Friday Round Up — A Snowy Week

I love the excited feeling that comes along with late afternoons at work on Friday.  Everyone has been trucking away all week, we’re all anticipating the coming weekend, and everyone is just in good spirits. Makes me Happy 🙂

With that said, let’s round up the week!

Work outs

  • Monday: Easy 5k + Hill/Spring work

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  • Tuesday: Tabata routine

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  • Wednesday: Cardio routine + weights


  • Thursday: Rest and Stretch


  • Friday: 2 cardio routines for 5+ miles

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And as for this weekend, I’ve got a ski day planned for tomorrow and then an outdoor run planned for Sunday.  Lookin’ forward to it already.

I was pretty run down in the middle of the week, so this weeks work outs are ALL successes.  I’m working on listening to my body and making sure that if it needs rest, that’s what I give it!


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Oh man, some great eats this week 🙂 So much color and variation — just what I love!


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Oh lord, the ice cream.  Sorry for the terrible picture, but YUM.

Something I’m loving this week


LOVING oil pulling!

Hope you had a great week, friends!  See you on for the weekend!

Work Out Round Up

Happy Friday everyone!  Another week in the books, and I could NOT be looking forward to it more than I am right now. Just need to get through one more work day, and we’re golden! 🙂



This Morning

Ahhh even though I am not training for anything specific right now, I have chosen to leave my Friday’s as rest days to leave my options open for longer/more challenging weekend work outs.

Let’s just say I took full advantage of my rest day this morning, and slept in until the sun was way up.

Workout Round Up

I am happy with how I did work out wise this week, pretty much right on with sticking to the schedule.  Gotta love that.

Here’s what was planned for me:

  • Monday: Full body WOD
  • Tuesday: 3.5 miles, speed work
  • Wednesday: Full body WOD or cross training on the bike
  • Thursday:  3.5 miles, outdoors or speedwork
  • Friday: YOGA/REST
  • Saturday: Short run and skiing (likely)
  • Sunday: 5 miles and short bike ride

And here’s what I did:

  • Monday: Full body WOD (10 min treadmill, 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats, 5 minutes treadmill)
  • Tuesday: 3.5 speed miles
  • Wednesday: 10-10-10 (10 minutes speed treadmill, 10 miles bike, 10 minutes cool down treadmill)
  • Thursday: 3.5 miles speed work
  • Friday: YOGA/REST
  • Saturday: Short run and skiing (likely)
  • Sunday: 5 miles and short bike ride

It’s looking like our weekend could get switched around because at the moment Zach isn’t feeling skiing this weekend (I know, I checked to make sure he didn’t have a fever)…in which case we’d probably run together tomorrow, then I’d do some kind of recovery work out Sunday.  You all know I’ll keep you up to date 🙂

Question of the Morning: What will be the highlight of your weekend coming up?

Saturday’s cocktail event Zach and I are going to, for sure 🙂

Happy November Workout Round Up

Happy November 1 everyone! 🙂


I know I say this all the time, but how is it even possible that we are already so close to 2014?  2013 — slow down!  Let us enjoy your last two months please!

November Challenge 



I joined in on Monica’s challenge during the month of November, Pile on the Miles.  In an attempt to motivate myself and everyone else to keep moving during this holiday season.

I made a LARGE goal of 100 miles, but it includes walking AND running…so Gusman may be a few extra long walks this morning to help keep those miles moving 🙂

Who’s gonna join me?

Workout Round Up

I’m pretty happy with how I stood true to my work out schedule this week.  It certainly wasn’t anything crazy, being the week after my race, but I completed each workout and even added a few little things here and there!

Here was my plan for the week:

  • Monday: Long walks with the furball and YOGA at home
  • Tuesday: 30 minutes bike and YOGA
  • Wednesday: 5k shake out run
  • Thursday: 5k shake out run
  • Friday: YOGA and rest
  • Saturday:  10k run
  • Sunday: Recovery — whatever’s needed.

And here’s how it shaped out:

  • Monday: 6 miles of walking with Gus and 45 minutes home yoga
  • Tuesday: 30 minutes bike, 15 minutes strength and stress relief yoga
  • Wednesday: 5k shake out run, plank work, and Yoga for runners
  • Thursday: 5k Speed work + plank work + new Travel WOD’s
  • Friday: YOGA and rest
  • Saturday: 10k run
  • Sunday: Recovery — whatever my body needs

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I am actually really sore today, thanks to the speed work and travel WODS (hello muscle aches in SUCH A GOOD WAY). . .so I woke up this morning craving some YOGA.

Workout of the Morning: Seated Hatha YOGA.

My body is still a bit achy, but I have a hot date with my hot tub tonight, and possibly a walk with the Furball if it’s nice out when I get home.  Gotta stretch out and repair!

I’ll be back later today with my Friday Favorites 🙂

Question of the Morning: Any fun/funny Halloween stories?