• corrales,  gus the goldendoodle,  harvest festival

    Corrales Harvest Festival Pet Parade

    Gus finally finished getting the last of his puppy shots and was cleared by the vet to go out and explore the world. While he has been around tons of people and is very friendly with humans, he hasn’t had a chance to be around other animals or dogs until now, so we are trying to get him socialized as soon as possible.  Raisin Bread found a fun event for us to take Gus to this past weekend, which would ensure that he would meet some furry friends.  We headed to the village of Corrales for their annual Harvest Festival. One of the main events of the festival is the…

  • active life,  half marathon,  training

    Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2014 – Week 5 Training Recap

    40 days and counting until Wine & Dine! I can’t wait to run my 3rd runDisney half marathon! This week saw some pretty consistent yoga and some mileage. Still not where I am supposed to be though. September 22 to 28, 2014 Monday: Yoga – 25 minutes Tuesday: Yoga – 25 minutes Wednesday: 2.36 miles Thursday: Yoga – 25 minutes Friday: weed backyard Saturday: walked 2 miles Sunday: Yoga – 25 minutes and 3.55 miles Total mileage: 7.91 miles 

  • 10k,  active life,  race for the cure,  race recap,  races

    Susan G. Komen Central New Mexico Race for the Cure 10K 2014 – Race Recap

    Let me start off by saying – THE ELEVATION IS KILLING ME! If you have never gone from running in a low elevation region to a high elevation region, consider yourself lucky because it is tough! To be honest, I was not even sure what the elevation difference between DC and Albuquerque was until I looked it up this weekend after this race. The mean elevation in DC is 150 ft while the mean elevation in Albuquerque is a whopping 5,800 ft! No wonder I can’t breathe! As I mentioned last post, I only signed up for the Susan G. Komen Central New Mexico Race for the Cure 10K four…

  • active life,  half marathon,  training,  week in review

    Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2014 – Weeks 3 and 4 Training Recap

    It has been another crazy two weeks! As I described last time, we are currently in the middle of remodeling our guest bathroom. It still needs a few finishing touches, so I am not going to share the pictures of the room just yet!  The in-laws returned home on Monday, and Gus immediately got sick. He went to the vet and got some tests and it turned out to be nothing major. (Thank goodness!) Speaking of Gus, he is going to be going in for his last round of shots this week. I am so excited to be able to take him out soon! He is on my last nerve,…

  • active life,  half marathon,  training

    Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2014 – Week 2 Training Recap

    This week’s training did not go as scheduled. I was away on business for two days this week, and we currently have visitors staying with us. Our first visitors to New Mexico actually! We are also in the midst of remodeling our guest bathroom. Just another project in our 6,000 home improvement projects! I thought I had taken before pictures, but this gives you an idea of the horror that was in the bathroom. There was three different types of tile: all different sizes and not matching. The floor was partially tile and partially laminate. The hardware and electrical outlets didn’t match either, and also was not our style.  This…

  • active life,  Product Reviews,  products giveaways contests

    {Product Review and Giveaway} AMRAP Bar

    This month, AMRAP Nutrition will be launching their new line of AMRAP Bars in three flavors. A group of Sweat Pink Ambassadors had the opportunity to test out and review the bars before the official product launch. I was very excited to be included in this group! A little bit about AMRAP first. AMRAP, which stands for As Many Rounds As Possible, believes in creating unprocessed food that is 100% Paleo, gluten-, GMO- and dairy-free. Their new line of AMRAP Bars come in three varieties: Cashew & Vanilla, Fig & Cacao and Almond & Honey. The bars are recommended as a meal supplement or replacement or pre- or post-workout snack. Using…

  • albuquerque,  race recap,  races,  Running

    Rebel Donut Dash 5K (Race Recap)

    Over the long Labor Day weekend, I ran my first race in New Mexico! It also happened to be my first obstacle race and my first race since surgery. Raisin Bread and I signed up for the Rebel Donut Dash 5K. Although there was not much information available when we registered, it looked like it would involve running, obstacles and donuts. Not a combination that had crossed our paths previously, but why not? We arrived at Balloon Fiesta Park around 7:35 am on race day for our 8:00 and 8:15 am start times. We picked up our race shirts and heard an announcement that we would not be starting until…

  • active life,  half marathon,  training

    Wine and Dine Half Marathon 2014 – Week 1 Training Recap

    Only 66 days left until I head out to Walt Disney World to run my third runDisney half marathon! Now that I feel sort of settled into a routine here in Albuquerque with my job and new puppy, I have finally started up with my training program.  I actually do not have a goal time for this race because I am planning to run/walk with my sister and brother-in-law (who will be doing his first half marathon). I still want to get the mileage in before race day just to get myself back into running mode.  August 25 to 31, 2014Monday: restTuesday: 2.75 milesWednesday: YogaVibes.com – Detox Quick Flow (20 minutes)Thursday:…