Showing posts from February, 2018

Race Report: Frozen Feat 2018

Running in the middle of the northern Midwest winter is a gamble as you never quite know what to expect. Thankfully, I'm not the only psycho that is willing to take a chance with the cold! Approximately 288 runners braved the weather to run the Frozen Feat 5k/10k  last weekend. On Saturday morning, my family and I loaded up in the van to head to the race. Unlike the previous weekend with a -12°F windchill at the peak of the day, this Saturday was set to be a sunny +18°F ! We didn't have a super early morning, leaving at 8:00 am to make it to the packet pickup before 9:15. The kids are up at the crack of dawn anyways. They were rarin' to go! When we arrived at the race, I jumped out to get my packet and race number while Leo and the kids found a parking spot. They had a parking ramp just across the road with plenty of room that made parking a breeze. After my family parked, we met up inside the school where all the pre- and post-race activities were being held. We

February: Valentine's Candy + Marathon Training

Hello blogosphere, I'm still struggling with a writer's block/brain fog but I'm giving it a go today because it's February. February means Valentine's candy, our baby's third month exploring this world and the beginning of Grandma's Marathon training . January was my "ease back into running" month and, despite it being brutally cold, all has gone well. I just found the MapMyFitness app (that connects to my UA HOVR shoes ) tracks my monthly mileage! For a lazy data runner, that's great. The shoes accidentally picked up random mileage here and there, probably while I walked around the house, but overall they did a great job tracking. 62.88 miles for January? Sure! I'll take it. That's better than any guess I would have had. Recently I posed a question via Instagram: Which training approach do you swear by? I've ran on Hal Higdon's plans for my earlier marathons and McMillan's for my last three. The debate was Hanson

Hear It All | AfterShokz Trekz Air Review

Disclaimer: I received AfterShokz Trekz Air  to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews! Completely zoning out to music while on the run feels great but, let's be honest, it's not that safe. While some ear buds and headphones block out surrounding sounds to a dangerous level, AfterShokz open ear headphones deliver unrivaled situational awareness and comfort  without compromising sound quality. As a BibRave Pro, I received Trekz Air  — the lightest and most organically designed AfterShokz open ear headphones — to review. How It Works The bone conduction technology featured in open ear headphones uses transducers that guide mini vibrations through the cheekbones to the inner ears, delivering sound without plugging or covering them. The AfterShokz Way ( Image Source ) Taking Trekz Air Outdoors While running outdoors, open ear headphones allow y