October Recap

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Okay, I know… I haven’t wrote a post in almost a month!  This is the longest I’ve ever gone without blogging, but believe me… I have been wasting lots of time reading other blogs and spending time on Pinterest.  To be honest, I’ve been very stressed this month.  I’m struggling to keep my sanity.  Exercise has offered a great outlet for this stress, especially teaching BODYPUMP.  I absolutely love it :)  The picture above is our top layer from our wedding cake.  We got it out of the freezer for our one year anniversary (October 6) and it was pretty good! Chocolate PB.

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The weekend after our anniversary was the Baltimore marathon.  Colby and Amy’s husband ran the full marathon.  Amy got to run the 5K!  I’m so happy her foot injury is becoming a thing in the past!

I thought the start of the Baltimore marathon was very crowded and hectic.  It was hard for Colby to get into his corral because they were all so close.  He stayed close to the front and said it wasn’t so bad once the race started.

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Amy ran the 5K, which was during the marathon.  Then we started waiting for the husbands to finish.

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We waited by the 26 mile marker because the very finish was so crowded.  Colby waved to us, but looked a little tired.  I guess that is understandable :)

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This was his second fastest marathon and was happy with his time.  He did go out a bit faster then he expected (6:40’s!) and ran his fastest 1/2 marathon.  He slowed up a bit after 20 and still finished strong.

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A day after the marathon we drove to Cape May, NJ for a late anniversary weekend getaway.  Yes, I made Colby walk up 200 stairs to the top of that lighthouse :)

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This morning Colby decided to run a local 5K.  It was colddddd this morning!  Amy and I ran 4 miles at the park and Colby killed his race.  He wasn’t even planning on doing it until the other day, but he has been running so well lately.  There were about 250-300 people and he won the race!  First place!! 18:05!

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5 Miler

I’ve had a very busy week, but still managed to fit in some workouts and ran some miles.  Here are some pictures from last weekend’s 5 mile race.

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Amy came to see me run :)  Her foot is healing and she has been able to run!  We need to workout together again because it helps us stay on track!

 

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Start of the race and there were about 400 people at this local race.  I love this race but forgot that the course was kinda hilly in some spots.  I was happy even though I was battling a sinus infection that week.

IMG_1440Tired but very happy after the race.  I had just finished and my Dad took a picture right away.  I’m planning on trying to build up my weekend runs each week and do 6 tomorrow.  There is a 1/2 marathon in December I’m planning on signing up for and I need to run more often!

 

Good Race!!

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I ran the White Rose 5 Miler on Saturday!  I LOVE this 5 mile race and did it in 2010 and 2011.  I was a little nervous since I haven’t been running as much as I should, and I’ve had a sinus infection.  It went very well and I actually think it was almost the same exact time as my 2010 race!  I’ll have to compare once the official times are up.

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Perfect weather (I didn’t wear the sweatshirt in my before race pic) and I wore my prescription sunglasses :)  I’ll post more about the race once I get my race pics from my Dad!  I had a great time and I really want to do another race soon.  I taught BODYPUMP yesterday afternoon with some soreee legs but I was fine.  I’ve been stretching my hamstrings a lot.  I’ve been wearing my compression socks!

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I also made an awesome dinner last night and wanted to share.  It was SO easy but tasted so good.  I’ve never cooked scallops before because they intimidate me.  This risotto was very good and it came with a seasoning packet to add to the rice.  I found it in the organic aisle.  For the scallops, I added vegan butter to a very hot hot pan.  I dried the scallops with a paper towel, added salt and pepper and put them in the pan.  3 minutes on one side and 2 minutes on the other.  Perfect!

Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

On Sunday, Colby and I drove to Cambridge, MD for his half Ironman called the Eagleman.  Colby loves triathlons and has done a full Ironman (Lake Placid 2010).  The Eagleman 70.3 consists of: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 run.  He started training around January for this race and has been consistent with his training.  Good thing I like to workout and trained for a half-marathon this past spring, because he was always working out in the morning and evening.

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We checked into our hotel Saturday morning, and drove to the expo in the afternoon.  We didn’t know, but Andy Potts was there for a meet and greet!  He is a pro triathlete and won the race on Sunday.

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After the expo, the boys had to get their bikes into the transition area.  Amy‘s husband Matt raced too so I was super lucky to have Amy with me all weekend to walk around and worry with while the guys raced!

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There was a lot of rain leading up to the race, so it was crazy muddy!  I got a ride around so I didn’t have to mess up my TOMS :)

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On Sunday, we got to the race very early.  Matt’s swim wave was at 8:00 and Colby’s was at 8:30.  Colby was worried that he was the second to last swim wave because we knew it was going to get hot later in the day.

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At the finish line!  You can see Amy cheering Colby on in the Tiffany blue/green shirt… she bought it for the Nike Half and thought it was too green! :)  I wanted to make sure to get a good picture of him at the finish, so he didn’t really see me until I took the picture.

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As you can see, he had a GREAT race!! His goal was 5 hours and he was thrilled to go under 5!  I checked my phone compulsively during the race, but some of the half way marks didn’t show up.  He was so fast on his bike, I missed him at transition 2!  The weather did get really hot and sunny later in the day.  He said the run was really difficult because of the heat.  He was a little sore after the race, but was able to run 3 miles with me yesterday morning.  I can’t believe how his legs are in such great shape!  He was curious as to why his swim time was a few minutes slower than expected, but after looking up the pro’s times, they were slower too.  He thought it must have been a little longer than 1.2. Oh well, he still went under 5 hours!

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At dinner that night… he has given up drinking soda since January so he was very happy to have cherry coke Sunday night!  He deserved it :)