflecting back upon the first quarter of 2104, I would have to say that the first three months of the year have been filled with run-tastic memories. I completed two full marathons in three months.   I ran my first marathon in December (so technically it wasn’t in 2014… but I still think it should count).  I ran my second full marathon in LA with an amazing team of bloggers for the ASICS LA Marathon Blogger Challenge. I have run many miles, 330 Continue Reading