What’s on my running playlist? 7-29-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-29-13

Hello, everyone! Another long run yesterday! This week, it was 5.31 miles at 12.6 minutes per mile. I got an Addaday roller and used it for the first time! It seemed to really help loosen up my legs. I will be writing a blog post with photos and first impressions of it very soon. Now, on with my running playlist! This weeks songs are: What Faith Can Do Kutless (This one is a little slow for running, but just “happened”…

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What’s on my running playlist? 7-15-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-15-13

Hey everyone! Sorry I am late on posting this! I had a little injury last week and the doctor suggested I temporarily change my run/walk intervals. I dialed it back a little, and I am feeling much better! I am learning that I have to take these things seriously in order to stay healthy and keep moving forward in my training. My long run this week was 4.36 miles at a 13 min/mile pace. Not too bad considering! Here are…

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Never. Give. Up.

Never. Give. Up.

“Why is this so hard?!” “I can’t do this.” “I want to quit.” “What was I thinking, signing up for a half marathon? I can’t even run 6 miles!” “I should just forget it. I can’t do it.” This is the cold, negative, logical (or so I thought) side of me. This is the person that so many of us have a tendency to become as we get older. Something happens to us as we become adults. We forget how…

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What’s on my running playlist? 7-1-13

What’s on my running playlist? 7-1-13

Today was my long run! I still have days that I struggle (or sometimes even moments of struggle wrapped up in the good days), but I am getting better all the time. Today I ran 4.69 miles, with a 12.1 min/mile pace. I am up to a 3 min run/1 min walk ratio. This is still a challenge for me at times, so I think I will stick with it for awhile (maybe a LONG while) before increasing it. I…

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What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

What’s on my running playlist? 6-25-13

Today was my long run day (5.97 miles, 12.1 min/mile). 10K training is progressing a lot more quickly than I expected. I am feeling confident (most of the time) that I will be prepared for my first 10K in a few months! Now it’s time to share the next five songs from my running playlist! Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles Loud Big & Rich (This one is a favorite!) Redneck Woman Gretchen Wilson Synthesizers…

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What’s on my running playlist? 6-18-13

What’s on my running playlist? 6-18-13

Today was my long run day (4.6 miles, 12.3 min/mile), so it’s time for me to share 5 more songs from my playlist! I put my phone on shuffle and randomly selected the first 5 songs. Butch Walker Uncomfortably Numb P!nk So What P!nk Good Old Days Britney Spears Piece of Me Britney Spears Toy Soldier What did we learn from this? I really like running to P!nk and Britney! I swear I have more music than that. I also…

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What’s on My Running Playlist?

What’s on My Running Playlist?

Today was my long run (5.56 miles at 12.1 min/mile, y’all!), and I thought I might share with you some of the songs on my running playlist. My only requirements for good running songs are that they have to be fast, and they have to be catchy. That makes for a very eclectic playlist! I have a ton of songs on my list, so I’m thinking I will post five songs a week. Here are the first five, in no…

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Back to me…

Back to me…

Long time, no blog! As with all things, life got in the way of my checking in here. I really have missed it! I had an injury, which kept me from running for a little while, I was preparing for a trip then going on a trip…excuses, excuses! The point is, I’m back now! On with the show… I went on a month-long road trip with my family. We went from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and some fun places…

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The Finish Line…?

The Finish Line…?

In the past few weeks, I experienced two major events in my health and fitness journey. I finished my first 5K, and I reached my goal weight. I crossed a finish line of sorts, for both. At the same time, I feel like both were more of a beginning than an end. As many of you know, I was not a runner until recently. It was something I thought I never could do…never wanted to do, and yet on March…

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Update to Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

Update to Give Kids the World Fundraiser!

It was just brought to my attention that the link was inaccurate in my last blog! I apologize for the confusion! The link to the Scentsy party fundraiser is below. Make sure you click on the link to my party. We only have a week or so left, so if you are interested, please check it out! Scentsy Party for Give Kids the World!