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!
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!
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!
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!
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!