Monday Motivation** October 15, 2018

What’s up??!!! How are you all??

I am recovering from the weekend lol. I had my bachelorette spa day which turned into a night out. I was still home by 9 and in bed by 10 but I’m still exhausted and was dehydrated afterwards bahahahahaha! That tells you how little I party these days.

I will show you some pics of Wednesday and tell you all about it but I will leave you with this tidbit…..I fit into a small tanktop!!!! and actually felt good in it!!! What??!!

14 lbs down!!!!

When I lose another 15lbs I get to buy more stitchfix!!!!!

Monday Motivation**October 1, 2018

1 run and 3 beachbody workouts this week. Not terrible for the first week of school. My goal next week is 1 more workout.

Coming up this week I’ve got school, work, my bridal shower and a half marathon! Its gonna be a busy week!!

What do you have planned?

Monday Motivation**September 10, 2018

Had planned to run 9-10 miles this weekend then my stomach had other plans and so I cut it off at 4.5.

Then I picked up my wedding dress!!!!! I am going to do a whole post on wedding stuff soon.

My friend and I have a step challenge going

And she is currently kicking my butt. I need to get moving!!!

Monday Motivation**August 6, 2018

of course i say this after just eating 2 slices of cold pizza for breakfast. Hey it was more free food from a resident.

2 runs this week….though this is counting from Tuesday. if you count a week from last Monday than it would be 3 runs but Garmin is stupid in that way. But great in so many others so I cant really complain.

No run tonight as it is out 2 year anniversary and we are going out to dinner. No idea where yet though. I will tell you all about it tomorrow!!!

Weekend wrap-up

Cause I go back to work tomorrow morning.

My new injini toe socks came!!! I bought the color no one else wanted and got it for $3 cheaper. Love it!!! And they still work just as well.

Date night Thursday night. I fixed my hair before we went out lol. Thanks for the wrap thing mom!!!!!!

Wow I take bad pictures sometimes lol

We FINALLY saw deadpool 2, at the $4 movie theater near us…….I laughed a lot and very loudly. Like I think I embarrassed Brandon hahaahaha!!!

Then we went to breakfast the next morning at this amazing place called Word of Mouth Neighborhood Bistro. I think I mentioned it a few weeks ago. We have a 30 min wait so we walked around a bit. We took his parents for their birthdays.

My breakfast…..of which there is still some in the fridge and I ate just that all day. The portions are HUGE.

Everybodies plates.

They are famous for their cinnamon roll pancakes so Brandon got one to go and OMG they did not disappoint.

Then it was homework time for me.

The rest of Friday was homework and food coma laziness.

Saturday we slept in a bit then got our butts out the door for our 5 mile run.

I totally tripped and ate it around mile 2 hahahahaaha, I ended up with a sweat dirt mark and that was after I washed off in the river.

Artemis was dead tired after. I cant tell if she is just lazy from a winter of no activity or if she is getting old.

The socks were a success!!! Now I just need Artemis to not eat the toes. I have lost 1 pair of toe socks that way. And a other one just disappeared….unless she ate those too and I never noticed hahahaha.

Dinner…….running makes you hungry….I might have had a 3rd one.

Then he suffered through this with me……but I LOVED it!!!! It was so cute and as someone who has been overweight before it totally resonated with me!!!! Confidence in yourself is sexy!!!!!

How was your weekend?

Race training

Howdy! After yesterday’s post my mom asked me what a tempo run is so I thought I would do a quick post explaining the different kind of training runs for anyone who isn’t a runner or has never trained for a race.

*Now take this with a grain of salt. I do not know everything and only know the way I have trained.

Types of runs:

Tempo runs- this is where you try to run the pace you want to run during the race. I will slowly build the amount of miles i do in my tempo runs but it never gets close to the race mileage. My goal will be to do half the amount of miles that are in the race at tempo before my training is done. So for me that will be 6 miles.

Hills- kind of self explanatory. You need to run some hills. No course will usually be completely flat so train a few hills.

Fartleks, sprints, intervals- while not exactly the same things I count them all in the same category. Intervals are where you walk for a certain amount of time then run for a certain amount of time alternating. Sprints are where you have a set time or distance that you run all out, your hardest, then walk a certain time or distance to recover and repeat. Fartleks are another version of sprints but each round is different, you say something like ok sprint to that mailbox then walk to the 3rd lightpole then sprint to that newspaper stand then walk to that red car and so on until you done.

The last one that I do is the long slow run- this is where you increase your miles slowly each week and you run at about 1-2 min slower than your desired race pace.

Do you have any other kinds of runs you do?