Showing posts from March, 2017

Move-A- Thon My 3 hours of Zumba

Zumba is one of my favorite things to do! I've loved to dance since college, but it's hard to find a partner who is good at Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Banda and random popular music. I have only met 1 man in my entire life who was a good dancer at all of those... and I wanted to marry him! But he wanted nothing to do with me. Oh well, his loss! Then, in 2011 Zumba entered my life and I have not needed a partner to dance since.

The local YMCA was having a 3 hour zumba class, it is my understanding that this event has been taking place for more than 6 years, but this was the first time I could participate. The event was a fundraiser for ALS, and it cost $30 to participate. There was also the option to fundraise $100 to get a shirt.... being a runner, I'm used to getting a shirt for dropping $30, so it made me sad to not get a shirt I was never going to wear. < Weird how that psychology works.

The Event was 4- 40 minute sessions with breaks in between.

This is the part where…

Weekly Wrap 3.26.17

Hello Monday!! How are you today? How is your day going?

I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week for the weekly wrap.

Work outs
Monday: Zumba and weights
Thursday: 3.75 miles and Zumba
Friday: 4 miles easy pace and weights
Saturday: 3 hours Move-a-Thon Zumba and 5 mile hike
Sunday: Zumba and 6 tempo (ish) miles

Last week Roger and I decided that we were stopping our training for a Marathon this spring. We were behind from the beginning of the year, and we simply never caught up. For the rest of that day I walked around feeling lost. I know it's overly dramatic, but that's exactly how I felt. The best solution for feeling lost... go for a run. There is more marathons later this year.

Do All The Zumba
This week was super zumba heavy and I loved it all so much! Monday I tried a new Zumba place, Zumba with Cat. I do zumba with Cat on Thursdays at the YMCA, and she is one of my favorite instructors there. When Megan posted the other classes she offered, it was a solid option …

Friday Five - Food

Happy Friday!! how are you today?

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness. The theme today is food, and I LOVE talking about food!

Today I want to tell you about eating during Lent. I used to not observe Lent, but after my grandmother passed away, I chose to observe Lent in her memory. For anybody who is not Catholic, Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, in which we cannot have meat on Fridays and give up 1 (or more) thing that we enjoy for those 40 days. I gave up Cheesteaks.

I am not a vegetarian, and I have a deep respect for those who are vegetarians or vegans. Here are 5 meat free meals that are my favorites for meat free Fridays

1. Avocado Rolls - The new love of my life!

2 . Vegetable Hibachi at Tokyo Diner- It has the perfect ratio of broccoli and onions! and I love my onions a lot!!

3. Rice and eggs- when I was little, my mom used to make Mexican rice and boiled eggs. It was one of my favorite meals! It's so simple and so …

Belly Inquiries

A couple of weekends ago, I was visiting my family for my niece's and sister's birthday celebrations. I didn't know what to wear, it was a kid's party, which would likely require me to be on the floor playing with my niece, and my son. But I wore a stripped dress. I felt uncomfortable on it the whole night, but didn't think about it much that night.

The next day, as I was getting ready to leave, my sister came over and patted my stomach and said "tuck in your belly, it looks chubby!" I rolled my eyes at her and said "Don't pat my belly fat!"

Then my mom came over and said "Your belly was looking very roundish last night, is there something you want to tell us?"

"Yes! " I said in an overly excited tone. "I want to tell you that I'm ready to make my love of bread and tacos to a new level and attempt to make a taco torta!". They laughed and moved on. But I didn't. That thought stayed with me... why do they …

Lucky Charm 10K

Race Details
Cost: $45 + Processing fees ( I hate processing fees,  I would prefer they lied to me and gave me a flat fee).
Route: Harrisburg Downtown to uptown and back.
Goodies : Woman cut cotton shirt, Fleet Feet Coupon (upon completing the race), free beer with Bib, and medal.
Weather: 40, cloudy, no wind, super light mist.

Most of my running friends did this race last year, and I was left feeling completely left out. I am almost certain I've said it here before, but I don't like doing races on the days that my son is with me. But I make a few exceptions each year, but only because my sister agrees to watch him while I run. My son himself asks for this dates with his Tia, and they end up having a great time together.

The race started in Downtown Harrisburg, there were two distances 5K and 10K. Both starting at the same time. The race started on time, which I always appreciate!

OmG!! I am not capable of writing a normal race recap... I get bored with my own words half way throu…

Weekly Wrap 3.19.17

Good Morning!! how are you today? Happy Spring! Good bye winter, thank you for reminding us of what cold feels like!

I'm  linking up with Holly and Tricia this week for the weekly wrap.

Last week was busy, and quite eventful! hold on, this weekly wrap is going to be long!

Tuesday- Weights
Wednesday - Zumba and 2 miles of sprints
Friday - weights and 2 easy miles
Saturday- Lucky Charm 10K
Sunday- 4 miles easy recovery, and weights

Snow day work!
Tuesday we had a snow day and spent the whole day inside, doing some of my work. This giant pile of papers!!

I accidentally stapled my finger, but my son fixed me up!

Happy Moments !
On Thursday, my older sister got married, that called for dressing up ! I dug out my heels and a dress from somewhere deep in my closet.

My sister looked GEORGEOUS and so very happy! it brought tears to my eyes! My older sister always wanted to have a big wedding, with lots of flowers and everybody dressed in white. Her wedding was small, she was the only one w…

Rock 'n' Roll DC Half Marathon Recap

I had not planned to run R'nR DC this year again, but last summer, Rock 'n' Roll offered a switch for those who would not make it to Virginia Beach. I took the transferred and wiped the expectations and tears off. In December, RnR had a sale and I got Roger a registration for the half marathon as well.

Race Details
Cost : $50 (purchased during the Running day sale, originally for Virginia, then transferred to DC)
Goodies: Plastic Drawstring bag, samples, coupons, woman's cut tech shirt. Water and Gatorade at the finish line. Plus course entertainment.
Weather: 27, with windchills and real feel of 17-22. Sunny.

Last year when I did R'n'R DC, I did it in 1:58:59, and I thought it was a realistic goal to try and beat that time this year. The course is *relatively* flat, with a major hill at mile 6, and small rolling hills after. But not pancake flat that it would hurt.

A week before, the weather the forecast kept changing. At some point, it was showing possible rain …