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Half Marathon Week 3

Wow, I can't believe that it is week 3 of my training already. My goal race that I am training for has its registration open up next week, so time is just ticking away.

Sunday - Rest day and I rested. :-)


Monday - I did mention last week how I am really ready for spring and the warmer weather. Today was one of those days. I was going to brave the outside with the snow that has fallen over the weekend. But I didn't. I suffered on the treddy for my 3 miles in my cold, dungeon of a basement. Downside is that I took my TV away from my treadmill and moved it to another room so I could watch the Super Bowl. But I have not put it back in front of my treddy, so it was just me and my treddy hanging out for 3 miles at an incline.

Tuesday - I wanted to get my 4 mile trot done outside when I finished my errands, but I just wasn't feeling it. I waited and waited to get it done, putting it off - I'll do it tomorrow - but I didn't. About 7:30pm I sucked it up and went down into the…
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Half Marathon Training Week 2

Hey, look - week 2 of my 12 week half marathon training. :-) It turned out to be my girl time this week, so I really had a hard time getting out and doing stuff. I just felt so low energy until Saturday hit and I got my long run done a day late.

Sunday Sunday is a rest day.

Monday I went to the rec center and did 3 treddy miles and did a couple of smith machine squats and some ab work and some stretching.
Tuesday I had an appointment that I had to go out of town for and I didn't workout. But my macros were on point this day. Well. my fat macros were a little high. I love the Transform App since I planned my whole day's macros around my dinner. I enjoyed every bite I had at Texas Roadhouse. I won a free cinnamon roll at Cinnaholic in Meridian. I picked it up and didn't eat it until Wednesday to keep my macros good. The Cinnamon Roll was so fresh and tastes homemade. It was a real treat!

Wednesday Doing crap around the house, I didn't get to workout for one reason or anot…

Half Marathon Training Week 1

I'm going to be kicking myself in the butt to get in back into gear. Both on blogging and both on working out. I was doing good at the end of the year with both my diet and exercise, but I was totally over training and my body was letting me know that it needed a break. I took too long of a break. I lost the momentum that I had but the month off was very much needed.

During this time off, I knew I had to follow a plan for the half marathon in April I am training for. II am too good at taking extra rest days and going crazy on the miles. So I searched and asked around and googled and decided on the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Novice 2 plan

Sunday According to my training plan, Sunday's will always be rest days - for the next 12 weeks!

Monday
Total shit run and my fault for drinking too much the night before. I was watching the Marie Kondo show and was really into it. I went to bed at 2am. Woke up too early and stayed in bed too long. And I had a fast food mystery shop right before…

The Best of the Best - D'OR24K 24K Collagen Renewal Mask Product Review

This post is sponsored by D'OR24K and no other compensation was given.



 I am going to start out by saying WOW on this product. I have tried other D'OR24K products previously - a vitamin c syringe, and I really enjoyed that product. But this 24K Collagen Renewal Mask is amazing. Even the packaging is an unique and fun dramatic experience in a good way. Just opening up the box and you know this is something really special.

This mask is a once a week treat, and I have looked forward to this weekly treatment since receiving this product. (This is almost a $1400 jar and I believe it is worth the splurge!)



Product info from their website - 
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Freezeout Challenge 6K Race Recap

This was my first time giving this race a try. The winter this year has been very mild without much snow and freezing temps, I thought it would be a good time to make the 30 mile drive to Emmett to run this race. I even made the other half run with me and as you can see by our race photos, he made sure everyone knew he didn't want to be there. (this was mostly an act, I hope you all know that.)



 He put his hands in is pockets and made a scowl when I told him smile for the camera.

An early morning wake-up was uneventful. I had my clothes all ready for me and I expected rain for the whole race. Immediately went to Starbucks for coffee, a chicken sausage biscuit and a pre-run poop. An easy half hour drive to the Gem County Fairground for pre-race bib pick up. We even got fleece beanies with the Freezeout Challenge stitched on them. They are soft and the other half wore his to keep his head warm during the run. It really did the job!

The race started a few minutes late that had somet…

Goodbye 2018. Hello 2019!

I shared a post a couple of weeks ago about the weight loss that I have had and the weight loss challenges that I was participating in. With it being the new year, I guess I should write a recap and update of the 2018-2019 year and share it with the bloggieverse.


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I did good on my weight loss challenges. I made my 20 pound goal for the Studio G weight loss challenge. Yay! I really enjoyed the classes, but the downside with nearly every class being so squat heavy, my knee did not like that and the last 2 weeks of classes, I was ready to be done with them. But my body liked the workouts and responded well.

My local weight loss challenge, I was really hoping to win, but I got 2nd place. I did not work out at all the weigh in week because my knee was so cranky and swollen, I could not walk. I needed 3 more pounds to lose to win Not a lot of weight so it was a close challenge! I was

Ugly Sweater 5K Race Report

This was my 2nd year in a row running the Ugly Sweater 5K in Caldwell, Idaho. It was a little bit out of my way to drive to, but I thought it was such a good race last year, I planned all year to do it again this year.

I just realized that I did not even log this run into my run history last year! I still have the race shirt but I did not even post about it on my blog! lol

Anyways...


 The weather was as nice as it could have been in Idaho in December. The temps were mild and in the 30's. There has been snow and really strong winds, and it rained the night before the race. But race day, there was icy spots on the path, but no winds and no rain or snow during the race. Last year, it had freshly snowed if I remember correctly, so this year was a nice change.



The race starts out with an ugly sweater contest. The winner got a local wine tasting, a DVD and some hot chocolate mix. I looked around this year for some ugly sweater items to wear, but it wasn't enough to win. That's o…