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Good Weekend Long Run

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It took some effort to get myself outside yesterday for longer run, but I did it!  I had high hopes of doing a 6-8 mile run and I did 7 WITHOUT WALKING!  This is major for me right now!!  I tried to not look at my Garmin the entire time and just told myself to feel comfortable.  I was happy that my average pace was 9:45 and felt easy.

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Colby went for a bike ride and found me during mile 6.  I think that is why that was my slowest mile.  He stayed with me for almost a mile and I talked to him while he rode next to me.  I told him he could ride home when I had my last mile because it was windy and he was cold.  I picked it up a bit for the last mile and felt great!

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I think this was my secret weapon for my run!  I usually run with my little iPod shuffle, but I don’t really know how to control playlists on that little thing and all my BODYPUMP music is on this pink Nano that I take to the gym.  Our gym is launching this week and I’m teaching the new 87 release this Tuesday and Thursday night.  I went through the entire release (except for cool-down) in my head while running and I didn’t mess up!  I know the choreography and feel ready for the classes this week.  It really kept my mind off the actual running and I think that is why I wasn’t tempted to walk at all!  I also made myself stay at a comfortable speed because once I was a few miles into it, I knew I didn’t need to walk at all… even the hills :)

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You can’t tell too much in this photo, but I got a nasty blister on the inside of my foot from my run.  I’ve been getting them when I run longer than 3-4 miles.  I decided that maybe it has been a little tooooo long since I bought a new pair of shoes (Brooks Adrenaline) so I ordered a pair online tonight.  I’ve been running in the ones from last January!  My new shoes are PINK and should be here in 2 days :)


Monday Workout: Gentle Hatha Yoga 1 (20 minutes)


:) Pink Runner loves getting pink flowers! I won these yesterday at the bridal show I went to with my Mom.  It was actually at the wedding venue Colby and I are getting married at next October and it was nice to see it again.  It was a small wedding venue, which was very nice.  I went to a big one a few months ago and it was crowded and overwhelming. The pink flowers I won yesterday in a drawing were actually from the flower shop we are using for our wedding.


Colby and I went to our favorite burrito place yesterday night and it was amazing.  I chanced it and went for the cheese and had minimal stomach pain.  It was worth it because it was delicious. I get the burrito that is actually grilled into a quesadilla and it has potatoes in it instead of meat! Crazy good.


I’ve been playing this thing way too much at school with the little kids (old wedding picture) and my upper back is killing me.  Playing along with my kids at school makes such a difference, but I end up forgetting that I am playing for hours and hours a day. (About 7 hours today including lessons after school)



I am going to hit up a new yogadownload 20 minute workout tonight before bed. I’ve never done the Gentle Hatha Yoga #1 yet, but I thought the poses from the pose guide looked good for my upper back tension and sore legs. This is an audio only workout, but having the pose guide helps me stay on track.


I’ll also be re-reading the first half of this book before Thursday night this week.  (I think I’ve already read it 2 times before) I ordered the midnight tickets and will be standing in line to get into the theater with all the 13 year old girls.  :)


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