Workout Recaps + Random Things I’m Loving (Volume 8)

Hey everyone!  Another Monday already?!  Time keeps flying by, and I keep thinking that finally, this will be the week that I get to run outside.  That I’ll get it together and have an awesome week of training for my 25k (15.5 mile) race in early May.  But, it’s just not happening yet.  My motivation to log miles on the treadmill is at an all-time low.  Any tips to keep me happy running inside?  I’d love to hear ’em!

But, despite the frigid temps, here’s what I managed this past week:

M – 60 minute strength training class


W – 8 miles total ( 4 x 800 in the middle, 3:20, 3:15, 3:15, 3:20)

Th – 60 minute kickboxing class

F – 5.5 miles (with 2.5 at tempo pace of 7:45ish)

S – 60 minute strength training class + 60 minutes kickboxing

Su – OFF

See what happened this weekend?!  I could not make myself miss my favorite classes this weekend to run inside on the treadmill, so I told myself I’d push it to Sunday.  But then my body was feeling the hard workouts from the previous day, and we had some other stuff we wanted to get accomplished, and it just didn’t happen.  Ugh!  So tomorrow is the day, 10 miles will be happening in some way, shape, or form. 🙂

On a happier note, here are some things I’ve been loving lately:

  • Adding highlights to my hair.  I’ve never, ever had highlights in my hair before and I don’t know why I decided that this was the time to try them (my sister kindly suggested maybe I’m going through a mid-life crises – Ha! – I hope not).  But I like the way they turned out, and I match my blondie daughters just a bit better now.


  • The clearance section at Nordstrom Rack!  My youngest came to me complaining about her toes hurting, and she had big blisters on both of her big toes.  I couldn’t believe she outgrew her shoes AGAIN!  So we went off in search of tennis shoes and something a little fancier for church, etc.  We struck at Kohls, Shoe Carnival (who wanted to charge me $60(!!!) for a pair of preschool sized Nike’s – no thanks!) and finally struck gold at Nordstrom Rack.  Not only did we find great shoes for my younger daughter, but also these adorable Uggs that I’m hoping will fit my older daughter next winter on super duper clearance!


  • My crock-pot.  We have a couple of nights each week where the kids and I are out doing activities until dinnertime, and when we get home everyone is falling apart and hungry.  I’ve enjoyed getting reacquainted with my crock-pot recently to alleviate this problem, plus the house smells amazing.  Here are some of the meals I’ve made:

Chicken Salsa

Spaghetti Squash Thai Noodle Bowls

Beef Stew

That’s all for now!  Enjoy the rest of your Monday. 🙂


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