Speed work…it hurts so good.

Day 2 of no dessert is almost over! I am currently having this as dessert and it’s pretty tasty.

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Dinner was another simple meal (that’s all I can handle with a 1 1/2 year old running around) of chicken and roasted veggies. I really love roasting asparagus…it just makes it tastes really good.

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After dinner we spent some time outside with Molly and then I spent some quality time with my foam roller and Dance Moms once AB went to bed.
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Speed work…it’s so TOUGH but it feels so great once it’s finished. Since I’m taking another shot at a BQ in September (remember that time I missed it by 7 seconds…yea…), I’m back into marathon training mode and I have a lot of work to do.

Today’s workout:

1 mile warmup at a 9:13 pace

3 miles at a 6:51 pace with a 400m rest interval in between

.5 mile cool down at a 9:13 pace

It was a quick workout and I was able to make it back to my training class with time to spare. 🙂 PS my legs are feeling this workout right now and my new BFF is my foam roller.

Do you like asparagus?

What are you training for right now?

Do you own a foam roller or a stick? Do you use it everyday?

I love Subway and my foam roller.

Yesterday in bullet points…exciting I know. 😉

• 5.6 mile run (easy 8:35 pace) and a 3:30 minute plank.

• This Zone Bar was amazing. I don’t know if I was just really hungry, but I kept saying to myself, “this is so good!”

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• Lunch: Goat cheese frittata with sweet potato and mango hash.

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• Dinner: Subway (turkey, spinach, tomato, cucumber, salt and pepper, light mayo) and pretzel chips. Subway is great. I buy a footlong and eat half for dinner and save half for lunch the next day. After working 9 hours and spending about 3 hours in the car each day, it’s great to have an easy and healthy choice for dinner.

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• Late night fun: Annabelle was wide awake until about 10:15 last night, but we enjoyed some cuddle time once she got sleepy. We also watched most of the Sound of Music. Anybody else watch it?

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• Pain in the butt! Literally. After my run, I was feeling some pain in my right cheek and it was pretty uncomfortable. Right before a race, really!?!?!? I foam rolled and it feels pretty good today. Fingers crossed it feels good tomorrow.

• Friday morning selfie.

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I hope this workday flies by! We are heading to the beach tonight and getting pizza…my favorite meal to eat the night before a race. 🙂

Have a great Friday!
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What are your weekend plans?

Anybody racing??

Planking…in the workplace.

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about eating healthy in the workplace. Yesterday afternoon, I decided that we need to not only eat healthy but BE healthy in the workplace. The solution…planking. My coworkers and I (ok, I’m still getting people on board) decided that afternoon planking would be a great way to get the blood flowing and increase productivity. At 3:00 pm, Jay and I planked for 2:00 minutes. I was in my cube and he borrowed my neighbor’s cube.

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At 4 pm, we held our planks for 2:15 seconds. Today’s goal is to get a few more coworkers on board for a 30 day challenge. 🙂
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Other highlights of the day:

A nice progression run (11 miles is on the schedule for today) 🙂

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I signed up for a Turkey Trot! Andrea promised me that Starbucks Christmas coffees will follow the race, so that’s def an added bonus.

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Annabelle loves to play with our TV remote, so Chris bought her a play one and she LOVES it.

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After AB went to sleep, I was a party animal. Hot chocolate, candy, compression socks, and foam rolling.

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Are you the crazy workout person in your office or workplace? I’m soooo that person.
What are your weekend plans????

Fun Things Friday!

Happy long weekend everybody!

1.  1 year ago today we found out we were expecting this little bundle of joy. 🙂

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2.  It’s a long holiday weekend of relaxing and barbecuing with friends.

3.  I ordered a few things from Amazon and I am excited for them to arrive.

Spi Belt – I really like to have my phone with me now (what good is a blogger without a camera!), so I wanted something to carry it (and chapstick)  in.

SPIbelt - Small Personal Item Belt - Great for Runners! (Black w/ Light Pink Zipper)

Foam Roller – I really need a new one of these…I have too much muscle majoy annoying pains stuff going on.

Exervo Nimbus EnduraBead Pro Foam Roller 18" x 6" Full Round

Motherlove More Milk Plus – My supply has gone way down since I started exercising, so I’m hoping this will help.

MotherLove More Milk Plus Vegetarian 60 caps

4. I got to spend more time with Annabelle this morning…at 3:30 am.  Good thing she is so cute!

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5. I get to see geese families walking around work each day.  As I was pulling in the parking lot this morning, there was a large family taking a walk.  I tried to hurry and get a good picture, but this is what I ended up with. Look closely, the babies are there. 😉

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What plans do you have this weekend?

Anybody doing a race?