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Month: June 2016

Mental Game & Ear Pain

Mental Game & Ear Pain

For this week, I thought I’d dive deeper into the issue of mental toughness when training and also fill you in on my ear situation… Mind Over Matter After a quick second of research, I stumbled across an article from Runner’s World online discussing exactly what I struggled with on Monday’s run – the mental aspect of running. Noakes suggests, “If you want to be competitive, you have to learn how to deal with the discomfort. A lot of the…

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Weigh in Wednesday #9

Weigh in Wednesday #9

It’s that time of the week again!  Where we run to the bathroom four or five times, strip down to nothing, and hold our breath on the scale…  Nah just teasing — I only do two of those three things… ^-^   Goals from Last week Eat single ingredient foods with every meal. This went pretty well — there were only a few meals (mostly when we ate out) where I wasn’t super sure how the foods were prepared… I’m…

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Tuesday’s Treats

Tuesday’s Treats

It’s grey and drizzly out — which means I’m working from the comfort of my bed!  I’m in complete denial about having to wake up, get up, and get moving — so I’m counting this morning’s lazy as my first treat! Later today, I’ll squeeze in an upper body workout and (maybe) a total body workout in the evening.  I have a few errands to run – groceries and such – so somehow, I’ll need to get out of this…

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Marathon Monday #9

Marathon Monday #9

Good Morning — As I’m writing this, I’m recovering from this morning’s run; the first run of week 9.  I’m red, I’m sweaty, and I’m beat!!   Planned/Actual Planned: Monday – Run 25 mins, Total Body Cardio w/ weights Tuesday – No run, Upper Body Strength Wednesday – Run 30 mins, Lower Body Strength Thursday – Run 25 mins, Pilates & Ab Workout Friday – No Run, Cardio without weights (Plyo) Saturday – Run 40 mins, Total Body Strength Sunday –…

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Thursday’s Thoughts & Things

Thursday’s Thoughts & Things

This week, my mind has been on MOVIES!!!  It’s super hot outside, which means I’m happy inside with my AC… and NETFLIX, AMAZON, and YOUTUBE! Sugar! I watched That Sugar Film — which is essentially a documentary a kin to SuperSize Me only the narrator eats 40 teaspoons of sugar per day instead of binging on McDonald’s. Damon is the star of the film as well as the sole participant in this one man experiment.  He and his wife live off…

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Weigh in Wednesday #8

Weigh in Wednesday #8

It’s weigh in Wednesday — and I’ve been battling my internet service provider since yesterday.  It seems they cannot fix the issue over the phone and will have to send out a technician sometime between 1 and 4 pm today.  Luckily, I have no plans to do anything other than work out…   Goals from Last week  Eating 21 day fix plan This went well, until Saturday — we tried a new breakfast spot, spent the morning running errands, and…

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Tuesday treats!

Tuesday treats!

This Tuesday I felt like crud — so I treated myself to… A mid morning nap An early morning walk with the pup An afternoon YouTube binge A pre-dinner iced coffee And a short blog post! How did you treat yourself today? Do you ever take a day to heal and focus? What’s your favorite YouTube channel?

Marathon Monday #8

Marathon Monday #8

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you all!  It’s Marathon Monday, so let’ start with a peek at how I did last week. Planned/Actual Planned: Monday – No Run, Total Body Cardio w/ weights Tuesday – Run 20 mins, Upper Body Strength Wednesday – No Run, Lower Body Strength Thursday – Run 20 mins, Pilates & Ab Workout Friday – No Run, Cardio without weights (Plyo) Saturday – Run 20 mins, Total Body Strength Sunday – No Run, Yoga + Active…

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Thursday’s Thoughts & things

Thursday’s Thoughts & things

It’s that day of the week again, where I share random thoughts and things from my life.  Do you like these types of posts?  Should I keep doing this?  Leave a comment and let me know! Father’s Day With Sunday being Father’s Day, I can’t help but think about my own Papa.  We normally don’t do anything crazy for our father’s (my dad and my father in law) — since they don’t like the attention.  Well, at least they don’t…

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Weigh in Wednesday #7

Weigh in Wednesday #7

This past week’s eating plan was based on the 21 day fix eating plan (4 servings of protein/veg, 3 servings of fruit/carbs, etc…).  Meals were designed around these while tracking using WWPP. For exercise, I did my training runs but also incorporated the 21 day fix workouts.  My idea was to try this for one week to see how it felt… and I have to say, it felt pretty good. I felt so good and so successful with this combination…

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