Monday, May 30, 2016

A Breakthrough....

I've started to run a 2 mile loop around my trail. It's an easy start to help me get back into running yet in away it's not that "easy" of a route because this path is not a traditional running trail.

I usually

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Weekly Wrap ...May 29

After the marathon, I made my way back into running by continuously running 4 miles. I know it's not much, but I was proud of that. That was back when I was preparing for the April Fools race (what little preparing I did).  Then I stopped running because of that pesky foot pain.

  Well, after several weeks, I am glad to say that I think that pain has subsided. I am much more choosy about my foot wear and hope to never have that problem again.    

With that being said, I started officially logging miles again this past week!  YAY!  Of course wouldn't you know that the week I start running again it is 89 degrees!  That's okay, I just loved being out there.

I started slow with a few run/walks for the first few days. I then had my massage therapist work on me to make sure everything was in working order. Of course she found a few knots and tight spots but worked all that out. That evening I started doing all running, no walking. I know the weather keeps getting warmer and warmer but I now feel like I am in good shape and am very excited for summer running!

This weekend I even tried out two new routes, one being a track by the hospital, and one being a wooded path along the water at my grandfather's house. The track will be great for some quick runs and the path will be great when I need some shade!

I'm linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly wrap!

Friday, May 27, 2016

I Got Curious.....

I have been reading on many blogs lately about what type of fitness tracker they use. Even though I like the concept I never thought I wanted one because let's be honest,  I am not going to do anything different with my workouts based on what a band calculates. I feel like I am very active already and run daily, but.......

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Yoga like it's Hot

I recently found a Hot Yoga place in my area.  I stopped in the other day to get some information about it and they gave me a pass to come back to take a free class. So one day last week I took my free class!  This was my first Hot Yoga class. I really didn’t know what to expect. I have only taken a yoga class once, years ago and did not care for it because I didn’t feel like I got a good workout. I guess for me what constitutes as a good workout is something that is going to make me sweat, and I heard that Hot Yoga does that.

Usually everyone brings

Monday, May 23, 2016

Maintaining is Key

Does a new PR make or break a race for you? Are you only happy with your race if you come in at a certain time? We will both admit that "yes", we generally have a certain time frame that we would like to finish our races in but the emphasis is not on a PR. Let's face it, we aren't elites so what is this new PR going to do for us?   I know that sounds like a cop out excuse, right?  But listen, over the past year or so we've been reading about people being disappointed in themselves because they haven't reached a certain time in a race. But yet they finished some amazing races in amazing time frames and that should be what gets celebrated!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Weekly Wrap...May 23

It's time for the Weekly Wrap once again. 

Guess what?  My Fitness Challenge is over!  Its so funny that I am So Happy about this.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5 Beauty Product Favorites

I've never been one to go gaga over beauty products. I use them out of necessity, and that's that.  However, I recently started using some products that are just amazing and thought I would share them as my Friday 5 this week.

The products that I am sharing are ones that have pleasantly surprised me.
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