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Weekly Wrap 4.30.17

Happy May!! How was your April? Mine was busy and rushed!

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

Tuesday- Cardio Funk and 3 easy miles
Wednesday- Zumba with Deb and 5 miles- Sprint intervals
Thursday- 2 miles tempo
Friday- 9 miles long run
Saturday - 2 mile hike

This was busy, and there was no time to add weights to my routine. I will have to make time for it in the next few days. 

Baseball has not been off to a great start, of the last 4 games, 3 have been cancelled. After getting word on the Tuesday cancellation, I headed to Cardio Funk. 

To prepare myself for the days that there might be rain, and a cancelled game, I pack 2 changes of clothes. 1 for Baseball and one for running / zumba. 

This past week has been very warm, abnormally warm for April. 

On Friday during my long run, an older gentleman approached me as I went to finish the last 4 miles of my run. He asked if he could run with me, and I said yes. He talked to me about all his running advent…

Friday Five- April Runfessions

Hello! It has been a while since I last Runfessed, but this month, I've gathered a few stories of this runner gone mad from my side of the world.

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness and Marcia for Runfessions.

1. I didn't feel like racing! A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned wanting to do a 5 mile race in Valley Forge. I was super excited for it on the weeks leading up to it, but come sign up day and I couldn't bring myself to sing up for it. I runfess that I had no desire to do this race when it came time to sing up! this is not normal for me. Instead, we enjoyed a 10 mile run that was slow and easy.

2. Challenge Me- 98% of my job is sitting at my desk reviewing files. If I don't make it a point to get up, I can go 3-4 hours without moving from my chair. In January, my Fitbit fell apart, and it felt dumb to keep wearing it, so I took it off. I've been tracking my steps with my Garmin 230, which increases my amount o…

Bethany Beach Bunny Palooza 10K

Race Details
Cost: $40
Goodies : Super soft Cotton shirt, post race light snacks, beer and bunny medal.
Weather: 55 F (12.77C ), cloudy and ocean breezy.

What I wore
I told myself to wear a tank top, but my head kept refusing to deal with the light chill. I wore a tanktop, layered with a long sleeve tech shirt, light capri leggings, my running cap and short socks. I regretted the long sleeve before mile 1.

We ran the 5K version of this race in 2015, and since then, I have wanted that Bunny Palooza 10K medal! I was supposed to run this race last year, but came down with the flu the night before and could barely get out of bed on race day.

The race
The course is two loops of the 5K route, and I found it to me mentally challenging. The race is also mostly flat, this time I'm attaching a picture of the elevation, so there are no doubts that I do KNOW what a flat course feels like!

The race was small, about 2o0 for the 10K and 300 for the 5K. The 10K started promptly at 8:30.

Roger took off f…

Weekly Wrap 4.23.17

Happy Sunday! how was your weekend? mine was busy and rainy, but very accomplished.

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

Baseball for my Love Nugget has started, and this makes our entire schedule revolve around his games and his practices. 
Workouts  Monday- 3 easy miles and weights Thursday- Zumba with Cat Friday- 2.5 miles of hill repeats Saturday - Zumba with Deb and weights Sunday- 10 easy miles long run
Monday was rough! The weather was a bit warm and humid, it was an easy 3 miler, and my calves were in pain! I already know that when I don't drink enough water through the day, my calves with hurt during the run. I just keep forgetting to drink more water! 
On Thursday, I typically run with the Fleet Feet group, but was at practice with my son instead. He is learning a lot this time at baseball, and I'm super excited for him to play this season. 
I must not be running enough hills, because on Friday, my legs were not happy with me. They felt so h…

Friday Five 4 21 17

Happy Friday!! Why do we love Friday more than any other day of the week?

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness.

My friend from work and I were talking about motivators to get out of bed in the morning. she says she thinks of reasons to call off, and convinces herself to not call off. When I wake up in the morning, I think of reasons to get up, they are almost always small things...
Top 5 Things to get me out of bed on Weekdays
1. Delicious Body Wash - If I'm going to be in the shower at 6 am, I need to have the best smelling body wash! no bland body wash in my house!

Roger and I smell amazing ... when we are first out of the shower... don't try to smell us at the end of the day.

2. The Softest body lotion- Again, it's all about pampering myself early in the morning. I currently am using Johnson & Johnson's baby lotion... because it's cheaper, it smells amazing and it makes my skin so very soft!

3. Pastries- I s…

Few Things I Forgot To Tell You !

The last few Weekly Wraps, I've been forgetting you tell you things. I feel like my post get too long and I wrap them up as quickly as I can... but I keep remember this awesome, sometimes funny things I wanted to share with you! So, today here it's a random collection of stories.

On the Phone With Yoga Baby
My 2 year old niece and I do yoga together... Well, as close as you can get to Yoga with a 2 year old child. On Sunday Mornings, she randomly calls me and throws her legs over her head and waits for me to do the same. We call that her Yoga Baby Routine, and she only does it with me. So, the Saturday of the Squirrely Tail Twail run, around mile 6, my phone rang while I was running, and it was my niece, ready for her Yoga poses. And of course, I answered it!

First she called me and sang me Let it Go and the song from Zootopia, I listened and sang with her. I passed a man wearing a Hello Kitty hat, while sang Let It Go into the phone, it seemed we had an understanding. Then she…

Hershey 10K 2017 Recap

Race Details
Registration : $50 ( I missed the $45 cut off)
Goodies: Woman cut short sleeve tech shirt, coupons for Hershey Park, coupons for cookies, recovery lunch bag of goodies.
Weather: sunny, low of 32, light breeze in some spots.

The Hershey 10K was my first "big" race in 2015, so it feels a little extra special. First let me tell you a short back story, somewhat related to the race.

I registered for this race back in February, and had planned to go see Cabaret with my sister in Philadelphia later that day. Not that I need his permission, but I had told Roger all about this in February. Around the middle of March, he found an aikido seminar that he wanted to go to in Erie PA, and I re-arranged my plan to go see Cabaret with my sister another day instead. This ended up being Thursday night. Because of driving to Philly and having to be at work at 8:00 am on Friday Morning, I only slept 4 hours that night.

By the time I went to pick up my bib for the race, I was tired, gr…

Weekly Wrap 4.16.17

Happy Monday!! I hope some of you still have today off!

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

Last week, my son had his spring break, and I was at work for 2 days. Those 2 days felt more stressful than a whole week, but we survived.

Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: Zumba with Deb and Weights
Saturday: Bunny Palooza 10K
Sunday: 5 miles

On Monday, my son, my niece and I had an all day adventure. We had breakfast, lunch with my brother, we visited my sister's bakery, visited Herr's Potato chip Factory and met my other sister for gelato.

Everybody was tired after the busy day!

On Tuesday, I joined the beer runners for a much needed 5 miler and a small beer. (Side Story, I've been craving a beer since the week my sister and I went to see Cabaret)

Work was very stressful for the two days I was there! But on Friday, I got to spend the day with my son stuck in traffic all over Harrisburg. We went to visit the Easter Bunny in Hershey and had lu…

Friday Five 4.14.17

Happy Friday! I'm super late to the party, but better late than never!

I'm joining the Friday 5 Link up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness.

Here are 5 races I have in my radar for the Spring... I haven't registered for them, but I'm training to run them.

1. Delaware Half Marathon on Mothers day- I'm calling this my mother's day gift to myself, and it sounds really cool to run in another state!

2. Kennett Run - Debating on wether to do the 5K or 10K. I have run the 5K for the last 5 years, and had considered upgrading to the 10K, but the race organizers have changed the course. I'm going to make this decision by flipping a coin. But if I do the 5K, I have to beat my 5K time.

3. Chester County Tough Mudder- this is a brand new addition, a co-worker just invited yesterday and I'm checking out details for it.

4. Iron Run Trail Half- Roger loved running the half marathon in February, so we are doing this one mostly for him.

5. Valley Forge 5 …

Weekly Wrap 4.9.17

Happy Wednesday! This week it's  my son's spring break, and we are doing random small adventures, that are keeping me from the computer. I'm a little late with my weekly wrap, but here it goes.

Monday- 3 easy miles and weights
Saturday - Hershey 10K
Sunday- 9 easy miles.

On Monday, I met up with my friend Jodi for a short run, and some life talk. We had such a great conversation! I know there is no pictures, but it did happen!

Thursday, I met up my sister in Philadelphia for a show. We went to see Cabaret, it was the first time she saw it, and she thought it was weird... but I loved it! I loved spending time with her, and having a night out in the theater, it makes me feel like a grown up.

Unfortunately, this caused me to lose some sleep. I took the train in to work from Chester County Pa, but felt like I was the Walking Dead after work! My body only wanted to sleep and drink water.

On Saturday, I had the hardest time getting up for the 10K. For the first time ever, I tho…