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12 weeks of training

44 runs

201.49 miles

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What a Weekend!

Hello there readers! ¬†It has been quite awhile, I know, since I have had any serious updates. ¬†Let’s just say, this weekend was a running, reading, and rockin’ mom kind of weekend.

Starting with Friday and a running update…the Runner’s Rut struck once again, however I told myself to get over it, and I reluctantly¬†ran 5 miles. ¬†But, wow, did I overcome my rut when I saw my stats. ¬†You see, I have a secret goal in mind for my upcoming 1/2 marathon (which is April 28th btw) and I was beginning to doubt myself. ¬†After Friday, I felt like I might be back on track. ¬†Here are my stats:

5 Miler

Back on Track?

Now let’s talk about Saturday! ¬†I have been attending BODYPUMP classes at Gold’s for about a year and a half, ¬†but this¬†¬†Saturday’s class was *out-stand-ing*! ¬†I went with Holly and her friend Kim to a super, sizzling, and spectacular BODYPUMP class. ¬†Another colleague that I work with actually teaches the class and invited us to the new release of BODYPUMP 85, hosted by an official Les Mills trainer nonetheless! ¬†The class was energizing and buzzing with excitement. ¬†Yeppers, we left there feeling unstoppable.

Body Pump 85 at Gold's

BODYPUMP 85 at Gold’s

After BODYPUMP Matt & I rushed off to see our daughter run at a Track & Field Invitational. ¬†She set the track on fire for her two events and we couldn’t be more proud of her and her teammates!

Fab 4 plus 1!

Fab 4 plus 1!

And finally Sunday arrived! ¬†This was Matt’s day…drum roll please! ¬†He participated in his 2nd triathlon with Holly’s hubby. ¬†For the triathlon he swam 300 meters, biked 16 miles, and ran 3.1 miles in 1 hour and 33 minutes. ¬†Way to go…a personal best for him!

Sprint Triathlon

Sprint Triathlon

Last but not least, after the triathlon, Holly and I banged out an 11 mile run. Running buddies are the best! A great run it was.  Here is how it unfolded:

11 Mile Training Run

11 Mile Training Run

So now I am ready to kick back and relax with my book: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. ¬†It’s a good one, but I will probably crash and burn before I even finish two “kindle pages”, which is less than one book page. ¬†Oy vey!

P.S.

The Boston Marathon begins on Monday and I can’t wait to follow my friend over at BRB!¬†Susan, I will be cheering for you! ūüôā

P.S.

I updated my Exercise Log…check it out!

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Thanks for Visiting My Blog!

Treat Tuesday {4/2/13}

It’s Treat Tuesday!

What are you reading…I mean eating?

Today’s meme is hosted by Daydream Reader.

The Hundred Dresses
by
Eleanor Estes

It’s Easter time; it’s spring time!

Who can resist classic marshmallow Peeps?

¬†I can’t!

I love them fresh, and I love them stale.

So, that’s the treat, but let’s talk about the book.

The Hundred Dresses… A¬†Newbery Honor recipient.

Published in 1944!!!!!

The setting reflects elements of the 1940s;

The classic storyline the addresses childhood teasing, standing up for what is right, kindness, and compassion.

While times have changed, some things have truly stayed the same!

A perfect quick read for read aloud to promote discussion.

Students in grades 3-6 will enjoy it.

I loved it; it earns *5 hearts*!

I hope you will enjoy it too!