Tag: running

Back to my Happy Place (WW #3)

January got off to a crazy start, and before I knew it I blinked and here we are, midway through February. The weather has been uncooperative and there have been a few events that led me to not feel like going down to the trail to run. But this weekend, the stars finally aligned!


Okay, so obviously the weather wasn’t perfect – it was a little overcast and a lot humid, but there was a great breeze and I got in quite a few miles, and my soul felt like it finally took a giant exhale.

I’m still going strong 💪🏼 with Body Beast. I recently finished the Build Phase, and boy am I not sad to see it go. Those workouts just weren’t my favorite. But now I’m in Bulk Phase and the workouts are shorter and more focused and that makes me happy. It’s also a lot easier to do a 20 – 30 min workout at 6am (ok, really make that 6:20 most days) than it is a 40 – 50 min one.

We’re not going to talk about my weight, which has been … what’s the opposite of a free-fall, cause yea, that, for months now, but I’m gaining muscle for sure and feel stronger, so that’s all most of what counts!

Weekly Wrapup Many thanks to Holly and Tricia for always hosting the Weekly Wrap linkup.

I’ve been finding some great new reads! 🙂

Weekly Wrap (er 02 and 03)

So I skipped a few weeks of wrap-ups. It’s that time of year when life gets a little crazy. 2 weekends ago my husband and I had a great day out and about and then both I got sick (I mentioned it previously). Unfortunately it took both of us almost a full week to feel back to normal, so we had a week of very little formal exercise. We did get in some good walks as the week wore on. Then, all of a sudden it was Thanksgiving and we were having a friend over (we actually put it off until Saturday because we still weren’t eating much on Thursday).

After all that, I finally jumped back into official week three of p90x3 running hybrid. It was pretty straightforward. Total Synergistics, CVX, and running. I also got in tons of steps as I was at a conference all week. But I made up for all those steps with work sanctioned drinks at dinner. oops. I skipped The Challenge on Friday since I took the day off to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

Today is normally long run day, but the weather was cold and rainy and gross, so I did Plyometrics instead. I did the whole 58 minutes or whatever it is and I was pretty proud of how much I brought it.

Hopefully this week will be fully back on track. Tomorrow I shift into the a new subset of workouts for p90x3 and I’d love to get back to running our normal schedule.

We are also looking at heading to Florida for some family biz in January, and don’t tell my husband, but I’ve found 2 suitable and nearby half marathons happening, and I might try to drag him to one depending on our schedule! In which case, I really need to up my mileage in the coming weeks to prepare.

weeklywrap I’m linking and wrapping up with with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin.

Weekly Wrap 01

The week started off strong, going into my third partial and second official week of a hybrid p90x3 + running plan. With a spreadsheet and everything.

Monday, I did Total Synergystics – which is one of my favorites. It’s just a nice all around workout and a nice way to start a Monday.

Tuesday was a 3 mile run. I usually try to do intervals on Tuesdays, but I was just not feeling it at all. So I let myself run jog to Frightened Rabbits. It was before sunrise, and the supermoon was all bright, and at one point I let myself lay down on a patch of grass and cry about a lot of little things. (I’m so emo and overwraught it’s actually hilarious.) It ended up being a nice run I’ll remember for a while.

Wednesday it was CVX with an 8lb weight. It felt like 20+ by the time I was done, but I managed to power through the whole thing; ending sweaty and proud.

Thursday: 4 mile run. I typically run with my husband down a boring out and back route near our house. It’s my favorite run/day of the week because we run slow and chat.

Friday was The Challenge. I desperately need more back strength so I can do real pullups. For now, I’ll settle for killing the pushups and using my step stool to do all the pullups.

Saturday morning was absolutely fabulous. We slept late, then went to lunch, walked around the lake for 4 miles, had some ice cream, came home for a nap and then I was hit was an awful bout of food poisoning. Thus bringing my week in action to a screeching halt.

Sunday is usually long run day, but instead I laid on the couch whining that I was tired and everything on Netflix was stupid. My husband was a saint and took good care of me though. And now it appears to be my turn; just as I turned the corner this afternoon, he seems to have succumbed to the worst of it.

Here’s hoping to better tummies (and getting back on track) this week. I refuse to miss my favorite food holiday due to rude germs!

weeklywrap I’m linking and wrapping up (for the first time) with with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin.