Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with this kind of love...

I'm loving...

this C9 Champion High Impact Sports Bra from Target.  It may even beat my beloved lululemon ta-ta tamer...and at half the price!

this blender bottle...I am loving the new design!  And I am loving it filled with...

this electrolyte drink.  It is so good!  I think it tastes like some sort of delicious version of Cactus Cooler.  It is good motivation to finish my run knowing I have this waiting for me.

this breakfast cookie covered in almond butter.  It isn't the cleanest breakfast, but it sure is quick and delicious!

What are you loving today?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Races I Am Training For

I like to have a plan.  Having a goal and a training plan motivates me to keep going.  And paying for race registrations is also a huge motivator to keep getting out there and running even when it is hard.  Here is my race calendar for the next couple of months:

America's Finest City (I'll be running the 5K)

Girls On the Go (I'll be running the that medal, so fun!)

Surf City 10 (I'll be running the 10 mile...ramping up!)

Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend (I'm running the 5K, the 10K, and the half...AAAHH!)

Lots of fun races ahead.  Currently I am following Hal Higdon's Intermediate 10K Training Program.  That will take me up to the 10K Girls on the Go Run.  After that race I will be starting a half marathon training program.  Any suggestions?

How do you motivate yourself to workout?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Building Up After Burnout

So I started running when I have never felt so tired.  With a three year old who never naps and an eight month old whose sleep at night is less than ideal, I was starting to get major mommy burnout.  So I decided it was time to figure out how to "recharge."

Image from RiverImprints

When I am outside running, I feel strong.  Even when I am tired, I always come back from a run recharged and feeling great.  Granted, I am not a speedy runner.  Heck, I don't even run the whole time...there is definitely some walking mixed in...but everyday I am getting stronger...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Week of July 15th Plan

Here is my training plan for this week:

Monday - easy 3 mile run and 60 minute workout video
Tuesday - jog/spring intervals
Wednesday - REST
Thursday - easy 3 mile run and 60 minute workout video
Friday - REST
Saturday - 5 mile run
Sunday - cross train

I am using this week to break in my new shoes...New Balance 860v3


Hello and welcome to BQ Blondie!  This is going to be the place I track my mileage, training and everything I learn along the way in my quest to quality for the Boston Marathon!  A big goal considering I haven't been running in almost 3 years!  I can't wait to get started!