I recently came across a link for a running group called Moms RUN This Town and got sooo excited! I’m reaching a point in my training for my half-marathon where I’m going to start with some long outdoor runs and I thought “What a great group!” But then realized that there wasn’t a group located near me. From that point I set it aside for a couple weeks. This weekend I decided to do something about it though. I started the process to actually become a chapter leader here in the North Port, FL area. No one has joined yet, but it’s a start!
Man oh man! Last couple weeks I was in a SERIOUS rut. I came up with every excuse in the book to put off or skip a workout/run, eat this when I should be eating that, etc…I just felt stagnant and stuck.
Late last week though the fog lifted and I got my butt back in gear. Had an awesome 4 mile run and weight session Saturday which solidified how much I need the increased activity in my life. It wore me out, but I felt great afterwards – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Sunday I prepped my lunches for the week and got to use my new electric wok which was super exciting! Never thought I would love a kitchen appliance as much as I love it! Normally when I make a big batch of fried rice I have to divide it into 3 batches because my stovetop wok was so small. To be able to get it all done at once was a nice treat and timesaver! So happy my step-mom didn’t have a need for it in her kitchen now that they’re all unpacked. Score for me!
Shredded boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot, fried rice with veggies and egg, with broccoli and cabbage 😍
Last night I tried out a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout and holy crap! I was insanely worn, wobble legs and all, and lets talk about how I’m definitely feeling it this morning! Definitely going to have to add that into the rotation on non-run days.
I’m trying my best to log parts of my journey here. For more day to day stuff make sure to find me on Instagram @eat_run_mom_repeat
This weekend I had my absolute, without a doubt, best run – EVER!
Friday was my weights day and I had an awesome time, but my run on Saturday took the cake! I almost caved and didn’t do it. It was intimidating. Including warm-up and cool-down the elapsed time was 1hr and that filled me with doubt. About 21mins in I reached a point that was just ‘wow’. I guess you could say it was my ‘zone’ but it felt amazing!
I am so happy I pushed myself to stay consistent because after that 4.83 miles….I felt invincible!
Thursday night at her make-up session for gymnastics the different teacher pushed her to try something on her own and after one unsuccessful try she nailed it! She was so proud of herself, her smile made my heart burst!
And today I get notice she was been nominated as a ‘Gracious Gator’, one of the most gracious students for the entire kindergarten group! Ugh this girl is my world and I am so proud of her ❤️❤️❤️
Our little ones are ALWAYS watching!
20 years ago (god that’s hard to admit😳) I competed in the Canadian High School Rowing Championships with the T.C. Williams Lightweight 8 in the 57kg division. I remember how stoked we were with the higher weight limits versus those we had had all season in the U.S. 😂
Small victory last night in the fact that: 1. I can still fit into this shirt and 2. I could still make weight 20yrs later! I may not be in as good of shape as I was 20yrs ago, but given the length of time and one kiddo later I’m taking this victory and running with it!!! I’m a work in progress and so excited about what I can achieve through this process.
Full body weight circuit done last night followed by a delicious tuna salad! Beyond happy with last night and the fact that today is my Friday!