In one year…

Whoops. I just looked at the last time I blogged and it was in January…

Some things have changed (exercise-wise) since then, and I am actually NOT getting back into running. Kyle and I decided to join a gym (back at the end of January). We used to lift weights together back in college, and we were missing those workouts (he hates running).

Which brings me to my next topic- the reason for joining a gym (other than increasing fitness, improving health, increasing strength, blah, blah, blah) we have a certain event that we want to look our best for…

In exactly one year from today, I will be marrying the love of my life!

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Nothing like a wedding dress and fitted suit in front of 100+ people to motivate you to drop a few lbs😉

So that running- With work, school, wedding planning, and gym workouts, training for a long distance race just wasn’t in the cards for this year. Weight lifting it is!

I should mention that I’m still running, but instead of sticking to a training plan, I go for shorter runs (2-7 miles) on some of our “off” (gym) days. It’s nice not having to stick to a running schedule and just run for fun!

Happy 1 year pre-anniversary Kyle! (that’s a thing, right?)😉

Do you prefer running or weight lifting?

Getting back into running

WORKOUTS:

Wednesday: 4 x 400 m repeats

Thursday & Friday: Active rest days (not on purpose but life happens😉 )

Saturday: 5 miles- 3 easy + 2 @ 9:00 pace (actual= 3+2 miles: 9:00, 8:45)

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Just popping in to say a quick hello!

Right now I’m trying to get back into running. I took some time off because I was feeling burnt out and not enjoying running anymore. It’s not really a hobby if I don’t enjoy it, right?!

I finally feel like I want to train for something (half marathon), but it’s so hard getting back into the swing of things after months of strength training and short 3 mile runs. I’ve written out a training plan, but I find it’s harder to train without being signed up for an actual event. I’m sure some of you can relate!

Anyways, I’m telling all of you this to keep myself accountable! If I (try to) keep posting my workouts, it will keep me motivated to stick with it…at least that’s the plan.

I hope you all enjoy your 3 day weekend!

Who else has lost their running steam?

How do you stay motivated to keep active?

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Weekend Update- 7 Year Anniversary!

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WORKOUTS:

Sunday: 6.4 miles– My watch didn’t start when my friend and I took off for my run. I went by my FitBit mileage and thought we were running 5-ish miles. I later mapped it on Google and we actually ran 6.4 haha. Woops!

Monday: Upper body strength

Tuesday: 3 miles, easy pace

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On Friday, Kyle and I had our 7 year anniversary dinner date at Fleming’s! Our actual anniversary was Saturday, but we wanted to go out on Friday instead (more on that in a little bit😉 ).

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Dinner was amazingly delicious and so much fun! One of our topics of conversation was what we would do if we won the lottery. Very infrequently (MAYBE 1x/year), we will buy 1 lotto ticket just for fun. The conversations alone are worth it to us:)

Another funny thing we reminisced about was how on our first dates, we would always stress (internally) about having something to talk about to avoid awkward silence. Now I bet he prays for my silence😉. Funny how times have changed!

Now, Saturday was our actual anniversary. And remember I said how we didn’t want to go out? This is why:

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We’ve had 2 car accidents on 2 separate anniversaries (neither were our faults)! So we said clearly we weren’t meant to travel on that date😉

We had a relaxing day at home, went for a walk, and wrapped ourselves in bubbles for protection. We didn’t wear these for our walk, but I kind of wanted to just to see how many stares we got.

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Ever miscalculated your run?

What’s something you used to worry about on dates with your significant other?