Category Archives: Running

Horsetooth Half Marathon 2013

  Colorado’s #1 Half Marathon!

Runners, I recommend you make this apart of your bucket list.
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This was the most challenging race of my life, just take a look at the intense elevation changes, but Carolyn and I enjoyed the scenery along the way! There were a lot of runners with smiling faces which made for a fun experience. We also felt very safe they had police force close by the entire way. The hills were very steep, especially Monster Mountain, but what goes up must come down. We looked forward to the down hill parts. My one major complaint they did not have any gatorade or gu or gels along the way so by the end I was completely exhausted and running off fumes. Lesson learned to always carry a supply of energy (which we, along with others forgot)! The race ended at my favorite brewery, New Belgium, but we were too tired to take part in the fun.

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We ran for the victims of the Boston Marathon, what a tragedy. Do not let terrorists stop you from achieving your life long goals. Living in fear is not living at all.

Keep Calm and Run ON!

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Austin Adventure!

   Hello Bloggers, Family and Friends!

Jenn is now a working resident in the city of Austin, Texas.

And here is the adventure of the 2 JET’s road trip to the dirty south.

To start our day Daddy Jay made us a fantastic smoothie.

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We then said our goodbyes…

(and yes there were tears)

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Check us out, 2 girls, one BIG truck

(with Jenn’s car attached to the back)

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And we were off for our fun adventure. YEEHAW!

(she is a pro truck driver by now!)

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After 10 hours of driving and some interesting scenery,

We stopped at our first destination… Lubbock, Texas.

Sarah let us stay at her place and took us to get some TexMex at Chuy’s.

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Thanks Sarah!!! Miss you already.

Now my turn to drive…

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8 hours later we arrived in Austin, Texas.

Jenn is all moved into her new place.

Erica flew in this night and we checked out the city.

The next morning I went on a running adventure.

Came across this amazing graffiti wall.

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And the Rowing center where I Am sure Lance Armstrong

And Matthew McConaughey get their work out on.

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Here is a great shot of the city.

Really exceeded my expectations.

The weather was great (but it is winter…)

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We then headed to the Salt Lick.

Had some great BBQ chicken!

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Later we checked out the AMAZING

Whole Foods Headquarters

Wish I could live there!!!

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After a yummy dinner with a few of Jenn’s new coworkers,

We headed out on the town for Jenn’s Birthday!!!

My high school BFF JJ was there (read her blog post below!)

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JJ, ME, JENN, & ERICA!

Sisters ready to celebrate Jenny T’s New adventure!!!

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Sister, you are the best (so is Lil Julia)

You know she would have been there if it were not for school.

She will need to come visit you soon!

Best of luck to you and your new life in Austin.

Love you forever and we are just a facetime away.

XO

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Had a great trip to Austin. Running down there was a breeze! So many fun and active people.

The music and night life exceeded my expectations as well.

The training continues, 3 weeks into my half marathon training.

The weather in Colorado is perfect for my 3.5 miler today. Rock out runners!!!

This was so sweet. Thanks JJ for the amazing blog post.

J SQUARED REUNITED!.

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Treadmill Track Workout

Start with 5 sets and then increase each time you do this workout.

Make sure to do build and this will improve your mile time!

I also like to add an incline of 2 to make it more challenging.

Happy Running and Health!

Treadmill Track Workout

 

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Half Marathon Training Schedule

For my first half marathon this past Spring I used a beginner’s plan but this time I want something more challenging. I came across, Hal Higdon Training Programs, on my Google hunt for a training schedule found what I am looking for. This website has great training routines for various race distances and for all levels, so check it out! My training starts in less than 2 weeks and I am more than ready to get back into it. The route of my upcoming race has a lot of hills so I will doing a lot of incline running. There is nothing like having a routine to stick to with an end goal that is so rewarding. Wish me luck!

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How to Carry Your Key on a Run

A common problem we all run into, is where to put your keys when you go for a run outside? Here is my solution works like a charm.

Step 1: Find a hair tie.

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Step 2: Pull the hair tie through your key.

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Step 3: Loop the hair tie through the key and pull.

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Step 4: Then loop the hair tie through your sports bra and pull tightly.

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Step 5: Put your shirt on. Enjoy your run and be worry free!

(if you are a male, tying the key with your shoelaces is a great option or on your wrist but let’s get real most men’s gear has pockets already and us girls are jealous)

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