YoYos, Burgers and a Bubble Blowing Contest= My Sunday

I have to warn you, I got a little collage happy in this post. It had to be done or else there would be WAY too many pictures. Instead of my past life’s usual long run on Sunday (<- mini pity party) I met up with two girlfriends at Super Target, grabbed a coffee at Starbucks and lollygagged around the store. We perused the clearance sections, read hilarious greeting cards and picked up a few cool items. I got a sweet & spicy decaf tea to try out, along with a light up yo-yo! Oh ya! I originally got it for […]

Who Keeps You Healthy?

  Who keeps me healthy you ask? Who DOESN’T keep me healthy should be the question. My friends and family want me around for a long time (well, most of the time they do ;)) and Riley certainly wants me healthy so we can go on walks everyday! But if I HAD to answer the question with just one person/dog it would be future Baby W. The American Recall Center is doing a campaign this month about Healthy Heros and I’m joining the movement! It seems kind of weird for me to choose someone who isn’t even born yet to […]

It’s Taper Time!

WORKOUT Sunday: 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 5 easy + 3 @ tempo + 2 easy Recap Below. Monday: 3 miles @ 8:20 pace on treadmill My shortest shake out run to date, haha. ****** As usual, the Florida weather was less than desirable. It was 70 degrees with 88% humidity at 6AM. Lovely. Because this was my last long run, I wanted to make it a strong one and be able to hit my paces, so I opted for another half and half run. My plan going into it was to adjust my 6:50 tempo pace to […]

My Poor Toe, Lucky Riley, Flatbread, Chocolate

WORKOUT Wednesday: 2 warm up + (6 x 1200s @ 6:44 w/ .25 rest) + 2 cool down on treadmill Recap Below. Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:20 on treadmill/ Body Pump ****** I was 50/50 on whether or not to do this run on the treadmill or test myself and try it outside. The deciding factor was Riley. I was meeting my cousin and her new baby up for lunch and knew I wouldn’t have time to run AND get Ry out for a decent walk, so I figured, why not take her for a run during my cool down?! […]

New Shoes and a New Toy for Ry

WORKOUT Thursday: 6 miles @ 8:25 pace on treadmill/ Body Pump A nice shake out run from Wednesday’s 16 mile speed work. Everything was a little sore, but felt good after a mile or so, as usual. BP was a tad harder than normal since I hadn’t been to class in almost a week because of work. Felt good. Friday: 10 miles @ 8:04 pace on trail Recap below. ****** Fall is FINALLY hitting Tampa Bay… for now at least. This weeks low temperatures have been around 68 and the humidity in the morning is down to 80%. Nice. It’s […]

Free Godiva Chocolate Overload!

WORKOUT Wednesday: 8 miles @ 8:16 pace on trail I made sure to take this run as a recovery run and didn’t pay attention to the pace. My glute was a bit more sore than normal, but that is to be expected after my “speedwork” yesterday.  ****** Thought I forgot about Augusts free Godiva Chocolate didn’t you? Nope! I honestly just forgot to post this, haha… better late than never! I waited until the end of August to get my free truffle because I was secretly hoping they’d have their fall flavors out and they DID! Upon walking into the […]

Protein Pancake Fail

WORKOUT Thursday: Rest/ Weights/Abs Friday: Rest/ Abs Still trucking, or should I say slugging, away at my rest week. ****** Let me start off by saying I’m a total fan of regular pancakes. I personally think pancakes are supposed to be made of carbohydrates and are meant to be light and fluffy and bread like. However, I wanted to experiment and delve into the world of protein pancakes. After lifting weights on Thursday, I came home and tried my hand at it. I came across an easy recipe HERE, but modified it a bit, to look like this: 1 scoop […]