There are a lot of things I love about summer. But one of them is summer running clothes.

Capris and long-sleeves are suitable to run in but it’s just not the same as some funky colored shorts and tanks or tees for the summer months. These are quite possibly my favorite shorts in the world. They are made by Under Armour and have replaced the Nike Tempo Shorts that I thought I was obsessed with. Try these one time… they are comfortable and I love how they look (plus they always have them available in awesome colors).

This morning I did five miles in the park. It was pretty warm out! My legs are still tired from this past weekend, so I didn’t push it too hard. I came back for some extra motivation from my personal trainer to do a quick ab workout.

I did one minute of each:

  • Plank
  • Ankle reaches
  • Flutter kicks
  • V-ups
  • Plank


Last week I did a plank for 1:30 and it was really easy. I was really confused. Especially since a one-minute plank this morning was torture? Weird.

I’ve decided that this summer will be all about speed. I need to work on getting my legs fresh, fast and fierce. And that counts building up my ab and arm muscles… since I am usually a slacker when it comes to that department.

I already have two speedy races on the calendar. First up is the MLB All-Star 5K on July 13 in Prospect Park. I don’t think I’ve run a 5K with NYRR since we moved here three years ago so I am really excited that they are finally hosting one.

And the other is back home in Wisconsin:

The Packers 5K! It just so happens that this falls on a weekend when we will be back for our family vacation. The entire family is going to run it — even C! I am so excited, it is going to be so fun. Plus you can’t beat a race in Lambeau.


Favorite thing about summer running? 

Do you have any summer training goals?

Tell me: What’s the next fun race on your race calendar? 

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