Week 2 in my fitness journey was filled with ups and downs, mostly downs. It was hot and humid here, like running in a rain forest. Everything hurt, and felt swollen, heavy and snap, crackled AND popped! I didn't have any injuries, my body was just getting used to being active again and it was… Continue reading Week 2, I’m OVA you!
31 never felt so...similar to the past 4 years. I think I have come to the conclusion I don't feel like I'm getting old, I'm just figuring things out now. I realize I am in control of my life, what makes me happy and getting what I want. It's a very liberating feeling and it… Continue reading Cause it’s my birthday…
As I said I would, I started a half marathon training program and the last day of week one was a four mile run-comfortable pace. The funny thing about running at a comfortable pace-is for me, it would be not running at all. But thats not the point of this story. This story is about… Continue reading Week 1 is DONE!
In-between the running days the program asks me to cross train, I can walk, jog, bike, do a fitness class, play tennis, or swim. I used this "free exercise day" to work on my mile, just one. I walked to the track and laced up for the mile, setting my goal to finish and be… Continue reading *Dealers choice* Day
This post is a little late, as I made these on memorial day. I made a version for adults and the kiddos that came to our party. Adult Ingredients: 1/2 small watermelon (usually naturally sweeter!) 1/2 cup watermelon vodka 1/4 cup sugar 1/3-1/2 cup chopped mint (your preference) Add all items to blender and… Continue reading Watermelon-Mint Popsicle’s
From time to time I need to eat super light due to my hypothyroidism. I often will replace a heavier meal with just veggies or fruit, but that gets so boring! Today I found myself with farm fresh strawberries I got at the farmers market and a cucumber. I didn't have lettuce or kale so… Continue reading Cucumber Strawberry Salad
Ladies! Calling all fitness ladies! As I am working out again I remember one of the more vain, but still annoying things about working out. Race photos. I actually love them, the memories, nostalgia and the accomplishment. I am fine with getting sweaty, and red in the face but I can't stand my hair when… Continue reading Fitness hair
Saturday- After I had an excellent first run in my program Friday night, I celebrated with my version of #frose (frozen rose, raspberry seltzer 1/2+1/2, and only two glasses). Given I haven't been drinking much alcohol lately in an effort to fit back into my pants, that was a lot of alcohol for me. Sooo,… Continue reading Weekend of workouts
As promised, I started my running plan which included a day of rest as day 1. I supposed that's to make you say yes I can do this, so day one down! Day 2, 3 miles at a comfortable pace. I usually start my "exercise" by walking from our place to the track but today… Continue reading Ran, bam-no thanks man!
As I previously had mentioned, I used to be an avid runner. My fastest 5k was just under 30 minutes, my pr 1/2 marathon was 2:31:xx and my fastest lone mile was somewhere just under 9 minutes. I'm saying I have never been a fast runner, but that never stopped me from signing up for… Continue reading The real running struggle