what i did today.

Today, I lifted. A lot.

I’ve been experimenting with new pre-workout drinks. Today, I found out why I will never do drugs. I literally felt like I was growing hair on my chest. So, the energy part of it worked as planned, but the itchy side effects, I could do without. Energy I want, and energy I got. I just had to move.

So, of course I began with a good Prancercise. If you have not, do me a solid, and click on the link.

Prancerise (Enhanced) from kwright18 on Vimeo.

Okay, after I got that out of the way. Here’s what I did today:

Tough Upper Body Day

push ups.

Since, I will be out of town for work this week, I really wanted to hit the gym hard. Who knows how much time or resources I will have over the next few days on the road.

face pulls.

Even after a pretty exhausting day in the gym, I still had some energy to burn. So, I went for a 2-mile run in my neighborhood.

energybits.
Exciting news!!! I got my EnergyBits in the mail today! Can’t wait to give them a try and possibly be a new ambassador for them. They are already one up in my books. They are one of the sponsors for the One Run For Boston, which passes through my neck of the woods June 17- June 19. Keep a look out for runners in your town.

flexible fitness

Week 3&4 mileage totals:

January 22- 5.03 mile run
January 24- 3.00 mile run
January 26- 12.00 mile run
January 27- 3.00 mile including hills
January 29- 4.65 mile run
January 30- 3.25 mile run
January 31- 3.21 mile run

January total mileage: 126.06 miles

Fell a tad behind on my mile updates in the last week. Mostly because my computer has been on the fritz so most of my updating has been on my phone and iPad. Most people find that to be a breeze, but those electronics are so touchy and sometimes I fat-finger keys and mess the whole thing up.

So, in the last week, I have been extremely busy with training. I joined my boyfriend’s gym, and he has been helping me with strength training. Which I have thoroughly enjoyed. So much so, I bought lifting shoes and gloves. Who knew they created shoes just for the sole purpose of lifting?!? Decided to add weightlifting three times a week to my training but will start to gauge how I’m feeling to determine if I should cut-back or keep pushing forward. I’m terrified of over training. Currently, my program consist of running 4-5 days a week, a yoga/Pilates day, and a rest day.

Some other exciting news this week!!! I got new shoes! Proud owner of Brooks Pure Cadence running shoes. They are a part of the Brooks PureProject line. Lightweight, flexible, and flashy! These babies are bright pink! I am still “breaking them in” but for the most part I have enjoyed my runs in them.

run happy.brooks purecadence

run happy.
brooks purecadence

 

my story

“No one likes hearing stories about things you didn’t do”

This week I have really been challenged to live a story I want to tell. I have been challenged to portray this in my professional, personal, and spiritual life.

Professional: Am I being challenged in my role? Am I happy? What do I want to do? What can I do?

Right now, I am living the “American Dream,” which makes it scary to make big decision because of the uncertainty of the future. I know the people that love and care about me want me to be happy, but sometimes believing that truth is a hard reality to swallow.

Personal: Am I being fulfilled in my relationships? Am I taking care of my health and well-being? Am I growing intellectually? Am I doing this for me?

Recently, I have been on a roller coaster of emotions and feelings about my relationships with friends and family. I’ve really been digging deep about the significance of each of my relationships. What are they bringing to the table and what am I bringing in return? Are they balanced? Are they healthy?

This year, I really want to strive even more to take care of myself. Mind and body. If my whole world is out of control, at least I can take care of myself physically and emotionally.

Spiritual: ???

I feel like this is an aspect in my life that will always be maturing. I need to develop spiritual habits that for true and natural for me. I feel like the majority of my life, I have always tried to fit my spiritually in a box. The more and more I grow, I realize that there will never be a box big enough to contain this.
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Today, I started a new training program. Currently, I have my eye on two triathlons later this year. One is in July and the other is in September- TWU Power Sprint and the Oklahoma City Redman. In the past, I have “trained” for my races, but only enough to finish the race. I really want to push myself to finish with all I have in me. I have completed enough races just to get a medal, but I think I have enough experience and miles under my feet to take it one step further.

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My training plan is a marathon training plan, which will lead up to the OKC Memorial Marathon in April, although, currently I have no plans of running it. I think this plan will help me be more than prepared to tackle the marathon, if I decide to. I like the combination of interval training and cross-training in this plan. This gives me days to swim and cycle.

Week 2 miles:

January 7: 1 mile run, 5 mile bike
January 9: 4 mile run

Finally, I’m over the fatigue of my weekend at home, so time to get to work.

Dad says, “Hi.”

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