2018 – Fitness Friday 12 & 13 (on a Saturday)

íFeliz cinco de mayo! How are you guys doing today? Celebrating cinco de mayo with margaritas? I know it’s one of my favorite alcoholic drinks. Anyway, I am so forgetful. I had a post typed up last week and I totally forgot to post it. It was about my thoughts of doing a 10k and my workouts.

Anyway, here were my workouts the past two weeks.

Fitness Friday 4-27-18

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Fitness Friday 5-4-18

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So, I ran a 10k race last Sunday and my post that I forgot to actually post was saying how I wasn’t prepared for the run and I did not expect to get a PR (personal record). Well, hold and behold, I got a PR and placed third in my age group for females. I was so surprised.

I expected to run it in one hour or more but I ran it in 55:46. I totally surprised myself. I also barely made it in time for the start due to traffic getting into the parking lot. I also didn’t stop to walk, which surprised me as well. I pushed myself since I could tell that I was going at a pace to set a PR. Mi novio also ran the 5k for the event, which started 15 minutes later than the 10k. I still beat him.

Most of the course was in the sun, which sucked. They changed the course and start/finish place this year. But, it was still a good, flat course.

In other news, life has been busy and hectic. I started a new job this week. And I watched the new Avengers movie twice this past week with the novio. It’s a great movie.

Well, that’s it for now.

How were your workouts?

Have you watched the new Avengers movie? 

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2017 – Fitness Friday 21 (on a Sunday) + Women’s Fitness Festival Recap

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I forgot to post my plan and recap this past week (I’ve been too busy). It’s too late to post the plan now, since I am now planning for next week. I will still have my run recap here. But first, here were my workouts this past week. I haven’t ran since my 10k and boy, my legs were sore a few days after the run. I had pushed myself hard to get the PR.

Fitness Friday 6-9-17

So, to begin with, the race was cooler than last year. And, it was cooler than the Capital City Classic I did a few weeks ago. It was actually a little breezy and a little chilly. It was not freezing though. I arrived there with mi novio and waited for my friends Julie and Gabby to arrive. Apparently, 4,000 women signed up for the race! #Girlpower

Anyway, the start line was so crowded and I was so nervous for the race to start. I had gone to use the bathroom before heading to the start line and couldn’t find my friends after using the bathroom. So many people!  I found a random place in the start line and waited for the race to start. I had to maneuver my way through the crowd the first couple minutes since everyone was going a different pace. I saw one of my friends and said hi. Then, I went along with my pace to try to get a PR.

The run went though downtown and it was pretty nice. At mile one, next to a water station, this older man was sitting there in his wheelchair with a rose, waiting for his beloved to run by. It was so sweet!  I use the RunKeeper App on my phone whenever I do runs so that I can get an idea of what my pace is. I should get a Garmin watch or something but it’s pricey. I was surprised by the first mile that my pace was at 9:03. I only expected at 10 minute mile pace, not faster.

I was getting a little tired after the 5k mark but I kept going. I liked how the race went by a park and the state capital. I work in the area so I am familiar with the area. I was so tempted to walk once I hit the 5k mark. But I knew that it would slow down my pace. Plus, I was afraid I would stop a lot more to walk if I did. I did eventually walk at the 5 mile mark to drink some water. I was getting thirsty at that point. It recharged me and I was able to run the last mile.

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I was so concentrated on getting a PR that I crossed the finish line and forgot to grab my medal. Don’t worry. I went back and got it. I was looking at my RunKeeper application quickly to see what time I was at right before turning towards the finish line. I saw that I could finish in under 58 minutes if I didn’t slow down. I usually don’t speed up towards the end of the finish line but I did this time. Plus, I smiled for the camera and gave a thumbs up! I was so happy for my strong finish.

I was so happy to get a PR. But, my toenail got bruised. I know, TMI. That is what happens in running sometimes. I did buy a pair of Brooks running shoes this week and I will be training in those for my half marathon. Anyway, my friend and I waited for another friend to finish. We all got PRs! We headed to the mimosa garden and got a mimosa. Delicious!

Well, that’s it for my race recap. Hope you guys had a great week of workouts.

How were your workouts last week? 

What is your favorite distance to run for races? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 20 (On a Monday)

Guess what everyone. I ran the Women’s Fitness Festival yesterday and I got a PR. My time was 57:59. I did it under one hour! I am so happy! The weather was cooler than last year and cooler than my other 10k a couple weeks back. It was a little breezy too but the weather was perfect. I really surprised myself with my pace. I thought I would do a 10 min per mile pace but I ended up running it faster.

Anyway, I am sorry about posting late about my workouts the past week. Here they are. I ended up taking a rest day last Sunday to get extra rest. I have been pushing it hard at the gym.

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As you see, I didn’t run that much the past week. However, I somehow got a PR for my 10k. I am so happy about that.

Well, that is it for now. I will be posting my meals and workouts later. It’s been a while since I have posted it. I’ll also post more about the race!

How were your workouts the past week? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 18 (on a Sunday)

It’s Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. Guess what, surprise, I ran a 10k race today! I surprised myself by deciding to run it last minute. I noticed that it went along with my training, so, why not. I didn’t expect a PR on this one since I haven’t run a 10k distance in a long time. However, it will help me when I run the 10k next month. I ran the Capital City Classic today and my time was: 1:05:17

I was hoping for a faster time. I started off with a 9:19 mile pace but then the weather hit me. It was so hot today. At least I did get a PR for my 10k run but it was still slower than what I wanted. I want to run a 10k in under an hour. At least my next 10k that I planned for, which is in two weeks, will give me another chance to reach my goal.

Anyway, here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 5-19-17

I am so happy that I am pretty much sticking to my training plan.

That’s it for now.

How were your workouts last week? 

What’s your favorite distance for a run? 

2017 – Weekly Meals and Workouts 9 + 10k Training Plan

It’s Monday everyone. Happy Monday! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. It’s been an eventful couple of days. Before I get into anything else, here is my plan for the week.

The thing with my plan is, I will have my workouts posted for the next month because of my 10k training plan. If you notice yesterday’s workout, I did legs + pull. I meant to do pull on Saturday when I posted my Fitness Friday post but I ended up not doing it that day. That is why I combined it with legs yesterday.

10 K Training Plan

I’m sorry that I didn’t make the design of my plan look any fancier. I just wanted to create something simple and to the point.

My meals will be pretty simple as well.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

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Meals

Breakfasts – WW Quesadilla w/avocado, salsa, chicken sausage

Lunches- leftovers from dinner OR out to eat if no leftovers

Dinners- Brown Rice, veggies, some sort of protein OR out to eat (date nights!)

Snacks – apples, trail mix, or dark chocolate covered almonds

Well, that’s my plan! Did I also mention that I will be running a half marathon in October? I plan to start training for that in mid-July. I will see how my 10k goes and build from there.

So, what is your plan for the week?