Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday Sentiments / Weekend Wrap Up/ Upcoming Race Schedule




Hi Friends!  Back in action with some SS/WWU!


First things first, my 10 day cleansers are rocking the house down.   On the home stretch and they're feeling lighter, and brighter, and well, everybody's winning.




Next group will start mid- September so if you're due or haven't done a 10 Day Cleanse in the past, let's do it!




A busy,  yet super fun weekend in these parts.



The Highlights:


Watching our very own trainer from Title Boxing Club box in the main event.   A fun, festive night.



The big one's first soccer game of the season…




The little one and her one man posse.



Lot's of monkeying around.   Ps-  What's cuter than a 4 year old girly-girl in a maxi dress roughing it up on the playground?   Not much.





A fun party at a friend's house who is basically the REAL hostess with the mostest.    With a side of 10 happy, sticky, barefoot kiddos.






A 16 mile run with a side of Post Workout Recovery.  





 If you wanna know about why I love this stuff for long run recovery as well as my long run recovery in general, you can read about it here.



Some random selflies, per usual.




Ummmm…..first mum sighting of the season.  #bestillmyheart.  Y'all know I basically live for my mums, come September cuz they make me super, duper happy and I kinda can't stop buying them when I break the seal.




The ALS ice water challenge went down up in here…. three times.    Don't forget to admire our backup dancer and #runnerdog photo bomb.

Exhibit A

video


And this happened.   Bacon wrapped dates.  Uh muh guh.   If you really want to feel like you're life is now complete, add a little blue cheese.





Let's talk about my upcoming race schedule… Wanna?

Marathon training is in full effect.  18 miles on deck this weekend.   However, I'm getting up at 4:30 and knocking it out before work on Friday with several other crazy foo's…. Mainly because I don't want 18 miles hanging over my head on a holiday weekend but also cuz we're crazy in general like that.

October 4th….Run Like a Girl Half…. Any other 614 peeps running this?  I ran it last year and kinda loved it.  A lot.


Sept. 20th….The monkeys and I are doing the Miles for Melanoma 5k with family in honor of my aunt, who is currently fighting stage IV Melanoma.     This means I'll be pushing approx. 50 lbs of weight between the little one and the jogger, while the big one huffs and puffs along side us.   At any rate, this makes me super happy.  #breedingrunners




October 19th….My first born child, The Columbus Marathon.    I know you're all probably sick of hearing about it, but this is my favorite race in the history of the world.   The End.   Goals for this race? That's a whole separate post, which is coming soon.



November 2ndBuckeye Classic 10 K Trail Run.  Not officially signed up yet but am about 90% committed to doing this race again.    It's in a beautiful metropark with fall leaves in their full glory.   I kinda love this race.     Okay, I just talked myself into it.





Hope you all had a great weekend.  I kinda miss posting on the reg on this little bloggy 'o mine, so am really gonna try and pick up the pace again.    It's the right thing to do.


Laters 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Five Friday Faves



Hey kitty cats!



How about a little cheer around here with a few Friday Faves?   Some of my favorite things from the week…..



1.   Receiving an unexpected handful of scratch off's.    If you guys ever questioned my level of #klassiness, it's confirmed here.  If you know me, you know I love to gamble (like an old lady).   So yeah, scratch offs are pretty much awesome.   I'm too embarrased to buy them though (due to my #klassiness) so if you are looking for a birthday gift or the such, scratch off's are the way to go.  





2.   Ummmmm,  Bath and Body Works…. Robbed them dry of candles.  'Specially this one.  Sweet Francis.   Get there.   This may be my fave ever.




3.  Watching the members of my 10 Day Cleanse rock out their 10 day fitness challenge.  Some serious workouts going down this week.   Makes #misohappy.   My personal workouts for the week….

Monday:  5 miles and core
Tuesday:  3.5 miles and upper body/ core
Wednesday:  Taught a class at Title Boxing Club, 30 minutes on the ARC, legs, including a zillion dead lifts.  I'm kinda still super sore.
Thursday: Taught a class at TBC, 3 mile tempo run, upper body/ more legs, core.
Friday:  5 miles

On deck for tomorrow…16 mile training run.   Yeah…. And our kinda famous trainer from Title is boxing in a main event tonight, which means I'll be doing said training run on not a lot of sleep because it will be late before he even takes the ring.   So yeah, #youcansleepwhenyouredead and #runrested too.


Really, today should have been a rest day.  However, I was super crazy town when I woke up this morning and had to hit the pavement.   5 miles later, all was bueno in the world.

Sunday will be full on rest.  The End.




4.  Making some seriously delicious food from this…



I'm not really paleo but us Advo kool aid drinkers don't each all that differently than the paleo folks in the grand scheme of things.   But yes, loving this book for easy, healthy recipes.  




5.   House Shenans.     More Cray.   Yes, in contract on the current house and in contract on another, which is why I had to go for a 5 mile run on rest day.    It had to be done, friends.



S'all for now.  See you cats back here soon.

Hope you've had a great week and have some Friday Faves of your own!

xoxo








Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday Shenans… 10 of 'Em.



1.    Is it just me, or have we been missing some serious shenans up in here???   Yes, the answer is yes.


2.  Wanna know my upcoming race/ training schedule?   Yep, ya do and it's coming in a hot second.  


3.  The 10 Day Cleanse starts on Monday, friends!    Y'all are gonna get to see my weekend prep yet again.   Don't be scared.   Cosco and I are about to become thick as theives.   


4.  Speaking of getting healthy, 614 friends, did you know all kinds of gluttony is happening in these parts here in a sec?   First up, we've got the Food Truck Fest  and right down the street we've got the Summer Beerfest.   Columbus wants to make sure we stay on the top 10 list of most overweight cities in America.   


5.   I can't seem to get a handle on how to dress.  It's freezing in the morning and then I'm bursting into flames at high noon.   It's perplexing really.


6.  Howevs….this completely makes me super happy for s'mores and fall and candles and mums.  Y'all know how I love my mums.


7.   10 mile run with my running posse went down at the crack of dawn this morning.  I almost died.   Yes, it happens to me too , friends.


8.  The people at Old Navy told me that their Rockstar jeans  are on sale for 19 beans again.     Restocking immediately.   This I know for sure.


9.  This #Runnerdog of mine has been periodically going to doggy day care and I can not even tell you how exhausted and sweet he is at the end of the afternoon.   I mean?    $15 for 5 hours.  Worth every red cent to wear his large self out.


10.  Working on some bloggy posts for the weekend so come back.  Please?  Me miss you wrong time.


Happy Friday!

Laters Baby












Wednesday, August 6, 2014

So What Wednesday!?!?




*So What if I'm straight up obsessed with this Ebola virus situation?!   I mean….!?  I'm typically not an over-reactor…(nevermind, I totally am..) but still...   This is super frightening stuff.  It is.



* So What if I'm still borderline sore from a class I took on Saturday?   We all know I LOVES that.   614 friends….System of Strength… get there.   


*So What if now that summer is over, I'm counting down the days until OSU football.  Hollah!  The best time of year for sure.  (aside from patio season, Christmas, and the first fake day of spring when we're all wearing flip flops).


*So What if I've got that urge to chop my hair into a bob again???   Someone talk me off the ledge.  This happens every few years and the itch is here.



*So What if I've been the worst blogger in the history of the world lately?  It's summer and I've had a copious amount of cray cray going on.   I'm coming back.  Prommy.  Swear.  Facty.  


*So What if I fried myself like a teenager at the pool on Sunday?   I have no explanation or defense other than the fact that we got screwed on a large portion of summer due to weather.   I was making up for lost time.   Oh, and my face was protected.   But seriously… who does that at my age???  That's what I wanna know.   That's all.


That felt good!  I miss SWW!  


Hope your humpday is fab!








Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August, Running, the Cleanse, and an Itunes Intervention






Well, hey!   Apparently it's August!!!

How in the french toast did that happen?


So getta loada this…my kiddos start school next week.   Surely that's not normal, is it?   This summer came and went like a thief in the night.  And yes, I know it's still technically summer.  However, school starting up in here signifies that it's not.  It just does.   



All kinds of busy, per usual. 




  Marathon training is in full effect.   Squeezing in the mileage during the week is no big, it's the weekend long run that is starting to take some planning.   14 on deck this weekend.   Local friends, who else is running Columbus?  Half, full, I don't care…I just wanna know.  Cuz I love this race and I wanna hear from other people who love it too.   

Countdown is on.   I'll be running a couple training races between here and then so giddy up.







Sooo…..last year we did a big 'ole group back to school 10 day cleanse.  And it was awesome.  And we all felt awesome going into Labor Day weekend.   So here's the deal…. we start on Monday August 18th.   More deets (and maybe even a giveaway!) to come.    If you've never done a 10 Day Cleanse, now is the time.  Trust me.  Facty.   Don't go into another fall feeling like less than your stellar self.   Don't.  


 The 10 Day Cleanse is an amazing kick start/ detox.   Never done a cleanse?   Check out some of my easy, helpful tips right here.   



Okay, what else?





I need some serious music downloading help.  Soo….I've been basically spending a small fraction of what could be the college funds of my innocent, small children on music downloads.   After a boxing class the other day, someone requested info. on a song on my playlist.   Long story short, I somehow confessed my Itunes obsession and three different people spouted off different super reasonably priced monthly or yearly music download sites.   

Help a sistah out…what do you guys use?  I need to know asap cuz my Itunes billing sitch is off the hook.




Remember when I used to post So What Wednesday!?    Tune in tomorrow…cuz it's back for a hot second!



Hope your summer is all you thought it would be an more.  #missyoulongtime!



Laters,
AR