9 Comments

Random Friday: Fitness, Christmas & Pizza + Spartan Winner!

Monday: 10.6m long 8:23/pace
Tuesday: Crossfit, 5m easy 7:45/pace
Wednesday: 1hr barbell skill work, 7m easy 8:15/pace
Thursday:
Crossfit

Hey guys, lots of things to share with you today! But first let’s announce the winner of the Spartan Race Entry Giveaway–Congrats to GREG P.! Please email me at Shesgoingforspeed@gmail.com.

First and most important,  I signed up for the Rock N’ Roll DC 1/2 (March 11th). I can’t quit this race. I ran it so strong last year I want to gun for another course record.

Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 2.00.34 PM

Speaking of records, I can now do 5 chin ups at a time (palms facing in). It’s been a goal forever, i’m slowing making progress! Now about those wide grip pull-ups…

file_000-429

Studying this winter to become a Run-Fit Certified Coach. I’m also taking a USA Weightlifting course in January (Merry Christmas to me). Gotta get them continuing education credits and also, i’m sort of falling in love with Olympic lifting.

file_000-430

And last in the fitness category- the Vazee Rush’s are pretty awesome. Super lightweight and cushioned. I’ve only used them for shorter runs so far. Kinda wish I ran in the dark, since they glow!

file_000-433

Last weekend was spent at the Raycroft Christmas party- if you don’t know them already (they pop up on the blog often) they are basically my unrelated family. They call me their daughter and are all around amazing people. I opted to travel for their annual party this year instead of Christmas weekend, and i’m so happy I did. I got to catch up with a lot of old friends and a lot of good pizza.

screen-shot-2016-12-23-at-7-45-52-am

the midwest does it best.

Our attempt to start the night as classy as possible, sipping and swirling some Laphroaig and getting a picture with the sword. Cheers! Now onto the fun stuff..

file_000-432

Adam & Trish (brother and sis-in-law) sat at the dessert table and I ate a TON of cookies and brownies.

screen-shot-2016-12-23-at-7-45-42-am

I’m not joking, i ate a lot of dessert…hence the picture on the right. #holidayguilt

Jell-O shots..

file_000-435

Newly engaged friends: Patrick & Liz

file_001-14

Did you know that Jell-O shots turn your tongue a different color? No, just me then..

file_000-441

Josh, Steven, Michael and me

file_000-434

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

 

file_000-431

Last Week

Monday: 8m easy 7:22/pace

Tuesday: Crossfit

Wednesday: 8m easy 8:29/pace

Thursday: 5.1m easy 9:00/pace, 1 hr barbell skill work & backsquats

Friday: 7m easy 8:35/p, 1hr shoulders/glutes

Saturday: Rest (unless you call shoveling snow and dancing until 4:00am a workout. haha)

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 28.1

Traveling this weekend?

Running on Christmas Day?


4 Comments

Phone Dump Friday! Vol. 8

Wednesday: 4m easy 9:30/pace 2m walk/run w/LE.

Thursday: 6m interval (2m warm up 10:00/p, 3 x 1m @ 6:53/p, 1m cool down)

Friday: Rest 

I’m headed to OHIO for the Spartan Beast–wish me luck as I attempt a brand new type of race this weekend! AROO!!

This was from last weekend when I was trying to get a nice picture at the beach with my dog and race award. I didn’t notice LE was peeing behind me until Cameron said something. Hahaha.

IMG_3017

Springtime walk!

File_000 (147)

File_000 (155)

Outside beers @  Denizens

File_000 (126)

These two…

File_000 (150)

After work sunsets 🙂

File_000 (151)

Every day our Colorado/Utah trip feels like a dream…

File_000 (152)

Le’s favorite spot on our walk.

File_000 (149)

Gotta love rowing…

File_000 (148)

LE got a haircut last week, brings out her eyes right?

File_000 (153)

And.. just a good hair day.

File_000 (154)

Have a great weekend! 

Races? Big plans?