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18 Weeks to Philly Half Marathon 2014

Hello again all!  This blogging once a week thing has to be remedied.  I have some topics but not time!  I just can’t make the time until after my board exam in August.  Anyway!

On to this week’s workouts.  Honestly, I had to think pretty hard to recall my workouts because they were sadly sparse:


DSC_2720I really dropped the ball this week.  On the bright side, I managed to kill it on Wednesday.  I shaved 6 minutes off my run from Friday (when I honestly just didn’t feel like running) and 2 minutes off of Monday (when I was actually trying).  I think the right mindset and the cool weather really helped (it was raining).  That run made me feel good!

I did plan to exercise on at least one other day also but ran out of time due to technical issues trying to get the DVD to play.  In order to help me to better fit in workouts, I am going to work on getting my home gym cleaned off.  We have a whole lifting set on our back porch but it has gotten cluttered up and needs a good scrub down too.  I hope I can find some time this weekend!

In other health & fitness news, I have been having too many splurge foods lately.  It is okay sometimes and I actually do pretty well on the weekdays but the weekend is not a free pass for junk food.  Maybe logging my food will better help me get that under control.  Logging is something I have not been doing as of late, as it feels like just another thing to do on my already long list of tasks and obligations.

That is all for health and fitness.  This weekend, Rob has his last Sevens tournament for rugby and they did really well, only losing their last game, taking second place.


It was a really nice day to be outside too so I enjoyed lounging around and even got some studying done.  I am glad though that we aren’t so busy the next few weeks, so I can really sit down and study uninterrupted.  Anyway, it is time for me to get moving.  I have to eat something and then head out for another 2 miles today!

19 Weeks to Philly Half Marathon 2014

Happy Monday!  Here is my recap from last week:

Overall, not bad but not great either.  Those miles were pretty rough.  I have been doing a walk/jog thing and have been hovering around 15 minutes per mile for each run.  All those runs were done on trails but it wasn’t much better with [...]

Summer Running Plan

The first official training run is done! 

Most training plans are 12-16 weeks.  My official training plan is only 12 weeks long so I guess I’m in a sort of pre-training period?  I’m just working on building up to 4 miles of consistent running (a few walk breaks are always allowed [...]

Ice Cream & Science

Yesterday, I talked about my training plans but I have not been exercising this week much at all. I have been using all my free time for packing and cleaning because I go home on Friday! I am really excited to be back home. It has been a great experience in Florida but I am [...]

Registration Happy

More news!  I go so excited with the registering for races, I also signed up for the Atlantic City 10K in October!  I have done this race series before and really enjoyed it.  Now that it has been moved back to Bally’s, I am really excited.  I heard bad things about when it was moved [...]

Running Back to Philly

Big news!  I’m back in the running game!

For the last few weeks, I had been beating around the idea of doing a half marathon in the Fall. When the emails about July 1st price increases starting really jamming up my inbox and Facebook feed, I knew I had to make a decision ASAP.  [...]

Adventures on the Gulf Coast

Helloooooo!!!  Wow, I have been really busy lately.  First, Rob came for a visit.  Then we started shadowing at a new clinic that is 2 hours away and the guy likes to make us stay super late.  Awesome…  So I haven’t been able to update you all! 

So you know I’m down here for [...]

Living the Florida Life

Happy Weekend!  It looks like I won’t be able to do my normal daily posts here but the weekends look promising.  I’m an early riser but the other students here are not so I have time before they are ready in the morning. 

Anyway, I talked a little bit about my trip here.  It [...]