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?
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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!

Trail Running, Food, and Brand Love

Hey! How’s everyone on this fine Thursday…wait, it’s Thursday? WOW, this week is flying by!

What have I been doing?

Um…trail running!

What? You don’t? Don’t you know its like the coolest thing ever? If you can’t trail run though, I totally understand.

Actually, I just started getting into it. I’ve always loved it. For example, for my 17th birthday a couple years ago, I asked to go trail running. No presents! But, it’s always been hard to do it consistently so I’ve given up several times.

It’s way easier to go trail running when Alabama Outdoors hosts a trail run for us crazy runners, or that I’ve been able to venture out to Oak Mountain to find some places safe enough for me to run. As I’m starting up on training for my next half marathon, I thought some trail running would be a great addition to my runs…so yep, just having fun!

On another note, I’m also keeping my eats clean and just making dreams happen like any driven individual.

For breakfast yesterday, I wish I had a picture! Wow, it was good! I had 2 scrambled eggs on top of toast and jelly. Like, how can you get better than that? It’s just so good!

I had an interview around 11:30 and got back home about 12:45ish and decided on some yogurt for lunch. Which, I also didn’t take a picture of. So, whyyyy am I sharing this? “Audrey, GOSH, you’re so lame!”

Well, you know what? I’ll do better with dinner!

Dinner included a delicious plate of organic pasta, turkey pasta sauce, pesto, more pesto on toast, and lots of broccoli and squash that was from our garden.

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Dessert was a yummy Paleo Coconut Flour Cupcake (no frosting Sad smile)

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And for breakfast this morning…I had the best overnight oats ever!

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For workouts, I didn’t do much. I was so sore (in the booty) from the crazy trail run at Red Mountain yesterday. So, just pushups and planks and sitting on a yoga ball was totally workout enough for me.

Brainstorming on a cookie recipe…so stay tuned on that. You can always follow me on twitter or instagram to see what I’m up to during the day if you’re up to that sort of thing…maybe…maybe not.

Also, just because it’s Thursday, I’m going to throw out a few of my favorite rising brands because…well, it’s Thursday and I’m up for anything that’s positive! Right-O!

First, I gotta give these girls a huge high five for being so positive, driven, passionate, and creative! The Sweet Note Bagel ladies who have created an amazing brand of gluten free bagels that are healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these! Crossing my fingers that they come to Alabama soon so I can buy some but for now, I’m good with online shopping! Hello, if you are a Birmingham Foodie, can you get a local store to start carrying these!?

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There’s just something so wonderful and inspiring about seeing others so excited about their work and to see them go after their goals!

Other favorite thing right now, is a local fitness magazine, Fit & Well Birmingham! I got pretty excited when they released this magazine. We definitely needed something like this over here and the wonderful tips and healthy locals contributing to the magazine, is great!

You can check them out right here—> Fit & Well Magazine

Questions:

  • Comment down below with your favorite rising brand or small business!
  • What’s better: Scrambled or Fried eggs?
  • If you had to pick between yoga and hiking, which one would it be?

As always, I love your comments! Thanks for reading, lovelies! Headed to run this beautiful morning!

xx Audrey

P.S. Does anyone else sit on a yoga ball while blogging or working?

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