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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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Weekly Wrap (er 02 and 03)

So I skipped a few weeks of wrap-ups. It’s that time of year when life gets a little crazy. 2 weekends ago my husband and I had a great day out and about and then both I got sick (I mentioned it previously). Unfortunately it took both of us almost a full week to feel back to normal, so we had a week of very little formal exercise. We did get in some good walks as the week wore on. Then, all of a sudden it was Thanksgiving and we were having a friend over (we actually put it off until Saturday because we still weren’t eating much on Thursday). After all that, I finally jumped back into official week three of p90x3 running hybrid.…

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Weekly Wrap 01

The week started off strong, going into my third partial and second official week of a hybrid p90x3 + running plan. With a spreadsheet and everything. Monday, I did Total Synergystics – which is one of my favorites. It’s just a nice all around workout and a nice way to start a Monday. Tuesday was a 3 mile run. I usually try to do intervals on Tuesdays, but I was just not feeling it at all. So I let myself run jog to Frightened Rabbits. It was before sunrise, and the supermoon was all bright, and at one point I let myself lay down on a patch of grass and cry about a lot of little things. (I’m so emo and overwraught it’s actually hilarious.)…

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