Showing posts from July, 2018

Going the Distance | Under Armour HOVR Sonic Review

Disclaimer: I received Under Armour HOVR Sonic  running shoes in exchange for my 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! When I find a good thing, I stick to it — that's true in both running and every day life — and I'm back to tell you about my experience with my latest running shoes! As a BibRave Pro, I received Under Armour HOVR Sonic running shoes to review. If you have been following me for a while, you may remember that I reviewed HOVR Sonic shoes back in January , too. So what's the difference now? HOVR Sonic in Graphite/Metallic Silver These shoes are the "not connected" edition (meaning they do not pair with my smart phone), they are  in this fancy grey color that I love , and I have put mega miles on this same style of shoe over the past seven months. I trained for and ran the Grandma's Marathon in my last pair of HOVR

Need for Speed

This week has felt like a hurricane. Long days and late nights make for moody littles and a tired mama! Summer is so fun. Let me repeat. SO FUN. In the northern Midwest, all things "fun" try to cram themselves into July. Swimming and ball and parades and vacation bible school and more parades and camping. So much fun, in fact, that July feels overwhelming. The days have been long and nights have been ending after 10 pm, which has made waking up at 5:00 am not my favorite thing this week. I love quiet mornings to myself, as time to pray and enjoy the outdoors before life speeds up, but I need to get more disciplined with sleep. What I'm LOVING about the Hansons Marathon Method so far:  Weekly Speed & Tempo workouts. What I'm NOT LOVING about the Hansons Marathon Method:  Waking up early 6 days a week. The speed work, tempo runs and specific goal paces in this training plan definitely keep the runs exciting and fun. Now the 6-days-a-week thing... I

Camping with Three

We're back home after a wild week of life and camping — our first camping trip with three kids! This time away was such a blessing. I love being with family, spending time outside in God's creation and Itasca State Park is my favorite place to camp. On camping with the three kids... our 3-year-old and 5-year-old boys are a dream to camp with aside from occasional attitude probs. That's #reallife for ya. They are both crazy about s'mores, fishing, biking and Grandma & Grandpa's RV. Mr. 8-month-old enjoyed his first ever camping trip but he was much harder. Being such a busy crawler (he has been since 6 months!), he took any opportunity to eat rocks, sticks and anything else within reach. He spent most of his time in the stroller, packed along in the baby carrier or being just plain old carried by someone (mostly me). Four days of camping was amazing but by the end I was pretty well exhausted. Being back home has been nice, especially since the baby can cra