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Walk Breaks

I was going through the books on my bookshelf yesterday looking for something to read and I came across my Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training book that I bought years ago.

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I bought this book years ago before I even started blogging. I guess I have always had a desire to run a half marathon, it’s just that my body doesn’t like being cooperative.

Galloway’s method is to incorporate scheduled walk breaks into your running – including during the actual race. The ratio is depends on your speed – so, for example, you run ten minutes and then walk one minute.

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I personally have mixed feelings on walk breaks. Of course, I do take walk breaks while running especially when my hip/glute start bothering me. I take them when I need to, not exactly scheduled.

But here’s the thing with me and walk breaks – I might be running for awhile and then take a short walk break. I’ll start running again and get tired. Then I’ll think well, I’ve already taken one walk break, I might as well take another.

Then I’ll start thinking, well, I’ve already messed up my running with a few walk breaks, I might as well take a longer break. And before you know it, I am taking too many walk breaks.

For me, it’s better to not even take the walk breaks in the first place – my mind gives up before my body does. It’s all mental. I feel like I need to walk even though I’d be fine if I kept running. Running has always been hard for me and something that I struggle with, so sometimes I’m ready to throw the towel in early.

I have to get through that mental place that tells me to walk and just keep running. But like I said, I think walk breaks are great and really can work for some people. For me, they just give me an excuse to keep walking.

The longest race I have ever run was a 15k – 9.3 miles. I wasn’t particularly fast, but I was so proud of myself because I didn’t take one single walk break. I had never done that in training and was happy that I was able to run the whole thing. That’s a pretty good accomplishment for me because running is hard on my body and I usually have some kind of pain or injury.

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I didn’t even walk through the water stations because that would give me an excuse to add more walk breaks.

I know that some people can run far distances without walking or even maintain a fast speed and be fine, but I can’t. I have definitely improved my running over the last couple of years, but I will never be fast. And honestly, I don’t think that’s what truly important. For me, it’s more about getting off the couch, being active, having fun, running races with my family, and enjoying it.

Of course, I would love to be faster (who wouldn’t!) but I have accepted that I am doing what my body lets me do!

Wow! That was a lot more thoughts and feeling than I planned on typing :)

Today’s Workout

  • 5 miles treadmill
  • Stretching

This morning, I ran five miles on the treadmill. I ran three and then had to add in a few walk breaks for the last two miles.

However, they weren’t walk breaks because I was mentally giving up, they were walk breaks because I haven’t ran five miles in quite a while and my hip was hurting and I knew I needed a little break.

After I finished five miles, I made sure to stretch my hips and glutes.

Between running and stretching, I burned over 700 calories.

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BodyPump

Tomorrow morning, I am teaching my first BodyPump class. I am nervous beyond belief because it was last minute and totally unexpected. The normal BodyPump instructor hurt her back and I am the only one available to teach the class.

So, I will be teaching completely alone and I don’t even know how to work the CD player and mic. Should be fun times. Wish me luck.

Have a great afternoon!!

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Cardio Barre Class

Things I learned from Cardio Barre class:

  1. I am not a ballerina.
  2. I will never be a ballerina.
  3. I secretly wish I could be a ballerina.

Last night, I took a cardio barre class at my gym. We did a lot of ballet moves at the barre, followed by some ab work, and a cool down. While I liked the class, I am definitely not a graceful person and don’t know any ballet positions.

And when we had to put our leg up on the bar, I had to heave mine up there. Maybe I need to work on my flexibility.

Also, it was a lot of work on my calves. I diagnosed with compartment syndrome a while ago, so my calves are already tight and I knew they’d be sore today.

I love trying new classes, but I really just love my old schedule of BodyPump, Butts and Guts class, and running.

Breakfast

Breakfast this morning was more pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes.

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Today, I ate them without syrup and added one egg white to the mix which I think made them a lot fluffier.

Today’s Workout

  • 2.75 miles, treadmill
  • Stretching and foam rolling – approx. 25 minutes

Going to the gym:

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Today’s workout on the treadmill consisted of running fast for one minute followed by two minutes recovery. I repeated this about 6 times for a total for 2.75 miles. I finished up with some stretching because my hip is starting to bother me.

I spent almost equal amounts of time in the fat burning zone and in the fitness zone during today’s workout.

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I’m trying to work on spending more time in the fitness zone to torch those calories!

Post workout snack was a thinkThin bar.

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These are a little higher in calories (with lots of protein!) but my breakfast is usually smaller and not too high in calories, so I look at it like I am breaking my breakfast up into two separate mini meals.

I’m going to try and spend some of the afternoon going over the BodyPump tracks, but my body is tired!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Ever take a barre class? Ever take ballet as a child?
  • Any good treadmill workouts to share?
  • Do you tend to eat fewer bigger meals or more smaller meals?

 

 

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July Kona Kase

Last Night’s Workout

  • Yoga – 60 minutes

I didn’t workout yesterday morning, but I did decide to go to yoga in the evening. I was hoping that it would help to stretch and loosen me up a bit.

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I used to go to yoga on a regular basis, but haven’t gone in a really long time, so it was nice to get back. We also do a lot of core work in yoga which I need!

Today’s Workout

  • 5.06 miles treadmill (6x 20 second strides)

Danny went to the gym this morning, so I couldn’t wake up early and run outside. He did offer to stay home and let me run, but I wasn’t too excited about running in the humidity so I decided just to run on the treadmill.

I haven’t ran on the treadmill since my not-so-good run last week, but today’s run went surprisingly well. I am a little slower on the treadmill than I am outside, but I finished 5 miles in 58:56, and I was able to run the whole thing without even one walk break.

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My quad wasn’t too bad (I usually feel it later in the day) but my knee hurt, so when I got home I iced my quad and my knee. I also made sure to stretch for about 12 minutes after I was done running.

I wear my heart rate monitor on the treadmill, but it stops working because the treadmill picks up my heart rate instead. Does anyone know how to fix this?!

Kona Kase

The other day, I got the July Kona Kase in the mail. The Kona Kase is a monthly subscription box, and I love these boxes because it’s like getting a surprise present in the mail each month – you never know what your case is going to include!

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Every Kona Kase includes a motivational quote:

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This month’s Kona Kase had some products that I am really excited to try out.

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Here’s the products from this month:

  • Caveman Cookies – made with simple ingredients (honey, nuts, and berries) and they’re all natural, grain-free, dairy-free, and preservative-free (I tried these and they were awesome!)
  • Garuka Bars – hand made with whole peanuts, dried cranberries, and raw honey
  • Barbara Llewellyn Granola – rolled oats, sliced almonds, sesame and pumpkin seeds, honey sweetened
  • Body Glove Surge Gel – energy gel for biking, running, or in the water
  • Perky Jerky – all natural premium jerky
  • Enjoy Life – seed and fruit mix – sunflower kernels, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and apricots (nut-free)
  • Pro Bar – Bolt organic energy chews in orange (I might try these out on my long run this weekend)
  • Health Warrior Chia Bar – in acai berry

I look forward to trying out the granola and the seed and fruit mix. I love granola on my yogurt and I love trail mix.

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I don’t eat jerky, but Jacob loves it, so he tried out the Perky Jerky and gave it two thumbs up!

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(Can you spot the gnomes in the above picture…long story :) )

If you want to try out your own Kona Kase, use coupon code GIFTSUMMER to save $5 off your first kase!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you subscribe to any monthly boxes? Have any favorites?
  • Do you like jerky?
  • Any workout today?

As a FitFluential Ambassador, I received a Kona Kase at no charge to review. All opinions are my own.

 

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Lots of Food

Yesterday

Last night for dinner, I had Brussels sprouts with red onions and salmon belle mar.

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I haven’t had Brussels sprouts in a while, so they were a nice change. And I love salmon belle mar. I buy it from Target and it’s salmon stuffed with a crab seafood filling. It’s so good.

Today’s Workout

  • 4.5 miles treadmill (6x 20 sec strides)

Today’s run was not the best. I blame it on the treadmill. I took more walk breaks than I can count. I still managed to complete 4.5 miles, and I did strides the last mile. I ran fast for 20 seconds with 45 seconds recovery at a jogging pace six times. By the time I was done, I was so sweaty it wouldn’t have made much difference if I had ran outside in the humidity.

I wore my Mizunos with the new SuperFeet inside. So far so good. They felt good while I was running.

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I also wore my heart rate monitor and it picked up my heart rate for the first minute and then stopped. I’m not sure why it just quit finding my heart rate but it did, and I eventually just turned it off because it never picked my heart rate up again.

Also, during the first mile, I felt something sharp poking into my foot. I tried figuring out if it was the SuperFeet insoles but they’re not sharp. Finally, after the first mile, I took my shoe off and sure enough there was blood all over my sock.

I went into the bathroom to investigate and it looked like a piece of my nail came off and was slicing open the toe next to it. Great. I asked the front desk for a Band-Aid and cleaned my foot up. I got back on the treadmill and finished up the rest of my run.

Like I said, it wasn’t the best run today.

Lunch

For lunch, I made a totally random salad.

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My salad included: mixed baby lettuce, red onion, pears, blueberries, cranberries, almond slices, feta cheese, and poppy seed dressing.

Food

I picked up a few items at the grocery store that I am excited about. First, I found this new Jif whipped peanut butter. I am a huge peanut butter fan and can’t wait to try this out.

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It has 25% calories and fat than regular Jif peanut butter. It has 140 calories per two tablespoons. I think I’ll be making peanut butter French toast soon.

I also finally found Clif bar minis at the store!

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I love regular Clif bars and Clif Builder bars but sometimes the full-size bar is too much for me. I’ve been looking everywhere for the Clif mini bars and finally found them at Meijer. Each bar has about 100 calories. I think these would be great before my long runs on the weekend.

Have a great afternoon!

  • What’s your favorite thing to eat for dinner?
  • Favorite salad dressing? I always have a hard time finding a dressing at the store. I like Ken’s Vidalia onion dressing and Annie’s poppy seed dressing.
  • Are they any new food items you want to try out?

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Running Goodies

Good afternoon!

It sure has been a busy day! Swim lessons were canceled again. Get it together, Chicago weather. At least the kids are able to make up the swim lessons on Sunday which is good because swim lessons aren’t cheap.

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 20 min. tempo treadmill run – 2.03 miles

My half marathon training plan has a 35 minute tempo run planned for this week (I’m not following the days exactly).

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I knew I wouldn’t be able to fit in a 35 minute run, so I did a 20 minute tempo run on the treadmill instead after BodyPump. Hey, a short run is better than no run. I ran slow for 5 minutes, ran fast for 10 minutes, then ran slow for 5 more minutes. I finished with about 3 minutes of walking.

I wore my heart rate monitor for BodyPump and running on the treadmill. I accidently stopped it in between BodyPump and running on the treadmill but I burned about 650 calories total.

I also figured out how to see how much time I am spending in the fat burning zone versus fitness improvement. For example, in BodyPump, I spent 44 minutes in the fat burning zone and 22 minutes in the fitness zone, but running on the treadmill I was in the fat burning zone for 3 minutes and in the fitness zone for 20 minutes.

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My heart rate was definitely up the whole time I ran on the treadmill.

After the gym, the kids and I went to the grocery store to pick up some food because we have nothing in the house to eat. We usually get groceries on Sunday night, but we didn’t go last Sunday.

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Don’t worry, those Lay’s Stax aren’t for me, they’re for my son. They are my favorite chips though…

Right from the store, we had to pick up my niece, and by this time I was hungry so I had to eat my lunch/snack in the car.

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A Clif bar and a pluot aka a dinosaur egg. Have you ever had a pluot? They are delicious. I could probably eat ten of those little things in one sitting.

When we got home from picking up my niece, I had a package from the Zooma half marathon waiting for me!

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They sent a bunch of fun samples to try out.

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Muscle Milk Light in chocolate.

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Cool citrus Cytomax (which will be offered on the course).

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Gu Energy Gels in peanut butter (which will also be offered on the course).

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I love peanut butter but I’m a little nervous about trying the peanut butter Gu. I like my gels and chews more fruity flavored.

Perform pain relieving gel.

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Body Glide anti-chafe balm.

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I can’t wait to try all the products out!

It also came with a list of workout songs and quotes from the Zooma blogger advisory panel and two of my favorite bloggers were on there.

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Have a great and safe Fourth of July!

  • Have you tried any of the products listed above?
  • Do you have any plans for tomorrow? Cooking, baking, or making anything good?
  • When do you usually go grocery shopping?
  • Who are some of your favorite bloggers?

 

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Chocolate Tasting Fun

Jaden and I got into a tiny argument yesterday. Maybe you’re thinking who gets into an argument with a six-year old? Well, the argument was about chocolate. So, the answer to your question is everybody. Everybody needs to argue when it comes to being right about chocolate.

Jaden, being the six-year old that he is, insisted that dark chocolate tastes the same as milk chocolate. What? You must be crazy, kid. I nicely tried to explain that no, dark chocolate does not tastes like milk chocolate because dark chocolate is more bitter.

Jaden, being the six-year old chocolate connoisseur that he is, still felt the need to disagree with me, insisting that they tasted the same.

Well, my argument automatically wins because I am the grown-up, but just to prove my point, we decided to have a chocolate tasting party. We went to the store and bought three different kids of chocolate – two dark chocolates and one milk chocolate.

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Then the chocolate tasting fun began. We did a blind taste test to try them all out. I do not like dark chocolate but I decided to eat it in the name of our science experiment.

We put on the chocolate on a plate and tried each one.

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The Ghirardelli Midnight Reverie 86% Cacao was terrible! That stuff was bitter. Danny, Jaden, and I all spit it out. Jacob actually liked it and said it was his favorite. I wonder if he said that because he actually liked it or because he’s the one who picked that one out at the store…

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The Dove dark chocolate was actually pretty good. If I had to eat a dark chocolate, I’d pick that one. That was Jaden’s favorite. The Cadbury milk chocolate was okay. I’ve had way better milk chocolates. My favorite chocolate is just regular Dove milk chocolate which sadly we didn’t buy.

In the end, Jaden admitted that I was right. Dark chocolate does not tastes like milk chocolate. It just took the 86% cacao to convince him.

After we ate the chocolate, we watched the Blackhawks game. Thank goodness they won :)

Today’s Workout

  • 10 minutes stretching and foam rolling
  • 2.53 miles treadmill
  • 10 minutes stretching

I was still sore this morning from Tuesday’s Butt & Guts class and yesterday’s BodyPump class. I hadn’t done BodyPump in a week, so my glutes were feeling it. I stretched and foam rolled, then went to the gym to walk on the treadmill.

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After walking on the treadmill, I stretched again at the gym. It felt so good.

Post workout, I had the peanut butter cookie Larabar. Oh my goodness, that thing was delicious.

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I’m off to take the kids to the pool! Have a great day!

  • What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? I love chocolate with almonds in it!
  • When was the last time you stretched?
  • When was the last time you went to the pool?

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Childhood Movies

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 2.1 miles, treadmill

I woke up this morning feeling a lot better than yesterday. I am still slightly congesting but getting better!

I want to try and squeeze in a 2 mile and a 3 mile run before Saturday, and I knew it wasn’t going to happen unless I ran on the treadmill. So after BodyPump this morning, I hopped on the treadmill and ran 2 miles.

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It’s so weird to run on the treadmill again. I used to only run on the treadmill, but since switching to running outside, it makes it a lot harder to run on a treadmill. I was super sweaty after only running two miles.

I hope to run three miles outside tomorrow morning before Danny goes to work. We’re supposed to get bad storms later this afternoon, so I’ll see how the weather is in the morning.

Post workout, I had a mini chocolate mint Builder Bar.

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After the gym, we went to pick up my niece and of course I have to share a picture of how cute she is.

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My aunt sent her that outfit in the mail and it arrived while were there so I had to put in on her :) After having two boys, it’s fun to be able to dress up my niece.

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was two egg whites, toast with peanut butter, and apple slices.

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I haven’t had peanut butter toast in forever so it was especially good.

I ate while reading two of my new running magazines.

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So, is it embarrassing that I already bought our tickets to see Monsters University next Friday?!

I don’t even know if the kids want to see it, but I do :) Jacob was little when the original Monsters Inc. first came out, and it was one of the first movies that he loved watching. He used to watch it over and over and over.

I think we all have one of those movies that we watched a million times when we were younger and never got sick of it. For me, it was Ladybugs with Jonathan Brandis.

For my brother, it was 3 Ninjas.

I can’t even tell you how many times I have seen both of those movies.

I feel like Monster Inc. was part of Jacob’s childhood, so I am excited to see Monsters University.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Is there a movie that you watched over and over as a kid?
  • Is there a movie that you love watching as an adult? There are some movies that I will always watch when they come on tv – A Walk to Remember, Dawn of the Dead, Resident Evil (for some reason I have an obsession with zombie movies)
  • What did you have for lunch today?

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Seven Miles

Good afternoon!

Last night, we went to see The Great Gatsby at a restaurant movie theater. It was a lot of fun, and I really liked the movie. I haven’t read the book and wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the movie, but I thought it was great. I’ll probably end up reading the book now :)

Today’s Workout

  • 7 miles treadmill, slow and steady

I had a 7 mile run on my training plan for this week, and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to fit it in unless I ran on the treadmill.

Getting ready to run:

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I have been trying really hard to do all my runs outside lately, especially because my runs used to be done solely on a treadmill. But I figured that a treadmill run was better than no run. Thanks to my handy dandy exercise log I can see that my last treadmill run was April 12th.

I ran seven miles slow and steady. I was very proud of myself for not taking any walking breaks at all, which is funny because I feel like if I had ran outside, I would have taken a walk break.

I knew that 7 miles would take me well over an hour, so I brought the Honey Stinger pink lemonade chews and ate them at mile 4.

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I loved them – I thought they tasted great and were easy to chew while running. I had half a package (5 chews).

Running 7 miles was hard for me today. By mile 5, my calves and quads were so painful. By mile 6, I wanted to quit. I almost did when I almost fell off the treadmill a couple of times. But I told myself that I would be so disappointed in myself if I gave up. So, I really lowered my pace for about half a mile and then finished strong.

I know that running is a lot of mind over matter. My mind usually quits before my body is ready to quit, but at the same time running can be very painful for my legs. I never run totally pain-free, and it’s hard to determine whether I can push through it or whether I should stop to avoid injury. It’s all trail and error.

I wore my Aspaeris compression shorts and Zensah calf sleeves to run. When I was done running, I had no plans of taking them off. I think they are the only things keeping my legs from exploding right now.

I now also see why people take ice baths. I only ran 7 miles, but by the end, I would have loved to find the biggest, coldest, iciest bathtub I could find and sit in in forever. I am hoping that by working on my endurance, it will help with the calf and quad pain.

Post run, I treated myself to a McDonald’s coffee because I figured that I deserved it.

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After the gym, I went to Target to grab a few things.

How cute is my niece?!

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Zola Coconut Water

I was recently sent some Zola coconut water and acai juice through the Sweat Pink Ambassador program.

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I’m not usually a huge fan of drinking plain coconut water, but I tasted these and was surprised that I actually liked them. I think it’s because the flavor is mild. I much prefer the pulp-free coconut water. I’m not a big fan of pulp in juices.

While I probably won’t be drinking these on their own, they are awesome in smoothies. I like adding the coconut water to a strawberry and pineapple smoothie for that tropical taste.

Coconut water is actually really good to drink after running because keeps you hydrated and has electrolytes, and 8 oz. has only about 55 calories. Coconut water also has about 280mg of potassium per 8 oz. That’s more than a banana! That’s good news for me because I am not a banana fan. I think it’s the only fruit that I don’t like.

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The best part of the coconut water package? The sunglasses!!

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I admit that I am a huge sucker for anything neon or 80′s looking :)

Crappy Race Picture

If you guys ever read Skinny Runner’s blog (love her!) then you know people send in their crappy race pictures to her. I figured I’d just show you my crappy race picture here. This picture is from the JustPlay 5k this past weekend. It’s terrible.

What’s wrong with me? I look like I’m taking a nap. For some weird reason, my head always goes sideways when I’m running and get tired.

Of course, Danny looks all good and perfect and fast.

A big Happy Birthday to my stepbrother, Jake!! He is 18 today!!

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We’re going to Olive Garden tonight to celebrate! I can’t wait – Yum!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Treadmill running: yes or no?
  • Ever take an ice bath?
  • Do you like coconut water? Favorite/least favorite fruit?

 

 

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Weight Loss Wednesday!

We did it!!

Danny and I both won the FitFluential DietBet! I’ll admit that I was a little worried there that we wouldn’t make it, but we made it by the skin of our teeth. :)

I ended this DietBet about two pounds higher than my lowest recent weight, which really isn’t much of a difference.

This is my before and after picture – where I am two pounds lighter. I will be taking new before and after pictures soon.

I think that the weight I am currently at is the weight that my body is comfortable with and a weight that I am happy with. It seems like anything below what I am now is too hard to maintain.

In a little bit over a year, I have lost approximately 32 pounds, and I am very happy with that. Danny has lost almost 25 pounds since January, and he’s doing great. I am proud of both of us.

My goal now is just to maintain my current weight, continue to eat healthy and workout, watch my weekend eating, and to be happy.

Today’s Workout

  • Elliptical – 12 minutes
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 2.4 miles, treadmill

This morning it was storming, cold, and windy outside. Jaden was happy because he got to use his umbrella.

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But I had to complete my 15k training on the treadmill rather than outside today. Today’s part of the plan only called for two miles. I actually walked/ran the two miles because my legs were super sore today.

After my workout, I had a Clif Mojo bar.

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I actually bought this bar because I had a coupon for it, and it ended up costing 50 cents, but I really liked it and would buy it again.

I also had a well-deserved small package of Cadbury mini eggs that I stole from my kids and hid until the DietBet was over.

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Don’t worry – they got so much candy and chocolate for Easter that they didn’t even know these were missing. In fact, I could probably eat half their Easter candy and they wouldn’t even know it.

Have a great afternoon!

  • If you did the DietBet, how did you do?
  • What goals do you have for yourself?
  • Do you like storms?

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You Just Have to Go

Well, I signed up for yet another 5k. I keep telling myself that I would like to get away from 5ks a bit and start running a little bit longer races, like 10ks, so I can build up running farther at a slightly slower pace, since 5ks are usually about being speedy.

I have said it before, and I’ll say it again – I am not a particularly fast runner and I am not a long distance runner. Running is very hard for me because I have a lot of problems with my calves. (I have been diagnosed with compartment syndrome which is a fancy way of saying that running makes my calves extremely tight and short of surgery there isn’t too much I can do about it.)

I do enjoy the challenge of running and how accomplished I feel after running a race, even if it’s only a 5k. I run because it makes me happy and keeps me healthy.

I know that I will never be extremely fast or a marathon runner, and that it 100% fine with me. I do what I can and I am proud of what I do.

But your blog is called Run Eat Play. Yes, this is true. But to me, the Run part of Run Eat Play represents exercising and fitness in general – whether that be running, strength training, Zumba, walking, yoga, etc. Just as the Play part represents having kids, spending time with my family, enjoying life, learning new things, etc.

I have finally come to terms with the runner I am and try not to compare myself to others. So while I might not be the best running inspiration, please know that I can be an inspiration for being determined to do the activities that my body will let me :)

I also enjoy running 5ks because it’s an activity that my family enjoys together.

Back to the 5k….

The 5k that I signed up for is the 5k that I ran on a whim last May, the day before I turned 30. It ended up being my worst run to date, and I feel the need to redeem myself for that bad race which is why I signed up for it again this year. I plan to do a lot better.

It also falls on my birthday weekend, and what better way to kick off a birthday weekend than with a run?! Danny is running it too this year.

Last Night’s Workout

  • .5 miles treadmill
  • Yoga-Lates – 60 minutes

I arrived at the gym a little before yoga started last night, so I just walked on the treadmill for a bit. I am glad that I went to yoga last night, and I plan on going to a new 30 minutes yoga stretch class tonight. I need all the stretching I can get!

Today’s Workout

  • 3.6 miles, HIIT treadmill workout
  • Plank – 2 minutes and 30 seconds
  • Stretching – Approx. 15 minutes

My HIIT treadmill workout this morning looked like this:

  • Mile 0 – 1.1 (2:1) Walked two minutes, ran fast (for me) one minute
  • Mile 1.1 – 2.2 (2:2) Walked two minutes, ran even faster two minutes
  • Mile 2.2 – 3.3 (2:1) Walked two minutes, ran even faster one minute
  • Mile 3.3-3.6 Walked

It was a great workout, and I finished up with a plank and a little bit of stretching.

This afternoon, I’m going to pick up my race packet for Saturday’s April Fools 5k. It’s an inaugural race, but it looks like there will be a good amount of runners!

If you’re interested, I have added a Races Page at the top of my blog!

  • Do you have anything planned for today?
  • Do you struggle with anything, but still enjoy it?
  • What’s your favorite distance to run?

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