Showing posts from July, 2015

What in the world is Grokker??

I'm so excited to rack up more minutes using video workouts from Grokker ! There’s everything from yoga [workout type] to HIIT [workout type] for everyone from beginners to advanced, and I'm especially pumped to try HIIT Core [video name] because it will make me extra strong ![adjective]. I plan to do my video workout in my living room [place] before eating dinner[activity] and after a long day at work [activity]. My favorite thing about video workouts is simplicity[noun], and they’re a super convenient way to get sweaty when I am busy[verb]. My goal is to hit 250 [number] minutes this week!. I’ll do HIIT Core [video name] one one of my more intense workout days, and Yoga for the neck and shoulders[video name],  on a rest or lower intensity day.  I challenge all of you![workout buddy name] to beat my # of minutes or to do yoga [activity / video name] with me! (well ok, virtually..) psst! Want more access to more of the amazing videos on Grokker ? Use the code

Try This Thursday- New (to me) Eats

Today I was scrolling down through the feed of my Sweatpink ambassadors group awhat did I nd saw quite a few of these fun Try This Thursday posts and thought I'd give it a try! So what did I try that was new (to me)? Last Friday, my husband asked me what was for dinner. My default answer on Fridays is usually pizza. I am done with the week, done cooking, done with it all. I told him I wasn't really sure and he asked about having salad. This is a majority rarity, so I jumped on it. Next thing I know, we had planned to make a version of  this salad . I was headed to the store, so I grabbed: 1pkg hearts of romaine Granny Smith Apples Shredded Parmesan cheese (we don't like Gorgonzola)   Walnuts Bacon bits We already had  2 chicken breasts Dried cranberries Dressing- italian for him and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette for me. This was a super easy meal that I could recreate quickly in the future. I threw the chicken on the grill- slightly s

Iron Run Half Marathon

Another good throw-back post (One of many more to come) about  another (somewhat) last minute trail half marathon I ran on June 13th, 2015. The night before turned out to be not quite as exciting as we'd imagined and even more exciting at the same time. I had spent the week in West Virginia visiting with my sister's family as they adjusted to their newest addition, their 4th sweet boy. I left late that afternoon after her oldest got home from school and headed home to unpack and repack and leave all over again. I had just arrived home and the friend who I was staying with for the night had messaged me that she was running late. No big deal. She let me know when she left and I did the same. I thought I knew where I was going for the most part and put the address she had given me into my GPS as back up. Needless to say, it took me completely the wrong direction. Because the phone reception is so bad there, I had to backtrack a bit to get signal. I called her on the cabin land

All about that Trail

One of my goals this year was to run more trail. I started off the year by running  Squirelly Tail Trail Half  in February and it really renewed my need to so. As the weather got nicer and we were gearing up for the summer ahead, I signed up for another trail half,  Iron Run Trail Half Marathon  for June with some friends. After signing up, we decided we'd better at least get a few longer runs out on the trail to get acclimated. Memorial day was the first time I could get out and we got to join up with someone well versed in trails.. Jeremy @  The Road to the Trails . He was very kind in showing a few of us the ropes and even stopped me before I ran into this big guy, The portion that we hiked the first day was from an area called Scott's Farm, close to Carlisle, PA. It is one of the trail stops where there is water, porta-pots, and a nice place to take a break for any hiker. We left the parking lot and headed north. Part of the run was more of a hike up VERY s

That time I ran with Scott Jurek

So we all probably know by now, well at least those stalking  following his progress, Scott Jurek beat the record for fastest Appalachian Trail thru hike by a matter of hours on Sunday. I think we can all sit back in awe of the miles he put on to make this happen. What my point? Well, my point is this. Back on June 19th, some of my crazy running pals and I decided (pretty last minute) to attempt to find him on one of our local sections of trail. We all learned that this is a really tricky business because it can vary greatly depending on when he woke up and got started that day PLUS how quickly he was moving along. We had been standing around, making jokes, and goofing around for quite a while when FINALLY, his wife Jenny showed up in the crew van.  We got to talk with her for a bit and then she encouraged us to hit the trail to find him. Before departing, she told us she was going to try to nap as this is some hard work for her too. We ran out for about 1.5 miles when we found him

MCM training weeks 1 & 2

I am making a promise to myself to get caught up with blogging. To start, I will bring you up to speed on my Marine Corps Marathon training thus far. Honestly, week 1 didn't bring anything crazy into my life. On Tuesday, I ran at the track with a friend who is a running coach and is teaching me a little something about speed work. And by a little, I mean a lot. (more on that later). It is a good arrangement because I have passes to the track that she has been dying to get into (and it is only for borough residents which she is not), so she teaches me a bit and we both win. Wednesday I skipped because I had some things to do and dinner with a friend. Thursday I met with the local Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg  running group and ran 6 miles. Friday was a rest day. Saturday I joined a bunch of other crazy people in the rain for a friend's 5k and then after a long day of babysitting, I came home and managed to complete 5 more miles on the treadmill. Not my first choice, but the weath

Mad Lib for #1millionminutes

I have been off the blogging grid for way too long. Before I dive into what I have been up to I am participating in something fun from  Puritan's Pride  and  Fit Approach ! More on the #1MillionMinutes campaign later :) I’m so  EXCITED  [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with  Puritan’s Pride ! All summer I plan to  run, yoga, and kettle bell swing [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my  fantastic  [adj] adventures! I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on   whole ingredient fuel options  [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my  camelbak filled with NUUN  [noun] to keep me hydrated! I’m most excited to try  P ea Protein Vanilla Toffee  (product) and  Pre-workout igniter  (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look  like great new things to try to keep my fitness routine fresh!  (adj). One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is  Medium Chain T