Feel It On My Finger Tips, Hear It On My Window Pane

Saturdays are usually a fast 3 miles. That’s it. I try to keep it light knowing I have a long run on Sunday. I decided to try a slightly different route today, guessing it’d be somewhere between 3 and 4 miles (it was) because I need to switch it up every now and then. I used to be very consistent with runs to the point where I wasn’t running farther or faster often enough, and going the same routes all the time, so I just remained at this dull, static level where I wasn’t improving or challenging myself.

About a mile in, it started raining.

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I Love to Streak

This morning’s workout was Fitness Blender’s Get Strong! Upper Body Workout for Strength with Descending Reps. The only drawback for me is that because the weight is supposed to be increasing as the reps are descending, I have a tendency to start out with a weight that’s TOO low. I really need some new weights. The highest I use is 12, and I do that by holding a 10 lb. and a 2 lb. in the same hand. Between weights and new running shoes, I may have some shopping to do this weekend.

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You Can Put Chocolate Chips on Anything

So glad I managed to get out the door early enough to do 6 miles this morning. I cut it close, but I made it to the train on time by not dilly-dallying after my shower, eating a quick breakfast of cereal and banana (sprinkled with 1/3 tbsp. of mini chocolate chips because I DO WHAT I WANT), and doing my makeup on the train. I know all the corners to cut. Continue reading “You Can Put Chocolate Chips on Anything”

Back on Track

Wednesdays have typically been my speed work days. I like having a set routine where I do the same things on the same days every week. It’s easier to remember what I’m doing, I don’t have to think too much, and it makes it a lot easier to not skip a specific workout. Sometimes being boring is good!

For a while I was going to my old high school track and doing fast/slow 200s or 400s. Then I read something that suggested not doing speed work on a track, so last week I did it on roads. THEN I read something that said doing speed work on BOTH a track and on roads was okay, and because I am very susceptible to things I read, this morning I decided to head back to the track.

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How I Learned to Stop Hurrying and Love the Run


Age 24. Around the time I started to like running. I was waiting tables on Halloween one year so I dressed up as Super Waitress.

No run today, just a good upper body strength training workout courtesy of Fitness Blender. It’s my favorite one: Kelli’s Upper Body Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily – Arms, Shoulders, Upper Back. That’s literally what it’s called. I used 6, 8, 10, and 12 lbs. and probably need to step it up to 15 soon because the higher weights are getting too easy. I can’t believe there was a time not long ago when I only used 3 lb. weights. Continue reading “How I Learned to Stop Hurrying and Love the Run”

Getting Faster for Pancakes

I have discovered Fit Snap. While I COULD just post a screenshot of my distance, duration, and pace, isn’t it more fun to see MY BEAUTIFUL FACE TOO?? I took this right after I finished this morning’s run. I couldn’t see the pic as I took it because I hate using the selfie camera on account of it being shitty and bad. I still have an iPhone 5S because I keep phones until they die. Edited with Faded.

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September 20, 2017

Do I HAVE to have a title on these posts? I hate coming up with them. Okay, it’s settled: no titles. Maybe just the date. The date will be the title. Glad I figured this out!

I started doing “speed work” a few months ago, and I usually do it Wednesdays. I put “speed work” in quotes because it’s not SUPER intensive, and also I still have this hang up that I’m slow and always will be (even though I’ve seen my pace increase this past summer). Continue reading “September 20, 2017”