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Friday Fit Fix

So I spent all of last night thinking it was Friday night. Thinking I had tomorrow off. Love the feeling of the beginning of the weekend! Then I realized it was only Thursday night. Whhhhy? Stupid brain. Anyway, let’s move on to my week of workouts (Friday-Thursday).

Friday – Friday did not go as planned. I got a late start so couldn’t hit the trails due to the darkness and couldn’t go to the gym due to the late hour. I ended up at a friend’s to use the treadmill. I started Week 1, Day 1 of the Couch to 5K program. I made it through three of the eight running intervals before the treadmill had issues. No more workout for me.  =(  (4 WW FitPoints earned.)

Saturday – It was unseasonably warm here with temps in the 50s! OMG Becky and I went to the zoo to visit our animal friends and spend sometime outside. It was glorious! Sadly, a large section of the zoo was closed that day. I never did find out why, but it happens to be my favorite part of the zoo so I was a little bummed. Good thing we have a zoo pass and can go anything we feel like it. We got in a little over 3 miles in an hour and a half. (10 WW FitPoints earned.)

Wednesday – I was ready to give my running intervals another try. This time I made it to the gym before they closed and was able to complete my W1D1 of the C25K. Fantastic! Though I did manage to accidentally reset the treadmill numbers right after I started my fifth running interval. Crap. I don’t know what my issue is with treadmills lately. (6 WW FitPoints earned.)

I am thrilled my foot is still doing great! I feel like I am taking this recovery as slow as possible, which is so hard sometimes. Then I remember I’ve had three breaks/stress fractures in the last few years. I need to take my time and do this the right way!

How were your workouts this week?

What’s the weather like in your area?


Happy Goodies

Unlike Monday Oops, today was filled with all sorts of happy goodies!

This morning I started a 10K training with a new running group at my gym.  Think we have 14 registered runners, but were a few short today.  It’s an 8-week class that meets a couple days a week.  And then we are to run two more days a week on our own.  We ran a 2.63 mile out and back course for our first day.  It seems to be a good group full of positive energy!  No pictures to share yet.  I didn’t want to be a photobug on the very first day!  We’ll let the cra-cra out soon enough.


After my run, I took my girls to school.  Another mom there commented on my running shirt.  It’s from Idiots Running Club.  IRC is a group a former classmate of mine started.  He’s an amazing, ultra trail runner!  Anyway, we started talking about her desire to start running.  I got all excited, telling her about the new training group!  She agreed to join and I was so excited for her.  And then she realized we run in the morning.  She thought I meant evening runs.  She can’t run in the mornings due to her family commitments.  Sad.  So I told her to check out Couch to 5K program.  I hope she tries it!  You can bet, I will be stalking her at the school to follow her progress.

After dropping off the girls, I came home to get a few things done before work.  I put together a new shelving unit for the garage and in the process found one of my favorite cookbooks!  Fix-It and Forget-It!

My mom gave me this cookbook several years ago.  I have made notes in the margins, rating each recipe as I tried it.  I thought I had lost it in the cross-country move.  I actually teared up today when I found it!  It was like finding an old friend.

At work this afternoon, an orange was my snack of choice.  I peeled it and opened it to find a lovely, little surprise!  Baby oranges!

Please tell me I’m not the only one to get excited to find smaller orange slices inside a bigger orange.  It’s like I having a second orange to eat!  *Please note taking a photo of my orange for you, resulted in sticky orange juice all over my camera phone.  You are welcome.

Tonight I went for a brisk walk just to enjoy being outside while my daughter was in her gymnatics class.  And what to my wondering eyse should appear?!  Some really cool trees!  It looks like six trees planted in a half circle.  But I don’t know if that is what happened or if it’s one tree that has somehow split.

And then I found another one!  But this cluster has seven trees and forms a complete circle.

Have you seen these trees before?  Tell me about them!

What’s your favorite cookbook?

What was your happy goody today?