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Weekly WrapUp: Belated

Sometimes, Monday shows up way too fast. Ok, so that is mostly every week. but this week it was even more pronounced. Hmm.. so last week, oh right. I said I wanted to keep up better with my running and my weight training and I think I did. On Monday, I ran 1.5 miles of 4 scheduled miles. I had the same problem I did as the week before with my calves being super tight. The good news is that I am pretty sure I’ve figured out what was causing it. I recently bought the Lululemon Lost in Pace skirt and during runs the built in shorts ride up and tend to alter my stride. Which is a bummer. But at least I figured out…

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Weekly WrapUp: 5k plan

I managed to stick mostly to my running training plan this week. I originally picked the Advanced plan from Jenny’s plans, but then decided to go with the Intermediate and make the Advanced plan my aspirational goal for each run. Sadly, my Body Beast workouts sort of fell by the wayside. The week got off to a bit of a rough start. Monday, 40 minutes was scheduled but I made it only 20 minutes. My calves tightened up and it was really difficult to keep going, even after stopping to stretch and slowing way down. After that, things improved: On Tuesday I made it through Bulk: Chest and called it a day. Wednesday called for 45 min with pickups, which I managed to complete. Thursday…

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Weekly Wrap: Daylight Saving

I used to looooove love love Daylight Saving Time; before I was a runner of course. I’ve always been a summer, sunlight kind of girl, so it made sense to love the extra long days of summer.  When they first proposed extending DST to start in March and end in November, I thought I would love it even more.  Turns out, not so much. Right as I was thinking I could probably start to work in a run before work in the not-dark, the time’s all shifted. At least it hasn’t been too warm in the mornings yet.  🙂 I haven’t been running that much anyways though, and I really want to change that.  I have been doing the Body Beast program since January and…

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Back to my Happy Place (WW #3)

January got off to a crazy start, and before I knew it I blinked and here we are, midway through February. The weather has been uncooperative and there have been a few events that led me to not feel like going down to the trail to run. But this weekend, the stars finally aligned!   Okay, so obviously the weather wasn’t perfect – it was a little overcast and a lot humid, but there was a great breeze and I got in quite a few miles, and my soul felt like it finally took a giant exhale. I’m still going strong 💪🏼 with Body Beast. I recently finished the Build Phase, and boy am I not sad to see it go. Those workouts just weren’t…

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BodyBeast Go!

Across the globe today, thousands of women marched for many many reasons.  I had intended to join them, but my anxiety and agoraphobia got the better of me, and I didn’t make it downtown. Instead, I practiced my own kind of self-care, which involved buying a weight bench, putting it together, and starting Week 1, Day 1 of Body Beast.  I think this program will be something positive to focus my attention on for a while.  Even though there is a ton going on in politics, my work and my personally, or maybe because there is so much going on, I need a new outlet. I’ve been doing parts of P90X on and off, and more recently P90x3 semi-regularly, and while those programs include weights,…

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An ‘insane’ start to the new year

It was an atypical start to the new year of workouts around here. It was storming when we woke up at normal long-run time this morning, so we, of course went back to sleep. And by the time we woke up again (3 hours later!) neither of us really felt up to the effort involved in making it to the park. But we got dressed and figured we’d just run around the ‘hood. But as I put on my shoes, I realized that my toe was hurting more I expected it to, and told my husband I wasn’t sure how far I was going to make it. He suggested we just beg off the run all together and do something else. I can’t think of…

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