TOLT: Friday Favorites on Thursday

Another Preggo PR. Are you guys annoyed with these yet? I promise I’m not trying to get faster and I don’t “speed up” on every run, but sometimes the legs are just feeling it. I mean, this PR is nothing huge, but it’s still a win in my book. 4 miles at just under a 9 pace, ~8:50. Take home soft serve on the couch while treating my legs right! I’ve brought back the nights of wearing compression socks now that I’m running again. They really do help me recover faster. So does ice cream. Body Glide. There’s no denying that […]

Highlights from Last Week

I went on a fun ice cream date with Stephanie, followed by a trip to Trader Joe’s and got a few new to me things and some staples. Organic produce: strawberries, sweet potatoes, cauliflower. Frozen: fried rice, mixed berries, corn dogs, wild caught sockeye salmon. Aged cheddar cheese, pretzel bagels. Things already consumed… strawberries and pretzel bagel on the car ride home- both delicious- and cheese once I got home- also very good! My favorite grocery store, Publix, has these stations in each store that make meals for people to sample and then has all the ingredients right there to […]

Long Time No Talk

Sorry for being MIA lately. Last week was really rough in the Winchell household and I just didn’t have the energy or thoughts or even care to blog. I’ll explain more later, so for now, that lame excuse will have to do. A few good things did happen though… the winner of the Spartan Race Giveaway was chosen. Congrats to Kayley for winning! Being from Tampa, we were obviously stoked that the Tampa Bay Lightning made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. We watched the game at my parents and all the action didn’t happen until the end. Go figure […]

Let’s Talk About (Not) Running

After my short spout of races (Gasparilla and the Jerusalem Half Marathon), that were perfectly timed, for reasons I won’t go into detail about now, I am back on the no running train. Or should I say couch. I want to apologize to Todd in advance for the person I become when I can’t exercise- sorry baby. Haha. My girl Jolene always helps put things in perspective. She’s running Boston this year and just got into Marine Corps Marathon… I agree! Sometimes it’s those little reminders that really hit home and make an impact, so THANKS Jolene 🙂 To sooth my […]

Confessions Part 2

Ya, I know… I JUST did a confessions post. BUT I did say there were some things that I forgot about and I’m here today to tell you them! I wore the same pair of shorts THREE times without washing them. Sure, I wear the same pair two times in a row, but three? I sweat less in the cooler temps and the third run was on our treadmill, so it’s not like anyone could smell my stank! I also wore the same pair of socks twice. Now that’s a little gross, but hey… I did it and these are my confessions, […]

A New Cake And Riley got LUCKY!

This past weekend was the last of the birthday season for the Schroeder/Winchell households. We celebrated Rich’s birthday Sunday with late lunch of steak, salad (pear/walnut/gorgonzola), asparagus and roasted potatoes. Everything was delicious! Regular readers of this blog know that for birthdays, my mom always makes a special dessert. A few years back, her chocolate cheesecake was all the rage, but the tides taste buds have turned to cake! The past few years, it’s been a version of her chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Sometimes it’s peanut butter frosting, sometimes it’s a German Chocolate cake. My sister changed things up this year […]

Corny, Romantic or both?

WORKOUT 6 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill/ Pilates I ran strapless again! Knee-strapless that is. Everything felt good! I’m excited slash slightly nervous for my take 2 on the 6 x 800 workout tomorrow. Wish me luck! Pilates was super fun… we used these little balls and I really liked the switch up. ****** Today is Todd and I’s 2 year, 6 month wedding anniversary. No, it’s not a full three years yet, but I like celebrating mini milestones, too 🙂 Our wedding cake had a few flavors. The bottom layer was yellow cake with chocolate mousse, the middle […]

Britt’s Bridal Shower

WORKOUT 3 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill My quads were pretty sore, but better than yesterday. I only did 3 miles this morning because I will be running in a 3 mile Boston Memorial Run tonight. I have to have my even number mileage 🙂 ****** One of my close friends, Brittany, is getting married in June and I am honored to be one of her 10, yes 10, bridesmaids. As the big day approaches the wedding festivities are beginning. Saturday we threw her a beautiful Bridal Shower. We had it as Mimi’s Cafe and they were great. About 30 people […]

A Girls Night BDay Party!

WORKOUT Rest/ Weights My knee was sore this morning, so a rest day it shall be. I did go to the gym to do upper body weights and some ab work. ****** Last night was a blast! We celebrated a friends birthday with a girls night in. Gone are the days of late nights out, staying up to the wee hours and feeling horrible the next day. And you know what, I am perfectly fine with that. I actually prefer it that way. It’s nice to hang out with the ladies, have some good food and drinks and just be […]

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