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

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@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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Currently…

Hey friends!

I’m headed off to my aunts today for some R&R by the pool! Can’t wait!

I wanted to talk about some current things and remembered a fun post that Julie did not too long ago called “Currently”.

Current Book(s)

I’m usually a book person for like three months out of the year. I go through this phase where I just have to read, read, read!

I went to Barnes&Noble on Monday and browsed for books. There were a ton I want to go back to get but I had to get this book because Julie said it was so hilarious!

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Current Music

I don’t listen to a lot of music but I love the song Summertime On My Mind by Kelley James and Amazing by Inna. Those two songs just remind me of summer. I remember the songs from the workout videos from Tone It Up. I have also been loving the song Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley…you know the Rick Roll song?

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Current Guilty Pleasure

Cocoa roasted almonds from Emerald!

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Current Nail Color

Got a manicure the other day…

French manicure ❤

Current Drink

I always drink water and coffee but Zevia is where it’s at! Love this stuff so much!

Current Food

I am obsessed with making homemade clean and healthy pizzas on Flat Out Wraps!!!

Current TV Show

Motive! I don’t usually like watching TV but this show is brand new and I love it. It’s pretty decent too, which is a plus. It’s about:

A feisty Vancouver homicide detective tracks down the most cunning of killers by trying to figure out the motive to the crime.

Sounds kind of plain but its really interesting to watch Kristin Lehman figure out why the killer did what they did. She’s hilarious

Current Wishlist

Nike LunarGlide+ 5 Women's Running Shoe

Lunarglide 5

Newton Distance U

Women's Reebok ONE Cushion Shoes V47301

Reebok ONE Cushion

Aspire S7

Acer Aspire S7

KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Current Needs

A haircut please! Thinking of a style like this…(once my hair grows a little longer)

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Current Indulgence

Baked Quest Bars!!! And Love Grown Foods Cocoa Goodness Granola!

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Current Blessing

That I am able to run, workout, have a family who does the same, and a family that all loves each other!

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I love family! (We’re goofballs)

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Current Outfit

Still in my PJs, guys. Still in my PJs…

Current Excitement

Running a marathon this December! Scared, but excited!

Tagging:

Miranda

Brittany

Hayley

Aurora

Karen

Christina

Questions:

Your turn!

  • Current Guilty Pleasure?
  • Current Blessing?
  • Current Favorite Show?
  • Current Excitement?

 

Marathon Training + Pictures

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Womens Nike LunarGlide+ 5 Running Shoe

Speaking of Nike Lunar Glide 5’s….

Marathon training starts today!

I will try to blog everything I do in case any one wants to follow along. I’m not following a plan. I roughly know what to do and I also have my dad, who knows a good bit about what a first time marathoner should train like. I think it will be interesting!

What I’m hoping:

  • To run 5-6 times a week
  • Have 1 big long run at the end of the week
  • Incorporate 2-3 strength training workouts a week
  • My HIIT will be on the track.
  • Rainy days will be for indoor HIIT and strength training
  • Incorporate bleachers and stairs for strong legs
  • Incorporate functional exercises for strength
  • Start 5 minute plank workouts again from Lori and Michelle (and get my parents to join in on the fun!)
  • Eat a super clean diet. I have been going 95% this week and it’s really not that hard. I think that with a little more doing, it will be an easy habit to keep up.
  • Don’t eat too much after long runs. (This is just a big mistake!)
  • Run a 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon before the marathon! Not hard since they are all spaced out!

 

Shoes I would like try to during this training:

 

LET THE FUN BEGIN!

XXAudrey


Questions:

  • What races do you have planned for the rest of the year?
  • Have you ran a marathon before?
  • What is your favorite running shoe?