Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitness Friday...December 18th Edition!

Woohoo! Today is the last day of school and the start of Christmas holidays!!! It's been a busy week at preschool but we end it all today with our class party!

This week was super busy at home too! On Tuesday night we had our pack Christmas party with the cub scouts.

Wednesday I did some more Christmas shopping after school. Later that night I had coffee with my sister at our favorite coffee shop.

Thursday was supposed to be a day of Christmas parties with my boys but Sawyer got sick Wednesday evening. So I got an unexpected day off with him. Poor baby! I hate it when my babies are sick! He ended up having strep throat. Luckily the antibiotics should have him feeling better in no time!

Now it's time for Fitness Friday! I had a great week of running! The calf doesn't hurt at all anymore! I did have a few days this week where my lower back was hurting though so that's no fun. But it seemed to get a little better. The good thing is that it didn't hurt when I was running! I have an old stress fracture in my back from years and years ago and sometimes it will flare up like that. No fun!

  • Friday- #plankaday 1:15, 1.36 mile run in 11:52 average pace 8:43

  • Saturday- 1.51 mile run in 12:56 average pace 8:33
  • Monday- #plankaday 1:10, 1.31 mile run in 11:18 average pace 8:38

  • Tuesday- #plankaday 1:30, 1.51 mile run in 13:04 average pace 8:40

  • Wednesday- #plankaday 1:15, 1.51 mile run in 12:55 average pace 8:33

  • Thursday- #plankaday 1:10, 1.31 mile run in 10:57 average pace 8:21

My runs were great this week! The streak is still going strong and I'm still enjoying it! The weather was crazy this week though! A few mornings were cool and some were hot! Crazy Gulf Coast weather! I also really enjoyed my 5 mile long run with Andria! It felt so great to run long again!

I had lots of temptations this week with my eating. So many parents at school have been bringing in goodies for the teachers. One day they brought in all different kinds of cookies. And cookies are my weakness. Yes I ate some...and they were so good! Another day a parent brought in donuts but I'm proud to say I didn't eat one! It's so hard this time of year!

This weekend I have a 6 mile run planned! Me and Andria are going to run together again! I can't wait! :-)

QOTD: What was your best run or workout this week? Any holiday temptations coming your way?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Four Things Survey

Surveys are always fun! So when Heather from Through Heather's Looking Glass tagged me to do the four things survey I knew I wanted to participate! So here we go!

Four names that people call me, other than my real name:
Pooh Bear (my Dad calls me this)
Babe (only by my hubby of course)
Mindy Mouse
Mama (this is probably my favorite name to be called!)

Four jobs I have had:
Third Grade Teacher
Real Estate Assistant
Insurance Sales
Preschool Teacher

Four movies I've watched more than once:
The Twilight Series (yes I LOVE it!)
P.S. I Love You
Sleeping Beauty

Four books I’d recommend:
The Twilight Series
The Hunger Games Series
Redeeming Love
All Around the Town

Four places I have lived:
Laurel, Mississippi
Panama City, Florida
Milton, Florida
Daphne, Alabama

Four places I have been:
San Francisco, California
Washington D.C.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The Bahamas and the Virgin Islands

Four places I’d rather be right now:
California where my best friend lives
Disney World!
Disney Cruise
On a run

Four things I don’t eat:
Spinach (I detest it!)

Four of my favorite foods:
Fresh Fruit
Squash and Zucchini 
Sweet Potatoes

Four TV shows that I watch:
The Walking Dead
Pretty Little Liars
The Vampire Diaries (I know I'm a total teenager lol)

Four things I am looking forward to this year:
Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend!
Seaside Half Marathon Weekend!
Disney World with the family this summer!
My best friend coming to visit this summer!

Four things I’m always saying:
Boys! (as in calling my boys...I feel like I say it all day long lol)

Four People I Tag:

QOTD: Answer one of the questions above in the comments!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#RnRNola Training Week 2!

Currently training for:
Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon (use code ROADRUNNERGIRL for $10 off the full and half or ROADRUNNERGIRL10k for $5 off the 10K!)
Disney Glass Slipper Challenge
Seaside Half Marathon

This week 5 miles was on the schedule! I was super excited about this run because Andria was coming to run with me! It has been forever since we've ran together and I was so looking forward to seeing her!

I wasn't too nervous about this run because I hadn't felt anything in the calf all week. I was hoping it would be like that for 5 miles too.

I was also excited about my run outfit lol! Andria bought me some Olaf socks and we were planning on wearing them! Hey...a girl can be excited about the running clothes too! ;-)

I planned the route to take us downtown. That is one of mine and Andria's favorite places to run!

The run started out great. It was a little chilly at first but we got warm real fast. Before we knew it we had made it to mile 1! Andria and I joked about how much faster a mile goes by when we are running together! I think I talked her ear off lol!

Before we knew it we had made it to mile 2.5 and our turn around point. This just happened to be at City Hall. There was a gorgeous Christmas tree and we just had to stop for a picture!

The Christmas parade in our city was the day before and we could still see some of the remnants from it. The city also brought snow in for the kids! Of course we had to take a picture by the snow too...even though it was pretty melted by that point!

Then it was time to head back and finish the last half of our run. I kept thinking I would eventually feel some tightness in my calf but I never did!!! Before I knew it...we had reached 5 miles!!! I did it! And with NO CALF PAIN!!! Yay!!!

And the new Garmin still has no idea what I can do lol! I had logged my longest run yet with it!

It wasn't my fastest run but that was ok. Dr. Justin said to take it easy and that's what I'm doing. I don't want to get injured again. I have too many races coming up! :-)

I'm so glad Andria ran with me! The Dynamic Duo is back!!! :-)

QOTD: Have you ever heard of a city bringing in snow? Or is that the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard? Lol!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Get-A-Grip Invitational Gymnastics Meet!

My 7 year old son Sawyer had his very first gymnastics meet this past weekend in Birmingham, AL! He was so excited! He's been on the gymnastics team for a year and has worked so hard for this day! The boys team at our gym is a brand new team. I'm so glad he is a part of it! His coach is amazing and you can tell he loves what he is doing!

Since this was their very first meet they learned a ton! Even the coach learned a lot and I know he will be prepping the boys with the new knowledge for their next meet in January.

Here he is about to walk into his very first meet! Can you tell he is excited??!!

Here Sawyer is with Coach Justin!

And yes...he had to endure the pictures that a Mom must have! ;-)

Be prepared for lots of pictures...and video!

Stretching before the meet began!

First up: RINGS! Score: 8.3 Place: 3rd

VAULT! Score: 8.5 Place: 4th

POMMEL HORSE! Score: 5.5 Place: 5th

And unfortunately we only got video of his pommel mushroom and not the pommel horse part (which was the best part)!

HIGH BAR! Score: 6.4 Place: 5th

FLOOR! Score: 6.7 Place: 5th

PARALLEL BARS! Score: 7.2 Place: 5th

He did AMAZING!!!!! I'm so proud of my little gymnast!!!

And he even got BLING!!! He brought home 7 medals! At this rate he will have more medals than me in no time lol!

Getting a medal for one of his 5th place events!

3rd place! He got to stand on the podium!!!

4th place!!!

QOTD: Do your kids participate in any sports? Did you participate in sports when you were a kid?



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