Rescheduling Runs

Wednesday Workout: 4 mile run

I skipped my Tuesday run!! :(  I was so busy working in my classroom that I decided to stay until 5 and get a lot of work done.  I rushed home to grab some dinner and headed up to the high school to teach marching band 6-9. By the time I got home, I knew I needed to relax and take care of the 80 unread Google Reader posts on my computer! It is the kid’s first day of school tomorrow and I am really looking forward to seeing all the little faces :)

 

A few of my favorite bloggers I met at HLS!

 

 

Absolutely loved meeting and hanging out with Steph, Alli and Kristy this past weekend :)

Another pic with me and Steph @ Food and Fitness 4 Real

Pic from Kristy @ Run The Long Road

Very excited to meet Tina! I love her Body After Baby pictures!

Allison @ Happy Tales!

I was SO excited to meet Tina and have my Carrots N Cake book signed!

And I was crazy excited to meet Julie! I’ve been reading Peanut Butter Fingers for over a year and it was one of the very first blogs I ever found! She was just as sweet as I imagined and it made my day :)

Another busy day, but I am determined to fit in my run after school before another band rehearsal at night. I am really looking forward to running and BodyPump on Thursday (I haven’t been to Pump in a week!) and rescheduling my Tuesday run that I missed to Friday.

Do you ever switch up your training plan or do you feel like you need to stick to the specific days? I aim to run on Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat but sometimes I move them around for the week when I get busy!

HLS Recap #1!

Sunday Workout: 7 miles (1 hr, 7 min, 36 sec) 9:39 min/mile pace overall

 

 

I just finished week 4 of my training plan and I made a few adjustments. I did not run the 3 for Thursday, instead I ended up walking about 1.5 miles. I did bump up my 6 miler for the weekend to 7 because I missed my long run last week. I went out yesterday morning extremely tired from a good time at HLS. I decided I could just run as slow as I needed to so I would get the 7 miles finished.

7 Mile Splits: Mile 1: 9:42, Mile 2: 9:38, Mile 3: 9:36, Mile 4: 9:51, Mile 5: 9:37, Mile 6: 9:39, Mile 7: 9:33

I was VERY happy with these splits when I did not feel good this morning. If you are new to my blog, I am lactose-intolerant and don’t really like or eat meat so my diet is fairly vegan-ish. (I do eat some seafood) I have been really relaxed with the dairy and eating a lot of cheese. I think I was getting cocky that I could get away with it and it wouldn’t hurt my stomach. Late Saturday at the end of HLS, I could feel my stomach starting to hurt. My drive home was horrible and my stomach hurt a lot. I definitely need to cut it completely out of my diet again and be careful when I try to eat cheese again!

HLS!

I got business cards printed at the last minute on Friday before I left for Philly. I am lucky enough to have a printing company right down the street and when I got there I was so unprepared and needed them ASAP! The guy working there basically fixed all the dimensions that I tried to do myself on my computer and fixed the fonts. They looked sooo cute and it was so nice to trade cards with other bloggers at HLS! I wish I would have asked for more because it makes it so easy to remember who you talked to at the workshops!

When I arrived at the hotel Friday afternoon (after tons of traffic getting into the city… ugh) I quick grabbed my swag bag and headed to my room to see what I got and relax before the party!

My hotel room was really nice and I was happy to lay down for a little bit before meeting up with everyone!

Did we ever figure out what the velcro was on our pictures??

So happy to hang with so many great bloggers Friday night. Alli @ Alli Learns Life and Kristy @ Run The Long Road were so much fun :)  Kristy and I planned on going to HLS a while ago because we are both locals and I’m so glad I went!

I will be posting more pictures as the week goes on. I avoided taking pictures of things like food because I know everyone has every picture possible up on their blogs right now! I really did learn a lot from the weekend and met great bloggers. I can’t wait to post more about the stuff I thought was important and how I will use it to improve my blog!

 

Sweaty Fitness Friday!

Thursday (night) Workout: Blogilates 20/20 Workout

Friday Workout: 3 miles – going to run it right after I hit “publish” ! Hoping for a nice recovery run.

Last night I decided to skip my typical BodyPump class for some time at home. I taught lessons again yesterday, ran errands and by the time I went home I didn’t feel like leaving again. I had to do some laundry too so I can have clothes for HLS!  I need to wear pink all weekend long so hopefully the bloggers remember who I am :) I decided to do a little workout in the middle of reading 1,000 blogs and packing for the weekend. A little workout? That is what I thought… I’m not sure why I doubt this girl’s workout intensity because she kicks my butt every time!

This was my first attempt at burpees. I get it now. I understand why they are so hard and why bloggers put them in every workout. This whole thing was crazy hard. There are 20 different exercises and you do each one for 20 reps or 20 seconds. I thought it would just be a short workout, but I was seriously sweating. Oh blogilates, you are so wise :)

I also got this in the mail yesterday…

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I was really excited when the publisher of Run Like A Girl contacted me to review this book! After my grad class finishes, I will have a week off before the next one starts so I should have time to read! I actually watched the Today Show when the author of this book was featured and thought it looked really good.

Today Show Clip (embed code wouldn’t work! grrr)

Now I have a few quick errands to run and then I will be driving to Philly this afternoon for HLS! So excited to meet the people I’ve been stalking for so long ;)

What is your workout today? Let me know if you try Blogilates 20/20 workout! It’s tough!!

Another Early Morning Run!

Thursday Workout: 3 mile run: (28 min, 39 sec) and BodyPump class tonight!

 

 

I was really tired from teaching Wednesday in a very hot classroom (air conditioning broken… 85 degree room…) so I didn’t run last night. I was already guessing I would do one of my Weds/Thurs runs on Friday before I leave for HLS because I will do my long run on Sunday when I am home!

 

This morning I was trying to run 3 fairly comfortable miles, but after 2 I decided to push so I could get home, shower, eat and get ready to go to school. I definitely need a slower run for this week so I can push it Sunday when I attempt 7.

(old sweaty picture of me)

My friend Julie borrowed my Carrots ‘N’ Cake book and gave it back to me this week. She said she tried the 3 minute oatmeal raisin cookie recipe on page 55 and just bought a copy of the book so she can try more of the recipes! I’m hoping to run into Tina (stalk) at HLS this weekend and ask her to sign my book :) Has anyone tried any of her recipes?

More teaching for me today in hopefully… a cooler room! I need to do some wash tonight and start packing for the weekend!