At the promise land

After 3 days of moving, we are DONE-ZO!
It wasn’t a huge move…like,  we didn’t buy a house or anything. Our neighborhood just wasn’t getting to be the best and hubs and I didn’t like me going out for 5 am runs all while the next good neighbor had random visitors sitting in front of their house…shaaaaaady.

I was very surprised I survived this week without biting a small child’s head off after I’d been up every day at 445-5am to run and then did NOT take my usual post-run nappy poo in order to get stuff done and make 100 trips up & down the stairs each day. That’s “Do Work” times 5 hundred.

Friday’s workout: 2 mile run + moving (I tried to do 4 miles, but was too sore)

Saturday’s workout: 8 mile run w/K (2 loops at NW)

Sunday’s workout: 5 (ish – Dwyane, my Garmin, took a nap for a bit) mile recovery run w/K from the new place

So let’s see (counting in my head..no, not using my abacus) that’s 26 miles in 6 days, not too shabby!

How is 1/2 marathon training going, you ask? AWESOME! I’ve had a few people tell me, especially post-last week’s-14 miler that I should just train up for a marathon. Thing is, I’ve already set my sights on finishing 6 consecutive 1/2 marathons starting with the Women’s half in November. I want to tackle that distance and tackle it well! I think if I changed course now that I’d get all psyched up for the long marathon-training runs I’d have to do and just freak out. My pace has been consistent and I know that when we get back from NYC that I have to ramp up the speed training in September. I’ve had some aches and pains with the increased miles, but my love of compression has helped me recovery while also remaining fashionable (in my mind.) So my hopes are to finish the first 1/2 in 2:15 (totally doable, so I have another secret goal in mind) and then keep myself pumped to finish the other 5 races. I think that in 2013 I want to shoot for  doing a full. ((Gasp – I typed that!)) But we’ll have to see! I never want to lose sight of why I run – because I love it. I want to set achievable goals and work towards them the right way – injury free and not setting the bar so high that I’ll have myself out of commission before I can even get there. Knaw mean?

Ok back to the boring move talk: Saturday am, After all of my hard work prepping pre-movers-move on Thur & Fri, hubs told me to grab the pup and head to the new place Saturday morning to rest up. Yes sir!

Jaeden was not happy sitting up front with me smooshed between the stuff I’d shoved in there, so he pouted and cried with his face wedged in between his bed and the car seat, it took everything in me to not laugh at him the entire time!
I’d made sure to put on my Zensah compression pants, thanks B.o.B.! And we tweeted and facebooked waiting for everyone to catch up with us.

 After all was said and done, we grabbed lunch out at Panda Express (don’t judge me, I was tired and hungry) and commenced unpacking the entire house! All that’s left really is to hang stuff up on the walls…with NYC next weekend, that is really not a priority for me 😉

When it came time for a snack, I decided to stop being lazy since everything was all put away and made a lovely shake.

Me = obsessed with Chia seeds right now. They DO give me tons of energy and have 4g of fiber per tablespoon, hello lover! I used vanilla when protein, almond milk, non fat plain greek yogurt, chia seeds, banana, and ice. This morning I made the same thing post-run but added cocoa and almond extract, YUM! Hubs slept in until almost 9am (I don’t even know what that feels like anymore) and I made him one for breakfast too; he’s now cleaning and reorganizing the garage (told you chia works 😉
Today I’m going to get my feet sandblasted with a lovely mani/pedi and hope that Isaac doesn’t spank us here in Tampa too bad (horray for Hurricane season.)
How was everyone’s weekend?! Who’s preparing for this storm with me?
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HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    August 26, 2012, 2:59 pm

    oh man despite a crazy week it looks like you stuck to your training. what an accomplishment!

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    August 26, 2012, 8:17 pm

    thanks! 🙂

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    August 27, 2012, 12:30 am

    I need help picking a training plan. Which plan are you using?

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      August 27, 2012, 12:36 am

      I have a run coach as part of the Brandon Running Assoc, Xio, I can hook you up with someone? You can also look online depending. I run Tues (tempo) Thurs (speed) Saturday (long run) and Sunday (recovery) with Mon/Weds as xtrain days. You’re at a great pace too!

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