Pumpkin Patching in Nebraska

nebraska via @semihealthnut at semihealthyblog.com

I got to go back to Nebraska a couple of weeks ago like I talked about in my Thin Mint Cookie Pie post! I feel like we go back a lot..maybe a lot more than most people who live away from home do. I think both Dave and I miss our family a whole lot and can’t wait to move back. I wanted to share a little recap to a. show you all my yummy eats, b. show you some Valas Pumpkin Patch (and cute nephew) pictures and lastly c. brag about my run.

Should You Do a Fun Mud Run?

10 thoughts on mud runs via @semihealthnut at semihealthyblog.com

I will start out by saying I’ve only done two of these runs, but they were both with different companies, different people and different states, so I feel like all of those different variables helps round out my experiences. Meaning, I didn’t just do one run and base my opinions on that one run that could have been good or bad just depending on the day/people/place.

I’ve never done a serious competitive mud run like the Tough Mudder, which from what I’ve heard are much different than the fun runs I’ve done, so I want to make sure it’s clear that I’m talking about non-competitive fun mud runs.

Fall Running Style with Target® C9

must have running items

Fall is one of those times where the weather is quite unpredictable. It might be 60 degrees but super windy (like it was in Nebraska for my 7 mile run-walk), or it might even be in the 40s and sunny.

It could even be snowing. I mean, this is Minnesota.

My solution: layers.

I know for a fact that I will have a couple of layers on for my upcoming race (half of my costume is that zebra running jacket!). I’m going to share with you some factors to take into account as well as some of my favorite Target® C9 running pieces.

The Happy Things Series

the happy things series

I’m totally fine with sharing the struggles that go on in my life or having a negative opinion on something. I think that is necessary to having a genuine blog. Some things in life are good and some are bad, right?

The thing is, I don’t want my little space on the internet to be a total downer. There is so much in life to be happy about and I want to start high lighting those things every once in awhile. I know it benefits me to look on the positive side of things and hopefully it will remind you of the happy things in your life as well!

Girls on the Run 5K in the Twin Cities!

Full disclosure: I get to run this 5K for free in exchange for a post about the fun details. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to redeem myself. From what? Well, I signed up for a 10-mile race in support of Girls on the Run, but ended up sick and injured (and freaked out…

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Race Day Pressure

So you sign up for this race. It might be an easy/fun distance, but likely it is something you need to train for. It’s okay though, because you are so. excited!! You are going to kick this race’s butt!! So you map out this plan. The perfect plan. You visualize yourself running these graceful miles…

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Kind of Freaking Out: Half Training Week 6 + 7

So I signed up for these runs. A half marathon in Des Moines that is coming up in about a month, then a 10 mile run that is coming up in about TWO weeks!! Oh yeah and for the 10 mile run I decided I would raise $500 for Girls on the Run since I…

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Moves 8-26-13: Change it Up! + Post-Run Smoothie

monday moves fitness workouts

Whew it has been hot over here! I think summer has finally arrived in the twin cities! I’ve been so used to running whenever I feel like it during the day, that it was shocking when I went out and felt like I was going to die of heat stroke last Tuesday. That day kind…

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Justin’s Nut Butter Raffle + Half Marathon Training Update

A couple of weeks ago I did a whole long, heart-felt post enlisting help to support Girls on the Run, a wonderful organization who’s mission is:   “to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Well, I got a few thumbs-ups, but no gravy.  Since…

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Monday Moves 8-12-13 Half Marathon Training Plan!! Week One

During my week off of blogging, I had a number of tasks on my to-do list. One of them was designing a training plan for the Des Moines half marathon coming up in October.  I started training VERY early for my first marathon this year (think January for a May race date), so early that…

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Monday Moves 7-29-13 Another Race?? Help!

I wanted to reveal to you that I am crazy.  (You knew that?  Drat.)  I signed up for my third race in October.  I will attempting to run the following that month:Color Me Rad 5K in Des Moines Des Moines Half Marathon (no, I don’t live in DM but it is half-way between my new home…

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A Peanut-Butter-Chocolatey Giveaway!

Yesterday I tricked myself again.  I mean you’d think I would wise up to my own ways, but I haven’t. I went out for a walk that really turned into a good run-with-some-walking.  I tricked myself by saying “it’s just a walk” and “you only have to go a mile.” These things make me all…

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