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Weekly Workouts + San Francisco Trip Recap

Sorry this post is a day late but I was just too dead from my trip to San Francisco to write anything yesterday.

Speaking of my trip…it was AMAZING! We flew in early Friday morning and immediately headed to Blackwood for brunch and bottomless mimosas. If any of you ever go to San Francisco you HAVE TO try Blackwood’s “Millionaire’s Bacon”…it will change your life. The rest of the day was spent sipping on drinks and soaking up some sunshine.

On Saturday we headed up to Napa which is about an hour outside of the city for some wine tasting. To say we went all out for this wine tasting would be an understatement. We rented a limo, stayed at an AirBnB, got all dressed up and made it to 4 wineries! Our day ended with us climbing the Napa sign for a picture so I’ll let you all just use your imagination how the day went HA!

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Why You Never HAVE To Run + Weekly Workouts

Story time…

I woke up at 3:00 am yesterday (which for the record felt with 2:00 am with the time change) to drive up to LA to work the Hangar Half Marathon. When I arrived my caffeine hadn’t hit me, it was freezing and completely dark outside…needless to say I was a little bit grumpy. 

Before the runners headed to the start line a few stopped by my booth to grab some samples and an older man came up and asked me if I was going to be running. Without even thinking I made a sarcastic comment and said “No way. I’m so happy I don’t HAVE to run this morning. Waking up this early to work was hard enough”. I expected him to laugh or walk away but his response totally blew me away. He said, “You never HAVE to run. You should always be thankful you get to run”. Continue Reading

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I Finally Tried Indoor Cycling…

indoor cycling

I’m just going to start out being very honest here…indoor cycling was never at the top of my list of workouts I wanted to try.

I always just associated cycling with those people you see at the gym chilling on the bikes reading a book sipping on a Starbucks frappuccino…you know the people I’m talking about HA!

So when my work scheduled a team building event at Rush Cycle I was very intrigued to find out if cycling would actually be a good workout or not. Plus what better opportunity to try something new than with a bunch of my coworkers who also had never cycled before?

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Fitness, Healthy Living, My Weekly Workouts, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate On A Long Training Run Day + Weekly Workouts

Food was a common theme on my blog last week. Specifically why I’m being extra cautious to not deprive my body of proper nutrients during this half marathon training cycle, why healthy fats are so important (especially for athletes) and then shared some of my favorite food items.

As I reflected on this past week I thought it would be informative to share what I eat on a typical day that I’m doing a long training run. On these days I definitely make an extra effort to eat clean, hydrate and really just properly prepare my body for a long ass run!

So here’s a breakdown of every single thing I ate last Friday before my 9 mile run.

Enjoy!

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Everything You Need To Know About Fats!

fat

I mentioned on Monday that I have 3 half marathons coming up: La Jolla Half, Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego and then SeaWheeze. My goal for these races is going to be to achieve a PR of 1:45:00 or less so a pretty intense training schedule is going to be necessary.

With an increase in training intensity also comes necessary adjustments in my diet. I learned some VERY valuable lessons training for my marathon last year and am still dealing with the consequences of over training and denying my body necessary nutrients.

For this next training cycle I’m going to make a point to honor my body and really pay attention if I’m feeling weak, extra sore, unmotivated, pains..etc. If that happens I’m not going to feel bad taking a rest day (or two). As for food not consuming enough healthy fats was a major issue that lead to my hormones getting completely thrown off. I’ve been to many doctors appointments and have done a lot of reading on my own on the importance of healthy fats for athletes and it really inspired me to write this post. 

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Tips For Running In The Rain + Weekly Workouts

Before you all start rolling your eyes as you read this I’ll admit as a native San Diegan I’m a baby when it comes to the weather.

Seriously, the second there’s a cloud and it drops below 60 I’m miserable. 

But I’m not exaggerating that we’ve been getting SO MUCH rain this Winter. My usual running trails are flooded, some of my speed workouts have been nearly impossible due to high winds and a few times there’s even been thunderstorms. Rough life…I know haha.

So whats a girl to do in rainy weather when they have a 15k in less than a month and 3 half marathons looming in the near future? 

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Hot Chocolate 15k Training + Weekend Recap

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!

I sure did despite the weather being CRAZY here in San Diego.

Last Friday one of the strongest storms in years hit California just in time for my beach camping trip. My family and I debated all week if it would be worth it to drive up to Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu and test our luck with the weather or just stay home.

At the last minute we decided to go and figured if the storm got really bad we could always just pack up and leave.

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Hot Chocolate 15k Training: Week 4 + Weekly Workouts

Guess who just finished their first double digit run of 2017?!?!?

ME!!! (and Bryce and my mom)

So quick story…I came straight home after trail running this morning and was so excited and proud of our mini running group I totally forgot to properly stretch and instead ate 5 oranges and some steak then headed out to the pool to enjoy this very unusual 80 degree weather we’re having in San Diego. 

Fastforward 2 hours…I can hardly walk. Rookie mistake..ALWAYS properly stretch after long distance running. Especially when you are working up to distances you haven’t ran in errrrr 6 months? I should seriously know this by now haha!

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What To Expect Your First Time At Orangetheory Fitness

orangetheory fitness

Last Saturday I finally worked up the courage to try an Orangetheory Fitness class!

I know it sounds silly but trying new fitness classes is very intimidating for me. I still have never taken a barre class, never tried crossfit, never taken spin…yet am 100% comfortable taking yoga in a 110 degree room haha.

BUT with my yoga instructor out of town I figured it was the perfect time to take advantage of the free class Orangetheory Fitness offers to try the workout. To help ease your nerves if you’ve been thinking about trying Orangetheory Fitness too I wanted to breakdown how it works, what to bring, give both Bryce and I’s experiences and more.

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Hot Chocolate 15k Training Week 3 + Weekly Workouts

Real talk… this post is a little bit late because of the Super Bowl yesterday. #sorrynotsorry

Can we please just talk about the game real quick WOW! I was rooting for the Patriots so during the first half I was in shock and all I could do is chug champagne to numb the pain of a 21-3 score going into halftime. Lady Gaga was whatever. I was hoping she’d bring out some guests but it was kind of fun hearing songs from like 6 years ago that I’d jam out to in college haha! During the 3rd quarter I was seriously falling asleep thinking how on earth could a Super Bowl be this boring but then the comeback started.

Football fan or not I think every single person who stuck with the game until the 4th quarter can appreciate how incredible the football was in those final 15 minutes and overtime. Fun fact…this was the first Super Bowl EVER to go into overtime and the Patriots made the largest comeback ever. 

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