Saturday Sweat – Running In Nice Weather

Great weather (at least at the hour I was out there!) for some running… continuing the quest towards 175 miles!

It was 60° out when I ran, which is pretty cool after the summer of humidity we have had – I am personally looking forward to Fall for running purposes. The summer temps coupled with humidity are not very kind to a runner!

Racked up 4.2 miles today, clocking the first at 8:56 and the last at 6:27 – this splits stuff is pretty awesome and definitely shows me I usually finish stronger than I start!

It was also nice to be able to breathe while running

What’s YOUR Saturday sweat?

Wellness – Deadlifts!

Apparently, these new kicks had me feeling extra badassy, because I was deadlifting more than half my body weight today!

No big deal, right? Well actually, to me it is, because again, I keep flashing back to a time in my life where walking was painful, nevermind lifting anything.

And I didn’t go from not being able to lift anything to lifting more than half my weight… I progressed. I got stronger. It’s just another testament to how far I’ve come and the POWER of CONSISTENCY.

The sooner you honor yourself by showing up every day, the sooner you will be at your strongest!

Thursday Thoughts – Celebrate The Journey, Not Just The Destination!

We are our own harshest critics, right?

There are a lot of miles tacked up on this paper, but I was so focused on the END RESULT that I was forgetting to celebrate the JOURNEY of getting there, forgetting to celebrate the fact that my legs have run 49.99 miles in 42 days!

For reference (and if I’m being honest, FUN!), I tallied up all my runs from 21August2017 through 17June2018, for a total of 15 runs and 32.3 miles total, in TEN MONTHS.

From the start of this challenge (18June2018) through 31July2018, I have 17 runs totaling 49.99 miles in SIX WEEKS.

That’s a HUGE difference and I needed the reminder that I’m CRUSHING IT, instead of being ‘woe is me, I’m so behind the pace I set for this.’

Eff no, I’m gonna celebrate faster times, longer runs, frequency, and the fact my legs are gettin’ toned. as. eff!

Don’t be so damn focused on the DESTINATION that you neglect to •appreciate and celebrate• the JOURNEY that gets you there! 😊

 

Saturday Sweat – Crushed It!

I mean shit, I absolutely crushed this move today; 10 rounds of it and this was actually the last round and I got FULL EXTENSION of my legs and DID NOT topple over this time…

This move was always hard for me to get enough oomph to get a full extension, because it is the last move of a round, and my wrists are always shredded by the time we get to it, but today was no problem! Felt awesome to get some solid ones in!

• C R U S H E D.   I T. •

It’s Saturday – who’s getting their sweat on?!

 

Work For It Wednesday – Tricep Kickbacks

This move from 80 Day Obsession challenges the eff outta me, and it’s not perfect, but the first time I tried this move for 15 reps I needed to take a break, so that I got 15 each side with no break is a victory in itself and I’ll take it, spaghetti arms and all!

The killer is right after THIS move, she goes into 15 triceps pushups, because I think it’s been established Autumn eats crazy with a side of WTF for breakfast 😉

It’s Wednesday – GO WORK FOR IT.

Work For It Wednesday – Progress!

I have to work at it just like anyone else.
I had to progress like anyone else.
I had to show up and do what I could do, till I could do what I wanted to do, like anyone else.

And my fitness journey actually started with the guy who trained me today – Shaun T!

And it never fails, every time I do a workout with Shaun, I go back to the first workout of his I ever did – an ASSKICKING workout from his T-25 Beta (you are supposed to start with Alpha and graduate but, silly me put the wrong workout in) that left me sprawled on the floor for a solid 5 minutes after.

Don’t get me wrong, he still kicks my ass, but I have grown. I have progressed. I have improved. I have gotten stronger. I can do his workouts, and I can work for it just like anyone else!

It didn’t get any EASIER, I just got BETTER, because I trusted the process, believed in myself, and stayed accountable (thanks to my awesome group!)

Sunday Runday!

Today wasn’t a 5k but, because I want to run at least once a week, I went out for a two mile jaunt.

I also shocked myself by apparently crushing incline?! Haha, running never ceases to make me shock myself!

It’s important to note that years past I would have insisted that my Map My Run app was broken and I didn’t REALLY run a 6.5 minute mile… but I’m tired of always taking away from my own achievements. I’m always encouraging others to own their badassery, time to walk that walk!

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Sunday Runday!

Sundaaaaay Rundaaaay!

So this morning was my first run/5k since November, and post-80 Day Obsession/Ultimate Reset.

All my runner friends who did 80DO said the program helped their endurance/stamina and so I was hopeful but also skeptical (I’ve gotten my hopes up ENOUGH this week only to have ‘em dashed down, haha)

Well, here we are… having shaved 1:19 off my average pace, I’d say 80 Day Obsession helped MY endurance too!

And FUCK YEAH I’m stoked about THESE numbers! My first 5k I averaged over 11 minutes! (And today’s run was with a sore arch from the yellow jacket sting, too!)

Cheers to always improving!