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I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

I PR-ed my Mile Time!!!

It’s Marathon Monday and I’m so excited to share that I PR-ed my mile time!  It was only by a few seconds, but it counts!   Mile Run Times First ever mile time: 12:32 on 1/22/12 2013 best mile time: 11:42 2014 best mile time: 12:18 2015 best mile time: 14:06 2016 best mile time: 15:30–marathon training, all runs were slow! 2017 best mile time: 10:05!! As you can see, I didn’t really work on pace for the majority of…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weekly Recap Like all my weeks, this one was busy! I’ve noticed that when I plan and start to prep, things come together a bit easier.  It also helps when hubby is on my same team.  Otherwise, it’s like playing soccer while he’s playing tennis.  Not even the same court/field. Accountability time! Check in time!   This week I’ll track calories and then the grams of Protein/Fat/Carbs… starting with my target. Target– 1700 — 134/60/178 Mon —  1555 — 117/53/158…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 9/13/17

Weigh in Wednesday — 9/13/17

What a week! There was a combination of factors that I believe led me to a crazy roller coaster of a week. First, my period was this week — and it hit me like a sack of potatoes.  Second, there was lots of panic about Hurricane Irma coming and I was totally freaking out by mid-week… which caused a bit of stress eating.  Third, the weather really was crappy at the start of the week.  We had some minor street…

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Weigh In Wednesday — 9/6/17

Weigh In Wednesday — 9/6/17

Five Consecutive Day Goal   Each week, I’m challenging myself to stay within 10% of my calorie and macro target for five consecutive days.  Basically, Monday through Friday — if I can stay within my macros and calories, I’ve reached my goal.  Gonna have to try a bit harder this week, and since it was a long weekend, I’m going to try to have 4 consecutive days and then also Sunday as my 5th day.   Accountability Check in time! …

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4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

As I wrote in my post about Flexible Dieting, I’ve been dabbling with macro targets recently.  It’s a much higher learning curve than I initially anticipated.  Originally I was all like, “Cool, no big deal, just eat ____g protein, ____g fat, and ____ carbs.  Easy!”  Oh boy… is it not.   Here are 4 things I’ve learned so far: (1.)  Think of most foods as a combination of macros — not a single macro Chicken is a protein.  Oatmeal is…

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Weigh in Wednesday Wk 21

Weigh in Wednesday Wk 21

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!  This week we are well into month 2 of being on my own and I’m still not used to it!  There’s a constant battle of wanting to eat all the foods one minute and then wanting to switch to some diet or 30 day challenge the next minute.  In my head, I know that the changes I need to make are way more long term… so I’ll be processing that this week. One nugget that…

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16 Miles & 200th Post!

16 Miles & 200th Post!

  Can you believe it??!!!? This post makes my 200th post!! If you would’ve told me years ago that I would one day be able to (1) run 16 miles without stopping and actually find it fun!! and (2) write 200 blog posts I would’ve called you cray cray!!   It’s so rewarding to look back and watch the incremental changes add up to something bigger.   I look forward to being able to run even longer (26.2 I’m looking…

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Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh In Wednesday

Welcome to Weigh in Wednesday!!  This will mark my fourth week without a specific weight loss plan (no weight watchers, no 21 day fix, no counting calories…). I’m still trying to figure out how to fuel my body without obsessing – which is easier said than done.  In the past, I have always eaten compulsively; sometimes this means super quickly, tons, and almost in a panic – like someone was going to take away my plate any minute and other times…

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Cramps, Stiffness, and missed runs

Cramps, Stiffness, and missed runs

Hello and welcome!  I have some random things to discuss with you today — but first a question… Question of the day — is it okay to miss runs? Cramps, Stiffness, & Missed runs I ask this Q.O.D because this whole vacation thing has really been a challenge to my training schedule.  Running in unfamiliar terrain, on a weird time schedule, with some G.I. stress due to unfamiliar foods is not what I would call ideal… but I still go…

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Marathon Update Monday

Marathon Update Monday

Marathon Update: Life is definitely full of twists and turns — my plan for my very first Marathon has changed, again. The date has moved from March 3rd to April 3rd — adding another 4 weeks to my training cycle.  This is both a good and a bad thing.  Good because more training means more prepared.  Bad because it’s even further away 🙁 Why? I had to move my marathon date due to scheduling conflicts beyond my control.  Darn you…

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