“Half-Past” January

I title this post “Half-Past January” because it is halfway through the month and my dear friend Sam Jones from Manchester, England, weirdly says 5:30 pm as “half-past five.” I thought I was being clever… but now I am thinking I should have never tried to explain it. Anyways…

Fifteen days into my Run-a-Day 2014 Challenge. I have NEVER run this many days in a row IN MY LIFE! Yesterday I ran my usual two-point-something miles, but since I was working out with a client, I added a well-rounded glute workout followed by various planks, push-ups, and dips. Since THAT didn’t seem like enough, I ended my night with a 50-minute indoor coed soccer game. It was a pretty good workout. I always forget how difficult sprinting and cutting from side-to-side are, so I guess I should be adding speed workouts to my schedule.

****Other random accomplishment: Monday 1/13/14 I ran a 8:27 mile to Chipotle in my “new” New Balance 870s, after I completed a almost-2-mile workout. I guess I was really hungry.

Today, after a loooooong day of work (9:30 am- 8:00 pm) and skipping my lunch break (thank goodness I take my supplements), I decided to take the hubby on a run. Halfway through the 3.4-mile run my glutes decided to freeze up and my legs went numb. I demanded Ben (the hubby) to go on without me, but like a good comrade, he chose to stay with his tiring wife. Well, I made it! Good thing I was wearing my brand-new Brooks Pure Cadence 3’s!!!! Love this shoe! Super light-weight with a mild touch of stability, this little gem of the Brooks Pure line kept me moving forward out of pure excitement of having them on my tired feet.

With Cherry Blossom 10-miler in the near future (early-April) and Nike Women’s Half in the less-near future (late-April), I should probably be adding some sort of long run to my weekend workouts. I’m going for a 5-miler this weekend, so if anyone wants to join me… let me know! I’d love company!

Finally, tomorrow is my second weigh-in for the Ton of Fun Challenge hosted by Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg, my place of work. The goal is to lose 2% of body weight in 6 weeks, and a total of 5% in 12 weeks. Last Thursday I weighed in at a heavy 59.4 kg, clearly still holding onto my holiday weight. I know this is not overweight by any means, but I am most comfortable in the 55.9-56.8 kg range. It’s not a poor body image thing, but rather wanting to feel healthy, vibrant and full of energy. I know my consumption of animal products (eggs, CHEESE, and some fish) in the past 7 months has lead me to build up toxins and bloat, so I am glad I chose to become vegan again to help with my detox… before my actual detox.

Final, FINAL note: This February I will be leading a 28-day Recharge your Resolutions Bootcamp. I need at least 5 people to join to make it happen. The Bootcamp will include: Email support, Weekly eBook guides, Recipes, Workouts, a healthy eating eBook series, weight management tracker, meal planner and shopping list, and a Private Facebook Group for peer-support. The price of the program will be around $120, and I will be giving generous discounts for one-on-one coaching sessions to those participating. Message me if you’re interested!!! Click here to LIKE to my Facebook Page!

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