What I’m Lovin’ Right Now

Hello Friday!!! Okay so I had to take some time out to share with you what I’m loving right now!  Plus it’s Valentine’s Day Weekend so I thought I would go with the lovin’ theme as well!

Sia – Chandelier (57th GRAMMYs feat. Kristen Wiig & Maddie Ziegler)

But here’s what I’m really loving about it……..Kristen Wiig!! She did a phenemonal job. You know….. the chic from SNL and Bridemaids.

snl brides maids

 

Apple TV

apple tv

Yes I’m behind in times but oh my I do love it. Why? Because all the workout videos that are on my laptop I can stream to my TV now!!!

MealEnders

mealenders

 

 

I just got these in the mail to try and review but already I’m LOVING THEM!!!!  I’ll be doing a full on review later however here’s the jest…………….

mealenders lozenges

 

And keep and eye out………there will be a giveaway!!! Yes, you too can enjoy this awesomeness!!

exctied

So that’s it. I’m loving Kriten Wiig, Apple Tv and MealEnders! What’s on your list?

Cheers!

1 Simple Rule For Running

Today we’re going to talk about the basics of running and the one simple rule you need to remember for running. Maybe your new to running and you just don’t know where to start. If you pick up a running magazine or even google “running tips” it will give you so many options. Almost too many. It becomes overwhelming. Headlines might be something like this…….

“Run Less to Run Faster”

“27 Ways To Run Better Everyday”

“10 Tips To Run Better and Faster”

“The Science of Running”

“Run: Beyond The 5k”

“Born To Run”

” 25 Ways To Run Faster”

“Everything you need to know to run, faster”

The list and books and magazines go on and on and on. Forever.

information overload

Then there’s the list of experts……Galloway, Higdon, Hanson, Romanov, your Dad, your Mother, the guy at the track that never shuts up. It just goes on and on.

So what is a newbie to do? Who do you listen to?

 

When I started I only knew of Galloway, Higdon, and a lady in the area who I’ll call Mrs. B.  I would harrass Mrs. B at the track because I didn’t know any better and I would read whatever books I could get my hands on. Then Google came into my life along with Amazon and suddenly I was on running overload with a touch of ADD. Then I fell into a running slump. All the sudden I didn’t know what program to follow or what to do.And finally, the most basic rule of running was preached to me. Over and Over. It’s so simple.

Just run.

run

You don’t have to be fast. You don’t have to have any fancy equipment (although I do love my Garmin) but at the end of the day, the single most important thing to remember when you don’t know what you should be doing………Just run.

dont-think-run

Putting one foot in front of the other and staying with it is so important. It’s a natural anti-depressant, your overall health is need of it and your body was intended to move. It was not intended to watch Netflix hour after hour. In fact my new favorite quote is, “If you rest, you rust.”  It’s true. Doing nothing is worse than doing a really slow mile.

Now I realize once you start training for a 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon or……….dare I say it….ultra, you’ll need a plan an even then it’s flood of advice and plans out there. So far for me, hiring a coach has been THE best thing for my training. His advice resonates throughout my training even now. A lot of times when I’m plotting my next race I have his advice and tips to fall back on. That’s priceless! I was very fortunate to have that experience.

I think the most important thing you can do is just run and get connected to your local running group. You’ll learn so much from one another and that in itself will help you grow as a runner.

So remember, when all else fails and you just don’t know what to do, just run!

just run heart

Cheers!

 

Motivational Tuesday

Motivational Tuesday……it’s a real thing, trust me.  It’s a real thing if your me and you struggle to get anything other than work done on Monday! So here we are, Tuesday. Let just say this……..

You are what you do one small though one pound at a time

 

Yes I realize some people are doing Transformation Tuesdays and all that great jazz but I’m just over doing my thing……….

horizont run

 

Here is what I’ve failed to catch you up on lately….

*Tuesday I did speed work with the local group (I did it, I lived and that’s all you need to know right now)

but did you die

*Saturday I logged in 8 miles. It was slow (as always) but I did it. I feel like my level of fitness can be summed up with these words “If I was any more out of shape, I would be sitting on the couch.”

*Sunday was SUPPOSED to be an 8 mile group run. Somehow I ended up with a 10 year old child who’s parents failed to see the importance of sending adult supervision out with him and was left to keep up with adults who really didn’t know where they were going either! I’m sure his parents had fabulous intentions and I appreciate their “free range” parenting skills but I’ve seen chickens cross the road with more knowledge than this poor kid had. So my 8 turned into a grueling 6 (the real workout was holding my tongue).

And here we are, back to Tuesday. I guess it’s a rinse and repeat type thing (less the 10 year old)

Meanwhile Buzzfeed has a great list of 25 Things Non-Runners Don’t Understand

I can relate to  #14, #16, #19, sometimes it just is what it is.

I hope your week is off to a good start and hopefully we’ll all have a super productive, enjoyable week. Tonight is another attempt at  speed work.  Wish me luck!!

Cheers!

 

Geeky Happiness

I once had Garmin Forerunner 305…….

garmin forerunner 305

Notice the scratches on it. It was well loved and used.  It’s battery lasted long enough to finish a marathon. It had a heart rate monitor that came with it. I loved it.

Then it died…………….

garmin
. Notice the black tape, call it life support.

So then, in a panic I bought this guy just before a race

Nike

 

It’s been a great watch. I’ve enjoyed it but it wasn’t my Garmin. I tried other Garmins (thanks to kind friends who understood the importance of testing watches before sinking a small inheritance in them) but it just never felt right.  In fact, the Nike is still going strong (didn’t come with a heart rate monitor) but it doesn’t have an option to lap if I want lap outside of the preset lap. You either automatically lap or you have to lap it yourself. Very annoying. I just missed my watch.

Then I decided to check out Ebay…………….and guess what…………….I got this…………..

Garmin Forerunner 305

I scored it for a sweet deal ($29 plus shipping)!!! I’m so pumped. It looks great, it connects fast and I get to use my heart rate monitor with it!!

My geeky heart is happy!!