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Fitness Friday – A New Accomplishment

Can I take a moment to brag? Not necessarily brag but share a new accomplishment for a me; one of those moments when you realize your hard work is paying off.  I had that moment yesterday.


You see, I went to the gym, like any other day and busted out my 5 mile run and then started strength training.  I had push-ups on the agenda which usually means doing 3 or 4 on my toes, then finishing the set on my knees.  (There’s nothing wrong with that and I’m a full supporter of dropping to your knees during push-ups when you need to!)  But Thursday was different.  After I hit 5 push-ups, I realized I could finish my whole first set on my toes.  So I did.  When I started my 2nd set, it was definitely getting harder but I finished on my toes.  And come the 3rd set, I was shaking but I was so close to a new goal, that I was able to push myself.


I finished 3 sets of 10 (30 total!) push-ups ALL.ON.MY.TOES!   To some this may be nothing but to me, this was new, exciting and a great sign of my progress as an athlete!

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 8.19.19 PMAnyway, I’ve definitely come back from last weeks illness, though there’s still a bit of phlegm (gross!) but that’s an easy fix.  My energy has returned and as you can see, I’m clearly owning my workouts! 😉


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How were your workouts this week?

When did you last have one of those moments you realize your hard work is paying off?


Fitness Friday – Training Check-in

How was everyones Valentine’s Day?  It’s really not my holiday (whether single or in a relationship) but my dad made us spaghetti because he knows how much my mom and I love it.  I can’t complain there! :)



Anyway, I’m moving my way through my 1/2 marathon training and surprising myself by how well I’m doing and how great my body is feeling.  Even through some harder runs, I can feel my lungs getting stronger and my body able to better deal with the new stressors being placed on it.  It’s really a great feeling.


Speaking of my training, tomorrow I head up to Madison for a 5k race as part of my training (and part of my goal to run at least 1 race per month this year).  I’m really excited!

395632_855887253129_682507838_nSo as for this week’s training, here’s what it looked like:

Screen Shot 2013-02-14 at 6.53.43 PMDon’t freak by the lack of “official” rest day – that’s TODAY! With my race tomorrow, I had to switch things around, including my rest day.  Have no fear, I feel great!



How was your Valentine’s Day?

How are your workouts this week?

Are you training for anything? How’s that going?