Marathon Monday: it’s taper week!

It’s finally here, less than a week to go. And guess what? I woke up congested and not able to take in deep breaths. I’m going to the doctor this afternoon.

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I got a new book and running journal. I’m excited to get into it.

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Training last week: January 11-17

Sunday: Gym day, 3 treadmill miles plus weights

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 5 miles

Wednesday: Rest day

Thursday: 7 miles

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: 6.4 miles, hills, at Nola race pace. This group rocked those hills!

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I’m participating in the #SweatPink #NoExcuses challenge this month. Last week included burpees, squats and planks. There’s something new every day.

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I haven’t done burpees in a looooonnnnnggggg time.

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Saturday we shared our favorite healthy snack. I came across these apples last month and love them. The new health/organic food store here is carrying them.

Peeled snacks

Today’s challenge is 30 seconds of mountain climbers. My goal is to get that done tonight, after seeing the doctor. Right now I’m struggling to take in a deep breath.

Got my Nuun on board and my new Kate Spade tumbler. Someone (not naming names) dropped my chevron tumbler and it cracked.

Kate Spade tumbler

This week is all about water, Vitamin C and good food! Hubby grilled chicken last night, I made a home made turkey pot pie for dinner tonight. I got the McCormick Thyme in my #FrostyVoxBox in December. We are starting this week off right with food prep!

pot pie

Do you food prep?

Anyone use a running log or journal?

Happy running,

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

January Jumpstart Day 17: Workout + One More Mile giveaway

TGIF! This week has been a long one. I’m looking forward to a 3 day weekend.

Sara at She Cooks She Crafts She Runs has written another great workout, this one will get your heart pumping!

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I have not tried power cleans before, it’s something I want to try. I would have to start out with just the bar. Be careful with trying anything new and always ask for help if you need it. Here is a video demo with a few tips, Power Clean.

I tried something new at the gym this week with my friend Jill. I think they are called wall crawls, we put our feet on the wall and hands on the floor (face down), sorta like a push-up with feet on the wall. But we brought our feet down, then up, down, then up. I’m hoping you can see this video from Instagram. It’s not us, it’s someone we follow. It was kinda fun, definitely will do those again!

The giveaway today comes from One More Mile! I’ve ordered a few things from them. Unfortunately they were for my marathon, so they got put up until February 23!

They have tons of cute stuff. (useful too) Starting today you have the chance to win the Ultra-Light Waist Pack in black, it has One More Mile on it. The waist pack holds money, ID, Gu or gels, phone and I’m sure a few other things. I may have to order one of these too. You can see it here.
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The giveaway runs from 8AM CST January 17, 2014 until 8PM CST January 22, 2014. The winner will be notified January 23. No purchase necessary. Must be a US Resident to receive the prize. Void where prohibited by law.

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Have you tried any new workouts this month?

Anyone racing this weekend?

Did you workout today? (It’s my rest day)

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

#SummerRefresh: Focus on Fitness

Welcome to week 2 of #SummerRefresh. This week is brought to you by Shelly at Running Pfuhl. You can join the Google+ Community here!

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Week Two of the #FitApproach Living+ Kickstart your health 30-Day #SummerRefresh challenge is here! The ladies at Fit Approach have a busy week planned for us!
This week is the #Fitness Challenge! WOOT!! I hope you’ll join us and post your results on one of the TripleSBlogs, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (See Links Below)
Are you ready to #challenge yourself?
Aug. 12 – 16: Fitness!
8/12: Take the Burpee Challenge!
Do burpees for two minutes. Rest when needed! Share your results in the Challenges tab.
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8/13: Plank-a-day Tuesday!
Tone it up by holding a plank (any variation) for at least one-minute. Post your results in the Challenges tab, if you’ve joined the Living+ Community! Also Tune in for Living Fit Hangout on Air Discussion with our expert panel to learn about how you can find your best fit and make it stick! RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1cGbEYB

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8/14: PopSugar Fitness is hosting:
Work Your Backside Wednesday! How many squats can you do in a minute? Squat-it-out for 60 seconds and tell us how many squats you completed by posting in the Challenges tab!
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8/15: Take the Pushups Challenge!
Complete 30 pushups in 1 sitting. Rest when needed. Post your results in the Challenges tab!
Check the above link for proper form and if you’re up for it, take the 100 push up challenge!

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8/16: Friday Funday!
Try a new physical activity and have fun while doing it! Share a picture in the Challenges tab!
Check in with us!! Tell us how your doing this week.

Sara: She Cooks She Crafts She Runs, Facebook
Sarah: How My World Runs, Facebook
Shelly: The Running Pfuhl, Facebook

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Hope you are joining us this week! Look forward to seeing some progress.

Have a great day! Did you work out yet? (I did, but I’ll have to do those burpees tonight!)

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