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Lately I've been trying to think of what to blog about next and I didn't really have one solid idea so I've put together a few things that have been "running" through my brain and mashed them up into one blog post.
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Running Update
Last week was a pretty good run week for me. I had one bad run but not too shabby!
  • Sunday - 0 Miles. Recovery Day. 
  • Monday - 0 Miles. Busy with work. 
  • Tuesday - Boot Camp and 4 Miles. Speedy.
  • Wednesday - Boot Camp and 5 Miles at recovery pace. 
  • Thursday - Boot Camp and 3 Miles. This run was tough. I had originally planned to do 4 but my body said no thanks! 
  • Friday - Rest Day - Thank goodness! 
  • Saturday - Long Run Day - 7 Mile progression run. I felt amazing! I wanted to run 10 but had to get to the farmers market and on with our busy day. 

Here is how my week is shaping up so far this week.
  • Sunday - 0 Miles. Recovery Day.
  • Monday - Boot Camp and 4 Awesome Miles!
  • Tuesday - 4 Miles of Hills. Ugh!
  • Wednesday - Rest Day and TV Night! Survivor starts tonight!
  • Thursday - 3-5 (Not sure yet) and probably Boot Camp
  • Friday - Rest Day
  • Saturday - Race Day! The Quarter Marathon and The Corndog Classic 5K



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Race Update!
On Saturday I'll be running my 3rd 15k right here in Tulsa! This is my first race since my last marathon in March 2013 and I'm feeling pretty good about it! I haven't been working on my speed work like I should, so I'm not expecting a PR, but I'm expecting to have a lot of fun doing a new race. I'm doing The Quarter Marathon hosted by Fleet Feet Tulsa and decided to add on the 5K so I'm doing the "Doubler" which is barely more than a 15k. If you are wondering exactly how far is a Quarter Marathon, it's 6.55 miles. Don't worry, I had no idea how far it was exactly until I looked it up.

Also- as of last night, the Hubbo and I just registered for a fun 5k on Saturday Night! So we'll be doing the Doubler at the Quarter Marathon in the morning and the Corndog Classic 5K Saturday night! I've never had two races in one day but it should be interesting! We are doing the Corn Dog Challenge in this 5K. So that means each participant must eat a corn dog, drink a beer or lemonade, and eat an entire thing of cotton candy along the race before finishing. I don't even like cotton candy! I may be sick by the end of it or walk more than I run, but we've never entered this race and want to have fun with it! 

What races do you have coming up that you are excited about?

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Weight Loss Thoughts

Weight loss is a funny thing. Not everyone loses weight at the same speed, in the same place, or in the same way.

I feel like my body has a Top-Down approach to weight loss. Meaning I start to see the results first in my face and then slowly see results trickle their way down to my midsection/hips/thighs last.  Right now, I feel like I have the skinniest forehead and neck I've had in years but could use a little more work in the hips/thighs area. Hurry up body and catch up!

I'm still at my 18lbs down from my juice fast and am slowly transitioning back to food. So far so good. I'd still like to fully transition back to an all food diet and continue to slowly drop 12 more lbs. We'll see! In the mean time, running is becoming so much better and easier for me. Which makes it much more enjoyable than it was the last year.

Ladies - where do you notice results first?


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Comments

09/18/2013 8:39pm

I too lose weight in my face first, then my upper arms. (My upper arms are so puny as it is).

You guys might be surprised with your times, post weight loss! That's a lot less weight to carry while you run, you know!?

Good luck on your double!

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Tonya
10/08/2013 12:40pm

Just wanted to say that I love reading your blog - I started reading it when I was still just considering signing up for Fleet Feets half marathon training. Now I'm 13 weeks into training and loving it. Thanks for sharing all the information and your passion for running!

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10/09/2013 9:13am

ThanksTonya! I think it's great you are training for your first half! What is your goal race?

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04/15/2014 12:38am

Simply just wished to point out i always love examining your website - My spouse and i started out examining that as i had been nonetheless simply just considering registering for Fleet Feets fifty percent gathering education. I am just 13 2 or 3 weeks in education and also warm that. Many thanks for sharing every piece of information along with your passion for operating!

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05/20/2016 6:05am

Running will help you to lose your weight but you have to give proper time to it daily. It is one of the best ways to lose weight according to experts so we should practice it we are facing problem of over weight.

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This is definitely a new nice way we can blog. Who ever said that blogging must be in a way topic thing. With your running update there is basically one day that you did running. Nice to know I don’t have to beat myself up when I am not able to run when I plan to. On weight loss, I normally notice results around my waist. I have very big limbs.

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