Weekly Workout Wrap Up

What a crazy week. Last Sunday I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection that definitely put me out of commission. I ended up taking Monday off from work, having my mom come over to watch Dax, and being a lazy bum in my bed. It was glorious. Because of the illness, it wasn’t a super productive running week, but I did get in two runs.  Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

gym-workout-motivational-quotesI mentioned in Saturday’s post that my fitness took a major dive when I started my new job in August. I tried to get back on track during the holidays by taking part in the #RWRunStreak, but ended up have to take Cipro {an antibiotic} for an infection. Turns out you can’t do any strenuous activity {read: run} while taking Cipro because one of the side effects of the drug is tendon rippage.   Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to diet and exercise, I can only do one at the time. I managed to prove myself wrong last month when I took part in the Fit Girl’s Guide #28DayJumpstart. However, as I become more focused on running, the insatiable hunger has come back like a raging beast.  Continue reading

Double Weekly Workout Wrap Up Part 2

Last week began the two week break between Fit Girls’s Guide challenges. My momentum was still going strong though, so I bought their cookbook, made my own meal plan, and kept up with my workouts. Here’s the daily break down:

Monday, May 18, 2015IMG_3061Lower body strength training during my break. It was a great workout and I could really feel the burn.  Continue reading

Double Weekly Workout Wrap Up Part 1 {And #28DayJumpStart Results}

Life has been crazy. Between the awesome exercising, Summer Reading quickly approaching, and a few other personal side projects I’m starting, I have not updated my blog in two weeks. No Workout Wrap Ups and No Reading Challenge Check Ins. 🙁 So, I’m going to try to double post and catch up on both today. Let’s start by catching up on the fitness…

Monday, May 11, 2015IMG_2930Monday I worked on upper body strength training during my lunch break.  Continue reading

Weekly Workout Wrap Up

Wow!  It’s been a loooooong time since I did any kind of workout check in.  That makes me sad. 🙁

Hurting my knee was rough. Not only was I in pain, but I lost all motivation to exercise. I also started eating all the foods.  It’s my vicious cycle. I mentioned in my Hot Chocolate 15K wrap up that walking that race was a real eye opening experience for me. Seeing the pictures from after the race was also a slap in the face. I gained 20 pounds in several months, lost my confidence in my ability to do hard things, and felt all around terrible. I decided it was time to make a new commitment to myself and my health.

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The Chili Run: January 25, 2015 {Race Recap}

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I decided in December that I was going to start recapping my races for 2015.  I ran some great events last year in the Philly/South Jersey area and I wanted to share my future events with all of you.  I also want to do a better job of recording my race memories, times, and experiences.  I love to run and I think racing is the best thing ever.  It’s important to me to do a better job of recording those memories.   Continue reading