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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2018 – Fitness Friday 4 (on a Monday)

Happy Monday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I have been so busy the past few weeks. I’m sorry for not posting! It’s just been hectic and time just flies by so fast.

Anyway, here were my workouts the past two weeks!

Fitness Friday 2-23-18

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Fitness Friday 3-2-18

3-2-2018

As you can see, I am starting to run more again. I ran the Donut Dash this past weekend with my co-workers. There was no official time but I ran it under 40 minutes. The Donut Dash is a four mile run. First, you run 2 miles, get your donuts, and then run 2 miles back to where you started. It was my first time doing it and it was so much fun! I will post pictures.  I also have more runs planned for this year. I also watched the King’s Game this weekend (they lost) and I watched a movie with the novio.

I will try to post more but it’d also be nice to hear what you guys would like to read about. If not, I do have a list of topics I would like to write about. Let me know what you guys are interested in reading or learning about!

That’s it for now!

How were your workouts the past week? 

How have you guys been? Any updates? What nutrition/health related articles would you like to read about? 

2018 – Fitness Friday 2

Happy Sunday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. The weather here the past week was perfect. It was unusually warm for Spring but it was really nice. It went up to the mid 70s. It was great! Unfortunately, we do need rain so it did cut into our rainfall.

So, anyway, enough about that. Here were my workouts last week.

Fitness Friday 2-9-18

I ran the 5k with mi novio on Sunday. It was the SuperBowl run in our area. The weather was perfect! Plus, we got beers after (well, I did. The novio doesn’t drink so I drank his). Since I stayed with him the entire time and it was his first 5k, I didn’t get a PR. 41:17 was the time.

Yesterday, I went to the Waffle Experience with my friends yesterday and it was delicious! Who knew that a waffle burger would taste so good. It’s called “We Found the Beef”.

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Well, that’s it for now!

How were your workouts the past week? 

Have you tried a waffle burger before? 

2017 – Fitness Friday 38 (on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday everyone! How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright. The weather has been weird. Last week, it was almost 90 degrees and now, it rained today! I so miss the summer/spring weather. I’m not a fall/winter person.

Anyway, here were my workouts this week.

Fitness FRiday 11-3-17

I do plan on running again starting next week. I am looking to buy new running shoes. Once I do buy a new pair, I am going to start running again. I do miss it! It has just been hard to run in the morning since it’s still dark and I do not like running on the treadmill much. At this point though, it is something I have to deal with during the work week (due to work). At least I have the weekend to run outside.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

How were your workouts this week?

Do you like running on the treadmill?

Urban Cow Half Marathon 2017

I think the Urban Cow Half Marathon is the 5th half marathon I’ve ran so far. It’s crazy! I never thought of myself as a runner, especially during high school.

Anyway, like I mentioned in my other post, I ran this half in 2:17:56. Not my best time but not my worst. I ran this with a few of my friends and my uncle. It was pretty much a perfect day for a run, until the breeze picked up a couple miles in.

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The morning was a bit chilly. I met up with my friends and uncle and then the race was about to start! I probably should have started more up in the front because the first half mile, I was just trying to squeeze in between people just to get ahead. It was so crowded! I was going at a pretty good pace the first 6 miles. I was pretty much going the same pace as my 10k back in June.

I’ve ran the course twice before, so I knew what to expect.

The first 6 miles were mainly throughout the neighborhoods in Sacramento and then it started going towards the main street to downtown Sac. It was a pretty nice route and I really liked the shade. The breeze picked up around mile 4 but it didn’t bother me too much until I reached the part of the run where the river was.

I saw my friend Katy at the relay point (she was doing the relay and did the first half). It was nice to have someone cheer me on! All my other friends were either behind or ahead of me. That’s when I hit the wall. My expected PR when I first started the race turned into me having to stop to walk many times. It didn’t help that it was a bit windy.

Part of the run goes on a trail along the river and was very sunny, which was the 2nd half the run. The breeze really picked up there. Plus, my legs were starting to get tired. Normally, I don’t drink Gatorade or any energy drinks/gels. However, I felt like my body needed some energy to get through the rest of the run. So, I drank some Gatorade around mile 8. Don’t worry. I knew my body could handle it as I sometimes drank a few sips of Gatorade during training. However, I always drank a few sips before my run, not during.

By mile 12, I was so tired. I was still running and walking (well, more of the walking). But I pushed through. I did run the last half mile of the race without walking. I was so proud of myself! I immediately ate the strawberries that they had at the end of the run. And, I drank some chocolate milk. I really needed the energy! Finally met up with my friends, talked, took pictures, and drank beer at the beer garden with them. By the way, drinking beer after a run is one of the worst things to after a run. It’s dehydrating. You’re supposed to recover with carbohydrates, protein, and fluid! The beer is just the social aspect of running but if you are a hard-core runner who is competitive, drinking beer is not the best thing to do after a run. We chatted and hung out for a bit, then we headed back home.

Well, that’s it! I ate two slices of BBQ Chicken pizza when I got home. It was delicious!! Well, anything you eat after a long run is delicious, especially when you’re starving!