Month: December 2015

Last Week’s Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (12/21-12/27)

Christmas week seemed to go by fast. It was a fun and busy week. I ran at least a mile each day for the Runner’s World Run Streak. Sunday marked day 32, so five more days left. 🙂 Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 morning rainy miles. Tuesday – Ran a mile to continue the run streak.Wednesday – Worked out with the hubby, which was nice. It’s been a while since we worked out together. 21 Day Fix Extreme – The Fix Challenge was a tough but good one!  I also ran a mile to continue the run streak.  

Thursday – Ran a nice 4 miles.Friday – Ran a Christmas mile for day 30 of the #RWRunStreak.  Saturday – Ran 3 miles.

Sunday – Ran 1o miles. It was nice to have the day off and get a good long run in, since I usually work Sundays.

I ran 23 miles last week. So I think it was a pretty good week. Wednesday, Christmas Eve was when all the fun began. I took the day off since we had family coming later in the day. We went and saw an early showing of Star Wars, The Force Awakens. It was awesome!

On Christmas Day, the kiddos were up early and excited to see what Santa brought them.

They enjoyed playing with their gifts. The play doh from Grandma and Grandpa was great. My youngest made the two minions in the middle, which I thought was pretty good.

We played Star Wars Monopoly. It was beginner’s luck for my 5 year old since he won.

The day after Christmas, my in-laws wanted to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens so we saw it again.

We also braved the mall and went shopping.

Today we went to the Factory Outlet Stores, where the kiddos always enjoy the tree house they have there.My kiddos are so into Star Wars right now.

Well, hope you had a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!
How’d your week go? Are you a Star Wars fan? Any plans New Year’s? Have a Happy New Year!

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Last Week’s Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (12/14-12/20)

Last week was a busy week with work, running errands to get ready for Christmas and all, and runs/workouts. I managed to get 17 miles of running. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak and Sunday marked day 26. There’s just twelve more days to go until New Year’s Day! Here’s what last weeks runs/workouts looked like:

Monday – Ran a mile on the treadmilll.Tuesday – I didn’t feel like getting out of bed but ran a morning mile to continue the #RWRunStreak.

Wednesday – I ran my 5k virtual race from Running On the Wall. I hadn’t run a 5k in a while and wanted to see how fast I could go so I ran it fast. I ran my fastest 5k! 🙂

Thursday – I did the Long and Lean BOSU DVD workout which is a yoga and pilates routine. I liked it!I also got my mile in to continue the #RWRunStreak.Friday – I only had time for 3 miles before having to pick up the kiddo from preschool.Saturday – Ran 7 treadmill miles. I also got some burpees, squats and push-ups in for a video promoting the Mommathon race fitness challenge. I did this race and fitness challenge last year and it was fun! If you’re in the PDX area you have to come do this one! 🙂

Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the run streak.

So workout wise, it was ok. Just happy I’m doing something active each day and at least got a mile in for the run streak each day. I found out on Wednesday that I’m a nuun ambassador for 2016. I’m so happy to be a part of the nuun family. Love nuun! I’ve been using it on my long runs as well as races in my simple hydration water bottle.

My youngest also got his purple belt. Look how happy he is. 🙂He surprised me with his push-ups during his private belt test.

We did some shopping and finished off with with some Bubble Tea.

How’d your week go? Are you excited for Christmas? Happy Holidays!

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Last Week’s Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (12/7-12/13)

It was another good week of workouts. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak and Sunday marked day 18. Here’s what the week looked like:

Monday – I started off doing Insanity Max 30: Tabata Power. I woke up late and only got 18 minutes of the 30 minute workout because I wanted to get my mile in before work too. 18 minutes was better than nothing.
Tuesday – Ran 3 wet morning miles.  Wednesday – Ran 3 miles again before work.Thursday – Got some strength training in and did Focus T25 Gamma Extreme Circuit. Also, got my mile in for day 15 of the #RWRunStreak.   Friday – Ran a nice 5 miler in the rain.  Saturday – Had a good workout with the BOSU and did the Fuse workout. It’s a good balance and strength one. Also, ran my mile for day 17 of the #RWRunStreak.Sunday – Ran 10 miles. I was happy to run a long run outside since I had the day off of work. 

We had some holiday fun this week. The kiddos had fun decorating their gingerbread house.We put up our tree and decorated it. Love how they were so excited to put up the ornaments, especially my youngest.They also went and visited Santa. They both made the nice list. I took my little guy’s pic a little too early. 😛

How’d your week go? Have you finished your holiday shopping? Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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Holiday Wish List

Happy Friday! I’m linking up once again with Eat Pray Run DCYou Signed Up for What?! and Mar on the Run for their Friday Five Linkup. This week they’re talking about holiday wish lists. Here are five things on my wish list:

  1. Wireless Headphones. I’d love new headphones since the ones I have come out every now and then. They don’t fit snug. I’ve had a good experience with Yurbuds but I lost my last pair. IMG_2781

2. Running Vest. I was searching for a running vest and stumbled upon the Sugoi Zap Run Vest. It looks like an ordinary vest but once artificial light hits the surface it becomes highly reflective, thousands of highly reflective beads spring to life for unrivaled visibility on lowlight workouts. This would be nice since I run in the dark. ZapRunVest3. Compression tights. I haven’t tried compression tights and think they would be great running in the cold. These Under Armour Women’s Authentic ColdGear Compression Leggings would be great.  4. Barbell set. It would be nice to have a nice set of dumb bells. I saw these at Costco.  5. Running socks. My go to running socks are injinji socks. I can never have enough of these.  

What’s on your holiday wish list?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Last Week’s Workouts Recap and Weekly Wrap (11/30-12/6)

Last Monday ended the month of November, and I finished the month with 102 miles. Woohoo! I reached my 100 mile goal. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak. Sunday marked day 11 of the streak. I’d say it was a good week of workouts. I ran 22 miles and did some cross training. Here’s what I did:
Monday – Ran 1 mile and then did some yoga from P90X3.  Tuesday – Ran 3 morning treadmill miles.Wednesday – Ran the virtual #EarnYourTurkey 5 miler from Running on the Wall and had a good fast run. Always earned, never given is a great saying. I really loved how this virtual race came with a medal holder! Such awesome swag!
Thursday – I tried 21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 workout. My little guy joined in for a little bit. This was a tough one and I liked how it used weights. I was sore the next day.I also ran a mile to continue the run streak.
Friday – I ran a nice 5 miler while the kiddos were in school.  Saturday – Got 7 afternoon miles on the treadmill.
Sunday – Ran one mile to continue the streak.  
A fun thing my kiddos did this weekend was go to the Holiday Stackers Workshop for Kids at Home Depot. I love how they have this free activity for kids to do. This was my first time going to the Home Depot workshop. Lowes has a similar program. I like how they were able to use paint to decorate the stand for the blocks. The kiddos enjoyed it. I’ve already signed them up for the next event in January, which is a Kung Fu Panda 3 Spinning Box one.

  
We also went to my kiddo’s elementary school for their holiday bazaar and book sale. I ended up buying some books.
How’d your week go? Any races coming up?

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