5 Friday Favorites! Vol. 2

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 7m MP tempo (1m warm up, 5 @ 8:00, 1m cool down), 30min TRX upper body + core

  1. Hector and the Search For Happiness – It’s on Netflix. Watch it. It made me laugh, cry & want to travel. It’s kinda like Eat, Pray, Love but not as girly.

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2. LE’s first runs. She’s doing a run/walk mileage build up. 3 minutes of running, 3 walking just like anyone else getting started! So far she’s listening really well and staying right next to me. We did 2 walk/runs last week (both under 3 miles).

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3. Self Timed Pics. I will do this more often on my long, slow runs when I notice places that may be photo worthy. I’ve always wanted more pictures of me actually running that do not cost $40 or have orange “PHOTO COPYRIGHT” all over it. If the self times is how I have to get them, so freaking be it!

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4.This article: 55 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism


5.  Oiselle Roga Shorts. I finally tried these and i love them. The size is a little large so i’ll size down the next time I buy them, but they’re long 4″ inseam (so no thigh rub), and I noticed in the pouring rain they never weighed down or got soaked with water. I’ve been searching for shorts for a while since Under Armour no longer makes my favorite kind. These seem to be a big contender!

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I wore these shorts during a warmer run a week ago…

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Have you ever purchased a photo from a race? 

Any good movie finds on Netflix? Give me suggestions! 


Weekend Pupdate!

Time is flying with the new addition of LE to the household. She’s even made it bearable during all the non-running & recovery I’ve been going through. Trust me, it’s much easier doing hip exercises on the floor when there are puppy kisses as rewards :).

I recently found out in her file that her birthday is Christmas Eve and will be 6 months old soon. She basically came potty trained (she had two accidents the 1st day in her new home) and she sort of knew how to Sit. She only whined in her crate the first 2 nights and hasn’t had any issues in her little home since.


I taught her how to come and lay down on command, she learned everything in less than a half hour. I’m a dog whisperer. If you need my services email me haha. Over the weekend she finally got the hang of “shake.” It’s incredible how smart she is.


The best news of all? I’m pretty sure she’s going to make an excellent running buddy. Now, i’ve done research and have several friends who made sure I knew that dogs cannot go for miles of running until they are fully grown and no longer a puppy. I’m excited to know next spring i’ll have a buddy to run with. Here’s a good article if you need some doggie running info. They actually list the best kinds of running dogs and she falls under the category because of the herding mix.


The only issues we have is a little chewing–And she jumps on the couches when no one’s looking…She’s a smarty though and knows what she can get away with. With a face like that, it’s hard to say no!


Last but not least, gotta give you a quick update on my running! I ran 3 times last week. The shorter runs I’m doing a 2:1 run:walk ratio. On the long runs it’s switched around and the walking is longer than the running. (about 4 minutes of walking, 2 minutes of running). Using the run/walk method is helping me check in with my body & not push the pace too much. Seems like as soon as I get into a groove, it’s time to walk again. I’m anxious to get moving so this method is literally stopping me from doing too much too fast. June is all about slow easy mileage building so I can finally begin half marathon training this summer. Wish my IT Band luck!

Last Week – I ran!

Monday: 20 min Stairmill (1 min lateral, 1 min forward alternating)

Tuesday: 15 hips, 10 core

Wednesday: 2.5m RUN!!! 10:00/pace (4 min running, 1 min walking), 50 pushups, 75 hanging leg raises, 100 single leg balance lunges (50 each leg)

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5000m row, 15 min core

Saturday: 6.7m walk/run, 2m walk with LE

Sunday: 2.5m run, 2.2m walk with LE

Total Mileage: 11.7 run/walking, 4.2 doggie walking 

Any puppy tips? Chewing, jumping on people or staying off the furniture?

Any unique tricks your pet knows?