Happy Running

Hey Everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful week!  This was a really busy week for me and I did what I could as far as working out and running.  I just had to be really flexible, and I had a couple of very early mornings!  I still got all of my runs in, but I had to move them around.  I have also been trying to do 2 physical activities each day.  (partly for marathon training, but also for earning points for our wellness challenge at work.)  I did get in 2 activities almost every day, but this week’s weren’t as challenging as last week’s.  This next week should be a lot calmer!  more “Happy Running”

One Month Down

Hey Guys!  Guess what!  Last week I won the weekly wellness challenge at work!  I got a new foam roller as my prize!   I was really excited!  I ended up with 81 points for the week!  This week’s challenge was still physical activity and the bonus points were still for getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night.  But, there was a new bonus challenge added.  You could earn 5 points for drinking 16oz of water first thing in the morning.  This one was a little challenging for me.  I usually drink water as soon as I wake up, but never that much.  But, I did it each day! more “One Month Down”

The Word of the Week is Consistency

Hey Guys!  This is going to be a long recap, because it was a very busy week!  This week was all about being consistent!  This was my third week of marathon training, and I rocked it!  I hope I can keep this up throughout all of the training.  (15 more weeks!)  Since my second week didn’t go according to plan, I wanted to make sure that I worked hard this week.  I pushed myself hard in my workouts, but I also made sure to stretch a lot more, and get a lot of rest so my body could recover.  I really enjoyed my runs and workouts this week!  I felt stronger!    Later on when the training gets really hard, I’ll have to look back and remember how much fun I had this week! more “The Word of the Week is Consistency”

A One Run Week

Hey Guys!  This was week 2 of my marathon training, and it was pretty much a cross training week.  It was too cold and windy to run outside, and then it snowed.  I know some of you run in the snow and temps when it is negative degrees, and I’m super impressed.  But, I can’t do it.  I will run outside when it’s in the upper 20’s, but anything below that is way too cold for me.  So, I got one run in this week and since I was stuck inside all week, I found other workouts to do.  Here’s a look at my week.   more “A One Run Week”

2017 Goals

Hey Guys!  Today is Tuesday, so that means it’s time for Marcia’s link up party to discuss all things running .  Today’s topic is your 2017 running resolutions.  I don’t like to set New Year’s Resolutions.  I have found in the past that I never keep them, and I’m always disappointed.  So, instead I like to set goals.  I’m sure you’re probably thinking they are the same thing, but to me they’re not.  Goals are more attainable and seem more realistic.  I have several goals for this year, both running and personal,  and I’m excited to share with you.  more “2017 Goals”

Goodbye 2016!

And so it begins…..This week started week 1 of marathon training round 2!  This week went really well.  I hope I can keep this up and really do it good this time!  Only 17 more weeks to go! Here’s a look at how my first week went.  more “Goodbye 2016!”

A Huge Decision

Hey guys!  Today, I’m kind of thinking out loud in order to think through some things.  I have been going back and forth about this for months now, and today’s the day to figure it out.  What am I talking about? more “A Huge Decision”

Post Run Recovery Tips

Hi Guys!  Today I am sharing with you some post run recovery tips.  I used to be bad about not doing anything after my run, but I have learned that doing these things really help my body.  So, here are some of my favorite ways to recover after a run.  more “Post Run Recovery Tips”

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Hey Friends!!  How was your week?  Mine was busy, busy, busy!  I felt like I was on the go all week.  But, I knew that was coming!  This is my favorite time of the year, and this year I was ready for the season.  If you missed it this week, I posted some tips that have helped me reduce my stress during the holidays this year.  You can read about them here.   more “Busy, Busy, Busy!”