Weekend ReCUP!

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone had a nice long holiday weekend! I know I sure did!

We have lots to catch up on, so let’s get to the ReCUP…

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Christmas

My friend Kimmie gifted me this AWESOME Route 66 tin to commemorate my marathon. It’s awesome and will hold my medal perfectly!

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We spent Christmas-day at my parents house. Since we had a big dinner to make, we took the easy route for breakfast. Cinnamon rolls! I can’t remember the last time I had cinnamon rolls. So good!

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For dinner, I was in charge of the corn casserole. Mostly because it’s my speciality. By now most of you know the kitchen and cooking/baking completely stresses me out; corn casserole is one dish I can always count on to NOT mess up. I have included my recipe here for you:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) package Jiffy corn bread mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup sour cream

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

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My dad is the coolest, and told my mom this year that he wanted to get us kids (my brother, sister, and myself) a toy for Christmas. I got a little Gravedigger remote controlled truck. How awesome is that?! Gravedigger has been my FAVORITE since I was like 5 years old.

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I must have been a good girl this year because Santa treated me very well! I’m such a run nerd and was sooo stoked to unwrap this…

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Christmas dessert = pumpkin cream pie from Yoder’s. Yes please!

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Saturday

My Saturday came and went in the blink of an eye. I failed as a blogger and took zero pictures from my Saturday, but in a nutshell…

Starbucks, errands, leg day at the gym, a fight with my microwave, a way-too-long nap, and Crazy Cafe with the family.

Sunday

Miss Boo (who has been crushing it this week attending both Wednesday and Thursday night training runs) agreed to accompany the gang and I for our weekend long run. We (the girls) had 9 miles on the schedule (Don had 12); I felt pretty confident that Miss Boo could hang with us for 6 miles but wasn’t sure about 9, so I loaded my bike into my dad’s truck and brought that out to Flatwoods so that Miss Boo could just ride if/when she got tired of running.

I think I’m gonna have to change her name to “Miss Beast” because she hung with us the entire 9 miles.

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This was my first time running at Flatwoods. It’s a beautiful park and offers a fair amount of shade.

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Miss Boo really wanted to visit The Temple while in town and since she leaves Saturday, today was the only day (the market is only open on Sundays). After finishing our run, we rushed back to my parents house, got ready, and headed over.

It was pretty busy, and the lines for the most popular items were not fun, but we got everything we wanted to taste.

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Mom and Boo (neither of which had ever been) really enjoyed the serenity and beauty of the temple.

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And, now for some randomness from my Sunday…

Smokey pup  went to the groomers today! So fresh and so clean!

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This was interesting to see walk past our back porch…

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And, I put my Fit2Run gift cards to good use… So excited for these!

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Have a great rest of your Sunday night!

Question of the day

What was the high and low of your weekend?

I’m back at it and it feels good!

Good morning and happy Friday!

Ah! It’s Friday! I get to sleep in tomorrow. Please don’t anyone call or text me until 2:00 PM! Just kidding…

I started up my next round of training last night and could not be more excited!

When I saw my training plan come through my email, I kid you not, I was more excited than a kid on Christmas! Can you say run nerd?!

I have been experiencing an interesting case of the post-marathon blues. Up until last night, something was missing. And as soon as I got out there with my training group buddies, it just clicked.

Thursdays are speedwork, so I made sure to eat a nice BIG salad for lunch. Oh, it was good!

After work, I made my way over to Fit2Run. Traffic was a beast, but I made it. And I was pumped.

We had 800s and 400s on the agenda. 800 out, 400 all-out-sprint back in, then a 400 walk/slow jog recovery x3.

Having done absolutely zero speedwork since Route 66, and having not run in over a week (yeah, that can’t happen again), this was tough.

By time we finished I was so delirious! But, I finished. And, I felt good! My splits were:

  • 800: 4:47
  • 400: 1:59
  • 800: 4:25
  • 400: 2:04
  • 800: 4:47
  • 400: 2:06

I even see some consistency in there! I couldn’t have been happier to finally be back…even if it looks like I was dying.


With this next round of training, I want to change things up a bit. I’m going to make strength training and cross training more of a priority. And I am also going to incorporate a weekly training snapshot into my Weekend ReCUP posts, and create a training section here on the site where you can follow along.

I’m so ready for this!

I saw this on Facebook, and all I could think was “nope”! 🙂

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Question of the day

What are you most looking forward to this weekend?

—I’m pretty stoked about my long run (doing it on Sunday this weekend). 8 miles with some of my running buddies I have never run long with. 

Mid-ish week update in PICS

Good morning and happy Thursday!

Great, great, great day yesterday! 

I finally wrapped up a big work project that had been wracking my brain for the last two weeks.

And, the rest of my day included…
Salad! Salad just never gets old. I mean literally it does, but you know what I’m saying…

A hardworking pooch. It’s a tough job being a puppy!

 

I made it on the board! Granted, everyone does, but it was just so exciting to see…  

Fun Run at Fit2Run!  

Kayla even came out (pictured here with Nancy)! She brought her two young boys and husband, and they all had so much fun they want to make it a weekly thing! Yay!! 


On a side note, I did the full 5k and finally feel like I’m starting to get back to normal. I definitely need to foam roll more, but I was pleased with my performance.

On the way home, this car had me questioning, “seriously?!” 😉 

 
My day also consisted of an exciting trip to both Target and Kohl’s. So exciting, I snapped zero pics! 😉

Question of the day 

What did your Wednesday run consist of?