Friday, September 2, 2016

Fitness Friday

Last week was certainly a hectic one. I wanted to make the most of it since it was my last week of summer vacation.  I'll let you in on a little secret. With the help of my mom, I've been doing some home improvement projects around the house and it included a LOT of painting! Said painting is something that threw my running schedule off last week.

I wanted to give you a run down of my week (but mostly I wanted to re-live it through my words because I felt so productive).

Monday- We had already been painting all weekend but I wanted to get up early and get our materials prepared and do some touch ups before my mom arrived to help me.  We were painting outside so it was important that I started before it got too hot. Because of this I missed my scheduled run in the morning. I was going to do it later in the evening but we ended up going out for Pizza instead. Spending time with my parents was worth missing a run.


Tuesday- I thought about calling Monday's run a wash and just picking up with my next scheduled run on Wednesday but I felt compelled to get out and walk on Tuesday to make up for Mondays missed run. I planned to walk because my feet had been sore from standing on the ladder so much all weekend and on Monday.  I got to my running route and started walking.  Then I picked up a run to only the stop sign and thought I'd run to the stop signs and then walk to the next street. Turns out my walk with a little run thrown in turned into mostly running anyway and my feet never ended up hurting!



Wednesday- School hasn't started yet for us but I did have to go into work.  I felt bad leaving Baylee home all day even though my wonderful mother came to visit her.  When I got home I changed clothes and packed Baylee up to do errands with me. We went to the vet to buy dog food, went to the Library, and then we went to the trail so I could do my scheduled 3 miles. Don't worry, Baylee didn't run 3 miles.  My mom walked her only a mile while they waited for me to finish.

Thursday was another day that I had to work so of course I wanted to spend as much time with Baylee as possible when I got home.  Thursday is not a run day so I didn't have to worry about squeezing one it. It was a shopping day instead.

Baylee went to Lowes with me and she was a big hit!  Everyone was so friendly to her.

My friend told me that TJ maxx was pet friendly as well. I had to run in their quick so I decided to ask and sure enough it was!

                                                              Baylee is now a Maxtinista!
She was SO good at the stores. I wish I would have known years ago that TJ Maxx was pet friendly!



Friday: I was up by 6:15 and it was SO foggy out that I decided that I had some time before I got out for my run. I sat in bed and read for a little bit and then around 7 I took Baylee for a short walk around the neighborhood.  The kids in our neighborhood are back to school already so we had fun talking to them at the bus stop.  They like Baylee!  Afterwards I headed to the trail. This was the day I finally got out of my 5 mile rut!  I actually ran 6.2 miles and didn't die!

Were you productive last week?   -M



                                       We are linking up with the gals from the Friday 5.

39 comments:

  1. My weeks are getting more productive (since my 26.2 raining officially kicked off last week), but I manage to keep pretty active. I don't think my Max would be a "store-friendly" dog LOL especially if he'd see a dog bigger than him #guarddogsyndrome

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  2. Who wouldn't love Baylee! Adorable beyond words and so good to know that TJ Maxx is dog friendly. I hope the stores in Nashville are as well! Last week was a tough week for me, but I'm picking up steam this week. I better because I'm facing the Disneyland 10k and Half Marathon this weekend! Love those pink shorts by the way! Super cute!

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  3. Is it just your TJMaxx or are they all pet friendly?

    Sounds like you got a lot done this week!

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    1. I'm assuming all the TJ Maxx are pet friendly!

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  4. You can take pets in TJ Maxx and Lowes??? That is freaking awesome!!!!!!!!! CO and CA are very pet friendly.

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    1. Yup! I'm always looking for pet friendly places! Get a big purse and take Jelly shopping with you!

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  5. Baylee's adorable. I love it when stores are pet friendly, and I love PetsMart.

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    1. Yes, it makes it easier when I need to go somewhere but don't want to leave her at home!

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  6. Love your coordinating pink shorts and pink shoes! How nice that you can take Baylee into so many stores. I don't take my dog anywhere. She'd probably do OK in the stores but get seriously stressed out in the car.
    Painting is such hard work! But I'm sure it looks great.

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    1. I'm totally not a fan of painting so I'm glad I had my mom here to help!

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  7. My day is made about TJ Maxx being pet friendly.
    I bet your girl eats up all the attention at these stores

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    1. Lots of people approached her at Lowes but at TJ Mazz they couldn't have cared less! I guess everyone was too interested in looking for a bargain!

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  8. You had a great week! Hopefully you will get in a good schedule with school starting. I can't wait to see your house projects. :)

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  9. It seems like more and more places are becoming pet friendly. I like it! It's been so hot I've left my dog home all summer cuz it's way too hot in the car. He does love coming with me though. Busy week!

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    1. Yea, if I know I need to leave Baylee in the car while I run in some place I don't bring her on super hot days!

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  10. You've had a very active week, way to go! Aww! I'm glad Baylee got to go shopping with you!

    I love your pink shorts on the first picture!

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    1. Thank you. Those shorts are very cool and light weight. Perfect for when it's hot and humid!

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  11. Woohoo on running 6.2 miles and not dying!!

    Baylee sure lives a charmed life. :)

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    1. I hope she enjoys her life. She sure is loved!

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  12. I bet Baylee is a big hit wherever she goes. My Yellow Lab, Yogi, would probably give the saying "bull in a china shop" a whole new meaning.

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    1. Aww, I bet Yogi is just curious of his surroundings. Aren't labs the best?

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  13. That's so cute that she comes along shopping with you. Good luck with your new school year

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    1. Thank you! I think it's going to be a good year!

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  14. I'm ok with missing runs to hang with my parents, too! I'm glad you got to spend some time with your pup!

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    1. I always love spending time with Baylee and my parents, so it's all good!

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  15. Sounds like you had a really productive week! Nice job. Baylee is freaking adorable. <3

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  16. It sounds like you had a great week! When do you officially start school?

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  17. Yay for a god 10k! Love it!!! Have a great long weekend!

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  18. Congratulations on such a productive week! Painting is no joke - it takes a lot of time, planning, and effort!!! Who knew that TJMaxx was pet friendly, indeed? That is super cool. Baylee looks like such a happy pup!!!

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  19. I had no idea that Lowe's and TJ Maxx were dog friendly. I might have to take Riley with me sometime.

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  20. You did great, even with being busy! We are doing some home reno projects right now and it's so hard to get work and a workout in at night!

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  21. I am so jealous of your runs. Even walking at 7 months pregnant is becoming more of a struggle :(

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  22. Oh my goodness I didn't know dogs were allowed in stores like that - how awesome. She is so cute and looks like she was very well behaved.

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  23. Baylee is so cute! My dog is kind of a jerk in public. He's ok around people, but he barks at other dogs. I wonder how he'd do in a store... At least he's really small so I can pick him up if he starts barking. ;)

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