Monday, October 22, 2018

Training Update

This weekend is Marine Corps. I'm definitely having mixed emotions. While I'm glad I can run the 10k, I'm devastated that I cannot run the Marathon. Did I give up too soon? Should I have pushed harder and attempted to continue training?
No, I definitely made the right decision, but it's still really hard!
Hey, my team is in 2nd place for fundraising, though!

Last week was an interesting week for me. I started teaching yoga at a local dance studio. As a new teacher, I offered a really low drop in rate, basically just enough so that I can hopefully cover the room rental fee.

Monday: 45 minutes of yoga. I went through the poses I wanted to use at my first class.

Tuesday: 3 mile run and a 1 mile walk

Wednesday: 45 minutes of yoga... my first class! Omg I had enough people to cover rent with a little left over!

Thursday: more yoga! 30 minutes of review in the morning plus a 45 minute class at night! Wow!

Friday: more yoga. A quick review plus a 45 minute class. I'm hoping to get a better balance in the weeks to come, but I'm so happy that people are liking my classes!

Saturday: 5 mile run and almost 2 mile walk with my pace group. Then I hopped a plane to Jersey to see my daughter in her college musical

Sunday: ran around with my daughter and her bestie to work on wedding plans. So much fun!

I'm exhausted today from all the travel!

What did you do last week to keep your body moving?

Monday, October 15, 2018

Training Update

Last weekend I ran Ragnar Trails SC, and it really wore me out. My workouts last week were horrible because of it, I'm not gonna lie. I'm going to go back to the week before for this update, since I missed out on posting one for the week before.

October 1: 2 mile walk. Not starting off very well! Oh but on Sunday I did some kickboxing so I'll just post that pic right here...

October 2: 3 miles at the track plus I walked one as well. It was pretty speedy! I cleared out a lot of my pics so I have nothing to show for it. Sad but true. Thanks to Strava I have proof!

October 3: I spent the day packing for Ragnar and was totally gonna bail on a workout, until a friend running on another team asked me to run. She wanted to pick my brain. It was 86 degrees out, but I went anyway.

October 4: Ragnar day! I started it off with a 5k walk. A friend of mine is recovering from back surgery and is finally allowed some movement! Hooray! I also set up camp and walked around a lot that day!

October 5: official Ragnar start! I was runner 1, so I ran 3.3 miles at 9:30 that morning...

And another 7.6 miles at 7:30 that night.

October 6: Ragnar, day 2 of running. My final leg of 5.4 miles was at around 6 am...

Then we broke down camp while the others took their final legs!

October 7 I pretty much recovered from Ragnar! We did decorate a little...

Which brings us to last week.

Monday we drove to Tennessee for a quick vacay with the Boy.

We did a lot of walking. Tuesday was more of the same before driving home.

Wednesday we were home but I was being lazy. Lots of laundry and prepping for TS Michael.

Thursday would have been a run day, but Michael made his appearance and it was a little sketchy outside.

Friday was also lazy. I ran a bunch of errands and that's about it. Oh my heck, I suck.

Saturday was long run day. We had a Preview Run for the Charlotte marathon but no one from my pace group came and I was alone. I couldn't keep up and I was alone by mile 1. Charlotte is creepy at 6 am y'all. I walked back and that was that. We also walked the pups for 1.5 miles so I had 3.5 total miles for the day. Yikes.

Sunday I did a Barre class on Class Pass Live that just about killed me. My butt is seriously sore today! We also walked the pups for a mile.

Have you ever had a week where you just couldn't get motivated to move?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Scooby Doo Run Scoobtober Virtual 10k

My pups and I received entry into the Scooby Doo Run Challenge as part of being a BibRave Pro (ambassador). Check out to read and write race reviews.

The pups and I have begun prepping once again for their next Virtual Race, the Scoobtober 10k. They really enjoyed getting outside and doing the Doo Good 5k, and they loved their bling.

Well, Memphis did. Nugget still isn't sure. She is so short that her bling hit the ground and freaked her out!

We hung their bling up where they could see them every day!

I cannot wait to add to their collection!

We began our race yesterday, and will probably complete it in 4 chunks, maybe 5. It is finally cooler here, but Nugget is such a Diva that she rarely goes more than 2 miles at a time.

There is still time to register for the 10k, but just barely! Registration closes on the 20th of October and you until Halloween to complete it. Use the Discount Code BIBRAVE for 10% off!

Who is joining us?

Friday, October 12, 2018

2019 Race Calendar

I just wrote the most amazing.... ok, not totally fabulous, but still, post about my 2019 calendar. My phone farted and bye bye post. Sigh. So here is the abridged version...

Have you planned any races for 2019?