august update.

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Yay, yay, yay!!!

I’m slowly but surely calculating missed miles for the last couple months. This past month I was able tally up a whooping 70.93 miles by riding my bike to the gym and running some on the treadmill. I’m so excited to get some numbers written down.

My current Texas dilemma: I get lost practically everywhere I go. Bringing me to near tears. Today, it took me nearly an hour to find my destination only about 7 miles from my house. I will partially blame my GPS for not having the location on the map. But, my 7th sense of direction is non-existent. I need to work on that. I spend way too much time lost in my car in my “hometown”.

Tomorrow I begin my Anatomy & Physiology class. I know, it’s Saturday. Guess that’s one “perk” of taking classes at a community college. There are classes literally everyday of the week. But, why take a class on Saturday, you ask. 1) It should limit me staying up late on Fridays knowing I have to take care of business 2) Having class once a week to get it out of the way as quickly and painlessly as possible.

This class has already slightly stressed me out. First, the bookstore told me the wrong book, which has been on backorder for weeks. Not only that, the two books, you read that right, BOOKS, I actually need are $300 together at the bookstore. And… to add more to the stress, my professor has assigned chapters to read before class. Can a sista get her book, please? After battling with the bookstore about the books I needed, which they only had three left in stock, I’ve been trying to cram in chapters while working on a refund for the book I didn’t need.

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I now realized I should have spent more time finishing my summer reading list, because don’t think I’ll have much time to read for fun, per say.

But, summer time is officially over for me, time to get down to biznazz.

August miles: 70.93 miles

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.
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