Well now that all of the excitement from the 2017 Boston Marathon is over, I thought I would share some of my favorite moments from yesterday.
• Des Linden took 4th for the women in 2:25:06. I’m always rooting for her. She just seems so down-to-earth and like such a hard worker.
• Kathrine Switzer, first woman to officially run Boston Marathon, competes again.
• There were three American men in the top 10!!!
• Jordan Hasay with the new American debut Marathon record! This was her first marathon! She also had a great post-race interview.
• Meb Keflezighi took 13th place and at 41 years old he finished in 2:17:00. He is the happiest person ever and I was definitely in tears when he crossed the finish line. He says that this will be his last competitive time running Boston. He was the 2014 winner of the Boston Marathon.
• When Edna Kiplagat (the women’s champ) accidentally grabbed the wrong water bottle she took it back to the water table and then went on to get her water bottle at the next table. What great sportsmanship!
What were some of your favorite moments from yesterday’s race?!
Guys. I need your help. I feel like I have been in such a rut lately. I’ve running, eating decent-ish (could definitely improve here) and incorporating ab work into my fitness and it seems like I am going nowhere. And it’s kind of a bummer. I feel like was working decently hard (let’s be honest, I wasn’t giving it 100%) but nothing was changing.
I read something a few weeks back that has stuck with — you can’t out run a bad diet.
I’ve heard this a million times, but for some reason this time it really resonated with me.
On Monday, I decided enough was enough and I’ve been running (pun intended) on all cylinders this week — kicking up runs (run fast to get faster), watching what I eat more (not so many treats after dinner) and really pushing it with my fitness videos.
It’s been three days and I already feel better. It’s amazing what some good eats and running can do for you.
Anyone have any tips for getting out of a running rut?
I’m also looking for some clean snacks! I’ve been munching on peppers, carrots and nuts, but I am looking to change it up a bit and get inspired!
What a work-filled week this has been! While some of pull-my-hair-out crazy, this week was really inspiring. Sometimes I get lost in my work and feel like I’m on autopilot, but this week was different. This week I was fired up and passionate about what I do. I am thankful to be in a career I love at such a young age.
Before I get into my work day, I want to share with you all some of my favorite things from this week.
Friday Favorites are some my favorite posts (ha! get it? favorite…) Take a look back at all my FF posts here.
I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend no matter where you are!
1. These hot pink compression socks are everything. While I am not willing to drop $50 on them right now, they are definitely on my radar (hopefully a sale will happen soon?!)
2. The prettiest cheese board I’ve ever seen! It all looks delicious.
3. Some inspiration.
4. We are officially less than two months until my birthday and our annual trip to STL!
Hi guys! I wanted to check in today with just a quick update on some of my running + workouts and eats lately. Enjoy!
Saturday: 2 miles on the treadmill at the gym.
Arm weights with machines.
Abs on a stability ball.
I’ve been working on incorporating lots of ab work into my daily routine and using a medicine ball is one of easier ways to get a great core workout.
Almond/peanut butter is always a good idea for a snack. 😋
Sunday afternoon after my 3 mile run I had a (mini) smoothie. New favorite recipe here. I have to get something in my belly after I run or I start to feel sick. I’ve passed out from not eating after running, so it’s important for me to always have something on hand.
Meal preppin’ like a champ. Yay for Sundays! I’ve been trying to eat more veggies lately, so this week is about salads.
Sunday: 3 miles on treadmill at home (I will be so glad when it stops raining so I can run outside!)
Abs with roller
Sunday night was tacos! Easy, simple and filling!
After my run on Monday I used Ryan’s ab wheel (this is is similar to ours) and holy moly I am sore today. That thing works. Dinner was frozen pizza because #reallife.
So there you have it. A quick run down of my moves and eats from the last few days.
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Recently, I’ve also tried the Aaptiv app. I’ve tried several fitness apps before, but this one is pretty neat. There is a one week free trial, so you have plenty of time to try it out before you decide whether or not to purchase it! (I hate buying apps, but I understand the reasoning)
They have a good variety of workouts from walking programs to tempo runs and full body strength training (something every runner should do!)
One great thing about this app it that it’s nice to not have to think about or plan my workout. The trainers (at least the ones I’ve tried) on the Aaptiv app are encouraging without being annoying.
I don’t know about you, but for my treadmill runs, I have to have music. I basically prefer to listen to music during any type of fitness activity unless I’m running outside. Then I just enjoy being alone with my thoughts and nature.
Music helps me stay focused and certain songs help me power through tough sets and the end of a run when my legs are super tired.
I remember signing up for my first half marathon in college. I thought I had officially lost my mind. The most I had ever run was 7ish miles and running 6 more just seemed insane.
But I signed up in December for an April race.
After that I was hooked.
Now, my plan is to eventually run a marathon. You know…”one of these days…”
But even with no race plans for the immediate future, I have been trying to keep in somewhat distance shape. (ha. always a work in progress) Thankfully I have a treadmill at home and I can bust out 3-4 miles runs through the week and I always try to do a long run on Saturdays.
Maybe some of you all are getting ready to commit to a distance race like a half or full marathon. I’ve linked some of my favorite distance race resources below. Enjoy!
Hi friends! After weeks of not having any type of workout routine, I think I have finally settled into something that works for me. I always love seeing what others runners do week by week, so I thought I would share my routine.
What does your weekly workout routine look like? Let me know in the comments below!
— Easy run or rest. This honestly depends on how busy my schedule is or how sore I am from Saturday’s long run. Since I’m not actively training for a race right now, I am giving myself some leeway. Monday — 3 miles. Always. Pace varies, but I try to keep it around 9:40ish.
Tuesday — Workout video. Right now I am working my way through the Men’s Health 60 Day Transformation dvd set. It’s a killer.
Wednesday — Another running day, but the distance and effort vary depending on how sore I am from the day before. I usually try to get in 3-4 miles at at least a 10 minute/mile pace.
Thursday — Since this is Ryan’s day off, I either do a short run or rest. Sometimes a workout video. This day really varies depending on Ryan’s schedule.
Friday— Shakeout run. Usually a mile or two. Sprints and slow jogging.