running

Tuesday’s short run!!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!! My daughter arrives tonight, so I decided to get a workout in before we pick her up.
It’s been so darn hot here in FL, so when the temps dropped to 82/real feel of 89-I knew I needed to get outside. See, for me running just isn’t about fitness, it’s my therapy of sorts and has been most of my life. I only had 35-40 minutes so I ran one mile, and walked/ran the second mile. Yay for my first time running outside in ages. It felt great despite the temps.
How was your day?! I’d love to hear about it.

Cheers!

Michelle

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Monday motivation

Happy Monday!!! I’ll be real, today’s workout was a struggle. Consistency hasn’t been my strong suit the last couple of months, but to be honest I’m totally ok with that fact because we’ve made some amazing memories.
My oldest daughter was here the end of May, we had friends visiting a couple weeks ago, it was my husbands birthday last weekend (and yes, we celebrate ALL weekend-would be all month if it were up to him lol) annnd my daughter comes back to visit TOMORROW!!! So I made sure despite the struggle to make time to workout.
120 sit-ups, 60 side bends each side, glutes, run/walk and my daily plank.
How was your day?! I’d love to hear about it. 👊🏻😘

Cheers!!

Michelle

moving forward

Productive Sunday

We had rain in the forecast today, so we decided to get up and get some errands done. We went to our favorite pub called the Fat Rabbit for lunch, and stopped in at my favorite consignment shop. There was a pair of sandals I’ve been eyeballing and they were still there so I got them!!

We went to the local running store and all got new shoes, and went to Sprouts for some produce.

The sun finally came out so we finished the day at the pool.

Why do the weekends go by so fast? How was your weekend?

Cheers,

Michelle

moving forward, running

Wednesday’s quick workout.

Happy Wednesday, my friends. I hope you all had a fantastic day! Just over a two mile run, and a good plank will finish up my day. It wasn’t a pretty run, but I ran intervals between 5.4-5.8 on the treadmill-averaging around 5.4-5.5. Building up that baseline, slowly but surely.
How was your day? #wednesday #running

Cheers,

Michelle

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Happy Friday!!!!

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic day!!! I’m so happy it’s the weekend, I don’t know about you!! Tonight’s workout was 3 sets of 30 reps-biceps and shoulders. 4 set of 30-crunches and my daily plank, ANDDDD my first mini long run. No, 4 miles isn’t considered long, but it is for me where I’m at in my pre-training phase so I’m pretty pleased.
Any big plans for the weekend? We’re keeping a close eye on hurricane Elsa…🌀😬🏃🏻‍♀️

Cheers!

Michelle

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Wednesday’s adventures!!!

Running:

I actually ran today, and it didn’t suck…I had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath, and my goal was 25 minutes, which I achieved. Also…I did a thing…The hubby, my youngest daughter, and I are signed up for the Gasparilla half marathon in Tampa FL. It will be my first live race in 2 years and I am terrified and stoked all at once, LOL.

Recipes:

Dinner is usually pretty simple these days, but that doesn’t mean it can’t taste good. Tonight we had good ole canned green beans (beans are the only vegetable/legume I will buy canned), doctored up with some garlic, salt and pepper-let simmer for 20 minutes to get the “canned” taste cooked out, and add crispy bacon at the end. We always have microwaveable brown rice/quinoa in the pantry, which I add a pat of butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a drizzle of avocado oil and garnish with fresh cut scallions. Lastly we had sautéed shrimp, which I patted dry, and seasoned with some Cajun seasoning and cooked in a screaming hot pan with butter for maybe 1 minute per side as they were precooked.

Simple yet so good.

Real life adventures:

The world seems so full of cruelty, hate, and overall negative people these days…its honestly started to wear on me. So in efforts to try and put forth some positivity, I have made a daily goal of doing something kind for someone every single day. So today I emailed our lawn service, thanking them for going above and beyond when they trimmed our yard yesterday. They not only trimmed between our Oak and Crepe Myrtle trees, but they actually trimmed a lot of the overgrown branches on the Oak tree. I also asked them to pass my kudos on to management, and the customer service representative that got back to me seemed truly touched.

Are you running any live races this year, or have you already? How do you keep weeknight meals simple? Tell me the last kind thing you did….didn’t it make you feel good?

Cheers!

Michelle

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Racing well wishes!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend. It’s been a year since I’ve done a half marathon and 5 years since I’ve done a full…but this quote was always something that hit home with me so I wanted to share it! Cheers and good luck!!

What’s your favorite distance to run? Are you racing this weekend?

Cheers!

Michelle

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Thursday thoughts!!

One thing I’ll say about Florida, is that the weather here has really slowed me down. When it’s humid like it was today, I find myself taking a lot more walk breaks than I ever would. But as I found myself getting frustrated, I reminded myself that so many can’t even run a single mile anymore, and that I should be thankful for each step I take. So my new thought process is, “I no longer care about the pace I run, as long as I’m getting it done.” I’ll forever be thankful for the supplements I take, Novo Renew, that have afforded me the ability to keep moving. Click HERE for more information, and make sure to use my code Michelle25 at check out to save!!!
Good thing for you Gasparilla runners this weekend:we’ve got a cold front coming through this weekend!!! Let me know if you’re running!!! I’ll cheer you on!

Are you currently training for anything? What is your favorite distance to run? Do you notice yourself slowing down as you age (or is it just me, haha!)?

Cheers!

Michelle