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
Welcome to another edition of The Favorite Things Club!! Every so often we get overly excited about some product or another and feel the need to share it with the world. For us, this meant we needed to start an imaginary club where we could gab about our latest finds. This edition is all about … Continue reading The Favorite Things Club: Exercise Recovery Edition
Welcome to The Favorite Things Club!! Every so often we get overly excited about some product or another and feel the need to share it with the world. For us, this meant we needed to start an imaginary club where we could gab about our latest finds. This edition is all about the gear we … Continue reading The Favorite Things Club: Running Gear Edition
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…
At the beginning of the year, we bust out our calendars and our phones (for googling purposes) and plan our races. As we were looking over 2018 we had an epiphany...we should "bless" our readers with details about these races! So, for better or worse, here's a little bit about three different kinds of races … Continue reading Run All the Races
We love to run races. We like (almost) everything about it: training, planning what ridiculous outfit we're going to wear, the anticipation/nausea at the start line, the finisher's medal, free T-shirt, the bananas, the "after" selfie, and the bragging rights. We like it all...aching recovery aside. A topic always under discussion for us is that … Continue reading Bucket List? Nope…Run-it List!
I saw a thing on runnersworldmag about a run streak from Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day. This seemed like a no brainer because we ran a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving...so we had a head start, obviously. I sent Annie a text and we were off and running; literally. (Please note: For this entry Lydia's … Continue reading Lace Up Those Shoes, It’s Time to Go Streaking