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Mizuno Wave Rider 17

The following post is sponsored FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

Look what came in the mail just in time for me to get my butt running more and for the Turkey Trot 5k!


The brand new Mizuno Wave Rider 17s! They are the lightest Wave Rider shoe and are available to the public on December 5th, 2013.

For those of you that don’t know, I have been running in Mizunos for a couple of years but have only worn the Inspire 9s, so I am really excited to try out their new Wave Riders.

I even flew to Georgia this year to film a short commercial for the Mizuno website.

(I’ve only watched that video once because I can’t stand hearing my voice on camera)

I really think that Mizuno’s shoes speak for themselves – they are a quality running shoe for a variety of runners.

The Wave Rider 17 is great for neutral runners but also has support and cushioning for high mileage runners.

Some of the shoes’s features:

  • U4ic midsole delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning.
  • Dissolving upper fit with new DMF execution and soft, supple mesh materials.
  • New sockliner with increased resiliency and responsiveness.
  • SmoothRide Engineer for a Brilliant Run.
  • Lateral Forefoot Sculpting for smooth touchdown and transition.
  • Blown rubber forefront with deep flex grooves for optimal flexibility and cushioning.

Of course, once these shoes came, I had to get to the gym to run.

I laced up my Mizunos and jumped on the treadmill.


Today’s Workout

  • 4.2 miles – treadmill

I loved that these shoes felt light, yet still supportive. I always buy my running shoes a size in a half to a full size larger, so I got the Mizuno Wave Rider 17s in a size 11 and they fit perfect.

They were comfortable with lightweight cushioning and I enjoyed running in them – definitely a great shoe to add to your Christmas list! And I can’t wait to wear them for the turkey trot on Thursday!

  • Did you workout today?
  • What kind of running/exercise shoes do you wear?
  • Favorite color shoes to wear?




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I Ran…Slowly

Good afternoon!

Today’s Workout

  • 1.5 miles treadmill (4:2 run/walk)
  • Practiced squat track for BodyPump – approx. 30 minutes
  • Stretched 10 minutes

I finally ran today!

I haven’t ran in months (besides at the BodyPump training). It felt good to run, but it was hard. I ran on the Woodway treadmill at the gym which allows for less stress on your tendons, joints, and muscles. I figured that would be beneficial.

And you can really tell the difference running on the Woodway treadmill – it feels really good under my feet.

I started out really slow so I wouldn’t make my hip any worse. I ran slow for 4 minutes followed by 2 minutes of walking. I did this for 20 minutes. I am going to add a little bit more everyday. I have a 5k coming up in October and while I don’t expect to do my best, I do want to be prepared.

After running, I practiced the squat track for BodyPump at the gym. When I got home, I practiced it a little bit more. I have the chest and back tracks memorized. Now I just have to memorize every single other track and I have a feeling that’s going to take a while.

I am practicing the tracks all in order. Once I memorize one, I’ll move onto the next. It helps me to write the moves down and then practice it over and over until I can eventually do it without any notes, but when I have to learn so many tracks, sometimes it gets messed up in my head.

Practicing the chest track without any weight is okay but doing squats over and over even without weight is tough! I am icing my hip and knee as we speak :)

I stopped at Target to get a few things (it seems like I always need something from the store) and I bought something that I haven’t bought it years – regular yogurt!

I usually stick with Greek yogurt because it’s thicker and has more protein. When I first tried Greek yogurt, I liked it right away. I know other people really have to get used to it. Danny used to hate Greek yogurt, but now he’ll eat the chocolate chip flavor.

He always described it as grainy which we would argue about. I insisted that yogurt is not grainy. To me, grainy would be like pouring sand into your yogurt, that would be grainy. Danny said that’s what tasted like to him. I said it tasted smooth to me and grainy is the last word I would use to describe yogurt. To each their own, I suppose.

Anyway, back to the yogurt I bought:

Yoplait Light Pumpkin Spice yogurt! They are only 60 calories and 4 grams of protein per cup which I thought was pretty good.

I have yet to see pumpkin spice Greek yogurt so regular yogurt it is.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Any workout today?
  • Do you like Greek yogurt? Favorite?



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My Hardest Run

Yesterday’s Workout

  • 7:30 am – 3.1 miles
  • 8:30 am – .4 miles
  • 9:15 am – 4.8 miles
  • Total – 8.3 miles

Yes, yesterday’s workout was a bit crazy. Yesterday’s run was my hardest run yet – both physically and mentally.

I started out running a local 5k in the morning – The Dash N’ Splash 5k. Danny and I also ran this race last year. The start line is about 1.5 miles from our house.


I ran it by myself. I didn’t even tell my family that I was running it, and I only told Danny the night before. It was a race that I wanted to do alone, so I could practice speeding up my pace a bit.

All of my runs have been so slow lately, and I tend to run faster during 5ks so I ran it only to try to pick up my pace a bit. It wasn’t my best race, but it wasn’t my worst. Yesterday was very humid out which didn’t help at all.

I wore my new Mizunos for the first time and they were great.


I started out the race pretty good, but too fast, as usual. My first mile was around 8:50, which is too fast for me. I slowed down the second mile and walked through the water station. By the third mile, the humidity was getting to me and I was not mentally into the running. I just wanted to stop.

I ended up having to take walking breaks the last mile because of the humidity and my right quad pain. I was upset with myself for having to walk when I haven’t had to walk during a 5k for more than a year.

I was so upset and just feeling negative. I kept thinking, if I can’t even finish a 5k without walking, how I am going to run a half marathon.

Instead of listening to what my own body needed, I started comparing myself to others – how come she can run without walking and I can’t, or why is she so much faster than I am, or why I am I such a horrible runner?

I finished the 5k in about 32:50. I don’t know my official time yet. So, no, it wasn’t a horrible race for me, but I was mentally exhausted.

My initial plan was to run the 8 miles for the half marathon training plan today. I was going to run the 3.1 at the race, drive to the running trial, and finish the last 5 miles there.

So, after the 5k, even though I wasn’t feeling the best, I drove to the running trail and started running. I ran .4 of a mile and then gave up. I just couldn’t get into it. It was hot. My legs hurt. I was disappointed in myself. I felt like a quitter.

So, I went home. When I got home, Danny asked me how the race went and how my 8 miles went. I admit that I wasn’t very nice to him and asked him just to leave me alone. But when he brought up the 8 miles, it made me feel like even more of a quitter.

I felt like I needed to run those 8 miles so that I could prove to myself that I could run them and I would be able to run a half marathon. So, I left the house to go back to the running trail. I was still upset and didn’t even tell Danny I was leaving the house (which I realize now wasn’t the best idea.) But I was having my own pity party.

I went out to the trail and I ran 4.8 more miles, making my total for the morning 8.3 miles.

I didn’t bring my iPod or any water. I only brought my Garmin. I ran by two water fountains in the beginning of my run, but after that there wasn’t anymore water and it was hot outside. I was dying.

I had to take some walking breaks but this time I was fine with it. Those breaks helped me recharge a bit so I could run again. By the third mile, I was so thirsty I was hoping a stranger would offer me a drink. I was walking a bit more and wondering if I could make it.

Then, comes Danny and the kids driving down the road. He had called my cell phone a few times because I had left the house without telling him and he was worried. But I leave my cell phone in my car when I run, so he came to look for me. Thank goodness.

He pulled over and I told him that I despertately needed a drink. He didn’t have any water but there was a store a right down the road that he went to while I continued to run. I was almost done with my run at the point – I only had about half a mile to go.

He bought me a big bottle of Gatorade and met me back on the road. I tell you, nothing has ever tasted as good as that Gatorade at that moment. I drank almost half the bottle and then I finished my run.


When I was done, I was so happy that I decided to go out and finish up those last 4.5 miles. I was so happy to have ran 8.3 miles. I thought I couldn’t do it and was giving up on myself too easy, but I did it.

Yes, my quads were killing me, and I don’t want to injure myself, but I didn’t overdo it.

I took an ice bath when I got home. Torture but feels so good.


Training for this half marathon has been both mentally and physically challenging for me, and I wasn’t expecting that at all.
When I trained for the 15k, I felt really good and was really proud of my performance during the race. This time, I am second guessing myself and being negative and I realize that I need to change that.

I think the problem is that I am being too hard of myself because I am scared of failing. I run because I actually enjoy it and it challenges me. I feel a sense of accomplishment whenever I finish a run or a race. Lately, running seem like something that I have to do rather than something I want to do.

When I finally finished my run yesterday, I felt really good that I did it – even if it took me a long time or I needed a walk break. I am going to try and focus on the positive parts of running rather than beat myself up over  a bad run. Half marathon, here I come!

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

My legs weren’t as sore as I expected them to be this morning, which is good. It was good to get back to the gym today since I took a couple of days off last week.

Have a great day!




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Few Words Friday

I just spent forever typing up my blog post and somehow I accidently deleted the whole thing. I have never done that before. How annoying.

Okay how about some pics from my day instead?

I didn’t work out today because my right leg and left knee still hurt and I don’t want to overdo it and get injured.

Instead, I spent the day running errands with the kids.

I tried on a cute skirt, but didn’t buy it.


The kids and I went to Panera for lunch like we do most Fridays.


I had a Mediterranean sandwich and a Fuji apple salad with dressing on the side. I also had a fruit cup instead of chips or bread (I’m not a big fan of Panera’s apples.)

My new Mizuno Inspire 9 shoes came in at the running store I ordered them from, and Danny picked them up for me on his lunch break.


Sunday is my niece’s 2nd birthday, and tomorrow is her party, so I met up with my stepmom to buy some birthday presents.

I can’t believe that my niece is going to be two already!

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Picture 5743


Time flies!

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • What did you have for lunch?
  • Any plans this weekend?



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New Shoes

Yesterday ended up being one of those fun but totally unplanned days. After my 7 mile run and the kid’s swimming lessons, we headed to a local running store so I could look for some new running shoes. My current Mizuno 9s have been racking up the miles.

I really wanted to try out the new Mizuno Wave Rider 16 shoes. Luckily, they had them in a size 11 for me to try out.

The shoe store has a treadmill that they record you running on so you can see how you run and what shoes would work the best. I currently run in Mizuno Inspire 9s which are a stability shoe. The Wave Rider 16s are a neutral running shoe but when I tried them on, they felt awesome.

The video of me running on the treadmill didn’t agree with me about their awesomeness. While running in the Wave Riders, my right ankle and foot over pronated (turned inward) a lot. Only my right foot. My left foot landed straight.

So, the employee at the running store had me put on my Mizuno Inspire 9s and recorded me running again. With the support shoe, my foot didn’t turn in as much.

Then, she put a Super Feet insole in my Mizunos and had me run again. What a difference.

Having the Super Feet insole in my shoe made a big difference. My foot still turned in slightly but nowhere near as much as it did with the Wave Riders and the Inspires worn by themselves.

Finally, I decided to order another pair of Inspire 9s (they didn’t have my size in stock) and purchase the Super Feet insoles. The insoles aren’t cheap – $40, but after seeing what a difference they made, I think it’s a great investment. I am hoping that if my running form can be corrected then maybe I won’t have so much pain when I run.

Now, I just have to wait for my new shoes to come in! I’m really excited about the color too!

Speaking of Mizuno:

After buying the shoes we decided to walk around on the Riverwalk for awhile. The kids found a cool fountain to play in.

After walking for awhile, we came across paddle boats.

The kids were excited to use the paddle boats, so we paddled around for about 40 minutes. My poor legs were so tired from running yesterday morning, walking all day, and paddle boating!

We stopped at Noodles and Co. for lunch and I actually tried something different!

I had Garden Pesto Saute – charred sweet corn in light lemon Genovese pesto tossed with gluten-free fusilli noodles, red bell peppers, onions, pecans, feta, and spinach.

We walked around a bit more and stopped at Red Mango for frozen yogurt.

It was such a great day!

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

Even after all that activity yesterday, my legs felt really good today. Nothing too sore except for my knee a little bit. I took a BodyPump class this morning, and will probably run tomorrow. It’s supposed to storm, so it might have to be a treadmill run.

Have a great day!



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Evening Run

Last Night’s Workout

  • 3 miles outside, warm and windy

Last night when Danny got home from work, we packed the kids up and headed to a nearby trail so I could run. The trail is a one mile loop with a park in the middle. So, while I was running, Danny played with the kids at the park.



I ran three miles and was happy with my time. I did get a side cramp at about two miles and had to walk for a minute.

I wore both my Garmin and my heart rate monitor.

I noticed that my heart rate went up right when I started running to about 160. It got up to about 170-175 bpm. I feel like it went up too fast and stayed high. Maybe that’s why I run out of energy so quickly. But it’s harder to start slower when you’re already a slow runner

The calorie counts were also different on the two watches. The Garmin said I burned 343 calories and the Polar said I burned 409 calories. I wonder which one is more accurate.

I wore my Mizuno Inspire 9s and my calf sleeves.

My right quad hurt more than my calves this run, and surprisingly my back hurt towards the end of my run. I have never had back pain while running, so it was weird. Have you ever had back pain while running?


Today’s Workout

  • Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes

Swim lessons were canceled this morning because it’s only about 60 degrees. We have actually been having quite a mild summer here in Chicagoland. Not that I’m complaining. It makes running outside easier.

After the gym, I stopped at McDonald’s for a coffee :)

Well, it’s official. Yesterday, I signed up for the Zooma Half Marathon in Chicago on August 10th.

I’m supposed to have a few meet-ups with the other Zooma half marathon challenge athletes and ambassadors soon. There’s a meeting with a sports doctor and a cocktail hour, a yoga class, and a course preview run coming up. I don’t know if I can make it to everything, but I’ll try!

The Zooma half marathon also has a section on the registration form where you can note if this is your first half marathon. If you’re running your first half marathon or get a personal record at the race, you get a special PR medal.

I admit, I am most excited for the medal. Instead of medals for finishing, Zooma hands out necklaces which is something different, but I really want a medal :)

Speaking of races, this race is coming to Chicago soon:


I need to run that race…in my prom dress.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Which would you prefer: a medal or a necklace?
  • Would you run a race is a prom dress or tuxedo? I would.
  • Did you workout today?




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Heart Rate Monitors

Good afternoon! It’s finally a sunny day here in Chicagoland. It’s the first day all week that it hasn’t rained.

Today’s Workout

  • Trifecta Class – 60 minutes

The kids had swimming lessons this morning.


My plan after swimming was to run on the treadmill. I wore my running workout clothes and Mizunos…but ended up going to the Trifecta exercise class instead. Running Fail.


I just didn’t feel like running on the treadmill and haven’t felt like running in general lately. I’m not sure why. I better step it up because I have a half marathon scheduled for August. Hopefully this weekend, I’ll go outside for a run.

The Trifecta class is supposed to be 20 minutes of each cardio, strength, and abs, but most of the class participants want more cardio, so we focus more on cardio and less on strength.

This was only my second time going to this class, but it got my heart rate up and made me sweat! Today, we did about 4 minutes of intense cardio, followed by about a minute of strength. We repeated that circuit about 4-5 times before moving on to ab exercises.

I liked the fact that the teacher gave you three cardio options to chose from: low intensity, medium intensity, and high intensity. I tried to stay within the high intensity level.

After class, we stopped at the store to get a few fruits and veggies, and I picked up this Perfectly Simple by Zone bar to try out.


It caught my eye because it was oatmeal chocolate chip flavored. Oatmeal and chocolate chips are one of my favorite cookies, so I figured the bar had to be good. It was. I’ll definitely be buying more of these.


It had 170 calories and 10 grams of protein. I’m always looking for bars with a good amount of protein.

Heart Rate Monitors

I was playing around with my heart rate monitor last night (which was funny because we were talking about them in class today). I’ve had a New Balance heart rate monitor for a couple of years now, but I have never been able to get the strap that comes with it to work. It has a finger touch sensor, so I just use that when I wear it to see what my heart rate is.


I don’t wear it too often, but I would like to start wearing it more. The only problem is that I can’t get the strap to pick up my heart rate and it doesn’t tell me how many calories that I’ve burned.

I’ve been thinking about getting a new one that also shows calories burned as well as heart rate. I’m looking for one that isn’t too expensive. Any suggestions?

Tonight it Jaden’s last t-ball game! That season sure went by quick. Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you wear a heart rate monitor?
  • Favorite exercise class?
  • What’s your favorite cookie?


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I Filmed A Mizuno Video!

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

I mentioned last week that I flew to Atlanta to film a video for Mizuno.

I suppose I should start at the very beginning of the story. If you have been reading my blog for awhile then you may remember that I received a free pair of Mizuno Inspire 9s last year through the Mezamashii Project.


Mizuno created the Mezamashii Project to help runners find their “brilliant run.” Rather than spend a lot money on advertising, they sent free pairs of shoes out to runners and let word of mouth and social media be their advertising.

Fast forward to about two weeks ago – I received an email from Mizuno saying that they saw I had received the shoes and blogged about them and would I possibly be interested in helping spread the word about the Mezamashii Project?

Of course I would. I love my Mizunos. I figured they wanted a blog post or something along those lines. I was wrong.

Long story short – I ended up submitting a super quick video talking about myself and running. I wasn’t even going to make the video because I am not very comfortable behind the camera - which is why I blog and not vlog. I figured they were maybe going to make a compilation video with bits of pieces of different runners stories.

Wrong again.

I filmed my video in one take, no edit, and sent it off assuming I’d never hear from them again.

Did you guess that I was wrong again?

After a few days, I was contacted by the producer and asked if I would like to fly to Atlanta, Georgia the following week to film an online video about Mizuno’s Mezamashii Run Project.

Yes. Yes, I would.

Luckily, we got it all worked out with the kids, my niece, and Danny’s work. It was a really quick trip, so it worked out well.

There were about six other people (that I met) that also flew out to film the video including Amy from Running Escapades, Michele from NYC Running Mama, and Louise from Runner’s Ramblings. Some of the others were there the whole week filming. My part was smaller so I was only there a short time.

I left Wednesday afternoon and flew home Thursday night.

I flew into Atlanta the same time as Amy and one of the Team Mizuno members from Texas. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our hotel. We stayed at the W Hotel in Atlanta. Since Amy and I didn’t shoot until the next day, we dropped our stuff off in our rooms, freshened up a bit, and then went out to dinner.

We lingered over dinner, eating and talking about running and blogging. Amy is so nice and gave me a lot of great advice on running gear (I’ll be looking into those aspaeris compression shorts).

Mizuno goody bag:


While some of the other people were filmed running and sharing their running stories, my part was a smaller part - talking on film at the Mizuno warehouse.

A driver picked us up from the hotel on Thursday and took us to the Mizuno warehouse.


After waiting around for quite awhile and changing into Mizuno clothes and being approved by wardrobe, it was my turn to film.


Food on set:

My part of the video is basically talking to the other members of the Mezamashii community about the cool things that Mizuno has planned. I was originally given a script, but then they decided to just give us bullet points to talk about so it sounded more natural, like I was talking normally without having a memorized script.

Although my part wasn’t too long, it takes a long time because they have you say your lines over and over and over until you get it perfect.

I was a little nervous going into it because I wasn’t sure what to expect, but surprisingly when I got behind the camera, I was totally fine. Yes, of course I messed up a few times, but I didn’t feel nervous while speaking. I think it helped that the director was so incredibly nice and made me feel totally comfortable and told me that it was expected that I messed up.

So, I did my little speaking part on camera, and they had me repeat the last line over and over again with a different smile every time. Apparently, my real smile was a little too big and fake looking. It’s hard to smile so many different ways when you’re used to smiling how you smile. So, if you happen to watch the video and I seem normal the whole time and then I smile all crazy at the end, you’ll know why.

Waiting to film:

It was such a wonderful experience that I was so lucky to be given the opportunity to do. I got to see what it was like on a real commercial set and meet some incredibly nice people and bloggers. Everyone I met the entire trip was nothing but nice and friendly. For me, it really was a once in a lifetime experience.

A big thank you to Mizuno for letting me be part of their project.

Even though I was gone a short time, Danny missed me and brought me flowers when he picked up at the airport. How sweet.

I’m not exactly sure when the video will be online, but I believe that it will be sometime in July. I’ll keep you posted if you want to see it! In the meantime, you can sign up to be part of the Mezamashii Community and learn more about Mizuno!

Have a great day!



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Happy Birthday Jacob and I’m Home!

Happy 12th birthday to my son, Jacob!

Jacob was born 12 years ago today, 25 weeks early and weighed 1 pound 14 ounces. His weight dropped to 1 pound 8 ounces at its lowest. You can read the post I wrote on his birthday last year with pictures here if you would like :)


I let the kids pick out anything they want for breakfast on their birthday. Usually they pick out McDonald’s Cinnamelts, but today Jacob picked out Krave cereal.


Love you, Jacob!

I got back from Atlanta last night. It was a pretty quick trip. I flew out Wednesday afternoon and flew home on Thursday night.


The reason I was in Georgia was to film a video for Mizuno’s Mezamashii Run Project.


I promise that I will do a whole post on it soon. I want to be able to tell you guys everything that happened! Today is really busy because I just got home, it’s Jacob’s birthday, and I have to shop for his family party tomorrow. Tonight, we’re taking the kids to a nearby hotel to swim and spend the night. It’s always fun to go to a hotel when you’re a kid, even if it’s close by! So, today is busy, busy, busy!

Going to Atlanta and filming a video for Mizuno was an awesome experience, and I can’t wait to tell you guys about it!!

Today’s Workout

  • Treadmill, walked slow – 15 minutes?
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

I woke up this morning feeling horrible and exhausted. I didn’t sleep very well in Atlanta, I was home and in bed late last night, and for some reason I woke up at 6am this morning and couldn’t fall back asleep.

I am really dragging today and just don’t feel well. I decided to go to the gym anyway in hopes I would feel better. Nah. Didn’t happen. I was still exhausted when I left.

I started out by walking slow on the treadmill and I don’t even know how long or how far because Jaden’s doctor called me and I had to jump off the treadmill to answer, and I didn’t even think to look at my time or mileage.

Then I went to BodyPump, and I ended up just giving it half an effort because I was so tired. Oh well, we all have our off days. I also wasn’t feeling well enough to eat before the gym today so maybe that was part of the problem.

After my workout, I had a Carrot Cake Clif Bar.



Have a great Friday afternoon!!

  • Do you ever have days when your workout isn’t as good as it could be?
  • Do you have a special birthday breakfast?
  • Any plans this weekend?
  • Where’s the last place that you flew to?






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Back on the Scale

Weight…Gain Wednesday

I weighed myself for the first time this morning in about two weeks, and my weight is up a little over three pounds. I know that this number is a reflection of the unhealthy food choices that I have been making lately, and I am the only one who can (and will) change it.

Danny’s weight has stayed exactly the same since last week. About seven more days to go until the DietBet ends!

When I ran the 5k last Saturday, my calves were extremely tight and very painful by the end of the run. Since we have another 5k this Saturday, I have been trying to stretch my calves and foam roll more.

This morning, I took out the calf stretcher that Marlene gave me and put it to good use.

(I have no idea where that bruise on my leg came from…)

Hopefully, I can get into the habit of using it more. After I stretched my calves, I foam rolled for just a few minutes. I also plan on going to yoga tonight.

Of course, I can’t have a piece of exercise equipment out without Jaden needing a turn.

Today’s Workout

  • Final Plank for the March Plank-a-Day Challenge: 5 minutes and 3 seconds!!!
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 2 miles, outside! Chilly and windy

Since I missed doing the plank on March 1st, I did my last plank for the March plank-a-day challenge this morning. I put on my music and held it as long as I possible could – a little over 5 minutes! Towards the end, my body was shaking uncontrollably, but I held strong!!

I will still continue to do the plank, just not every single day.

I decided that I should probably start training for the 15k coming up, so after BodyPump I went outside to run. I am so used to the treadmill that running outside was hard! It was really windy so my eyes were watering and my nose was running, but the training plan only calls for two miles, so I got them done!

I plan on loosely following this training plan, changing it up to fit my schedule.

I wore my Mizunos outside for the first time. They feel really good and give a lot of support which I need.

After running, I went to pick up Miss Movie Star my niece.

How cute is she?!


Lunch this afternoon was a salad topped with cranberries, walnuts, pear, and Vidalia onion dressing. I used a Anjou pear instead of a Bartlett pear and it was so much better – I never realized that there was such a taste difference between the two pears. I also had a bagel thin with two egg whites, provolone cheese, and strawberry preserves <—- Trust me, its delicious!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you have a favorite pear? I didn’t…until today.
  • What’s your longest plank time?
  • Have you ever stuck to a training program?
  • Ever meet/see anyone famous?


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