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Hiking Carbonate Mountain

I seen a nice trail last week on the 'gram. I had to ask which trail it was. It looked instagram-worthy and wasn't closed or covered in snow like I expected it to be in the mountains.
I checked the Blaine County Trails site and could not find it listed - and most of the trails are closed so Google to the rescue.

Ok. I can handle steep and physically challenging. I just completed Robie Creek for the 8th time!

The steepness was no joke! It was very steep I had to stop and take a couple of breaks. We went "straight up" then took the switchbacks down. But it was a nice little jaunt that caused some serious huffing and puffing.











It is seriously steep. It was a slow climb for my fat butt.




But the view from the top just can't be beat! Downside, no shade on this trail. This is not a middle of summer noon-time hike. But early spring, with the snow just starting to melt - its perfect. It was very rocky and the other half did this in Teva's. I'm glad I had my Hoka…
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Race to Robie Creek 2019 Half Marathon

I attempted to train for this run this year. I really did. Look at all of my previous posts from the past few months. Mentally, I just could not force myself to run in the rain, the icy cold, or the treddy. I just didn't want to suffer. I mean, I am suffering living with my MIL, that it is just HARD to suffer for fun and have to suffer because of a living situation....

Although I could have done more, and I mean more training, I did a little something. Not much. I did maybe the longest treddy walk at max incline of 5 miles. But mostly it was walking with some squats and some little hills in Rock Creek.

However, with as little of training that I did, I am proud to say that I completed my Race to Robie Creek half marathon 5 minutes faster then 2018. :-)

 The day started out not as I had hoped for. The bedroom was really hot for some reason and I kept waking up sweaty. I woke up 3 times sweaty. I even went to bed early and was really hoping for a good night sleep. I woke up 10 minute…

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…

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

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 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!)



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