Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

must go slower!


Training with intention has been a new ball game for me.  I love love love having a coach as well as a “family” to run along side of. It is motivating to see their successes as well as get words of encouragement and support from the Nark runners.  

Running has a new sense of purpose as well as a lot more challenges….one of the biggest challenge has been my ability to stay on point with my pace and making sure that I don’t push it too fast!

For example: my run this morning was supposed to be a easy breezy 10 miles…nothing fast, just low and slow.  I ran my 10 thinking I was doing a great job….chugging away until I finished and was ready to enter my run in for the day on my running log  when….shoot! I over shot my speed! 

I read the runs assigned to me at the beginning of the week and check the log the night before….however, some how, well I know how, I got it in my mind that I was supposed to run 30 seconds faster then I should have…..I am notorious for having something stuck in my mind only to be wrong about it later, (dentist appointments, show-and-tell day for Bodhi w/ school….) argh!

I’ll chalk it up to mama brain this go around…and the fact that it was 4:30 in the morning and I was still half asleep, but I have got to be better about paying attention.



If anyone knows of a way to make running in my basement look exponentially cooler, I would love to know 😉 until then….I’ll keep taking awkward basement photos 😉


After running I got to do my most favorite activity in the entire world, snuggling my boys! I don’t know how much longer it will be considered acceptable for mama snuggles….so until the day comes where I’m not cool anymore, I’m eating up every minute I get to be a mushy mama to my men!

If you’re looking for a good read and someone fun to follow head over to NYC running mama.  Recently, Michele contributed to an article posted over at Women’s Running on working out on the treadmill, (which is a very real thing in my world right now).  I appreciate quick reads, but also articles that are pertinent to my life.  If you’re interested click here.

Hopefully I can contribute a few suggestions/bits of advice on my tread milling experience soon…it is something I’ve had a lot of practice in and feel like it would be worth sharing!

Nothing much else to report today other then….


Grandma and Grandpa are in town!  The boys are beyond excited as are Mom and Dad! It’s safe to say that Ryan and I rarely, (if ever) go out alone….if we do manage to sneak away it will be the 2nd “date” we’ve had since Bodhi was born….ummmm, does that sound sad? I don’t think we would know what to do with ourselves, probably end up talking about the boys the entire time 😉  I’m trying to see if I can get him out for a run or racket ball…I’m not much for dinner or movie dates.

What are your date nights like?

Is there a running blogger that you really enjoy? I always love checking other bloggers out!




  • Hollie says:

    I actually just wrote a post about running easy runs easy. I used to struggle a lot with it until I got injured and realized I was a lot more tired when I was running too fast.

    I love your blog!

    • Danielle says:

      I think it is a very real struggle for a lot of runners. Thanks so much Hollie! you’ll have to let me know your blog address so I can check it out!

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