Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Team Sole Sisters/Chances for Children Charity Event

Date: August 12, 2011
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Bar Fitness, 4425 E. Agave Road, Suite 1200, Phoenix AZ

We will have a silent auction, raffle items, 50/50 raffle...and for the most fun of all --- A LIVE AUCTION!! All proceeds to benefit Chances for Children!! Please come support Chances for Children. Check out the website:

Training with Team Sole Sisters

Today was my first day to train with Team Sole Sisters. We had a track workout today and it was awesome to run with a group. We did a warm-up then running drills, one mile time trial and cool down. It was a great group of people and so much fun. I am really looking forward to training with them. We had a meeting and a run on Saturday, but I could not go because someone decided to break into our business in the middle of the night. I had to go and meet the police and wait for the glass doors to get replaced. I ended up missing the meeting and run. I was so disappointed. I ended up starting my 11 mile run 2 1/2 hours late. The weather was so brutal. My legs felt great, but I was just SO HOT! I finished my run but it was definitely one of my hardest runs.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I went up to Flagstaff on Sunday with just Brooklyn and Vanessa. I was staying with my friend Lindsay while I was there. The weather was amazing compared to Phoenix. I ran 5 miles Monday morning with my double stroller. It was so hard with the altitude and the hills. I definitely struggled during this run. Pushing two kids in a stroller up hills was one of my hardest runs so far.

Brooklyn and Ava playing on the porch before the giant storm

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Struggling through the heat

For the past few weeks I have been struggling with the heat and humidity. I run very early (4 am) so I usually get the best weather of the day. After my first two miles of any run my legs felt like I had just ran 10 miles. I looked all over the internet about dehydration and it seemed to be common for runners to feel this way in the heat and humidity. I found a product called Endurolytes and they are working for me so far. My legs feel so much better and my recovery feels so much better. I have brought them with me on my long runs the last two weeks and they are really helping me.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Training for my First 1/2 Marathon

After the birth of my first daughter I was very eager to get back into shape. I joined Stroller Strides as a way to exercise with Brooklyn. We would run during class and I was instantly hooked. I would never run more than 5 miles at a time. During my second pregnancy I ran throughout the entire pregnancy and I picked it right back up after Vanessa was born. I wanted to create some goals for myself in order to keep the running and exercise fun. I entered some local 5k races and then  I decided that I would sign up for my first half marathon.

 With my brother's help (he is coaching me) I started training in April for the Women's Half Marathon in Tempe. The race isn't until November 6th so I decided that I wanted to try to find a half to do sometime in the middle to keep me motivated through the summer months. I signed up for AFC in San Diego on August 21. I also decided to join a group called Sole Sisters. Sole Sisters is a training group for the Women's Half Marathon that runs together and raises money for Chances for Children.

Chances for Children supports programs that provide access to sports, physical education, and character education for youth. They provide fitness training, nutritional programs and educational services to students at schools throughout Arizona. I have made a commitment to raise $1000.00  by November.

This blog will be dedicated to my training and my committment to raising money for Chances for Children.