2018: Workout Recap Week 6

Monday, February 12th

Yoga day

Tuesday, February 13th

4 miles around the neighborhood.

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Wednesday, February 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day!!

6 miles total around the neighborhood.

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Thursday, February 15th

4 miles on my favorite local trail.

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Friday, February 16th

Switched my long run so I could get it down without any stress this weekend.

10 miles total – 5 on the treadmill (was avoiding the rain) and 5 outside.

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Saturday, February 17th

Rest day post long run.

Sunday, February 18th

Was going to be a recovery run day, but I was so tired from the weekend I needed to sleep. So rest day it was!

Eagles Parade

It’s been a week since the major parade celebration down Broad Street to the Art Museum to celebrate the Eagles winning the Super Bowl! I have to say I have been so proud to be a Philadelphian since the Super Bowl and I am so proud of this team! The representation they have had and sharing their faith in Christ has been remarkable.

A couple days after the Super Bowl, the city scheduled to have the celebration parade in the city. I had missed out on the Phillies World Series Parade because I was living in Memphis, Tennessee at the time. I watched the parade on my computer during work and honestly didn’t feel left out of the festivities. But this time, EVERYONE was talking about it! It was almost all anyone could think about! It honestly was driving me a bit crazy because I know how I am – I would be tired and cranky because the people at the parade would be inappropriate and annoying at times. Therefore, I wasn’t planning on attending.

But, due to the fact that I thought I would have major FOMO (Fear of missing out). I decided to make the trek down to the Eagles parade in the city. I wasn’t one of the people to get a day pass on Wednesday because I was honestly still uncertain as to weather or not I was going to attend. I honestly would have been perfectly content staying at a local bar watching it on the TV.

But a friend of mine really wanted to go and after talking to with a co-worker we decided on a plan that I honestly liked better than a bunch of the initial plans. I honestly, refused to go into the city at 4:30am. I just couldn’t justify waking up that early, besides I don’t even wake up early than 4:00am for a race or a flight (at least rarely).

I drove to meet my friend Kim at her house and we grabbed Starbucks before we headed to East Falls to meet with my co-worker. We ate breakfast there and then walked the 3 miles from her house to the Art Museum. I was glad to get that walk in because I didn’t get in a run in due to the craziness of the day. While walking down the Schykull River Trail we ran into a bunch of college kids, who were really excited to get to the Art Museum.

When we got to the Art Museum it was fenced off! We couldn’t get in and we had to walk around and find a spot in the craziness of all the people. We waited and pushed ourselves in line for a port-a-potty that was disgusting! But then we found a place after a lot of pushing through the crowds.We were trying to find another one of my co-workers who was in the front by a statue at the Art Museum, but we couldn’t get to him because the crowds were SO BAD! So we hung out and talked and waited for the parade to start.

Honestly, when the parade finally reached the Art Museum which is where it ended and they were having a ceremony we had been standing for about 3 hours! Oh my gosh, it was crazy and honestly a bit tiring. Also, because I am short (5’2″) I couldn’t see anything! I couldn’t even see the buses coming by with the players on them. That was really disappointing that I waited for 3 hours and couldn’t see a thing.

At the end of the day, I am glad I was able to experience they mayhem of the day and the celebration. I am not sure if I would go again if the Eagles win. I would probably watch it from home. Thankfully they had the parade on reply with the speeches so I was able to watch it and the speeches.

Sorry if you are an Eagles fan and you you don’t like my post. I just didn’t have a good time and I honestly didn’t give all the details to the parade because I didn’t think it was important for the blog post!

2018: Workout Recap Week 6

Monday. February 5th

Rest day to celebrate the Eagles Super Bowl win!!!!

Tuesday, February 6th

Orangetheory endurance day!

Finished off with a cool down run.

5 miles total for the day!

Wednesday, February 7th

4 easy miles around the neighborhood in the rain.

Thursday, February 8th

Rest day due to attending the Eagles Parade! Did a ton of walking so I would consider it an active rest day!

Friday, February 9th

4 miles

Saturday, February 10th

12 miles early in the morning.

Sunday, February 11th

Rest day because I wasn’t feeling well.

2018: Workout Recap Week 5

Monday, January 29th

Rest day

Tuesday, January 30th

4 miles in the flurries

Wednesday, January 31st

Orangetheory Workout – my treadmill time below

Thursday, February 2nd

5 miles on one of my favorite trails

Friday, February 2nd

Rest day

Saturday, February 3rd

Due to the cold weather I switched my long run to Sunday. And to be honest I didn’t want to run in the cold and in the dark!

4 miles around the neighborhood

Sunday, February 4th

dance class with my lemons

Then 10 miles on the trail with Toni at a fast pace!

Coffee Chat: January 2018

What I am drinking: Starbucks Blonde Roast with half and half, 3 Splenda, and a sprinkle of cinnamon in my refill cup!

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What I am training for: I completed the Lululemon Strava 40|80 Challenge for the second year in a row! You can check out my Recap here.

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Getting my badge in my email after a run with my lemons made me so happy.

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The Love Run Half Marathon on March 25th: I originally wasn’t going to run this half, I ran it 5 years ago which was the first time they had this half marathon and it poured down rain. Ever since then I’ve refused to run it. But a bunch of my lemons are running it and I decided to do it too. Plus it is the hubby’s birthday weekend so he wanted to run the race to celebrate.

What races I’ve run: I haven’t run any races in January. Which is totally fine with me. I have been enjoying the process of winter running and can’t wait for it to get warmer!

What books I’m reading: I finished How Bad Do You Want It? This book was really good in the beginning. I loved it and had a hard time putting it down. But once I got to the middle of it I got a bit bored.

I started You are a Badass by Jen Sincero which I have been pushing through quite well once I can sit down and actually get a few pages in. I am about a quarter of the way through the book right now but Jen is definitely entertaining and keeping my attention! I have been loving every second of the book and I do have a hard time putting it down. To bad I am always sleepy when I start to read!

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What I’m watching: This past weekend the hubby and I started watching The People vs OJ Simpson on Netflix. I have been obsessed with it and on Sunday pounded through 3 episodes and didn’t want to stop watching. It is taking all my effort to not continue without Brian. I remember every ounce of that case because it took place in 1994 and I was in 4th grade at the time (I know I am aging myself right now). But I’m addicted.

I honestly refuse to get on the This is Us bandwagon. I am in one to be into sappy shows. I know it has a lot of relatable situations happening in the show but once I hear that everyone is crying at the end of every episode it makes me not want to watch. Sorry if it makes me sound insensitive I just don’t want to cry at the TV.

New habits: I have been trying to journal for 20 minutes each day, I have always been a journal but I have a difficult time being still. This new habit has been allowing me one quiet time to process life and digest situations as well as spend some alone time with the Lord. I have been loving it and it has been allowing me to feel better about where I am in life and not feeling so unsure about life.

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What were you up to this month?

2018: Workout Recap Week 4

Monday, January 22nd

Orange Theory hill intervals day!

3 miles total on the treadmill

Tuesday, January 23rd

4 miles around the neighborhood

Wednesday, January 24th

4 miles in between meetings

Thursday, January 25th

Woke up with a horrible headache and decided that I needed a rest day to relax.

Friday, January 26th

Yoga and rest day from running

Saturday, January 27th

Easy 4 miles around the neighborhood

Sunday, January 28th

12.6 miles in the misty rain with my friend Kate.

Lululemon Strava 40|80 Challenge 2018

For the second year, Lululemon teamed up with Strava for a winter running challenge. The goal is to run either 40 km (25 miles) or 50 km (50 miles) in two weeks. The one detail I missed last year was that all runs needed to be outside. Ugh! Last year I had done two short runs on the treadmill and they didn’t count towards the challenge. So this year, I wanted to make sure I ran every mile outside to meet the 50 miles needed for 80 km.

The lululemon I work at in the King of Prussia Mall teamed up with a local running club I also belong to; Conshy Running for a group run during the challenge. If it wasn’t so cold that morning, literally in the teens temperature wise I think we would have had a lot more people come. But it was so fun running with my new lemon friends.

We all headed out onto the Chester Valley Trail together and I’m glad I was able to hang out with some of my lemons! We played games and laughed so hard, I love this group of motivational people!

This was the day I finally reached my 50 mile mark (80km). I had run 5 miles before the group met up with Cait then another 3 with the lemons.

I was excited to get my achievement in my email!

After our group run we hit up Founding Farmers for brunch! So fun to hang out with some lemons outside of the store!

This week all the runners who completed the challenged received their prize from lululemon. The prize was 25% off at the store when you buy anything at full price. Looking forward to seeing some running friends come in to claim their prize!