It’s Marathon Week!!

Welp! This Saturday is it! My third marathon! I can’t wait!!! This week will be filled with nerves, excitement and mental preparation! I’ll be hydrating like crazy all week long and remaining on my best behavior! :) WOO! CAN.NOT.WAIT! << I mostly can’t wait because I don’t love running in this heat that’s rapidly approaching and as soon as the marathon is over, I won’t need to run outside if I don’t want to! :)

So backing up a bit… This weekend was filled with lots of food and lots of activities, per the usual. Saturday morning at 5:30 am, I met up with a friend for a 10 mile run. It was POURING but we did it anyway! We saw tons of deer along the trail which was totally adorable.

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This is one of my favorite places to run because it’s full of rolling hills and is so majestic.

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Right after I finished that, I met up with Mollz and some others with my man for a 5K in downtown.

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The reward at the end was a free beer! Yep! WOOOOO!

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And by then, I was starved, so naturally, I loaded up!

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After resting up and running errands, my boyfriend and I went out to celebrate a special occasion and we absolutely indulged in an awesome dinner!

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Yesterday was spent with more indulgences – a la Easter style! There were delicious treats everywhere and this girl didn’t hold back #yolo

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What do you do to prepare during race week?

Will you run in the rain?

What’s your favorite post race meal?

A Little Less Run, A Lot More Walk

Wowwww I had a busy weekend! And it’s making me feel pretty lethargic this morning… Wahhh I hate you Monday.

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Friday night a group of us went to the first baseball game of the season! :) It was Drew’s birthday and it was such a fun night!

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Mollie + her man + her man’s BFF + me all started off at a bar before the game and walked through downtown to get to the game afterward! We walked a solid 2 + ish miles. :)

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Part of our tailgate!

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My boo Catherine and my RB, Ash! :)

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Mahhhh man and me!

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My RB, her GF the birthday girl and yours truly.

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OMG crEATure Bek! :)

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Throwing flowers and shizzz… Gotta <3 love my hippy girls!

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It was definitely a fun and full night! And Saturday morning I opted for some hot yoga instead of a long run so Mollie and I walked up to the hot yoga studio. It was such a perfect day and it’s only about 3 miles round trip!

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It was such a gorgeous day – ahhh!!!!! And hot yoga was very cleansing and delightful as usual. Later on, we got an invitation to go the Braves game, again, and we happily obliged as the seats were in 6th row! YEP!

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Yesterday was a bit stressful in the morning – I went to bed Saturday night and my calf was feeling a bit off but I figured I’d sleep it off. WRONG. I got up early to get in my 12 miles and decided against it. My left calf definitely has a pulled muscle in it. I think I overstretched it in hot yoga and it’s moderately painful. I just don’t want to risk making it worse so I took today off and will reevaluate later. Ain’t nobody got time for a real injury 2 weeks before a marathon, #amiright?

My workout schedule this week: (putting this down for accountability!) Monday – 5 miles (if it’s not hurting and if it’s not pouring) and my first barre class with my RB, Ash! Tuesday – 1 + hour swim, Wednesday – cycle, Thursday – either a 5K or hot yoga, Friday – cycle, Saturday a 5K race, Sunday – 8 miles (last long run before marathon!). So here’s hoping my dummy calf muscle pulls itself together. ASAP. #thankyousomuch

And in honor of the Braves starting off the year on a great foot (GO ATL!!!!!!!!!), The Senator has something to say to you all:

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If only dogs could talk, he’d be yelling profanities. Haha. #nodogswereharmed

How was your weekend?

Do you like baseball?

How do you annoy your pet?

I’ve Got a Good Feeling

Hello hello! I am backkkkk after a week away! I didn’t realize it til just now but I ran 48 miles this past week. Hot damn that’s too many for me! I might dial back a bit this week. It’s just the best thing to do when it’s this lovely outside. Anyway, my weekend was the bestttt (as weekends always are these days!). It all started with my run on Saturday morning.

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I mean seriously, how perfect was it outside?

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I have had an off week of running but this 20 mile run brought me right back to my confident running self. It was so good, in fact, that I was screaming positive profanities at mile 18 because I was so happy and it just felt so good! Sorry to anyone around me! :) But not really sorry.

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This is my last ‘long’ run until the marathon in 3 weeks I have 12 miles this weekend, and then 8 the following weekend, and then the race! :) YAY!

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I made The Senator celebrate with me. And then I celebrated with my favorite Mexican food ever… So delicious.

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And I was apparently really excited because I wanted to celebrate some more. We all went out to a fun bar close to home. I totes made everyone pose for these pictures. No wonder it’s rare that people invite me to do things.

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Mah man and me!

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Bek’s lil sis, her best friend, BEK OH HELLO HOW ARE YOU and me.

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Unreal how well she’s doing a mere 2 days after wisdom teeth surgery. I was a big pansy after mine and she’s doing fine. No fair!! :)

And yesterday was a day full of some much needed spring shopping! I don’t love shopping but it had to be done. Wearing sweaters when it’s 80 degrees outside won’t work any longer.

How was your weekend?

How is the weather where you are

What’s your favorite way to celebrate and treat yourself after a good workout?

Sweating with Friends

Ayyyyy, FRIDAY you sexy beast!

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It’s sad but it’s true. Although, sadly, today, I’ll be glued to a computer playing auditor and checking specific numbers against specific data. SO MUCH FUN, right?

Wrong.

But what is fun is what I did last night. So let’s focus on that instead of my terribly awful work day today.

The girlfriends and I got together for a circuit workout + wine. We are constantly trying to get everyone together to workout and we came up with a plan to workout once a month on a specific day to resolve the headache of planning something all the time.

IT WAS SO EPIC.

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We set up five stations.

Station ONE: Run up and down the stairs x 6 and 25 squats.

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Station TWO: 50 Jump ropes + 50 Jumping Jacks

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Station THREE: 15 Plank Jacks + 30 Mountain Climbers

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Station FOUR: 15 Shoulder Raises and 15 Bicep Curls (w/15 or 30 pounds)

NO PIC! I FORGOT!

And station FIVE: 24 Kettlebell Swings + 15 Push Ups

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Haha thanks to Rebekah and Google+ for making that a .gif. :)

And we repeated that thrice before we indulged in some wine, hummus and COOKIES.

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Not only was it fun, but it was also a really great workout! For real, it was awesome and I’m a bit sore. My upper body is neglected.

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I would, Dr. Evil. I would.

It was only missing out 6th member, MOLLZZZZZZ :( but it was still wonderful. And I can guarantee that if I attempted this alone, I would have failed. Having the music blasting and the energy moving really made this so easy to complete. Or you can tell me it was an easy circuit?

Dearest ladies, this was the best workout (aside from this past Sunday, ASH!) that I’ve had in a while. Can’t wait for next month’s workout!!!! And wine too, duh. <3

HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAPPY WEEKEND AND WOO FREAKING HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Am I the only one who hates working on Fridays?

What are you doing this weekend?

Do you ever workout with friends?

-Meghan