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Fitness Friday + Finding My Stride

I keep thinking today is Saturday because Chris is off work today but nope, it’s FRIDAY!  That means it’s FITNESS FRIDAY!  Here is what my week looked like this week:


My Monday yoga class is just what I needed and I can tell a difference in how my legs felt on my runs this week.  I LOVE yoga and it feels good to be getting back into a structured class again.


Wednesday’s leg workout was inspired by one of Lindsay’s 100 workouts.  I kept 100-70 but changed the rest.  This is what mine ended up looking like:


Thursday’s run was in one word … amazing.  I set out to do a 20 minute tempo run with a 5 minute warm up and cool down.  My legs felt heavy and my breathing off.  17 minutes into my tempo run I was counting down the seconds until the end.  Then something awesome happened … right around mile 2 I found my stride.  My legs suddenly felt great and my breathing normalized.  I decided to keep going and ended up doing a 3.5 mile tempo run at a 9:30 (goal pace).  I did 4.1 miles total in 40 minutes and felt great.  It was a lesson to remember that sometimes it can take a couple of miles to find your stride.  I think this lesson applies to a lot of things in life.  It reminded me to work hard and be patient and it will come.


Yesterday was a crazy day with Chris’ Change of Command and preparing all the food for the reception following the ceremony.  I managed to squeeze in an early two mile run while my mother-in-law watched the Emster.



The humidity here in Georgia is no joke.  I swear I sweat 1000 times more living in Savannah.  I was DRENCHED coming into the house.  Holy cow.  However, my run was great.  My Garmin is acting weird so I had to resort to a weird app on my phone.  It did the job but I need to figure out why my Garmin currently hates me.


Any-who … not sure what my workout plans include for today or this weekend.  Tomorrow is my 25th birthday!  Chris has to work in the morning but I think I might drag him on a family run before we go meet Victoria and her husband for dinner.  The rest of the weekend will be spent studying for my GRE … which is MONDAY.  EEK!!  Have a safe, healthy, and happy weekend friends!!


Any fun plans this weekend??

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22 thoughts on “Fitness Friday + Finding My Stride”

  1. Good luck with your GREs!

    I made plans with my friends 3 months ago to go dancing this Saturday night and I’m so excited the day has finally come!
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    1. Thank you!! And have SO much fun dancing!! I LOVE going dancing :)

  2. Congrats to your hubby!!! So exciting!!

    I agree – most times, it takes me at least a mile, sometimes 2 to really be warmed up and hit my stride. One thing you could try doing is having a mile warm up to start with (that’s what I try to do for a tempo run)…

    Hope you enjoyed the in-laws company and help!!! Have a great weekend!
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    1. Thank you Michele! You know how much this means to him! And yup … I am leaning I need a longer warm-up for tempo runs. I did a 1/2 mile one and it so wasn’t enough. Thanks for the advice :)

    1. I am SLOWLY getting used to it … and I am not sure I have seen a palmetto bug yet. I’m scared.

      1. I don’t want to gross you out but I want you to be prepared like I wish I was. LOL! Some people also call them water bugs. They look like a cockroach but they can fly. You will find them more when it rains, and they tend to taper off somewhat in the winter unless you have a warm winter. And unfortunately it doesn’t matter how clean your house is, they still show up. And unfortunately bug spray doesn’t work. It’s like they’re immune to them all. I hope you never have to see one.

        You’re doing better than I am. I have lived in the south for almost 20 years and am not used to the humidity. Well maybe I am, but it’s not something I like. HAHA!
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    1. Ahh I want to see that movie!! Please me what you think :) And thank you!

  3. Nice workouts this week! I definitely need a 1-2 mile warm up for tempo runs, it takes about that long for my legs to decide they’re ready to pick up the pace. I hear you on the humidity, it’s crazy in Houston, too! We’ve only been here a year, so it’s still so odd to me that you can come back dripping wet from a short, easy run.
    Happy Happy Birthday weekend!!
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    1. I bet! I definitely need to up my warm-up miles. I was only doing a 1/2 mile warm up. Why? Pure laziness. Haha.

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