Running with Newton

Happy Thursday!

Is it really Thursday? This week has gone by so fast!

Anyway, using Random.org, the winner of my Sweaty Bands Headband giveaway is…

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Bree

September 9, 2013 at 10:37 am (Edit)

My favorite fall dish is probably pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese icing. Does that count as a dish exactly? Oh well, it’s delicious!

YAY!

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Last night, I got to run with Newton Running…well, kinda!

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I tried on the shoes they were testing out, and personally, they did not feel good on my feet. I wasn’t a fan of the Energy. Don’t get me wrong, I bet it’s a great shoe! But on my foot I just didn’t like it.

Thank you, Josh, who came out to Trak Shak in Homewood to let us take a look!

My mom and dad tried on the Gravity (neutral shoe) and they liked it so they ran 5 miles in that.

Womens Newton Running Gravity Running Shoe

I ran 5 miles in my own shoes. BOO!

I ran very well though with the heat, so pretty proud of myself.

I was running 8:45 pace after the 1 mile and felt awesome and right before the 2.5 mile water stop, I was just so HOT, so slowed down a bit! Alabama heat <<<<

Tried to keep a 9 min pace but I kept slowing down, getting faster, slowing down…so it was just messy. But I only stopped once (the water stop)! Building up that endurance for half marathon, baby!

When I got back from my run though, I did try on the Newton Motion, which I really liked! Wish they would have had a pair for me to test out. I’ve been wanting to try Newton Running shoes for a while and the Motion has been in the back of my mind.

I need this shoe for my upcoming Fall races. I would love to be able to share my experience with the shoe with you all.

You bet I stopped at O’Henry’s to get an iced coffee! With almond milk! Thank you for having Almond Milk.

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If you live in Birmingham, O’Henry’s will have their Pumpkin Spice Lattes out September 18, next Tuesday! They tweeted @ me! Hehe

O’Henry’s Coffee@ohenrys 10 Sep

@AudreyRuns September 18th is the day!!!

And they have their own Pumpkin Spice coffee you can buy! The lady working told me it was delicious!

Bye Runners!

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By the way, I’m not taking a picture of the car…but of the people at Trak Shak in the distance. Smile If you squint really hard, you can see them. Most of them were sitting.

Oh, and had another Beet & Feta sandwich when I got home…

YUM!

Have a great Thursday!

Questions:

  • Do you run in Newton’s? If not, what shoe do you run in?
  • Favorite drink at a local Coffee shop? (I love O’Henry’s Chai Tea Latte!)
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WIAW 9/11

Must first acknowledge those who lost their lives 12 years ago on this day.

I was 6 years old, wasn’t exactly sure what was going on…but I remember the TV had the news on for days.

Its always bothered me, the event, why and how people can do that. I will never understand and hope it won’t happen again.

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Yesterday was a great day of eats!

I started my morning off with a yummy Quinoa Crunch Bowl (you might have seen the picture on my instagram)

After a lot of job searching and what not, I finally wrote down my workout and I was so excited to try it out because I knew it was going to be an epic one!

I promised to share the workout here on my instagram, so here it is!

Cardio Functional Workout

And if you don’t know how to do any of the exercises…

  • Burpee with Knee to Elbow (or tummy tuck)

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Perform a burpee, while in the plank position, bring left knee to left elbow and right knee to right elbow!

  • Side Plank Hug to Open Chest Fly with dumbbell

While in this position, swing arm under your body…like this –>

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Counts as 1 rep! Do 10!

  • Double Pop Squats! So simple, you pulse TWO squats and then jump like you would with a jump squat. Click here and fast forward to 1:50
  • Plank Hops

After those three rounds, I hit my BACK, BICEPS, AND SHOULDERS

Post workout/Lunch was a Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar

(Quest Bar review coming soon!)

If you are wondering why I look like I want to smile but trying not to…its because I have Quest Bar in my mouth. And it tasted fantastic! So I’m obviously, weirdly happy.

Dinner was a good one…if you saw my Instagram pic, you probably know how much I am in love with Beet and Feta Sandwiches now. Words can not even describe.

(Recipe on this later)

I was very satisfied after this sandwich. Definitely making these suckers again!

Thanks Jenn for always hosting WIAW!

And don’t forget to enter my giveaway for the Sweaty Bands Headband! Last day!

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Questions:

  • Do you eat beets? (I used to never eat them but now we eat them once or twice a week)
  • How old were you when 9/11 happened?