Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekly Recap 3/10/14 – 3/16/14

Happy Monday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone – I hope you remembered to wear green today!

Another week in the books, and less than one week until my next half marathon. I am very excited to head to San Antonio next weekend to run the Alamo 13.1. Mostly I am excited to see my brother, though, who has been in Army individual training there since early January!

This past week’s workouts went amazing (almost perfect!) – I did some kind of exercise every single day, and even got back into strength training. I did my Jillian Michael’s DVD’s and I completely forgot how sore those workouts can make me! I am still trying to decide if my muscles hurt more post-strength training workout or post-marathon haha! Unfortunately on Wednesday I planned to run 4 miles, but stomach cramps and fatigue made each mile hardly bearable. Because of that, I decide to concede and stop at 3 miles. It’s not the 4 I wanted, but I least I made it more than half way!

Saturday I ran a 6-miler with my awesome friends at Team RWB. They definitely pushed my pace for a long-run that day, but I needed it. I felt great getting back to a faster pace rather than staying at a slower pace while I was in marathon training. Like last week, I am thrilled to have been able to run without wearing a fuel belt again!

My running team on Saturday!

Saturday run stats:image 

Yesterday I read a post by Running Happily Ever After about a website called Athlinks. You can type in your name and see most, if not all, of the races you have done in the past. I seriously cannot believe I just now discovered this website – it’s so cool! You can link up with your friends and send messages and send/receive Cheers for race results too.

My Athlinks Page:image

Lastly, I want to share with y’all a YouTube video I saw this weekend. It is quite possibly one of the most fun  versions of “Let it Go” (from Disney’s Frozen) I’ve seen yet! It won’t let me embed it in my blog post, but you can click HERE to go straight to the URL. Enjoy!

My Workouts This Week:

Monday: 4 x (800 meters x 400 meters)

800 Meters Pace – 8:30 min/mile
400 Meters Pace – Comfortable Walk

Tuesday: Jillian Michael’s 6-Week Six Pack (35 minutes)

Wednesday: 3 Miles Easy Run (Pace: 10:30 min/mile)

Thursday: Jillian Michael’s Killer Buns & Thighs (40 minutes)

Friday: Yoga

Saturday: 6.1 Miles Long Run (Average Pace: 9:26 min/mile)

Sunday: Spring Cleaning (I broke a sweat so I’m counting it as a workout!)

Monday Motivation!

QOTD: How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

16 comments

  1. Sorry you were having tummy issues on your run but glad you were able to get some mileage in anyway. I've never heard of that link but will definitely be checking it out! And thanks for the reminder about ST. Patty's day, I seriously thought it was yesterday! Can you tell i'm not Irish...lol

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    1. I'm not Irish either, but seeing everyone's St. Patty's day race pics and green beer photos reminded me lol!

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  2. Congrats on your awesome week of workouts! I'm excited to start strength training as soon as my legs stop hurting! I've never heard of that website but I'm definitely going to check it out!

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    1. Thanks Courtney! Congrats on your PR this weekend - so exciting!

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  3. I kept losing track of St. Patrick's day because of all the parades publicized around the country. I don't have green clothes and I'm not Irish, but I went with some mint green nail polish for fun.

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    1. I'm not Irish either, and my one truly green work shirt is in the wash of course, so I went with a shirt that is kind of green-ish haha!

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  4. I love Jillian's DVDs! I haven't done the 6 pack or killer buns/thighs - how are those? I love her 30 day shred, and the No More Trouble Zones - fun, but hard! I came across that 'Let It Go' version this weekend too, and I LOVED it! He's super talented!

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    1. The six pack and buns/thighs DVD's are fantastic! It definitely makes you work - you can feel the burn during the workout, and after.

      Yes, that guy who does all the impressions is awesome! I can't believe how good he is at so many types of voices.

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  5. You are a running MACHINE!!!!
    I'm going to have to check out that web site...
    Another version of Let it Go? Must go NOW... I'm so excited its coming out on DVD tomorrow!!

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    1. I am SO excited about it being on DVD tomorrow! My husband is picking it up during his lunch break lol! Hope you enjoyed the video! :0)

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  6. You had a great week of workouts. I love Athlinks....can't remember how I found it but it is a really cool website! Jillian Michaels can kick butt even on a DVD!

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    1. I love athlinks already - I definitely want to do more exploring sometime this week to see what all capabilities it has! Jillian knows how to get those muscles working, that's for sure!

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  7. Great job on the running...and I am jealous you can get out in a tshirt...I long for those days!! I love Jillian's workouts too!!

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    1. Thanks! I am pretty grateful for the weather we've been having lately. I hope that the warm weather is here for good!

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  8. Great quote! I will definitely look you up on AthLinks!

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