Funny story, we were having dinner with a group of our friends, chatting about running and how much we hate it. Somehow, as the evening progressed, we managed to convince our husbands, our friends, and their husbands to run the Craft Classic with us. Our powers of persuasion impress even ourselves (or maybe it was … Continue reading Our Husbands Got the Runs…
A few weeks ago we ran the Marysville Strawberry Fest 5k. Those of you who are CRAPT runners (crappy runners are people too) will totally relate to our motivation for running this race. The reason was simply because we were pretty sure we'd be able to place in our age group. That's a hard one … Continue reading Well, That Was Berry Nice
So, the other day, we were working out (mostly chatting) and started talking about what makes a great race. Is it just getting a good finish time? Great swag? The weather? The company? We thought it would be fun to write about each of our favorite races thus far in our running "careers". Lydia's Story … Continue reading Favorite (or just least hated) Race So Far
So we ran another half marathon. That's right, you read that correctly, we (Lydia and Annie) ran another half marathon two weeks after the Everett Half *gasp*. Skeptical? We don't blame you, but we'll explain: We have this amazing friend, Jessie, who had a miscarriage and lost her grandma all in the same week. She … Continue reading The Ups and Downs (Literally) of the Whidbey Half Marathon
Last Sunday, April 8th, we ran the Everett Half Marathon. If you're a Pacific Northwest local, or have ever spent very much time here in the Greater Seattle area, you'll know "spring" actually means "rain". Sunday did not let us down. It rained. A lot. Other than that, the course was well marked, the volunteers … Continue reading Everett Half Marathon…or Full Rainathon
This post is a little out of our ordinary. For those of you that haven't yet visited our Instagram, Twitter, or Etsy page, we like making workout shirts. Motivational shirts are great... Sarcastic and/or complainy shirts are our favorite... Currently, we are trying to decide on the next design for a shirt. We have four … Continue reading Sarcastic Shirts Are Our Favorites
St. Patrick's Day, let the shenanigans ensue!! We ran the ShamRock & Roll 10k on Saturday which was both entertaining and exhausting at the same time. The volunteers were really nice, encouraging and plentiful. Also, Annie dressed up...which is obviously the best part. Granted, she refused to wear the leprechaun tutu Lydia brought for her, … Continue reading Irish I Didn’t Have to Run!
We thought it would fun, if not for our readers for ourselves, if we wrote about what caused us to start running in the first place. There are tons of reasons we run now. Our journey in getting there however, those first miserable, slow steps, is mildly pathetic and somewhat amusing. Once again, Lydia will … Continue reading In the Beginning…
A detail we've stumbled upon that helps us stay motivated, determined and, let's face it, entertained is having goals. We have lots of goals. Big ones, small ones, and just the right size ones!! We've told you about some of our long term, as well as some of our dream goals, but this post focuses … Continue reading Monthly Update: It’s time to get March-ing!
When looking for a race to run in February, we stumbled our way across My Better Half Marathon and thought it looked like a winner. We know Orca Running always puts on an awesome race but this was exceptional. First of all, the bibs are the cutest ever. This was a "couples" run, which meant … Continue reading Will You Be My Galentine?