ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, runner, yogi, fitness lover. Twin toddler mama.

Six03 SummerFest 10K Race Recap

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The message on my Bia Sport watch says it all after the Six03 Summerfest 10k yesterday

ISLAGIATT:  It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time!

When I saw this message, I had no idea what it meant. No one else did either so what did we do? Google it! It’s a marvelous way to describe the day so I’m going with it as the theme for this race recap.

ISLAGIATT #1– Registering for this race. I’ve known…

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What’s for Dinner?

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If you are reading this on Sunday morning, I will hopefully be eating hills for breakfast. I’m running the inaugural Summerfest 10K. The joke about this race is that you can PR on this course…IF you’ve never run a 10k before. Sounds like fun, huh?

I’ve only run one 10k before. That was 2 years ago and a relatively flat course. I’m hoping to PR but it all depends on how nice the hills are to me.…

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High Five Friday

High Five Friday is here again!

5 from instagram 72514  HappyFitMama.com1. Showing off our best three legged dog, eagle pose and down dog for #StopDropandYoga.

2. Blogger friends are the best. This Embrace the Hill tank from Sarahis absolutely perfect – great fit, super soft all while the money goes to CHaD in New Hampshire. It’s also Boston colors to motivate me for my goal of a BQ (one day…). It is also my high school colors. I may…

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

It seems like every time I grocery shop, a zucchini or three lands in my cart. No matter what time of the year, it happens magically. Some weeks, I’ll grill it, toss it in a stir fry, or shred it and add it to my morning oats. This time of year is when our garden starts to produce mega loads of zucchini so there’s no need to buy it in the store. Our bumper crop gives us plenty!

A favorite sweet…

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What’s for Dinner?

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Just popping in for meal planning for the week. I can’t get enough of the grill right now. Turning on my oven does not even sound appealing even though the humidity has dropped quite a bit.

We’ve been loving grilled pizzas lately. The crust gets so crisp and the smokiness adds a nice flavor. I’m excited to try the rainbow flatbread grilled. It’s just so pretty!

What’s for dinner this week?


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Skirt Sports 10 on 10 Virtual Run

I’m a huge fan of the running skirt.

It’s odd but I only seem to wear them during a race. It’s like I’m “dressing up” for the big show. I can be girly yet kick some serious butt…or at least try to.

I didn’t know this till recently but the running skirt is turning 10 years old! It all started on September 12, 2004, when Nicole DeBoom won Ironman Wisconsin wearing her original running skirt…

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High Five Friday

Let’s slap some skin for High Five Friday!

5 from instagram 71814  happyfitmama.com1. You know it’s summer running when your shins are sweaty. Soupy runs were what I ate for breakfast all week.

2. Caprese Quinoa Bake – so gooooood! I used THIS recipe as a reference but mostly did my own thing.

3. Sunrise or as I like to call it RUNrise.

4. Pleasantly surprised when a Starbucks barista popped out of nowhere while I was shopping at…

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Thoughts From a Long Run

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On Saturday I ran 16.5 miles.

It’s been over a year since I’ve run that many miles and spent that much time on my feet. When you haven’t done it in awhile, you forget about how much can happen during those 2 hours of running.

It’s a lot of time to have a lot of thoughts.

My thoughts on a long run are usually all over the place. Some are quite wacky. Thankfully, I had company for 11 of those…

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