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

MiMM MIMM #107 A Birthday Celebration Weekend!

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

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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?

Thinking Out Loud #1 Oh, Life!

Happy Thursday! Linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!

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Why have I not done this linkup yet?

1. Cascadian farm cereal, frozen blueberries, and almond milk has went up on my top 10 breakfasts. I’m for real here, so good!

2. I went trail running hiking yesterday. It was not what I expected. As you know, trail running has sort of won me over, and yesterday I thought I would try out a new place called, Moss Rock Preserve. Let’s just say, there was a lot of rock and not really any trails meant for running. So lame.

3. However, I went trail running on Monday at Oak Mountain (which was very nice) and got my picture taken with an owl…

Please excuse my huge, crazy, weird smile. I’m sort of cringing. WHY THE HECK am I putting this up!

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4. Someone sent me this a long time ago and I just now looked at it…Star Wars fans much?

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5. I ordered business cards yesterday to start putting around Birmingham because yo, I’m a health coach and no one will know if I don’t get out there. Currently looking for health events to go to this Fall. I’ll share what my cards look like as soon as they get here next week! In the meantime, you could like…check out my Health Coaching Website. (I’m actually still taking on a couple more clients if you know anyone who is in need of a HC)

This is my logo Smile

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6. I’ve come to conclusion that there are not that many job opportunities in Birmingham right now. So, I’m looking at all kinds of other cities that are out of state. Call me crazy, but I’m just a girl with lots of dreams, passions, and goals and I ain’t giving up. Excuse my southern “ain’t”. But sometimes it needs to be used.

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7. I haven’t done a workout in like a week. I’ve only been running and I feel like a leg workout is definitely needed today. So, I’m gonna go get on that right after I post this. #GIRLPOWER

8. Yesterday and today is supposed to be really low in humidity and very cool which is making me feel like its Fall already. I’m not ready for Fall yet!!!

9. I am loving long distances again. It seriously only takes a couple of weeks of long runs, and I’m already excited about doing 10 miles. Whaaaaat? Yep.

10. Paypal is super confusing (I’ve never used it before). Feel free to tell me how it works in the comments. The FAQ on Paypal is not helping me out. I need an actual explanation with examples.

Have a great Thursday!!!

Questions:

  • Tell me something random!

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?

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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

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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?