Still

It’s been another few days like this…  That’s unfortunate for coworkers, friends and family because I am all ” I love running, Running is great… Butterflies and unicorns and laa la la laa RUNNINGGGG”

swear.  If I wasn’t me I would hit me.  So thanks to those of you who aren’t punching me in my face.

19th.  I came in 19th in my age group.  And there was close to 300 people in my age group.  not just 20.  I am stoked.  And I have a huge #Runboner (thanks to OUAL for that awesome term)

Yesterday was a total rest day.  Sore calves and quads.  Compression socks are my new bff, sorry slull.  Instead of working out yesterday I enjoyed the last day of $0.99 coffee

And I took care of some arts and crafts that I have been putting off.

call me susie homemaker

This morning I did an EASY 4 miles on the treadmill.

cross-eyed at 5am

I am still…

Sore

Rockin’ hot pink compression socks

borderline cramping aka guzzling nuun

coffee mug reuse #winner

and on a runners high

I also started twatting  tweeting

@gemruns

get it gurrrl

gm

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Here’s to Hoping

The day before a race you must

Walk all day

have lots of family time

eat ice cream twice

drink 30 bottles of water

Feel so loved from the endless “Good Luck” Texts….from dogs too

have a 9pm bedtime for a 6am wake up

Here’s to hoping for

fast, fresh legs

and that the weeks of ass-busting training did something

and that today is a good day!!

gm

30

One thing I don’t think I ever told you guys was that I love magazines.  Other than Runner’s World, Glamour a staple every month.  I love how the mag covers everything from celebs and diet/fitness to real life topics for women.  This month one of my favorite celebs is on the cover, Lauren Conrad.  As soon as I saw this I knew it would be a good issue!

When I was spinning the other night I came across an article that is an excerpt from a book about 30 things to do before turning 30.  Granted I have a few years until I get there, I still love reading these kind of articles to see what I have and haven’t accomplished.  As I was reading I was liking the article more and more.  I thought I would share my favorite points…

30 things every woman should have and should know by the time she’s 30

By 30 you should have

One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry

Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for  yourself, just because you deserve it

By 30 you should know

How to live alone, even if you don’t like to

Where to go- be it your best friends kitchen table or a yoga mat- when your soul needs soothing

Things I am still working on

That you cant change the length of your legs, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents

Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault

If you have the chance to pick up the magazine, read the article!  It’s a good one, I swear 🙂

gm

Candy is the devil

I know you are probably DYING to find out what I decided about tapering.  Well, I talked to a few people and I think my best bet is to skip Body Pump this week.  My gym has the newest release starting this week and I have no self control so I wouldn’t be able to not  go all out.

Instead I am going to mix it up and lift, but no legs.  I plan on lifting two days this week.  Day 1- chest, triceps and shoulders.  Day 2- Back and biceps.  I plan on super setting these workouts so that it won’t take as long.  I am not looking to get sore, just work my muscles a little.
I am still going to run a bit this week but no speed or super tough runs.  With that said, yesterday I did a comfortable 5 miler.  After work I went for a hike with the pups just so I had some sort of afternoon calorie burn!

Candy

The past few days I have eaten like an asshole a slob.  I eat everything and anything.  Even when I am already full, I keep eating. Fatty fat fat. Yesterday I tried to make an effort to fuel my body with nutritious food rather than the normal pound of jelly beans.

For the most part I ate pretty clean.  The rest of the Easter candy I got is going to be a big temptation.  I brought some into work so hopefully that helps.  I finished my day of eating with a BANGIN’ egg sandwich I made.

spinach. cheddar. egg whites. ketchup. yum

I hope to keep eating clean today too!

I didn’t take any other pictures yesterday, sorry for the word heavy post.  I will leave you with this picture from Easter that my mom just sent me yesterday. It’s my favorite. 

See ya after my afternoon run/lift 🙂

gm

Random Tidbits

fridays

Hi friends 🙂

Sorry I have been the MIAest ever.  I mean, sometimes I think my life isn’t interesting enough to blog about….orrrr I just don’t take any pictures.  None.

There are a few tid bits about myself I decided to share with you lucky folks.

1- I have come to realize I am the fastest changer ever.  Yesterday I went to the gym during my lunch break and there was only 1 treadmill left but 2 other people in the locker room changing with me.  I got out of my work clothes and into gym clothes, sneakers and all in 2 minutes.  That doesn’t sound like it’s that fast, but trust me…when you have to put all your clothes in a locker nicely and rummage through your gym bag to find things, it’s fast.


2- What would you do if you went to the gym, did 4.5 miles worth of ass kicking, sweaty speed work and then realized you forgot clean undies?  Commando or stinky?  Yes, that happened.  I bet you are wondering what I decided 😉

3- Why does speed work seem so much easier on a treadmill?   Yesterday I did 6 800’s on the treadmill.  I made it so my pace was 6:35 miles… I guess that’s about a 3:18 800, right?  That seems fast.  By the 6th one I was tired but not dead.  A few years ago I was training really hard, doing 800’s outside and they killed.  I mean, I would stay around 3:20 pace and by the 4th one I wanted to die.   I guess I just need to get outside for speedwork, huh?

4-I don’t know why, but I don’t have a great feeling about my upcoming races, especially the one in April where I wanted to PR.  I don’t know if it is because I was sick or what….but I feel like my training isn’t as stellar as it should be or even was a few weeks ago.  I am considering lowering my expectations.  I can’t tell if that is so I don’t disappoint myself or if I am a wimp.  Thoughts?

5- Something is happening to my taste buds.  I am not loving DD as much as I used to.  I am starting to prefer home-brewed coffee over dunkin’.  Who am I?

6- I am obsessing over pinterest again.  I have to be honest, I was on pinterest before it blew it.  I mean, I would like to say that I am one of the pinning pioneers but to be honest i dont really know what that mean but I won’t.  Lets just say I had a love hate relationship with it when it started getting really popular.  Now,  I am back to loving it.   I also really like going back and looking at my own pins from when I first started.  If I could only be as awesome as my pins make me seem.

Here are a few of my faves that I have pinned, thanks Pinterest 🙂

start

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Those pants

Why I run.

Hope you have a super awesome Friday 🙂

gm