Monday, July 25, 2016

The Weekly Chase #184!

Happy Monday y'all! We had an amazing week at my sister's house! We just got home yesterday afternoon so this will be a short post. We are trying to unpack and get settled in.

Here are a few pictures from our amazing week with my sister!










Now it's time for the Weekly Chase! It's a new week and I have new goals to achieve! I hope you will link up your own goals with me too! And feel free to use the badge below in your post too! You can grab the badge HERE! :-)

Road Runner Girl

Here are last week's goals!
  • Goal #1: Run every day! Yes! I ran every day at my sister's house! The streak is still going strong!
  • Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. 50%. I didn't roll every day. 
  • Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories. 75%. I logged almost everything!
  • Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week. Yes!!!
  • Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles. Nope. I loved running at my sister's house and ran at least 2.5-3 miles each day. NEED a rest day this week!
  • Goal #6: Eat less calories each day. Yes! I indulged some at my sister's house but also made good choices to balance it out along with my runs and workouts. 
  • Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week. Yes! I walked every day!
  • Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week. Yes! 3 times this week with my sister!!!
  • Goal #9: Have fun at my sister's house! YES!!!! We had a blast!

And here are my goals for this week!

Every week goals:


Goal #1: Run every day! 
Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. 
Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories.
Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week.
Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles.
Goal #6: Eat less calories each day.
Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week.
Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week.

Goal #9: Make Hayden's birthday the best! Hayden's 11th birthday is on Wednesday! I'm going to have a fun day planned for him! 

So that's the plan for this week! Hope you all have a great week!!!

QOTD: What goals are you chasing this week?

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Monday, July 18, 2016

The Weekly Chase #183!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

Friday we had to take my car into the dealership for an oil change. I hate waiting on stuff like that but know it's a must when you own a car. Thank goodness for their Kindles! The boys did great waiting!!!


We had a ton of errands to run Friday. The boys were so good! We had to stop by Starbucks for a birthday gift so of course I had to get a frappuccino while I was there! I ordered a Grande but the barista made me a Venti anyway since that was my normal! So sweet!!!


Friday evening we had dinner with friends while the kids were at VBS. Then it was time to go back to the church and watch their show! These kiddos had such a blast this week!



Saturday morning I woke up to run a long run. I had plans to run about 5 miles. But I was feeling so good that I ran 6.2! It was the best long run I've had in a long time!!! And...I also got a new Garmin y'all!!! I got the Garmin Vivoactive HR! I'm loving it so far! 


After getting cleaned up from my run it was time for a girls' day! My friend Kirstin's daughter Maddy was celebrating her 11th birthday! We drove to Montgomery to the Shakespeare Festival to see Beauty and the Beast! It was such an amazing performance!!! We enjoyed lunch and dinner together! So much fun! 




Sunday morning I ran. Then I spent the rest of the morning packing. Poor Cullen did NOT want us to leave!


Sunday afternoon we left for another week at my sister's house! I know the boys and I are going to have a blast!

Now it's time for the Weekly Chase! It's a new week and I have new goals to achieve! I hope you will link up your own goals with me too! And feel free to use the badge below in your post too! You can grab the badge HERE! :-)

Road Runner Girl

Here are my goals from last week!
  • Goal #1: Run every day! Yep! The streak is still alive!
  • Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. Yes!
  • Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories. Yes!
  • Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week. Yes!
  • Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles. No. Ugh! I really need to do better at this! 
  • Goal #6: Eat less calories each day. Yes!
  • Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week. Yes! I walked after every run this week!
  • Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week. Yes!!! :-)
  • Goal #9: Start shopping for Hayden's birthday. No. I forgot that payday had to come first before I set this goal last week. 

And here are the goals I will be chasing this week! 

Every week goals:

Goal #1: Run every day! 

Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. 
Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories.
Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week.
Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles.
Goal #6: Eat less calories each day.
Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week.
Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week.

Goal #9: Have fun at my sister's house! Yes we just visited my sister a few weeks ago but we had so much fun that we decided to go back this week! It's summer time so we can do it! I know we will have a great time! It's great just hanging out all together! 

So that's my plan this week! Since I will be at my sister's house I won't be blogging. Her internet connection is awful so I won't be able to blog. But I'll be back next week I promise!

Y'all have a great week!

QOTD: What goals are you chasing this week?

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fitness Friday...July 15th Edition!

Happy Friday y'all!!! Who's ready for the weekend? We had a fun week this week! The boys had Vacation Bible School at our church every night this week. So that meant dinner and gym time with the hubby and friends without kids! :-)

The other nice thing about our church's VBS is that they feed the kids dinner every night! Here they are with their friend Maddy on the first night eating hamburgers!


Me and my hubby went to dinner with our friends Kirstin and Jim and their parents. We ate at the Mediterranean Sandwich Company (Greek food y'all) and it was so good! We don't go there often because my boys don't like anything there. So it was a nice treat!

After dinner we all went to the gym to workout. And my hubby and I didn't plan it but we matched!!! 


Tuesday afternoon I met my Instagram friend Heather and Jenny at the yogurt place. Heather lives in Texas but was in town. It was so good to see her!!!


That night while the kids were at VBS we went to Kirstin's house to eat dinner. She made a yummy meal for us!!! 

Wednesday we ate lunch with Andy. Then we went to Target to kill some time. The boys LOVE looking at Legos there! Kirstin came and met us. Then we went to Starbucks of course! 


That night we all went to the gym. I talked Andy into doing the BodyPump class and he did amazing!!!



Thursday morning I drank out of the new coffee mug that my hubby brought me from Boy Scout Camp! It is handmade and so pretty! 


While Sawyer was at gymnastics that afternoon Hayden and I had a lunch date! It was nice having some one on one time with him! 

Now it's time for Fitness Friday! I ran AND worked out at the gym this week. I only planked once (during BodyPump Class) this week though because I've been dealing with a little bit of groin/ab pain. Planking hurts it so I'm taking a break until it feels better. 


  • Friday- 2.56 mile run in 20:30 average pace 8:01
  • Saturday- 6.21 mile run in 55:00 average pace 8:51, Strength training: BodyPump
  • Sunday- 2.27 mile run in 18:38 average pace 8:12
  • Monday- 2.06 mile run in 16:53 average pace 8:11, Strength training: Chest, biceps, back
  • Tuesday- 2.61 mile run in 21:15 average pace 8:09
  • Wednesday- 2.56 mile run in 20:37 average pace 8:03, Strength training: BodyPump
  • Thursday- 2.56 mile run in 20:27 average pace 8:00


I'm so proud that I was able to get in all my runs AND strength training 3 times this week! I'm so loving being able to go to the gym!!! 

This weekend I'm going to the Shakespeare Festival with Kirstin and her daughter Maddy to celebrate Maddy's birthday! I'm excited! I'm hoping to get in at least 3-4 miles before we go. Not sure if I'll get in a long run this weekend but that's the joy of not training for anything at the moment. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

QOTD: What was your best run or workout this week?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A HOT 10K!

This past weekend I planned on running at least 5 miles. It's been so hot and humid lately that I was going to be happy if I could get in 5 miles. Like I've been trying all summer...I had a goal to slow down to help make the run a little more bearable.

I woke up to a feels like temperature of 88 degrees at 6:00AM and 90% humidity. That's enough to make you not even want to get out there! But I knew I needed to so I did.

I decided to run one of my favorite routes. The run started out well. The sun had just came up and there was still a little color in the sky.


The first mile went by pretty fast. And then I turned onto one part of my route that was shaded. It's such a pretty road!


I ran to the end of this road and then turned around. I took a little turn into a small neighborhood and did the loop in there. Then I headed back. 

I reached the part of the route where I would need to make a decision. I could keep going straight for 5 miles...or I could make a right turn so I could run 6 miles. 


Since I was feeling pretty good I decided to make that right turn! If I needed to stop at 5 I would. I could just walk the rest of the way home.

But y'all! I made it! I ran those 6.2 miles! It wasn't my fastest run but my average pace was still in the 8's and I was super happy with that!



Every long run this summer has been one where I've learned. I've learned that I MUST slow down in the heat and humidity no matter how much I don't want to. Even though this run was a little better than ones in the past...I still need to slow down even more. Long runs in the summer for me would be a lot more comfortable if I would run in the 9's. I'm going to try that this next long run. We will see! 

QOTD: How much do you slow down in the summer? 

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Weekly Chase #182!

Happy Monday y'all!!! I hope you all had a great weekend! I sure did!

Friday I went shopping with my friend Kirstin! I found this amazing shirt! I didn't get it but I loved it!!!


I also found the "Squatty Potty!!!" This is a joke in my family where the boys outnumber me. Anything potty or poop related is hilarious to all members of my household. So when they found the advertisement video for the Squatty Potty they thought it was quite funny! I thought it was a joke but no y'all. Apparently this is a real thing and my son Hayden really wants one lol! So I had to take a picture and send it to them while they were at Boy Scout camp when I found it!!! My hubby said when he showed the picture to Hayden he asked if I bought it???!!! Lol!


Friday night we ate dinner out with the Brendels at our favorite Mexican restaurant! It was so yummy! It wasn't my pizza (which I normally eat the night before a long run) but it was delicious! 

Saturday morning I ran 6 miles. I had a pretty decent run despite it being super hot. I'll tell you more about it this week.

After my run I got cleaned up and then met Kirstin at the gym for the Body Pump class. I LOVE this class! It's a great workout!!!


After class Kirstin and I went to a LulaRoe party. Have you guys heard of LulaRoe? I am obsessed with their leggings! They are super soft and comfy!!! 

That afternoon my boys came home from Boy Scout Summer Camp! Sawyer and I surprised them and met them at the meeting spot where they all met so parents could pick up their boys. We didn't have to go since Andy drove his truck but I just couldn't wait any longer to see them! It's so great to have them home!!!!


We also got a new mattress this weekend for our guest bedroom. Cullen claimed it as his when we were moving it in lol!


Sunday morning I ran. Then the rest of the day was spent doing yucky boy scout laundry lol! Andy also fixed our garage door opener that broke a few days before they left for camp. We also ate a yummy lunch out and just enjoyed being all together again!!!

Now it's time for the Weekly Chase! It's a new week and I have new goals to achieve! I hope you will link up your own goals with me too! And feel free to use the badge below in your post too! You can grab the badge HERE! :-)

Road Runner Girl

Here are last week's goals!
  • Goal #1: Run every day! Yes! The streak is still going strong!
  • Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. Yep!
  • Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories. Yes!
  • Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week. Yes!!!
  • Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles. Nope. I really need to do better with this one!
  • Goal #6: Eat less calories each day. Yes!
  • Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week. Yes! I've been walking after every run!
  • Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week. Yes! I actually strength trained 3 times this week!!!
  • Goal #9: Plan a fun week for Sawyer and me. Yes! My friends the Brendels kept us busy and took such great care of us! They fed us most nights! So sweet and we are so blessed! 

And here are the goals I will be chasing this week! 

Every week goals:



Goal #1: Run every day! 
Goal #2: Roll, stretch, and ice daily. 
Goal #3: Maintain my weight by logging my calories.
Goal #4: Move 11,000 steps or more each day this week.
Goal #5: Run at least 1 run under 2 miles.
Goal #6: Eat less calories each day.
Goal #7: Take at least one walk this week.
Goal #8: Strength train at least 2 times this week.

Goal #9: Start shopping for Hayden's birthday. Hayden's birthday is at the end of the month. We are going to be at my sister's house the week before so I need to start shopping soon! 

This week my boys have Vacation Bible School at our church. It's at night. I'm looking forward to dinner with no kids this week! 

I hope you all have a great week!

QOTD: What goals are you chasing this week?

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