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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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Sunset, moonrise

“When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it — delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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Another new start (can you have too many?)

I needed somewhere to talk to myself.  Nothing else fit.  This is where I am now. I’m in a state about the world, and work, and the future, and the past. But I also want to talk about working out, and how I’m getting into tarot, and how I miss my mom,  and how I want to remodel my house (but I’m pretty lazy). Blogging seems weird, but life seems weird too.  Maybe it fits. We’ll just see how this all plays out.

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