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Month: October 2015

My Experiment with Mindful Eating…

My Experiment with Mindful Eating…

For the last month, I ditched every diet — weight watchers, 21 day fix, calorie counting — and subscribed to a mindful eating (intuitive eating) mentality. This meant that all foods were good foods, I could eat anything I wanted as long as I did so with intuition — listening to my body.   When I was hungry, I was to honor my hunger and eat what would be fulfilling.  When I was full, I was to stop before I became…

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Foam Rolling Monday #1

Foam Rolling Monday #1

Do what? My new training plan calls for foam rolling every Monday.  I had to do a bit of research to figure out what the heck foam rolling meant!! (Apart from hair curling :D). Here’s a great article from runners world: http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/how-to-use-a-foam-roller It breaks down the different ways to foam roll and even provides a few tips on which foam rollers to get for which price range / level of seriousness… Essentially, you roll different areas of your legs, arms, torso…

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New Plan

New Plan

If you’ve been following my blog,  you’ll have noticed that the last few weeks have been pretty quiet on my end.  I’ve dropped out of the blog-osphere to address some issues at work, church, and at home — but am now back! The same issues have caused a small break in my training — so I’ve had to adjust and change up my 25 week Marathon plan to an 18 week Marathon plan — From PopSugar that I found on…

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Week 3 & 4 of Marathon Training

Week 3 & 4 of Marathon Training

Blah! The last two weeks have been just been “BLAH”!  I’m sure you were probably able to tell this from the last few posts.  My runs have been a mix of good and bad.  My moods have been a mix of highs and lows.  Enough excuses… here’s how the weeks went Week 3 Planned//Actual Monday — Cross Train // Rested Tuesday — 25 min run // OFF Wednesday — XT // OFF Thursday — 25 min run // Ran 38…

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Overdressed 

Overdressed 

I over dressed for my run this morning… Because it’s fall and I’m rushing it… I love fall! I love when the leaves change and the weather is crisp and cool! Running in the fall is a luxury that I’ve waited all too long for.  This morning the forecast said 58 degrees and sunny so I swapped out my tank top for a long sleeved tee.  I laced up and headed out only to realize the forecast was about ten…

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Bad run

Bad run

It was cold. I was tired. My legs were sore.  We’ve all been there… Struggling to lace up and leave.  My run this morning was a bad one… But a bad run is still better than no run at all.  So I pushed for fifteen minutes and did the mile I needed by walk/running until I had finished.  I can’t shake the feeling that I’m a failure since I didn’t finish the run I planned. How silly! My rational brain…

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Rained Out

Rained Out

The eastern seaboard of the US is being hit by hurricane Joaquin.  Even here in my little town — far from the beaches — we are feeling the effects.  It has literally rained every day this week.  This crazy weather has flooded our streets, broken tree branches, and caused all around chaos with my running plan. Normally, I try to run outdoors as much as possible and sprinkle in a few treadmill runs whenever it feels right.  This makes running…

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