Hey y’all!! HAPPY MONDAY!! How was your weekend??!!
Per our conversation (i.e. post) on Friday, I wasn’t able to run my 5k (Insert a very sad face). Hurricane Arthur reared his ugly head the morning of July 4th, hence completely messing up all hope of me running (well, running without pouring rain and gusting wind). I guess *my PR* (stars, meaning hopefully) will have to wait until Saturday because I’m running Fort Eustis 5k! I’m hoping for the best and also begging Mother Nature to please (PLEASE!) cooperate this time.
It’s crazy, after a month of not racing, I now have two big races coming up:
July 12th- Fort Eustis 5k
July 19th- Allen Stone Run-Swim-Run
I GUESS IT’S TIME TO SEE WHERE I’M AT!!!
Anyways, so later (like sometime in the afternoon), the weather cleared up and I headed down to Norfolk with my husband, Marc. We picked up my new, gnarly, pink bike trainer that honestly, I’m already in love with. When I got home, I took it out for a spin upstairs in my weight room.
It’s a great new addition to my other cool gadgets. Here are some of my favorite toys:
1} Blender Bottle
3} Swimming Drag Belt
4} Garmin GPS Watch
DO YOU HAVE ANY FAB TRAINING TOYS?!
My run on Saturday at Virginia Beach was horribly windy. Honestly, I felt like I was running in place (like on a treadmill). I couldn’t believe how elegantly I got through it, considering the pain I was in (with the strong wind gusts).
My husband keeps telling me how mentally strong I’ve become aaand…yeah, I guess I’m finally starting to see what he is talking about. It used to take me a mile or so to calm my breathing down, to relax my face, and to really enjoy my run, but now, I do all of these things (pretty much) right away. Towards the end of a run, I might be physically exhausted, but my mind refuses to give up.
This quote is ridiculously inspiring. It gives me chills. So, back to my run:
After the boardwalk run, we headed over to Whole Foods for some fresh squeezed orange juice and some breakfast potatoes with lots of kale (well, at least for me). It was YUM! I love their kale with garlic. I’m tellin’ ya though, after a few bites, I can fend off any vampire attack. Hehe!! Seriously, your breath NOT smelling like garlic sauce is overrated!! Tehehe!! Okay, I’ll stop now because I’m having way too much fun entertaining myself…I mean YOU.
HAVE A GREAT MONDAY!!! MORE FUN COMING TOMORROW!!! XOXO!!