Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, July 24, 2015

Beachbody On Demand

Not too long ago I made an amazing discovery! Beachbody On Demand! Streaming videos, on your laptop or iPad, any time you want! When you first sign up for your FREE 30 Day Trial, any Programs you have previously purchased through Beachbody will appear at the top.
Next are the Programs you can preview, to see if you might want to purchase them.

Next come the Programs that you have unlimited access to. Un.Limited. It's amazing! You even get the links to the PDF files of the calendars and any materials included with the Program. Below is just a small selection, there are even more. PLUS new workouts are added every month!
Once your 30 Day Trial ends, you pay just $2.99 per week, billed quarterly in advance ($38.87). I don't know about you, but I cannot even get a month at the gym for that price, let alone three months! You can cancel at any time by calling Customer Service.
In the past couple months, I have been referring friends to my Coach, Jim, but this week I decided to sign up to Coach myself. I have been struggling to stay fit since my foot injuries, and Coaching is just the kick in the pants I need!  I recently started Power Half Hour with my fave, Tony Horton, so I am including a couple pics of my latest workouts. I cannot wait to try out Cize, but I have to wait until my foot heals. I cannot wait to give it a spin!
Also included with your membership are a few perks:
  • Nutrition Plans
  • Progress Trackers
  • Team Beachbody Club Membership
  • 10% discount on future purchases in the Team Beachbody Store
  • VIP access to celebrity trainers and experts, including Live Chats!
  • your own personal Coach for one-on-one guidance and support
  • message boards and chat rooms for answers to all your questions.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Not Even Close to Being Wordless Wednesday

I thought a lot about this post during my training ride today.
That's right, I am still riding my miles for the NYC Marathon, and I am definitely feeling sorry for myself. I know, I know, this is not a real tragedy. It feels that way sometimes, though. It feels like there is nothing worse than blogging about running when you aren't actually running.
I'm not reading other blogs. I'm barely writing my own blog.
But I am having a really huge pity party. There are balloons and everything.
I have started pulling myself out of the abyss this week, with very tiny baby steps.
With the exception of Disney, I haven't missed a training day. Heck, even in Disney I was covering the miles. I have started doing Power Half Hour as well. It is deceptively tough on the body.
I have been eating lots of cupcakes. Yikes. My daughter's High School Grad party was Sunday night and we had leftovers. They are gone now, have no fear.
I have started using my WW app again, and I never stopped using MFP.
I will finish the NYC Marathon, but it's definitely not going to be under 6 hours. It may be closer to 8 at this point and I don't even care. I just want to finish. I know I can finish. I may be slower than a snail in molasses but I will finish.
Sooooo here are some of my recent workouts.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I've Been Tagged!

Darlene from My First 5k and More has tagged me to answer some fun questions!!
What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?
I used to be a certified fitness trainer. For real. About 15 years ago, I lost over 55 pounds after the birth of my son. I got ISSA Certified and got a job at a Workout World gym. The manager that worked there at the time said some inappropriate things and I walked out and never trained again. I was wayyyyyyyyyy more shy then. I would never have walked out if it happened recently. I let my verification lapse and never tried to train again.
Have you ever met someone famous?
Yes! Jon BonJovi, Richie Sambora, and Joe Pesci, to name a few. Lots of celebrities come to the Jersey Shore.
More importantly, I met Jeff Galloway a few times! Oh, and Dan from Biggest Loser.

What is something you hope will never come back in style?

Bell Bottoms. Really. What were they thinking?

What is one thing on your travel must-see bucket list?
The Eiffel Tower
San Francisco 

Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Ally Sheedy lol 

Who is your favorite Disney princess?

What would you sing at karaoke night?
probably something by Bon Jovi.
or Carrie Underwood.

Who would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?
Bear Grylls. For real, that guy knows his shit.
What clothing item do you have too much of in your closet?
Running skirts and shirts. This doesn't even count my race shirts. It's a jungle in there.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who talk/text and drive. If I die young, it will be because one of them hit me while I was running. I'm not even remotely joking, the struggle is real.
OK everyone, answer some, or all, of these questions for me! Tag..... you're it!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

That Time I Took Over Skirt Sports Instagram For the Day

As a Skirt Sports Ambassador, I get to do a lot of fun things. Run in skirts. Do errands in skirts. Go to Disney in skirts. It really is all about the skirts. I get some free swag on occasion, I get a great discount, I get to share great discounts.... (use the code SSBMSR20 for 20% off any full priced merchandise)
Today has been the most fun, though, because I got to be Guest Instagrammer for  Skirt Sports! In case, you missed them, here are the pics I shared with their followers today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Wow! It's been awhile! The family went to Disney, and I am just now done with the post vacation laundry!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Firecracker Five Recap

I started the day with my fourth Firecracker Five, a local five mile race. It's a very hilly race. I probably shouldn't have registered, with all of my aches and pains, but I couldn't resist!
We got there pretty early, so I had plenty of time to stretch my calves and my IT band, hoping to avoid any pain. I got my shirt and bib and then went in search of my friends.

The race starts in front of the Wall Municipal Complex, winds through hilly back roads, and ends back at the Complex. The spectators, volunteers, and support staff are always incredible. The fire department always brings a truck or two to spray water in a couple spots and families come out and give extra water and spray hoses as well. It's notoriously hot e every year, although this year was pretty breezy and not too hot. I still took water at every stop, though. 
And a selfie with Dave the Trumpeter, sans beard.

I was worried about my various injuries, and glad when only one troubled me. My Plantar Fasciitis gave me no trouble. At all. Not even a twinge. Score.
IT Band was a little tight but it didn't really slow me down. The stretching and rolling before the race seemed to really help. 
Capsulitis, though? Omg I wanted to.cry a few times. My toe just wouldn't uncramp, and my foot hurt for hours afterwards.
I finished at a decent pace, however, and two of my friends won their age group! Plus, women get a long stemmed rose at the finish!

I hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Flat Mama Friday

Tomorrow is the Firecracker Five! I love this race, even though it's been hot and rainy every year I have done it! I am hoping for better weather this year! Are you racing this weekend?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

@SkirtSports #31daysofskirtsports

During the month of July, Skirt Sports is hosting an Instagram challenge!

Take some pics of yourself being active and share with us! Use the hashtags #skirtsports #REALwomenmove #31daysofskirtsports and tag @skirtsports so they are your awesome shots! You don't have to be wearing a skirt, but if you have one we would love to see it!