Monday, January 22, 2018

Ragnar Training Update

My first Ragnar of the year is 60 days away! I will be running with my peeps from From Fat To Finish Line, and I've dragged my friend Susan along for the ride!

I printed out the training plan awhile back for my April Ragnar with Skirt Sports, Ragnar Trail Georgia. I'm mostly following that and will add in some days where I run in the morning and at night.

I've been making sure I get in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day this month, as part of the Ragnar Challenge!

Let's look at last week's workouts!

Monday I hit the gym in my development and did 40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 on the stationary bike.

Tuesday was coaching, we did 2.4 miles and it was in the 20s so we stopped there. I have all new runners this season, so I don't want any to get scared away!

Wednesday I did 30 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes of walking, and squats.

Thursday I was stuck inside again because of icy conditions after Wednesday's snow. I did day 1 of 80 Day Obsession and a quick yoga stretch class from BOD.

Friday was day 2 of 80 Day Obsession, Booty workout. Big mistake. Also 30 minutes of yoga.

Saturday was long run day. I'm still easing in so it was actually 4 miles of hills. This is what I meant by big mistake. Holy heck, my butt hurt!

Sunday was mostly a rest day. I walked for about 40 minutes and did some squats while I watched football.

I'm hosting a Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser if anyone wants to participate, for Muscular Dystrophy. $5 per square, half going to MDA, and half going towards the winners. Who wants in? Some squares are already taken, they are marked in red if I haven't received a donation yet, black if I have. All red squares will be erased on the morning of the Super Bowl, and made available to anyone who donates that day. All donations must be received before kickoff.

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I always go NFC, if I can help it, so I guess I'm rooting for the Eagles.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rock n Roll New Orleans, Mardi Gras Style

I was given an entry into the Rock n Roll New Orleans half marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Check out to read and write race reviews!

New Orleans has always been a bucket list race for me. The hubs took me and the kids there a few years back, and we had a great time. My son wasn't a total fan, he was too young, so we had to change our plans up a bit. I would love to go back and explore again, without worrying about what my kids will be worried about. Make sense? Yikes!

I also tried running while I was there, but I didn't know the area and didn't want to run alone!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the Rock n Roll Race series. I was a Rock n Blogger before I hooked up with Bib Rave, and I was running their races even before that!

It's a great way to run with friends, or meet up with new friends from around the country!

The Expo is insane, and the swag is always amazing!

I've had so much fun at each and every one, and always look forward to the next event!

Race day fits really well into my training schedule for my first 50k, so it's a total win win.

I've been giving a lot of thought into what I will wear. Until I know the weather, I won't be able to choose my running skirt (obviously Skirt Sports, but which one? I sense a vote in the future!) And of course I will sport my BibRave shirt. How to make my outfit more New Orleans appropriate?

I ordered this amazing mask from Amazon today. I haven't booked a flight or made hotel reservations, but I have this mask on its way! I made sure to get one that wasn't too expensive, so that if I get annoyed I can chuck it without reservation.

Any other suggestions?

Have you ever run New Orleans?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Are You on Athlinks? (You Should Be!)

I'm writing this post as a BibRave Pro. Check out to read and write race reviews!

If you have run a bunch of races, chances are good that you've heard of Athlinks.

Yes, I have too many apps on my phone.
But I digress.
Athlinks has been around for a very long time! I have been a member for quite a few years, it's a great way to keep track of your race times!

As the years have gone by, they have added so many new features. You can follow people, and you can even add people as rivals! So much fun to see how many times you have beat each other at a race!

Another newer feature is adding future races so that you can see who else is running with you!

Have an open weekend on your calendar? You can see which races are coming up near you!

You can also check out your latest results.

I did notice that it was easier to claim past results online instead of using the app. My app said I had none, but the website found 40! Of course, it could just be my phone! I had no problem doing anything else with the app. I added friends, found future races, etc, with ease.

I'm having way too much fun with this app! Check it out, and add me!

Are you on Athlinks?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday Training Update

Y'all, I'm so excited to be writing these again! After a little over a month off, I will be running again on Saturday! O.m.g.

Anyway, here is my little itty bitty training update for last week.

Thursday: we drove to Disney, in the horrible aftermath of a snow storm that the south wasn't ready for. But first, I did my box jumps.

Friday we hit the parks and the expo. I had a crap ton of steps.

Saturday I spectated the half marathon. It was exhausting. I had so many steps and I ran around all day!

Sunday we spectated the Full Marathon. Another crazy day that started with a lot of standing and ended with a lot of walking around EPCOT!

Monday we drove home, so the only exercise I got was my strength exercises! I did manage to earn my first stop in Coach Jenny's National Parks Challenge though!

Tuesday, I did my box jumps and some walking.

Yesterday I did my strength exercises plus a 4 mile walk. No pain!

I'm hoping to really get back into it now, and hopefully my PT will be on board with it! I'm so looking forward to Saturday!

What's the longest you've been out with an injury?

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Spectating the Disney Marathon

My daughter and I spectated at the marathon today. We slept in and hit mile 23 of the marathon, just outside of Hollywood Studios.

We handed out twizzlers and pretzel rods for hours! It.was.amazing.

At lunch time we went to EPCOT, cheered some more and the had chicken tenders with the locals....

It was a fun but exhausting day.