#GoalsCheck, Protein Cupcakes & a Treadmill Workout

We had some crazy wind and rain here yesterday, fortunately that was the worst of it. Made for a hectic afternoon though.

I’m down to 5 days until my half! Ally and I have a pretty exciting weekend planned as well. We are going to see Taylor Swift with some friends and we are all excited! It will be Ally’s first concert!

Protein Cupcakes!

I tried a new cupcake recipe I found this week. The original recipe comes from Abby at Back at Square Zero.

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I left out the white chocolate chips and my version came in at 100 calories, 2.5g protein and .5g fat. My protein powder may have less calories than hers. Recipe yielded 23 cupcakes and they are pretty good!  I’m anxious to try the chocolate version!

Protein Cupcakes

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Treadmill Workout

Sara at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs shared a Treadmill Workout today. I don’t know about you but I despise the treadmill, or at least running on it. I can get about 2 miles on it and I’m done. I don’t know how anyone makes themselves stay on it longer. I’m hoping this workout will give me something new to try!

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I also fell off the wagon on squats this week, but sort of on purpose. I was afraid my legs would be too sore and tired before my half so I’ll pick it up next week! Here’s the challenge if you haven’t seen it yet. You can start any day of the month you want! I’ll back up and start with 130 squats next week.
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It’s #GoalsCheck time!

  •  Abs: still working those at least 3 days a week.
  • Weights: I am so happy I was able to get a few extra reps bench pressing the 45lb bar and I did a few reps after adding 10lbs to it! YAY!
  • Training: It’s taper week. I’ll get about 4 miles Thursday and 3 miles Saturday and that’s it before the race!
  • Water: more good than bad.
  • Food: again more good than bad

I have had an unspoken goal for this half. I really, really, really want a sub 2 hour and by sub 2 I mean 1:59:59 is fine! I’ve been training at a pace that I feel like will get me there but this humidity may stop me in my tracks! It’s been rough but I know adrenaline on race day will get me through some of it. If I don’t get a sub 2 on this race I know I have many more races to try again!

What goals have you set? Are you reaching them?

Feel free to link up your goals here!

Hope you are having a great week!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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