You’re On

“It was all too clear: we need love.”-Madeon

IMG_0423Happy Friday, my loves! I was swamped this week at work so this post is going to be short and sweet. I’ve got the Philly 10k on Sunday and I’m SO pumped.

Here’s what my training log looked like from the week:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: AM 3-mile run+PM full body circuits
  • Wednesday: 5-mile run
  • Thursday: AM 3-mile run+PM full body circuits
  • Friday: 9-mile run
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Philly 10k

Cheers to the weekend. Hope everyone has some fun plans ahead :)

SummerThing!

“From June ’till December, it was you and me.”-Afrojack

IMG_0399Thank the baby Jesus it’s Friday. It’s been the hottest, longest week of the summer (or at least that’s what it feels like) and I want nothing more than to jump into an ice-cold pool right now. BUT, I guess a weekend with GJ and margaritas and brunch is the next best thing. Actually, yeah…it definitely is :)

Ok. Rant time. I’m over summer. I’ve about had it up to here with running in the heat. I’m tired of feeling tired, and slow, and sluggish. And as much as I know I’m going to be fine once the temps get cooler, it’s hard to not feel down about my training. Don’t get me wrong: I never thought marathon training was going to be easy. I guess I just overshot how much my body was prepared for the beginning months of training during the summer. Anywho, here’s what my training log looks like for this week:

  • IMG_0387Monday: AM full body strength training+PM spin class
  • Tuesday: 3-mile run
  • Wednesday: 3-mile
  • Thursday: 6-mile run
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: 12-mile run
  • Sunday: 6-mile run

Booyah

“Just keep on rockin and don’t take it easy.”-Showtek

Happy hump day, ya hotties. It’s been a steamy week so far here in the Always Sunny. And because of it…this song has been fueling most of my runs. It’s more fun sweating like a pig when you’re running to some Jamaican fueled jams. Add this one to the summer running hits :)

Roses

“Taking it slow, but it’s not typical. He already knows that my love is fire.”-The Chainsmokers

IMG_0197UGHHH Monday. It’s hot and humid and I WANT FALL. As much as this weather sucks the energy out of me, I still have lots stored up from doing absolutely nothing all weekend. On Saturday after my long run, I spent the day running errands and hanging out with my family before they went to see Earth, Wind, and Fire. The rest of the night included a hot date with the couch, my snuggie, and the movie Up (yes I am sometimes 26 going on 8).

On Sunday, after a recovery run across the Ben Franklin, we headed to brunch at Miles Table. My sister’s friend has been spending the summer with us while she does a PR internship in the city. This was her last weekend, so we wanted to make sure we got one last brunch in. After brunch, we all headed home and spent the rest of the afternoon listening to vinyl records and showing her how Pellegrino gravy is made. It was the perfect Italian style Sunday.

I hope your Monday is off to a fantastic start. Let’s make this week a good one :)

Waiting For Love

“Thank the stars it’s Friday. I’m burning like a fire gone wild on Saturday.”-Avicii

IMG_0379No truer words have ever been spoken. This morning I woke up, belly still kind of full of pasta from the final stop of Restaurant Week: Mercato. After the past week or so of restaurant week shenanigans, I’m going to be doing a pretty serious detox to get myself back on track.

Here’s what my training log looks like from the week:

  • Monday: AM bootcamp+PM spin class
  • Tuesday: 3-mile run
  • Wednesday: 6-mile run
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: 6-mile run
  • Saturday: 11-mile run
  • Sunday: 3-miler+yoga

This is the first weekend in a long time that I have zero plans and I couldn’t be more excited. Cheers loves!

Everything Has Changed

“And all I feel in my stomach is butterflies; the beautiful kind, making up for lost time.”-Taylor Swift

  Holy Monday blues, Batman. My butt is dragging this morning, even after a great sweat sesh this morning. There just doesn’t seem to be enough caffeine to get me moving. But ready or not, a new week is here and it’s full of race training, Restaurant Week dinners, and running around like a maniac.

This weekend was absolutely perfect, from the weather to the loves I spent it with. After my 9-miler on Saturday morning, I hopped a train to NYC. We spent the day in FiDi seeing Fantastic Four, stuffing our faces with Shake Shack, and swinging on swings.

On Sunday, after a run through Gramercy, we made our way to David Burke for the New York City edition of Restaurant Week. It was nothing short of delicious and the goodness that is their cheesecake lollipops is still haunting my dreams waistline. 

It wasn’t easy leaving the city, not that it ever is, but this week is jammed packed. Tomorrow, the Restaurant Week celebrations are continuing at Jamonera. Although I’ve been to a few of their sister restaurants, I’ve never been there. I’m pumped because I’ve heard wonderful things. Can’t wait to share all the goodies with you.

Happy Monday loves :)

Sugar

“Before you play with fire, do things twice. And if you get burned, don’t be surprised.”-Robin Schulz

IMG_0179Happy Friday loves! It’s been a crazy busy at work and I’m so excited to put my feet up after work and eat my body weight in sushi. Restaurant Week on Tuesday was amazing, and I’m totally fine with my diet going to hell for the next week. I figure…I run for a reason right?

Speaking of running…here’s what my training looked like from this week:

  • Monday: AM full strength training+PM spin class
  • Tuesday: AM 3-mile run
  • Wednesday: AM 5-mile run+PM full body strength training
  • Thursday: Rest
  • Friday: AM 40-minute tempo run
  • Saturday: 9-mile run
  • Sunday: 3-mile run

I hope yas have something fun planned for the weekend. The weather on this side of the sun is supposed to be beautiful :)