Marvelous Training Week

Hey everyone and happy Monday! Another week to be more awesome and to reach your goals!

Thanks, Katie @ Healthy Diva Eats, for hosting the Marvelous in my Monday Linkup! Smile

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Let’s get groovin’ along! (Did I just say “groovin”? Sorry….)

Marvelous is…

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Trail running 7 miles with my mom

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Taking Tuesday off and enjoying myself (AKA baking)

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Hiking new trails (no pictures) and refueling with a big ole salad from Earthfare

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A 7 mile trail run all by myself, zoning out and enjoying it 100%.

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No picture on Friday because I took this day to leave my phone at home and went out for several hours with family. Taking time off of social media is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Getting 8 miles in on Saturday even though I was aiming for 10. It was rainy, my stomach was hurting, and I felt sluggish. But 8 miles was completed! Thankful I can run that many steps

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Sunday morning pancakes and fried eggs!

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Baked Quest Bars

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Run-Bike-Circuit

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New workout I made up to change things up a little! Run-Bike-Circuit workout. Try it out, y’all!

There’s my marvelous week and weekend for ya and down below is my full training plan of last week.

Half Marathon Training Week #2

Questions:

  • Any funny running stories last week?
  • What is your favorite Sunday morning breakfast?
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WIAW: Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

Happy Wednesday, friends! How’s your week so far?

Well, I’ve got a recipe for ya down below, so let’s get started on What I Ate Wednesday hosted by the lovely, Jenn @ Peas & Crayons! Don’t forget to check out the WIAW linkup

Peas and Crayons

First, I didn’t take a picture of my breakfast. I was super busy and in a hurry yesterday morning, but it’s totally fine because it was just Cascadian Farm Cereal with fresh blueberries and almond milk. Which…was really good. Moving on to lunch!

By lunch, I was STARVING! A turkey sandwich sounded really good…so that’s what I prepared.

It’s got brown mustard, turkey, pepper jack cheese, lots of spinach, and all on organic bread.

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For the sides, I chose red bell pepper, 1/2 an apple, and a few chips because…who doesn’t eat kettle chips with sandwiches!

To quench my thirst, I opted for a La Croix. So good and refreshing!

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Dinner was revolved around lots of greens, veggies, and meat!

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Chopped spinach, chopped chicken breast, 1/2 piece of crispy bacon, cucumber and tomatoes from out garden, bell pepper, and feta cheese. It was a very delicious salad!

For dessert…I had one of my energy bites! I present, Cocoa-Coffee-Almond Bites!

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Cocoa, Coffee, Almond Bites

A fantastic addition to these would be to roll into shredded coconut!

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These pair wondefully with a cup of coffee!

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You can eat these for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

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Another quick, on-the-go recipe!

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And the perfect crunch to each bite!

Thanks for reading and as always, I appreciate your comments ❤

Questions:

  • What was your favorite thing you ate yesterday?
  • Almonds or pecans?

Habits of a Runner

Hey friends! Wow, 3 day weekends are pretty awesome, am I right? I hope you all had a great weekend and I wish you a happy Monday!

To kick off my Half Marathon Training, I’m going to share with you some of the habits of runners that I notice. Let me know in the comments what other habits you notice that I haven’t listed.

1. Spitting (Okay, yeah it’s gross)

We all do it. When you’re walking on the pavement, sidewalk, parking lot, anywhere where a runner might have crossed and you see a big wod of spit…yeah, that’s us. We do it a lot. It’s a habit, we don’t even think about it.

And I know I’ve had my fair share of getting some of a runner’s spit on me during a race. Nasty.

Spit while running a charity race. People Stare. Runner problems.

2. Constantly looking at our GPS watch

I just realized how much of a habit this was when I went running without my Garmin the other day (<–OMG). I looked at my arm a total of 5 times within 1 mile. Its that bad.

Running humor. @Stephanie Raley Harmon Yaeger this reminds me of your CIM race this year!

3. Running while Driving…wait what?

Yeah, I know you do it. Driving up a big hill thinking to yourself, “I’m so glad we have cars. I would hate to run up this” or “Man, this would be a great hill for hill repeats!”

Or looking at the mileage to a destination, “10 miles? Dude, I could run that.”

4. Dreaming of running a race out of state or country.

Yepp, we all want to run Boston.

You’d love to plan a trip to Honolulu and tackle that marathon.

Or, better yet, how about the London marathon. You think, “One day! One day!” Aw, you’re so hopeful. I like it.

run ALL the races!

#Running humor | elfsacks

5. Planning Your Vacation around Running

Okay, I know this one pretty well. Myself, my father, and my mother are all runners. So, when we pick a place to vacation at, here’s how a conversation might go, “Can we run there? Not too much traffic, you think? How far can we run? Wait…there better be a place to run. I’m not going—oh, okay. 2.5 mile road. Alright, we can do that. Whew!”

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6. Taking more than 1 day off, we begin to panic.

If I take off 2 days in a row…there better be a good reason. I start stressing. I know we all do. I see it all over twitter and instagram. Gosh, it cracks me up at how ridiculous we are. But I guess that’s why they call us crazy, right?

The Leg Thing

7. Magically tricking ourselves into running.

We’ve been working all day. We obviously don’t want to run. We somehow get our running shoes on, we head out the door, turn our GPS on, all the while we repeat in our heads, “Do not want to run. Do not want to run. Do not want to run.” Suddenly, we’ve finished 3 miles and we end up doing 2 extra because, “Hey I gotta hit my mileage goal for the week!”

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8. Long runs are a weekend thing no matter what.

Um, I don’t know about you, but I do long runs all year around. Yeah, I take a week or two off of the long runs here and there. But 8-12 mile long runs are still in my routine when I’m not in training mode. I know a freaking ton of runners who still do like 13 mile long runs…for fun…Are we crazy or what? Who does that Winking smile

Running humor!

9. Posting all our runs on social media.

This was my negitive self before I crossed over.  Now, seeing someone else's running FB post is just a competition to who's got the fastest pace...

And just for fun, take a look at the top 10 marathons (link down below)

TOP 10 MARATHONS

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Have an awesome MONDAY!

Questions:

  • What’s a habit of a runner that I didn’t mention?
  • Do you have a weird habit in general?
  • If you’ve ran a marathon, which one was your favorite?