Showing posts from July, 2017

Streak Week Four

Whoooo what a week!  This was definitely my favorite week of training so far- not only because I have a goal race in mind for the fall, but also because one of my favorite blogging friends came up to visit!  We packed in so much this weekend that I feel like I need a break before I go back to work.  But- here's a look back at my week of training, as well as a few highlights from the weekend!

Monday 3 miles (untimed) Easy miles to start off the week.  I'm going to start training for a fall half marathon soon, so I'm trying to transition slowly over to the plan that I'll be using!  Every Monday there's a run between 3 and 6 miles, so I'm trying to start off my Monday with a long(er) run than my usual 1 mile!

Tuesday 4 miles / 9:15 pace I had an appointment at the oral surgeon, which meant I got to work from home and run in the morning.  It felt great out, with lower humidity and a cooler temperature.  I loved it!

Wednesday 1 mile (untimed) Easy mile around my neighb…

Streak Week Three

Happy Monday everyone!  I have to admit that this was kind of a boring week for training.  I'm still doing well with my streak (on to day 21 already!), but my runs have all felt like junk miles.  I don't really have a plan or pace in mine when I go into them, I'm just going running to tick the day off my calendar.  Doesn't really make for an interesting recap!

This weekend I finally decided on a fall goal race and signed up.  I'll talk more about my plan and goals later, but (spoiler alert) I'm doing the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon at the end of October.  My official training doesn't start until mid-August, but this week I want to start following more of a structured plan!  I ran 20 miles the past two weeks, so I think I'm in a good spot to start building a solid base for training.  More to come!

Here is a mini recap of my week in training, which (as I said) is pretty boring!
Monday - Friday12 total miles All easy miles, mostly on the treadmill at lunc…

Top Five Friday : Reunited

TGIF everyone!  Today is a very happy Friday for me, because Dan is coming home from a work trip!  He left right after we came home from Mexico, so it's been a very long three weeks without him.  We have a lot of fun plans after he comes back, but are also spending a lot of time relaxing too (he had to work 15 hour days every day for the entire 3 weeks..eek!).  Besides that- I have a lot of fun and different things to share with you all for my Top Five Friday post!  I hope you enjoy and manage to relax this weekend!

linking up with ErikaHeather, and FridayFive
SongAnything by Wisin It might have to do with the hot, hot, HOT weather we've been having lately, but I can't stop listening to Latin/Spanish/Carribbean music lately.  One of my favorite genres is Reggaeton, which is kind of like Latin hip hop.  Wisin is one of my favorite artists, and I have been listening to his albums (El Sobreviviente and El Regreso Del Sobreviviente).  They always make me want to dance and pu…

Streak Week Two

Hi everyone!  What a week this was...last Sunday I looked at my calendar to prep for the week and was shocked to see something planned every day.  Usually I like to keep it easy during the week and go CRAZY (aka stay up until 9:30pm) on the weekends.  Not this week!  It was a lot of fun, but I'm ready for a more laid back week coming up.  I hope you all had a great one as well!

Here's a look at how my week of training went.  This was my second week doing my run streak (and first full week).  It's been going well so far and I'm enjoying getting into a routine.  You can see by my paces and lack of structured workouts that I'm keeping this very easy so I don't burn out!  Lots of runs with Selma or with friends!  I think I might add in a speed workout this coming week, just because I'm craving something different.  I also decided on a fall race (more to come on that later) so I'm hoping to start base building so I can get right into training once August rol…

3 Days in Isla Mujeres

A few weeks ago for my birthday, I went on a trip to Mexico with Dan, my mom, and sister.  I've actually never been to Mexico (even though it's a quick and cheap plane ride away and I minored in Spanish), so I put it on my 30x30 bucket list.  What better way to cross that off than to do it on my 27th birthday?  I'll be recapping my trip in two parts, for the two different areas we visited.

The first part of our trip was to a tiny island off the coast of Cancun, called Isla Mujeres (or Women Island).  To get here, we took an Ultramar ferry from Puerto Juarez, about 30 minutes from the airport.  There were seats on top of the boat (where we sat and got to listen to a live singer/guitar player) or inside the cabin.  The ride over took about 30 minutes, and we were surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Once we got on the island, we were able to rent a golf cart (which, along with motorcycles, is the main transportation we saw).  The island is really small, being only 4 m…

First Streak and Weekend Highlights

Hi everyone!  Guess who's back with weekly running recaps?  It's going to get really interesting, because I decided to start my very first run streak!  In case you don't know what that is, you basically just run every day for a set period of time.  The minimum (at least for me) will be to do a mile a day.  I'm also making it a goal for myself to run with Selma at least once a week, and run with other people at least once a week.
You might be wondering why I'm doing a streak, or how long I'll be doing one.  I always like trying out new challenges, and I've always been interested in trying out a streak, but the timing never worked out.  I decided to do mine from the 4th of July until Labor Day (exactly 2 months) which is happening at a perfect time for me.  Right now, I'm not registered for any races, and have no racing plans.  I'm one of those people who needs to have a goal in mind in order to keep training, so without any races coming up I knew I …

Top Five Friday : Summa Summatime

Hi everyone! It's Friday, which means it's time to share favorites.  I feel like it's been such a long time since I've done one of these posts, so I'm excited to share what I've been loving this week.  Enjoy!

linking up with ErikaHeather, and FridayFive
Song : Moonlight by Grace VanderWaal If anyone else watched America's Got Talent and fell in love with the winner, you have to listen to this song!  Grace just came out with a new song, which has her unique signature sound and ukulele of course!  This is a fun song for summer that reminds me a bit of Florence and the Machine.  Give it a listen!

Podcast : Happier in Hollywood One of my OG Podcast favorites is the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast.  She hosts the show with her sister, Elizabeth Craft, who is a writer in Hollywood and worked on shows like Angel and The Shield.  Elizabeth recently launched her own spinoff podcast with her writing partner, and it's been a lot of fun to learn about a comple…