Weekly Rundown

6 more days and I’ll be on summer vacation time.  I can do this!  Who else is counting down the days for summer to start?  No early mornings rushing around, no more packing lunches…easy days and fun are on the way!  I can’t wait!

This week was an awesome training week for me.  I love a week where everything clicks.  My runs went well and I had a ton of fun along the way.



Monday – one mile and a really tough BodyPump class.  I am finally back to the weights I left off with and I’m thrilled.  Hoping to start moving up some of them soon.

Tuesday – 5 miles: 1 solo and 4 with Cara.  I got out of a meeting earlier than planned so I got a quick mile in before meeting Cara to run.  We had the most fun running these crazy fast/slow intervals.  It was cracking us up.  We’d pick a spot just up ahead and run at a pretty fast pace then walk or jog for just a few seconds and do it all again.  Half the time we were laughing and the other time, gasping for air.

Wednesday – National Running Day!  We had an awesome turnout for our running get together.  Thanks to Junction 311 for joining us and giving away prizes, including a free race entry.  It was great to meet new people and everyone had a great time!  I ran 3 miles and add another one at the end for 4 total.  I also forgot my watch and loved the freedom of just running!  keWl9IFY3oRi03wTf3-TrIPRaGSq2axCSrFnmembzck

Thursday – 4 miles with Christine around Hamilton Lakes.  We kept it super easy and actually ran more than we did the last time we were there.  The weather has been cooperating for the last few days!

Friday – one mile early in the morning “rest day”

Saturday – A small group of us met to run from Gibson Park.  Every time someone suggests we run out there, I get excited because it’s somewhere different to run.  Then immediately I remember how hilly it is within the first mile.  It’s seriously no joke!  I planned to run just 7-8 miles and stuck with Amy for the 6 miles.  We had a great time catching up and chatting.  I felt really good so I ran 3 more solo miles for 9 total.  I felt really great when I finished!  I saw my friend, Lauren, out there who was running a race.  saturdayselfie

Sunday – We had our family photos in the morning and I was able to get an afternoon run in post pics and Hayden’s party.  It felt good just to get out there for a bit.

Total miles: 27.35 miles

2015 Year to Date Miles: 618.52 miles towards 1500


Another great week of Hello Fresh meals!


Hello Fresh meals

  • Brioche Shrimp Rolls with a radish salad
  • Steak Provencial with a three bean salad
  • Cuban Picadillo with rice and beans

Other meals

  • Buffalo Spicy Boneless wings, extra hot.
  • Veggie pizza

How did your week go?  Run any races this past weekend?  How‚Äôd they go? 

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Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Hi y’all!¬† Another blogging break due to too much on my plate and something unfortunately had to give.¬†¬†All of the too much has been good stuff, but I still was hoping to at least get¬†a post in earlier than today.¬† Such is life and it’s all good!

It’s finally Thursday so that means I’m Thinking Out Loud!

Thinking-Out-LoudSo to catch up on everything, we had an awesome time in Williamsburg this past weekend.¬† We hung out at Busch Gardens on Saturday and hit the Water Country USA on Sunday.¬† I have to say that I really enjoyed the water park a lot.¬† Usually I can kind of take it or leave it, but we had a blast.¬† It also helped that we didn’t have to wait in super long lines since we were there when it opened.¬† Busch Gardens is always a fun time!¬† I love just walking around, riding some rides and with the Food and Wine Festival going on, we sampled a lot of good food throughout the day.¬† I can’t wait to go again for a long weekend this summer!v4EDhqf6MrsnCRw5hUjUBThnuOWC_v5pR5T9QkOeaw8

Katie, Nathan and I ran while we were there Saturday morning.¬† Katie got a route suggestion from a friend that took us out along this really great trail.¬† We enjoyed the route¬†even though¬†it was pretty hilly.¬† The only BIG draw back…horseflies!¬† Goodness gracious!¬† We were swarmed by them the ENTIRE run.¬† I finally said enough and took of my tank just to use it as a fly swatter.¬† Imagine that sight?!¬† Me running in my sports bra, swatting flies for 6 miles.¬† It was a sight to see.¬† Thankfully¬†I only had a few bites, which now itch like crazy.¬† I’m¬†grateful I didn’t know a soul there or I would have never run in just a sports bra.¬† Luckily our route on Sunday was uneventful except for stopping to pet the cutest little dog.¬† My run Saturday was for the Bad Ass Runner Virtual 5 mile race.¬† I didn’t “race” it but ran it as my long run.¬† I earned that medal for sure!o8YiEt3RRZ0qq57_iKssXQpPN3u9hFmhdY8sJsKrQoQ

The rest of the week has been a blur.¬† Between school, testing and finishing up the year, I’m in school overload.¬† I feel stressed and I swear I do twice as much work in late May and June.¬† I’m just counting down the days and trying to stay afloat.¬† Everything will get done when it gets done, but my to-do list keeps growing and growing.¬† Only 9 days left and summer is here!

National Running Day was yesterday and my friend, Andrea and I put together a run for our friends from Rita’s Italian Ice.¬† It’s been hot and sunny for days leading up to yesterday, but we had drizzle and clouds and cool temps.¬† Not exactly Italian Ice eating weather!¬† But it was perfect running weather!¬† We all felt great and talked about how easy it was to run in 60 degree temps vs the high 80’s we’ve been having already.¬† A local race company joined us and had some giveaway for goodies and a free race entry.¬† I also ran my 600th mile of the year on that run, moving closer to my goal of 1500 miles this year.¬†¬†¬†keWl9IFY3oRi03wTf3-TrIPRaGSq2axCSrFnmembzckFaYS2VqtZnhUYi_0WK4Gm74Sdq92T2dBIaILeDrYOAc

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