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Morning Workout Routines To Stay Healthy

Morning Workout Routines

The perfect morning workout routine gives you the energy and the pump you need to get going throughout the day, helping you to stay fit and healthy in the long run. Good start means a good ending too, so there’s your motivation to start your morning workout routine that has been in your new year resolutions each year but never put into practice! You have all heard not to oversleep and it’s equally important not to lose sleep. Make sure that you get enough sleep. Your body needs to rest after a long day and this helps you with the next ... Read More »

Don’t Be A Turkey Day

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Housekeeping first: Cookies are EVIL. No, not the tasty, chewy type. The Internet browser type. I just got wind that my banner and a few other images on the blog haven’t been working, so my apologies. It should be all taken care of now. Wednesday we had a pot luck at work and I made a delicious green bean casserole, and yesterday I had a spectacular dinner with my family. Instead of rehashing Thanksgiving and dinner and the drive down to Miami, I want to do something different. I’m having a great time ... Read More »

Gainesville Beer Run 5K Recap

Hi there! I’ve been silent for a few days, but I’m getting back on the blogging bandwagon now that I have something exciting to share with you. Unfortunately, someone is trying to stop me. On Friday I ran my first official 5K! Technically, it was my first official 2.6 mile race, but more on that little screw-up later. I woke up at the crack of dawn and ate a bowl of oatmeal to hold me over until lunch in Orlando. Unfortunately, I was running late, so by the time I was done with my interview, it was 2:30. I ate ... Read More »

1 Week ‘Till 5K!

Happy Friday! By this time next week, I’ll be jittering nervously at my desk, anticipating the 5K ahead of me. I can’t believe that 6 weeks of training have already gone by, and I can now run 2.5 miles straight! With all my heart irregularities, asthma, shin splits, etc., I never though I’d be able to say that, much less do it. So this is a big deal for me. I tried out some ENERGYbits a couple weeks ago to see if they would help me with endurance while running, and the reps were so curious to see how my ... Read More »

5K: Getting There

There are only 17 days left till the Gainesville Beer Run 5K! I was looking at my calendar yesterday, and up until now I thought I’d be able to complete the full Couch to 5K 8-week plan. Then I realized I’d only be starting week 8 the day of the race, so now it’s more important than ever that I don’t miss a day. Yesterday I completed day 3 of week 5. I hadn’t run at all since Thursday, so I thought this would be a tough one. 5 minutes walking warmup 20 minutes (or 2 miles) running 5 minutes ... Read More »

ENERGYbits of Goodness

Last week, I received a small sample of ENERGYbits and was asked by the company to try them out and review them. I was really excited for these because they promised to give me everything I needed for a workout: energy, endurance and focus. As someone who’s weaned herself off caffeine and refuses to touch sports drinks or funky supplements, I was immediately interested. My sample included a metal tin with about 50-60 bits, some informational reading, a press release, the founder’s bio, and some postcards complete with man candy. All factual information about ENERGYbits, scans and photos in this ... Read More »

Labor Day Weekend Wrapup

Oh man! This 3-day weekend was a much-needed one. Every Sunday, I always have this feeling of needing just one more day to recoup after a long week, and today I finally feel like I’m caught up. And the 2nd best thing about a long weekend? The next week always seems so short! So what did I do with my 3 days off? Saturday I woke up uncharacteristically early at 8AM for a bright and early run. It took a lot for me not to go back to bed, and I was a little more motivated because I wanted to ... Read More »

Weekend Wrapup

Hey there! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far! I know the weekend’s not over yet, but it’s been pretty eventful so far and there’s a storm rolling in, so no better time than now to get you all caught up. It was absolutely gorgeous out yesterday, so Troy and I decided to hit the gym and the pool. As we were leaving, Troy noticed a frog just chillin’ on our wall. No idea how it got in, but we had to capture it. Troy gently put a plastic container on it and I slid the little fellow ... Read More »

Hit My First 5K Goal Time

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How funny is it that I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Wednesday? I posted WIAW thinking I was totally ahead of the game, then went for my Tuesday run. Yep. THAT kinda week. Yesterday I hit my goal of running 5K in under 35 minutes! The best part of reaching a goal is setting new ones. The 35-minute time was just my primary goal for my first month of 5K training. I have one more workout left in week 3 of Couch to 5K and my ultimate goal is to run the race in under 30 minutes on ... Read More »

Amazing Arms & Back

How sad are you that the Olympics are over? Those two weeks went by so fast, and thanks to Cox promising “full events” on OnDemand and delivering 3-minute highlights of only the American teams, I missed way too much! The only good thing that came from the Olympics ending was the Spice Girls reunion. It amazes me that after over a decade, I could still sing along with every single word. This weekend was super relaxing and laid back, with lots of catching up on sleep and TV show recordings, and an afternoon of crafts. I ran out of workout ... Read More »