Friday, July 11, 2014

Fitness Friday...July 11th Edition!

Happy Friday! We had a fun week this week! On Monday the boys and I went with some friends to a pool in Jackson, AL. This pool is a lake fed pool and it has water slides, inflatables, diving boards, and a trampoline! My boys had a BLAST! It was my friend Paige's son's birthday too so we celebrated while we were there. It was a fun day with some great friends!





This week we also went to a local farmers market and got some fresh peaches, strawberries, apples, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes! I love supporting our local farmers! And I LOVE eating clean foods!

It's Fitness Friday time! I'm ready to tell you all about my runs this week! And my run streak has continued...with my very own hashtag...#RRGRunStreak! ;-)


  • Saturday- 2.03 mile run in 17:57 average pace 8:51
  • Sunday- 1.52 mile run in 13:29 average pace 8:53
  • Monday- #plankaday 1:10, 3.11 mile run in 27:35 average pace 8:52

  • Tuesday- 1.52 mile run in 13:09 average pace 8:41
  • Wednesday- #plankaday 1:05, 1.52 mile run in 13:07 average pace 8:38

  • Thursday- #plankaday 1:15, 3.12 mile run in 28:13 average pace 9:03


Weight loss this week: 1.3 lbs.
Weight loss total: 23.4 lbs.

The running went great this week! I even had another 5K PR on Monday! I think the weight loss has helped me get faster! I'm still enjoying the run streak. I'm not sure how long I will streak but I'm going to continue until I feel like my body is telling me to stop.

I'm very happy with my weight loss this week. I truly believe that making sure I drink all my water every day has helped. And I'm ready to lose some weight with some awesome people in my DietBet!!! The pot is now up to $100 but I know we can make it higher! Who is going to join me to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks and earn some of the pot??? Join HERE today!!! 

I'm running 6 miles with my Sole2Soul Sisters tomorrow morning. We are running downtown. It will be fun to run a different route! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 


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

I've had some interest in making my Fitness Friday post a link up. Is anyone interested in that? If so, let me know in the comments and we will make it happen next week!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

California Fruit!

Another yummy thing I experienced in California...the FRUIT!!! Oh my goodness the fruit is to die for! One of the days we were there my friend Stephanie took us to a local farm stand. They had these everywhere so you just had to choose one! I have always heard that the fresh fruit in Cali is amazing so I couldn't wait to try some!

A photo opp with the kids! :-)


One of my favorite fruits is strawberries! Before I even got close I could smell them! They smelled sooo good! And the price wasn't bad at all! I pay $2.99 for about the same amount here in Alabama.


All the fruit looked and smelled amazing!!! I just love all the colors!!!



It was so hard to choose what we wanted! I wanted one of everything lol! We ended up buying strawberries, peaches, and cantaloupe. It was all amazing!!!

Right across the street from that farm stand was this view! I couldn't resist a quick picture with my hubby! So beautiful!


When I got home I went to the grocery store. I went to buy some strawberries and you know what the label said? California strawberries!!! The fruit there is so good that it is shipped to us! Stephanie doesn't know how lucky she is with that right in her backyard! ;-)

QOTD: Do you shop for your fruits and veggies at the grocery store or a farmer's market? 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fourth of July 10K!

Since the 4th of July was on a Friday this year I thought it would be fun to run my long run on that day instead of the weekend. Plus I knew we would be up late watching fireworks and then driving home from my friend Rhonda's house and I wouldn't want to get up early to get in that long run. AND....I wanted to be able to indulge a little in that 4th of July Cook Out! ;-)

So a Fourth of July 10K sounded perfect! My friend Holly came to run with me! It was so great to see her! I haven't seen her all summer long and have really missed our runs together! We also wore cute 4th of July running outfits (it's all about the outfit you know)!



Holly is doing some low heart rate training and needed to watch her heart rate so we planned on running this run a little slower than normal.

Since we hadn't seen each other in so long we had so much to talk about! Or...I guess I had more to talk about because Holly wanted to know all about my trip to California. So again....I talked the entire 6.2 miles lol!

The run went by fast for me since I was talking so much. A different route also helped the run pass by too!


In the end we had a pretty good pace! It wasn't too much slower than what I had been running on long run days. Oops! Sorry Holly! I really tried to slow down lol! She seemed ok with our pace though...her heart rate didn't get too high so that was good.



I had so much fun running this run with Holly! It was so great catching up! And with a 10K done I didn't feel bad about that tiny piece of cheesecake I had later that day! ;-)

I've worn this same running outfit the past 2 years for the 4th of July. Just for fun....I did a comparison of last year and this year. Can you tell I've lost weight? :-)


QOTD: Do you like to run long on holidays to help you afford the extra calories you will be eating that day?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fourth of July FUN!

We had a blast on July 4th! Every year we go to my best friend Rhonda's house to celebrate! We usually play games all day, cook out, and then go watch the fireworks. This year was a little different because Rhonda just got a pool put in! So instead of games we spent the day swimming! We had so much fun! Here's pictures of our fun day celebrating America's birthday!!!

No holiday is complete without family pictures!





Me and Rhonda!


The Kids!


Swimming Time!


Eating Time! We had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and dip, baked beans, and fresh corn on the cob. And for dessert....4th of July cheesecake!


Later that night it was time for fireworks! Yes my Sawyer had his fingers in his ears for a reason. He hates the loud noise the fireworks make! It scares him every year! So his remedy is to watch them with his fingers in his ears lol!




My silly Hayden photobombed me and Andy's picture lol!






As you can see from the pictures...we had a great day celebrating our freedom! God Bless the USA!

QOTD: What did you do on July 4th? Any traditions?

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Weekly Chase #79!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did! I enjoyed spending time with friends and family! For the 4th of July we went to my friend Rhonda's house and cooked out, swam, and watched the fireworks. Saturday we went out to lunch and to a movie with the hubby's parents. Then we did a little shopping. Sunday we went to church that morning and then we had another beach day! The water was really calm so we were able to use our Stand Up Paddle Board. The boys had a blast riding the waves!



Now it's time for another Weekly ChaseI'm ready to tell you all about my goals for this week! 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 #RWRunStreak officially ended on July 4th. But I've decided to keep streaking!
  • Goal #2: Roll and stretch daily. 95%. I'm getting a little better with this but still not where I need to be.
  • Goal #3: Log and stay under all my calories this week. Yes!
  • Goal #4: Drink 64 ounces of water every day. 95%. I did a lot better drinking my water this week. There was only one day I didn't get in 64 ounces.
  • Goal #5: Clean out my closet! Yes! I cleaned out my closet and got rid of 8 bags of clothes that were either too big, I hadn't worn in a year, or were way out of style. My closet is now organized and feels brand new!

Here are my goals for this week!

Goal #1: Run every day! I've decided to continue my streak! I also created my own hashtag for my streak...#RRGRunStreak! :-) I'm not sure how long I will streak. I plan on doing it until I feel like my body needs a rest...or until it is just too hard to fit it in every day.

Goal #2: Roll and stretch daily. I've got to keep this up especially since I'm going to keep streaking!

Goal #3: Log and stay under all my calories this week. Gotta keep doing well with this. I still want to lose another 8 pounds to be at my goal weight. 

Goal #4: Drink 64 ounces of water every day. If I tell you I'm going to do this then I am more accountable! So it's a goal!

Goal #5: Recruit players for my DietBet! I'm hosting my first DietBet! It's where every player bets $25. Then you lose at least 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. Whoever makes that goal gets a percentage of the pot at the end of the game. Lose weight AND win money??? Sounds like a great deal to me! Will you join me??? Please? I promise we will have fun and I will help encourage you and motivate you to lose those unwanted pounds! :-) Sign up to play HERE! The more players we have the bigger the pot! 

So that's the plan for me this week! Good luck with your goals this week too!

QOTD: What are your goals this week?

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