June Recap

I can’t believe it’s already July!! Its been 25 weeks since Disney already. So crazy!

I’m really pleased with how I increased my milage this past month. I was barely moving in May, and in June I got up to 61 miles! I was really excited about this until I started reading other runners’  blogs. Some people are averaging that many miles a week!! This is when I need to step back and not compare myself to others. I don’t think I’m every going to running that kind of milage – it just doesn’t fit with my lifestyle or abilities.

I got my long run up to 5 miles in June and kept to a pretty consistent schedule. I alternated walking and running days to help avoid injury. I tried to do my BBG strength training 2-3 days a week. I’ve found myself modifying exercise sessions of the BBG to ones that work for me a little better. I’m still super sore after every leg day.

5 miles on Monday

5 miles

I started off the month with a 5k and that really helped me get back in my running groove. Evan and I also bought kayaks which made for some fun cross training. I’ve also made sure to stretch/foam roll after my runs and have done some yoga with my yoga studio app.

To top of the month in review – I found my wedding dress!🙂 Super excited. I’m so happy my aunt and grandmother were able to come down to help me pick one out.

Dot Dot and Jamey came down and helped me pick out a wedding dress :)

Dot Dot and Jamey came down and helped me pick out a wedding dress🙂

I want to try and hit at least 60 miles again in July. I’ve already done a 6 mile run this past weekend. I want to do at least one more 6 miler before training starts. I also want to do at least 10 out of my 15 BBG workouts. I hope increasing my strength training will help with form and speed for half marathon training. Official training starts in August, so July is the last month of my base building time. I’m really excited to start training. I’m hoping to have the help of a trainer this time around.

Happy Monday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start🙂

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Pre Training Week 3

Another week of pre training in the books and it was another hot one!!! I was called off work the first two days and already off Wednesday, so that helped me get some miles in. This week is going to be a little tougher as work is busier and the weather is nastier!

Monday: morning 5 mile run with post run stretching and foam rolling

Tuesday: 2 mile walk in the morning and 1.2 mile walk in the afternoon

Wednesday: .5 mile run BBG arms/abs then .5 mile run then a mile walk in the afternoon

Thursday: 3mile run followed by a 1.4 mile walk as a cool down

Friday: 4 mile walk and BBG week 7 Friday workout

Saturday and Sunday were busy at work but got quick walks in afterwards

Total Miles: 19.7

Total Steps: 97, 157

Its officially Summer Time now! Loving all the daylight. Have to do a make up Fathers Day with dad since I worked all weekend. Love you Daddy!!

Happy Father's Day to Daddy!

Happy Father’s Day to Daddy!

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Friday Photo Dump

Just a quick photo review of the week so far. Its been super hot, and I’ve tried to get acclimated to running in the heat again. I’ve hit all my work outs so far!🙂 recap to come Monday!

It was already almost 90 degrees by 830 am!

It was already almost 90 degrees by 830 am!

My hibiscus is blooming!

My hibiscus is blooming!

Fisher thinks he is the king of the garage

Fisher thinks he is the king of the garage

and he liked this yummy juice I found at Target

and he liked this yummy juice I found at Target

Dot Dot and Jamey came down and helped me pick out a wedding dress :)

Dot Dot and Jamey came down and helped me pick out a wedding dress🙂

I got my new Erin Condren planer in the mail!

I got my new Erin Condren planer in the mail!

can't wait for July so I can actually use it :)

can’t wait for July so I can actually use it🙂

evening walk with Erin

evening walk with Erin

hot run Thursday afternoon

hot run Thursday afternoon

And now its Friday afternoon but it feels like my Tuesday because I’m working through the weekend.

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Pretraining Week 2

Another week of pre training in the books! Official training for RnR Vegas starts in August. Trying to build a nice base before then🙂

Monday: attempted some intervals – my nike running watch offered a 2′ run 1′ rest so I did a 5′ warm up followed by 5 of these intervals then jogged back home. The fastest pace I saw  on my watch was 7’06 so I know my body is capable of at least moving that fast!! Now I just need to work on sustaining any type of faster pace for a longer distance. I ended up with a 2.55 mile total for the intervals. After that I did one round of the week 6 BBG arms/abs workout and took Olly on a half mile walk. Evan and I went Kayaking in the afternoon to finish off a nice day🙂

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Tuesday: It stormed in the morning and the afternoon. I fit in 2 very short walks that didn’t even make a mile in between storms in the afternoon, so I changed plans and did some yoga instead.

hail from Tuesday's storm

hail from Tuesday’s storm

Wednesday: Ran 3 miles in the afternoon and did 1.5 rounds of the BBG workoutIMG_2422

I was afraid it was going to storm again!

I was afraid it was going to storm again!

Thursday: Ran 4.08 miles and did 10′ of yoga and stretching and later took Oliver on a walk.

Friday: 2 mile walk

its getting hot outside!

its getting hot outside!

Saturday: 2 mile walk

Sunday: morning: 1.36 mile walk and afternoon: 1.3 mile walk

Total miles: 17.6
Total steps: 89.189

I made my distance goal for the week (16 miles). I want to try and hit 18 this week!

Happy start to a new week!

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Weekend Fun

This weekend was a kind of slow weekend. I didn’t get in a longer run like I thought I wanted to, but I hit the weekly mileage that I planned. I’m going to try to increase my weekly long run by a mile every week or 2 so I’m reading for training!

Friday afternoon Evan and I hung out in the garage and back yard for a bit. Fisher hung out with us chilled in the grass then tried to catch some lizards. He doesn’t have the hunting thing down pat yet.

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I also won our workweek FitBit challenge!

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I’ve loved using my fitbit so far, especially these challenges with friends and friends of friends. Its really motivating me to get out there and take a walk or a run when I would normally be done moving for the day.

Saturday I had to get up early to take friends to the airport. I had planned to run, but after I ran about a mile my legs were cramping so I decided to take a nice walk. IMG_2478The day turned really hot, so I got some things done around the house. I also finished the 4th Outlander book and Better than Before. I don’t think I’m going to buy the 5th Outlander book yet. I want to finish some of the others that I have first. The books are also starting to last a little too long for me. I sped read the end of this one just to see what happened to the characters. I wouldn’t even mind the ending of the book to be the end of the series. Everyone was alive and accounted for and happy!🙂

Today felt even hotter than yesterday. I split my walks up into a morning and evening walk

IMG_2480Morning walk (yep I’m sporting my freebie state farm shades! They don’t bounce around on my face!)

IMG_2486Evening walk

In the middle of the two was some reading, house work, hanging out with friends, and pool time!

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Now its winding down time. Happy Sunday!🙂

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Officially Signed UP!

I’m all signed up for half number 7! Super excited to go back to Vegas. I love that the race is run in the afternoon/evening. There is always something to look at, and its a fast, flat course! Official training won’t start until August and I think I’m going to have a coach this time! I really want to get under 2 hours!

IMG_0006From the last time we ran Vegas – I think this was 2013

I got in a great run this morning. Getting called off work isn’t great for the wallet but it does help me get my runs in! It’s still pretty hot at 730 but not as bad as the afternoon – and there’s a lot less chance of a thunderstorm. I ran 4 miles – slowly- but ran them all. I’m trying to slowly build my milage back up to get ready for training to start.

IMG_2431After my run this morning. Wearing my Floppin Flounder shirt and free state farm sunnies🙂

IMG_2439Had a nice walk with Olly later. He makes such a great cool down partner🙂

Happy Thursday. Almost time for the weekend!

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Memories

I couldn’t let the day slip away without remembering Momma in some way. Today marks 8 years since she passed. While the hurt isn’t as heavy, I still think of her daily. I have her thank for getting me to run, even though it was by her passing that I decided to start. She LOVED running. Much more than I ever will. But each run I think about how I am blessed to still be here, be healthy, have two strong legs to run on – I know she would still be running if she could. So here’s to you Momma for raising me, loving me and getting me into the sport that you loved.

Momma and Me

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