Greg and I just got back from a mini vacation, although it's really our vacation for this year since we are saving for a house. It was long enough we were able to disconnect, but also short enough we didn't feel bored and want to go home. It may have been short and sweet. It… Continue reading 3 Day Refresh- post vacation
Greg purchased a book about the 50 best hikes in Maryland. He is well aware of my desire to be fit, and he has a drive to do ALL the hikes in his book so he asked me to pick one to do this weekend. I picked this hike based on the distance alone, I… Continue reading Hiking Maryland-Great Falls Park
I stuck to my fitness plan consistently and religiously for 4 weeks, minus one long run. In that time I have managed to get 5 pounds off, which almost gets me over "the hump". If you have ever tried to lose weight you know what the hump is. For me, it's the weight I haven't… Continue reading Motivate Me! An early fitness plan slump.
After having ran my longest distance on Sunday 5 miles!!!! (Although you know I split into two runs that day) I felt confident about my weekly schedule ahead: Monday- rest Tuesday-3.5 miles Wednesday- 2 miles of cross training Thursday-3.5 miles Friday- rest Saturday-40 minutes of cardio Sunday- 5 miles Monday's are always enjoyable, I took… Continue reading “Week 4” and “week 5”
Saturday-35 min cardio- I had the ENTIRE day to do whatever I wanted. My "me" days can vary, but this one I started off in typical Nikki fashion-sleeping in. Sleeping in used to mean 11:30, 1pm, 3:00pm sometimes in college, these days it means waking up between 8-9:30 and refreshed un-interupted sleep. *ahhh*** (blissful sigh).… Continue reading Week 3, THE WEEKEND edition!
An ode to asshole running club runners: (googles how to write ode) Oh asshole running club runners, Here, there, fucking everywhere! You stand there in lane 8, lean, malnourished and giggling with judgey eyes. You oogle and stare at us slow, non-running club runners-laughing about PR's and your pronation- not even stretching just babbling bullshit… Continue reading Running Etiquette
Seeing as I had "completed" the tone it up bikini series and looked exactly the same, I had a wake up call. And that wake up call was I wasn't serious enough to make a change. Comparing week 1 to week 8 and seeing ZERO changes, made me so sad and feel depressed. Ladies, gentleman,… Continue reading Week 3, 7 day slim down
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!
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