Seen on my Run

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I love running.  I prefer running outdoors compared to indoors.  I prefer to run alone compared to running with three wild children and one old dog.  I prefer to have a specific workout plan and stick to it compared to the inconsistent running I get when my children are with me.  Sometimes we don’t always get what we want.  This always leads to an adventure of epic proportions when Mommy wants to run outside… and her only choice is to run WITH KIDS in order for that to happen.  Mommy wanted to run 3 Continue Reading

Drive Safe with Jabra Tour

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I received the  Jarba Tour for sole purpose to review.  All opinions are my own.  When we purchased our swagger-wagon, we bought it used.  Whenever you buy something used you never know what you are going to get.  In our case, the information our salesman told us about the stereo was incorrect.  Silly me for not investigating further, I was just excited to purchase a new-to-me vehicle.  Our stereo did not have the UConnect (bluetooth for vehicles) so that I could talk on the phone and be hands Continue Reading

Running Strong. Never Giving Up. My Plan of Attack.

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Happy Monday!  Today the running community banded together to watch and cheer on the Boston Marathon.  As a community, family, of runners this race and event is huge.  It bonds us together with a common interest and heart… the love of running.  We are resilient and never give up.  We are strong.  Running Strong.  Boston Strong. “This is beyond running, we are resilient and never give up.” Meb Keflezighi Meb Keflezighi won and completed the Boston Marathon in 2:08:37.  That is my half marathon Continue Reading

Spring Break Steffen Style

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This past week the boys (and I) have been on spring break.  We aren’t the type of family to sit at home often, but rather we enjoy being outside and exploring.  We have spent the majority of our break exploring and playing outdoors.  This really isn’t anything new for us… but the locations were new. Hiking Camanche Reservoir – China Gulch Trail Our family enjoys hiking and exploring new-to-us trails.  We found a decent 3.5 mile hike relatively close to us… and decided to give it a go.  The hike was on an equestrian Continue Reading

Running and Racing from 2003 #tbt

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I found two old photos of me running and racing from 2003.  I was newly married and enjoyed running with a friend from church.  We have since lost contact, which is a total bummer, but the memories of our friendship and running adventures lives on.  The two photos I found were my first races as an adult (not in school running as a sport).  The above is the only race my husband has seen me run in.  I think it was our newlywed bliss and unconditional support that brought him there.  It was run in Chatham, Continue Reading

Running Slow and Finishing Strong

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The past year has been an amazing running journey.  I have run more and further than I ever have.  I have overcome obstacles, grown in my physical and mental strength, and checked off many running bucket list items.  However, I firmly believe that my running and training should now take a new path.  Not only running for fun, but also learning to run more efficiently. The past month I have been running slow (for me).  I am heart rate training and running at a specific pace within a specific heart rate zone.  This is new for me.  I have dabbled Continue Reading