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Portland Marathon Training Week 6 – Workouts Recap (7/20-7/26) and Weekend Update

I finished week 6 of marathon training with my longest run ever, 15 miles! Woohoo! Felt pretty good, so I think training is going well. It’s been harder and harder waking up early to run though. I’m getting tired, especially on work days but I’ve managed to get it done. I ended up with 33 miles for the week.

Here’s what I did:

Monday – Cross Training Day. I decided to do P90X3 CVX. I like how this workout incorporates a weight with cardio.

Tuesday – Ran an early 4 miler.  Wednesday – 7 early morning miles before work.
Thursday – Rest Day. Traveled to Seattle. 
Friday – Had a nice 7 mile run.
Saturday – 15 early morning miles, my longest run so far! This was actually a pretty hilly run but I felt pretty good throughout. The hills were tough but manageable.  Sunday – Rest Day.

On to the weekend update. I went up north past Seattle to visit family. It was nice to get together and just relax at my parent’s place. We went on walks, had some ice cream, and watched some DVDs. The kiddos had fun. It was nice that they spent time with their cousins.


Can you spot the animal? I’m not sure what it was but my husband said it’s a nutria, also known as a river rat.

Something fell off, lol.

That was my week of workouts and weekend. How’d your week go?

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update. Be sure to check out the other blogs. 🙂

Last Week’s Workouts (3/23-3/29) and Weekend Update

Last week was a pretty good week! I started the Nike Coach half marathon training plan. I found out that the Nike Running app syncs with Garmin now and decided to try it out. This plan has me running a lot more miles than I’m used to but we’ll see how it goes. Here’s what was scheduled for last week:Here’s what I did:

Monday – Ran five miles.

Tuesday – Eight birthday miles completed. 🙂Wednesday – Ran my longest run ever on the treadmill, seven miles!

Thursday – Rest Day

Friday – Ran my virtual 5k for the Rock’n’Roll Las Vegas Kickoff! Can’t wait to get my free shirt! You can join in too if you haven’t already. It’s free! You have until April 1st to run your virtual 5k. Check it out HERE.Saturday – I decided to do Insanity Max:30 – Max Out Strength today to get some strength training in. This one really works arms, shoulders, chest and core. The kiddos joined in for the warmup. 

Sunday – Ran 12 miles.

Now on to the weekend update. On Saturday,  the kiddos and I went to Magnolia Park while the hubby worked. The kiddos had a fun time.       On Sunday, we went to Home Depot for an item we needed and my kiddos saw the signs they sell for businesses, like No Smoking or signs for Restrooms. Haha, my kiddos wanted me to buy them one. There was no way I was buying signs we didn’t need lol, so I was like you can make your own signs. Sure enough when we got home, my four year old made his own. He told me what to write.

We later went to an outside mall, where the kiddos enjoyed smelling the flowers. 🙂There was an REI there and saw this, the Garmin Vivoactive. Good thing I had my dividend and they gave me the 20% off that members save. I can’t wait to test this on my next run!
How’d your week go? Hope you have a wonderful week!

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

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Weekend Update – New Jersey and New York City (3/13-3/15)

It was a fun filled weekend while visiting my sister in Central New Jersey and running the NYC Half Marathon on Sunday. It kicked off on Friday when my sister and her awesome friends, Minyee and Dana, drove us to New York City. We headed to the NYC Half Expo to pick up our bib packets. After finding free parking by the unbelievable Dana, who can parallel park a Toyota Sienna Van likes it nothing, we walked to Moynihan Station where the Expo was located. We weren’t sure where the entrance was until we spotted a fellow with a sign (haha, pic below).

Below are pics of the entrance and packet pickup area.

The Expo wasn’t as big as I’d though it would be, but they had a good number of vendors. There was a virtual picture area, where they took our pictures behind a blue screen. Then we had the option to have them auto post on Facebook when we crossed the locations of where the pictures were taken. The locations were the start line, passing through Times Square, and finish line. For example when I ran through Times Square it posted this picture. It was a fun thing to do.


Here’s a giant replica of the medal we received at the Finish.

After the Expo, we didn’t have anything planned so we walked around and my sis’s friends mentioned the Macy’s flagship store and how there are still wooden escalators in one area of the store. We thought we’d check it out. Below you can see the wooden sides, but I guess the stair part used to be wooden too, which has been changed.









After that we decided to get lunch and went to a nice Korean place called New Wonjo. It was pretty good.

After lunch, we walked towards the Flatiron building. It’s pretty cool looking.

We also checked out the art in Madison Square Park, Gazing Globes by Paula Hayes.

We decided to get some bubble tea too. I love bubble tea.

After that we headed to the High Line Trail. It’s a neat trail above ground where a train used to go through.

The day ended at Chelsea Market with dinner at Cull & Pistol. This was the first time going to an oyster bar for me. The fried oyster with ham, herb crepe, pickled onion with smoked aioli was so good. I also tried a lobster roll for the first time and it was delicious.

On Saturday we headed back to the New York City and started off with an early lunch. We had dim sum at Jing Fong Restaurant. It was good we got there well before noon since it is known to be a long wait. We headed right in with no wait. The dim sum was yummy.

After lunch, we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art also known as the MET. This was my first time there. Loved the Egyptian section! We spent a good part of the day there. It’s a huge place.

Then for dinner we went to a Thai place called Thai @ Lex. The Pad Thai with chicken was pretty good.

Sunday was the big day…RACE day. Recap coming soon. After the race, we took the Subway and PATH back to where our hotel was on the Jersey side. We had lunch at Kraverie, an interesting restaurant mix of Korean and French cuisine. I had the Seoul Cheese Steak and a crepe called Nutella Madness (consisted of bananas, strawberry, and Nutella) for dessert. Both were delicious!After lunch, we decided to check out Liberty State Park. It’s a nice place to get views of New York City and the back side of the Statue of Liberty. Here are some pics:

After that we headed back to my sis’s place. I finally got to try Bobby’s Burger Palace. We ordered take out. It doesn’t look that great but is up there in my top burgers.

After that my sis and I went and saw the movie, McFarland USA. It was pretty good and inspiring. That ended the fun filled and busy weekend.

How’d your weekend go? Here’s to a great week ahead!

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

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