my weekend in photos

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the kids went to parents night out at the y on friday night while greg and i ran errands and had a sushi date!

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mid-18 mile run with the girls on saturday.

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pool time in the clear blue water.

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starfish!

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how is he so old?

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my little lego lover.

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back to school shopping with my girl.

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so much sass.

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double date at cooper’s hawk.

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5 mile run then a much needed coffee afterwards.

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we had a good rest of our sunday including seeing despicable me 3!

how was your weekend?

Marathon Training {Week 4}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday

I went to the Y and rode on the spin bike while I read for class. #multitasking

Tuesday

Speed work was on the agenda. I did my first ladder workout for a total of six miles.

1 mile warm up – 10:17
400m – 8:09
90 second recovery
800m – 8:21
90 second recovery
1200m – 8:26
90 second recovery
1 miles – 8:38
90 second recovery
400m – 8:21
1.75 miles cool down – 10:30

I hit or exceeded all of my goal paces for my workout and I felt really good.

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Wednesday

Rest day!

Thursday

This was supposed to be a tempo run, but it definitely did not turn out that way. My splits were 10:10, 9:48, 9:27, 10:10, 9:16. After the first four miles, I knew I wasn’t consistent so I picked it up on the last mile just so I could be done. It was a struggle and we were all really happy to be done.

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Friday

I took an extra rest day this week.

Saturday

My alarm went off at 3:42am for our 4:30am start time. We ran a route from Oviedo that took us through two different counties. Overall, I was really pleased with my run. It was better than our 14 mile run last week and we added on two miles! The last two miles were definitely hard and my legs were feeling it, but I ran my longest run ever — 16 miles!! I also found out later (the hard way) that I had some pretty bad chaffing, so I’ll definitely be taking measures to avoid that in the future.

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Sunday

I slept 10 hours Saturday night and it was much needed. I got in a five mile recovery run and shared two miles with Kenley while she rode her bike. It was hot!

my weekend in photos

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crazy girls at camp on friday.

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it was an early night for us on friday as my alarm was set for 3:45am on saturday. we got an early start for our 16 miles and still finished with the sun blazing down. overall it was a great run!

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we headed down to legoland for a few hours during the day. it was hot but we had a great time.

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getting pumped for the ninjago movie.

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after a busy morning, we spent the afternoon in the pool with popsicles of course!

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family movie night! we watched pete’s dragon.

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i was slacking on the pictures this weekend, but we had a good one!

how was your weekend?

Marathon Training {Week 3}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday

I was able to go to the spin class at the Y on Monday since I had some extra time in the morning because the kids didn’t need to be dropped off at camp. There were only three of us in class due to the holiday and class was hard! My legs were so heavy after my weekend of running and piyo, but it felt great to start the week with a good sweat.

Tuesday

For the 4th of July, I headed out to run an overpass with the girls for our hills workout. We were able to start a little later at 6am since no one had to go to work. Our hills workout was one mile warm-up, four miles of hills, and one mile cool down. I absolutely crushed this workout! It was hard, but I felt so good afterwards. My pace was also considerably faster than I expected it to be. My splits were: 10:03, 9:06, 9:44, 9:33, 9:32, 10:00.

Afterwards, we took a family trip to the Y and I did some strength training (arms and abs).

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Wednesday

Rest day! But I’m also calling it a cardio day based on how much we walked after the Metallica concert at midnight.

Thursday

I opted to sleep in on Thursday morning since I didn’t get into bed until almost 1:00am. I headed to the Y after work to get in my 5 miles. Running on the treadmill is certainly not as fun as running with friends, but I did a fast 5 miles while I listened to a podcast.

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I did run into these ladies after they finished piyo!

Friday

I met Heather at the Y for some time on the spin bike. I hadn’t seen her all week so we caught up while getting our workout in for the day.

Saturday

Our long run on Saturday was from Oviedo to Winter Springs on the Cross Seminole Trail. My alarm went off at 4:10am and I was out of the house by 4:30am. It was so great to run in a different part of town and I just love the trail. We got in 14 miles! This was my longest run EVER! The last couple of miles ended up being tempo at a faster pace since Michelle had to get back to go home. Surprisingly, I was able to do it and it felt good. Painful, but good.

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Sunday

I had 4 miles on the schedule for my recovery run on Sunday. I ran 1 mile, then picked up the rest of the crew for a family fun run. I pushed Crosby’s in the stroller for 2 miles and we stopped at Starbucks to get coffees for later. I ran the last mile without pushing the stroller. It was so hot and a hard run, but I was thankful to have some great company!

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my weekend in photos

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yes, it’s only the beginning of july but we did some school supply shopping this weekend! i just love it.

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after our 14 miles on saturday morning!

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date night at disney springs!

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we had dinner at paddlefish. it was so good!

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the view from our table.

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yes, my bloody mary has a crab leg in it!

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family fun run this morning! i got in 4 recovery miles. it was super hot.

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i was slacking on the pictures this weekend, but the rest of our time was spent in the pool. we did a lot of swimming this weekend since it was just insanely hot.

how was your weekend?

my {long} weekend in photos

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12 miles with the girls (and guy) on saturday morning.

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being silly at the y.

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sweet boys.

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of course we decided to go out during the craziest storms on saturday afternoon.

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we dropped the kids off in the play area at ikea for the first time. it definitely made the experience more enjoyable! they loved it too!

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all patriotic at church on sunday.

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post-church park time.

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post-church brunch.

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sporting their patriotic swimsuits!

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sparklers!

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4th of july hill workout with these mamas.

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we treated ourselves to coffee and donuts afterwards.

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playing at the splash pad.

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pool party!

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the perfect popsicles.

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my guy.

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little fish.

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it’s america day!

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greg and the kids had a four day weekend, while i had to work on monday. we all had such a fun weekend and a great 4th of july!

how was your weekend?

Marathon Training {Week 2}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Another week has come and gone. Here is the breakdown for week two.

Monday

I rode on the spin bike on Monday morning while I read my book for class. It felt good to be working out and doing something productive for class.

Tuesday

I did the same speed workout as I did in week one, 8x400m. My goal was to jog rather than walk during the 90 second recovery from the 400m. I definitely walked a lot less and I still hit my goal pace of 8:15-8:30. My splits ranged from 7:56-8:26.

Wednesday

Rest day!

Thursday

I was aiming for consistent splits of 10:15 on Thursday for my tempo run. My splits were: 10:22, 10:16, 10:13, 9:55, 9:53. I was happy that my last two miles were the fastest, but that wasn’t the goal. Overall, it was a good run.

Friday

Heather and I did the elliptical to celebrate her birthday! I did three miles and I was feeling it in my feet. I had a busy day of work and was on my feet most of the day. I rolled on an ice bottle on Friday night in preparation for my long run on Saturday.

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Saturday

Due to the holiday weekend, there were only a few of us running on Saturday. We got in 12 long miles in the hot and humid weather. Afterwards, we took a family trip to the Y and I did piyo. It was hard, but I knew I wanted to get a good stretch in after my run.

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Sunday

I had a 4 mile recovery run planned but didn’t want to set my alarm, so I started just after 7am. I ran 1.5 miles then stopped by to get Kenley for the next 2.5 miles. She rode her bike and chatted with me during my run. It was so fun.

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Week two is in the books!