Running On Average

Week of Workouts

Running | March 2, 2017 | By

Hey, all! We’re officially into March and with my plan to make this month one of action, here is a recap of my weekly workouts. Only two this week, because I’m battling my insides again this morning.

On Monday, I decided to try something new. I took Riley to South Hills Power Yoga for our first Mommy and Me yoga class! I was a little nervous because I had no idea what to expect and I haven’t taken a yoga class since before she was born.

Overall, the class went well. We placed our mats in a giant circle around a bin of toys and the kids could either participate with us or play with the toys and run around the empty half of the studio. Riley was the youngest of the runners; there were two babies who could only wiggle.

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The mama bear within me is apparently strong and I spent more time keeping an eye on her and making sure she was okay or not in anyone’s way than I did focusing on my yoga. I did get a pretty good workout in and had some struggles with certain poses. Going from high to low plank was a big one because my belly just kept getting in the way! We did a lot of chair and warrior poses and I can still feel it in my upper arms and shoulders!

The studio was right next to a Panera, so of course we went next door afterward for a latte. Winking smile

By the time we got home, Riley was passed out in the back seat so I think it’s safe to say all the running around wore her out!

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Tuesday morning, despite accidentally sleeping through my alarm, I managed to get up an run 3.25 miles on the treadmill. MUCH better than the two mile walk/jog I thought was going to happen going into it.

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I LOVE the feeling of a good run and taking pressure off myself during pregnancy has reignited my love of running. I’m so excited to see what I can do in July when I start postpartum running!

Weekend in the Rearview

Hey, it’s Monday!

I’m not going to pretend to be one of those perky people who just loves Mondays and says “HappyMonday!”

No. I am just not that person.

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I had a dream last night that it was Saturday night and I didn’t have to work today. How cruel is that? But anyway, let’s talk about the weekend because I had one of those beautiful, rare weekends where everything just went even better than according to plan.

Friday night, Mike, Dave and I went out to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza for dinner. I don’t have any pictures, but trust me when I say it was delicious. We split a large salad and a meatball ricotta pizza. Yum! Mike came back to our place afterward (Mike and Dave were roomies before I moved to Pittsburgh, btw) where we chilled and watched Nick Offerman’s stand up comedy.

Saturday, I woke up to the sound of thunder and pouring rain. Love it! J We had an easy morning involving Funfetti waffles, blueberries and bacon. Again, no photos. Super blogger fail. You’ll have to trust me on the level of the deliciousness for these, too! (Uh, hi, bacon, how could it not be delicious?)

We headed down to the Tanger Outlets for a little spring/summer clothes shopping since there were some great sales and no Memorial Day crowds. I got a few shirts, 2 sweaters, a maxi skirt and this cute dress. Overall, I’d say success!

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We headed to Barnes and Noble afterward to pick up some tour books for our vacation that’s coming up in just a few weeks! Yea!! Stay tuned to learn about where we’re headed!

When we got home, we had dinner which was a mess of leftovers. I threw a hodge podge of things intoFriday’s night salad leftovers.

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We took a little nap while some laundry went through the wash cycle, then, ended the night watching Sherlock Holmes –the one with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Sunday morning started with mass, then a visit to a little bakery near church called Batter and Dough Company. We’d never been there before, but we will definitely go back! The owner’s mom was running the shop that day and gave us a little intro- all the sweets are made with real ingredients, like real butter, and are made fresh daily. Although, since it was Sunday and they’re closed the next two days, the cupcakes/cookies were made on Saturday. But that didn’t deter us! We got a filled chocolate cherry cupcake and filled white chocolate raspberry cupcake. Then, because the lady has a good heart, she gave us a speckled velvet cupcake for free. (Speckled velvet is red velvet with chocolate chips in the icing and cake).

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Before we indulged in our treats, Dave came with me on a run. I haven’t run in 4 weeks (?!) for reasons I’ll explain at a later date, so we started with a half mile walk and then kept an easy pace for the run.

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When we got to the park, we took some time to stop and swing!

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Fun Fact: When we dated in high school, we used to go on walks around our neighborhood and would often ended up on the swings at a local park.

To round out the fitness portion of the day, we did a 25 minute yoga video when we got home. It was free on Amazon with a Prime membership.

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Lunch, nap (I love my weekend naps!), and a TON of laundry folding followed while Dave did some computer gaming and grocery shopping. Vacuuming and general house cleaning, etc, etc. Then we made this delicious dinner and sat out on the patio until sunset.

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We ended the weekend with a few early episodes of Castle and turned in early. It was such a blissful, calm weekend. I’m so glad that I finally got out on the road again. Hopefully, I’ll be able to start building some mileage back up!

I hope you all have a great week!

What did you do this weekend?

Welcome to 2015!

Did everyone have a great new year? We had a little shindig at our house…

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…and, of course, had pork n sauerkraut on New Year’s Day.

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On Friday, I got to take my new Garmin Forerunner 220 on its first run! It was short and sweet and Dave came along. So much fun!

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Saturday, Dave and I ran a local Wellness Dash. It was freezing rain and nasty all morning, but luckily it stopped by noon when the race was. I came in the first female finisher!

I also won the crazy hat contest, which means a gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods! Winning!!

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Monday I ran on the treadmill at work with my FR220. It was a little more generous with the mileage than the treadmill, but pretty close. I’ll take it. And may I add that it’s my 5th run in a row without any colitis issues! HURRAY! Gosh, I hope this streak continues.

Yesterday was a lazy day. I got into work late because of weather and traffic (like WAY late), so I skipped my lunch/gym break. Boo.

Today, no lunch break again because I left early for a doctor’s appointment, so when I came home I did two yoga videos from Amazon. Nothing too tough, but it felt really good. I haven’t done yoga in sooooo long, it was great to stretch it out. I need to get back into it!

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Then some tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner. I’ve been on a crazy soup kick lately.

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And coffee. All the warm beverages!

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Now, I’m flashing back to my teenage years and watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Hulu.

How about you? How’s your first week of 2015 been? Have you made any resolutions?

Check back with me tomorrow to see what mine are!!