day 2!

I actually let myself sleep in for once today!  This is HUGE for me.  I am one that has been in the routine of hitting the gym at 7a every.single. Saturday and Sunday for I couldn’t even tell you how long.  I have been so sore lately though, and worn out, that I decided to actually not set an alarm clock for once and to just wake up next to my husband.  

I finally got myself out of bed around 10 and made some breakfast, started laundry, and then made my way to the basement to sweat on day 2!  Can’t give up!

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Wii Zumba!

I started out with a 20 minute Wii Zumba session, followed by some of my favorite Zumba songs that I completely failed on.  At least it made me laugh like crazy.  

Then I went to the wall and did the full “Prevention- No Squats Belly, Butt, and Thighs Workout” This thing is NO JOKE!!!!!

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NO JOKE!

Once I finished torturing myself with this mess, I moved on to more self-torture…….

My friend Christiana started doing the June ABS challenge….I did them yesterday after the run and it wasn’t too horrible, so I moved on to day 2 today, and What the heck!  I don’t like ab work.  At all.  Hopefully by day 30 I will love it!

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Then since I hate myself a LOT today apparently, I decided to do another challenge that I found on Instagram…@mindovermunch…..the #BackExtensionMonth  I actually LOVE this stretch/core challenge.  I think this one will be awesome.

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love!

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the chart!

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over-achiever!

After that I did a 30 minute BL workout and then called it done.  I was sweating, and that was the goal.  I am annoyed I didn’t get miles today, but I definitely need the break.  Its only day 2, I will make it up and still hit over 200 this month.  I just really didn’t want to leave the house today, even out on the trail.  It WILL be ok.  I know I sound psycho…but I’m really just dedicated.  

The plan for tomorrow is to hit the gym early, because I have to be at training for work by 9.  

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!!!! 

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day 1!

June 1st started #sweateverydayinjune 

I am doing this with several friends, but especially one that I recently reconnected with that I was close with in high school…..Jen!  

So, why not start out the month with a 5k?!

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me with a lucky odd number bib for once!🙂

 

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There were 1,255 women that ran the 5k, and I came in 325th.  Which is huge for me.  This was the very first 5k that I did ever…in 2012.  I have accomplished so much in one year.  

Last year : 48:56.7 15:46/mi 913/1134 

This year: 35:23.6 11:24/mi 325/1255

This was definitely not my best race.  Time wise.  I can do better.  I will do better.  BUT, I felt amazing.  I ran more than I have ever run during the 3.1 miles.  Especially if you knew how sore I was from the weeks runs/workouts.  My legs were toast.  I didn’t prepare the way I should have.  I didn’t even take Friday off.  Friday was an 11+ mile day.  Overall, I would say it was my best yet!  

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in the middle of the pack….in all black. I think I need to smile🙂

 

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Me, Jen and her adorable son Tony🙂

 

#runhappy

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This month was a rough one!

I usually try to be at 100 by the 15th.  This month I was way behind, at 70.34.

On the 30th, I was at 184.97.  This would have been my first month under 200 miles since November.  I decided that there was NO WAY I could let that happen.  Last night, I took my lazy butt on a grueling 6.25 mile HOT run.  Really, a jog.  Sweat my arms off.  It hurt, a lot.

That put me closer…….but then I also needed to get to the gym this morning.  I wasn’t quite sure where I was at miles wise, because I left my log at work.  So, I pulled out an 11.14!  I was going to just do 12 again, but I was D.O.N.E.  

In the end, I ended my month with 202.34!!!!!  Also, a ton of self-pride!  My YTD = 1078.93!

I did 40.425 on the bike, which is not in this number

I did only 28.25 outside this month…which needs changed.

The awesome thing, I have almost already beat my total from last year, ALREADY!  WOW!!!!

strong.

never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.

I finally hit over 12 today. I have been working so hard to get here, and it finally happened.

I was very consistent with 7 for a very long time, then I decided I wanted to do 9. I did it fairly easily. So I made up my mind I would do 10 within 70 minutes. It took me a couple rough weeks, but I did it. Once that happened, I was determined to hit 11. That one took a couple months of going to the gym 6 days a week and running outside.

Now I have been doing 11 pretty consistently for a while, so I keep going faster and faster, doing hills with it, and then I thought, why not try for 12?!

Today was the day! Last night I committed to doing 12. This morning I woke up and just made it HAPPEN!

I don’t try.  I do.

Not going to lie, it was tough.  But, I did it! Image