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No Pain, No Gain!

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It is BEAUTIFUL outside today!!! I have my eye on a local half marathon on June 20th, so I need to start running more often.  My goal is 3x a week and I’ve planned out the “long” runs for each weekend.  I’m hoping to run 3-5 miles at least two times on the weekdays.  I’ve been hitting it pretty hard at the gym teaching and taking a variety of Les Mills classes, so I’m not giving those up!  I’ve been teaching pump, cx and flow each week.  I’ve been trying to take step and/or attack as well.  When I went for my run today, I wasn’t expecting much… I’ve taken a few weeks off.  I guess the cardio classes are paying off, because I had a great run!  I did push myself and got my heart rate up pretty high.  When I finished, I was huffing and puffing!  I guess that means I pushed myself!

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Trying to be a beast teaching CXWORX…broke my first tube in the middle of track 4 a few weeks ago!  (It was an old tube that probably had a weak spot)

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I ordered the Reebok Cardio Inspire Low shoes a few weeks ago for cardio classes (ATTACK/STEP).  I had been taking these classes in old running shoes and all the jumps felt terrible.  I wasn’t sure about these shoes the first two times I wore them, but I guess they “broke in” because they feel great now!  They are NOT for running (they are neutral and I wear stability-Brooks) so they are strictly just my studio shoes for jumping around!

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Loving my Jamberrys and I tried solids on my hands for the first time.  They look great and it is nice to have something without a print.

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My sweet girl snuggling with a stuffed squirrel :)

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Eating so much sushi lately.  Our one grocery store has a guy come in and make it fresh.  It’s SO GOOD!  I could eat it everyday!

Halloweekend ’14 and Disney!

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Our little baby was dressed up as “Tigger” for Halloween :)  She was pretty well behaved with the trick or treat-ers too!

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I’m loving my new Garmin 15.  Still getting used to the new look after my Garmin 405, but I like the smaller size of the watch.  It’s easy to use.

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I said goodbye to my old 405 and mailed it back to Garmin for a $80 trade in value towards my new Forerunner 15.  Lots of good miles on that old watch!

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More Bella :)

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Broke my first tubes during a CXWORX class the other week.  I like to think that I’ve just gotten so strong the tubes couldn’t handle me anymore…

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We are going to DISNEY next Saturday!!!!!!!!!  We are soooo excited!  Colby’s brother and a few other friends are going too.  The Wine and Dine Half Marathon is Saturday night – at 10PM!  We have been signed up to run this race for almost a year.  Disney races sell out fast!

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Colby and I ran it back in 2010, when it was the very first time they had this race.  It is a night race, so we will be finishing around midnight.  Colby agreed to run with me so we finish together.  The race starts at the ESPN Zone, goes to Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and finishes in Epcot for a big after party.  Since it is during the food and wine festival, there are extra food stands in the World Showcase area.  I was nervous about running a full marathon a month before this race, but things have been going well.  In the past, I’ve blown up after a full marathon and took major breaks from running.  I think teaching Les Mills BODYPUMP and CXWORX classes during and after marathon training have really helped.  After the marathon, I took a month off running and then did a few 4 and 6 mile runs.  Today I ran 10 and felt great!

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I didn’t look at my watch much because it was so windy and cold!  I had to get the cold weather tights out for today!  I ran with Amy and we met a friend during mile 4, so we stopped and slowed down that mile.  I was thrilled to see my splits were pretty even, since I didn’t obsess over my Garmin.  Hopefully I can suck it up for a night half marathon next weekend!

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Bella selfie.  Love her so much :)

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