Friday, February 24, 2017

Weight Watchers.... again...

Last week I joined Weight Watchers again. I have not been putting myself first and my body is paying the price. Even with my running and cross training (when I remember) I'm not losing weight. Luckily I'm not gaining either.
This morning I woke up feeling particularly bad about myself, and I knew that although my weight was down mid week, it was back up again today. I was going to blow off WW and do my errands instead.
After quite an internal struggle I decided to just suck it up and go. I would feel worse if I skipped it.
The scale shower maintenance which was fine with me, and I sat in that amazing meeting and laughed and cried with the other members and was glad that I went.
I will keep putting myself first. I can do this.


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday Training Update... #RnRNashville Edition

* I received entry into Rock n Roll Nashville as a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (Ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews. *

It's getting warmer in the south y'all and I'm loving every minute of it! Rock n Roll Nashville is right around the corner, and I'm working the hills here in SC so that I'm ready for it!

Thursday: 3 miles with my running group. My shins were super tight so I was glad that my group only wanted to do 3. They had a 10 mile race on Saturday and they were saving their legs.



Friday: rest day

Saturday: Long run with my training group. We had 8 miles planned and some of our route was on the course of that 10 mile race. It had some gnarly hills, but also some blessed flat areas as well. The group did amazing, their best time yet!



Sunday was another rest day.

Monday: 3 hilly miles at home, in the beautiful weather, plus a 2 mile hike with the pups.





Tuesday: Ladder workout with my running club, I ran pretty fast, trying to keep up with one of the other groups, since no one was there from mine.



Wednesday: Yoga and MMA Speed, plus some walking with the girls at Girls on the Run.



I'm really liking Yoga with Adriene! She is very chill and I've learned some new things!

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What was your favorite workout this week? I think mine was the ladders. It was tough running that long without walking, but I felt pretty badass afterwards!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

I'm Gonna Tri.... Help!

I finally did it, I pulled the trigger and registered for a triathlon! Holy heck!



Some friends did this event last year and raved about it, so I decided to give it a tri! I am terrified.



Funny how I can run marathons, but getting in the water freaks me out. The good news is that this event is newbie friendly. The swim takes place in a pool and it's 250 yards, followed by a 9 mile ride and a 2 mile run.



So, these are my questions for you a

What kind of goggles are best? I am not going to be sticking my face in the water but I don't want my eyes getting all messed up either. I will need goggles to protect them!
Should I get a swim cap? Why do people wear swim caps?
I will be riding a basic bike, nothing fancy. Anything a newbie triathlete might want to consider?
I am getting my gear from www.skirtsports.com as soon as they come out. They will be having a triathlon outfit released soon. Once I know what it includes, I'll post again!

Training begins on June 26, although once our pool opens in May, I will start swimming. Suggestions on how to track laps?

This hopeless newbie thanks you all in advance for any suggestions!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Safety First with Aftershokz #sportztitanium Headphones

I received Aftershokz Sports Titanium headphones to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro ( ambassador) and check out www.BibRave.com to review, find, and write race reviews!

ok y'all, I'm not gonna lie, I was excited to try some new headphones but I was skeptical. They're headphones, how amazing can they be? Holy heck! Was I in for a treat.



I wanted to use them the very next day, but when I took them out to use them, I realized that they needed to be charged. I am so not that cool!



I had to wait for the light to turn blue, so I got out the directions (smart, huh?) and learned about just how cool these headphones really are.
These are bone conduction headphones, which means they sit outside of your ear, just in front actually, and they use bone conduction technology so that it sounds as if they are plugged right into your ears.
BUT
you can hear EVERYTHING that's going on around you. Everything. I never knew that so many dogs lived on my neighborhood. Holy heck!
They are also sweat proof, have over 12 hours of charge in them, and they stay where you put them, they don't jiggle or bounce.



They come in blue or black, and you'll never worry again about ear buds falling out, sore ears, cars or animals sneaking up on you....
Plus if you use this link, you get the awesome stainless steel water bottle for free!



I've been using these while coaching, and I can hear my tunes and have a complete conversation with my clients without having to ask them to repeat themselves! I'm hooked!

Aftershokz makes a variety of different headphones, though, so be sure to check them all out!

What is your favorite part about Sportz Titanium headphones?
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Training Update, Maine Coast Half Week 3

Brrrrrr
it's cold here in the south, and for most of my early morning runs it has been in the 30s! Yikes! I hope it warms up soon, even the high 40s would be so much better than these frozen runs we've been doing!

Thursday: Coaching with the Speed Demons and it was hill repeats. Kind of funny, since it's hilly everywhere, but these were legit repeats, 2 hills every half mile, maybe more like a third of a mile!



Friday: rest day! The Boy and I spent over 2 hours cleaning the garage so the hubs could have a man cave. It was his birthday surprise!

Saturday: Long run with the Speed Demons, although it was a cut back week. 6.3 miles with these crazy people!



Sunday: I started feeling really sick on Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a cold but it might be allergies. Even now, I'm still soooooo tired by afternoon. I spent Sunday on the couch, and even missed out on Valentine's Dinner.

Monday: an almost 2 mile walk and Yoga with Adrienne.



Tuesday: Track workout with the Speed Demons. 3 miles done, but my shins felt so tight! ugh!



Wednesday was an errands day but I did squeeze in 10 minutes of yoga and switched out the holiday decorations, which involved a lot of trips up and down a ladder in the garage.

How was your workout week?

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Almost Wordless Wednesday #RnRNashville Edition

* I am receiving an entry into Rock n Roll Nashville as a BibRave Pro *

Last year, the hubs and I traveled to Nashville for the first time so that I could run the Half Marathon. Even with a storm delay it was an awesome race, so I look forward to going back this year to try and improve last year's time....





This year's bling....









Will I see you there?

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