August Updates

August has flown by and school started this week! (I teach elementary music) 

I am still training for my fourth marathon in October.  I am currently on week 12!  I got sick during week 10 and had to re-work my training plan.  I skipped the 17 and did 16 instead of 18.  This stuff gets me really worked up, but I know it will all be fine. 

I went to my friend Katy’s wedding in August! It was gorgeous!  Beautiful weather and my first experience figuring out my new Invisalign braces. Nobody even noticed I had them on. It’s been about 3 weeks now and I’m getting used to taking them out anytime I want to eat or drink something besides water.  

And what am I doing tonight?? Finishing August in a big way! I am getting ready to fly to Chicago right now!  Flight takes off in half an hour and I am ready!  Les Mills One Live – Chicago !! You know I will post a big review when I get back!!!!!  I also signed up for a CXWORX AIM 1 in October.  It will be on release #20, which I will get to do tomorrow with Dan (program director!).  I can’t wait :)

June/July 2015


Happy Summer!!

A little late, but I am really enjoying my summer!  As a teacher, I get spoiled with a break from the typical work day.  However, since I am almost always available to sub at my gym, I have been teaching lots of classes!  In June, there were a few weeks were I taught CXWORX 4-5x in 4 days! Our gym is a little behind on launching the new programs, but we just did BODYFLOW 69 last week.  BODYPUMP 95 is coming up next week and I will be teaming for a bunch of classes.  We are saving CXWORX 19 for mid August.  I have my eye on a CXWORX 20 – AIM 1 in late October, so I am eager to get my hands on the 20th release.  Instructors download their new program music and videos every three months, and we are getting close!


I HAVE been running a lot too! On June 20th I was supposed to do a half marathon.  It was the first race I’ve paid for (wasn’t too expensive) that I’ve skipped.  Up to that point, I wasn’t keeping up with my runs like I should have.  Race day was very hot too and I just decided not to stress over it!  The next weekend, I was signed up to do a half marathon relay with my friend Stephanie.  We had PERFECT weather!! I ran the first half that was a little longer (about 6.7 miles) and averaged a 9:01 min/mile pace overall.

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We ended up winning the female relay!  We were so excited to actually win something at a race!!


In July, we started the month by traveling to Canada for Colby’s half Ironman!  He did Ironman Muskoka 70.3 and had a great race.  It was a long drive from Pennsylvania to Muskoka!

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Our resort was where the race was held.  It was nice just walking to the start.  They had big slides and trampolines in the lake.  Colby even convinced me to get in the lake!



Before the race




Now we are almost in August and school will begin on the 24th.  I have been training for my fall marathon and it is the first time using Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 plan.  I had to move a few things around, but I just did my 14 this past Monday!!  I am now on week 8 with a 15 mile run this weekend!!!


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