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Quarantines and Earthquakes

Hi. How are you and your loved ones doing? Everyone safe and healthy? I hope everyone is illness free and has plenty of TP. :-)

The Stay at Home order isn't really affecting me too much. We work from home anyways, so its actually making us work more. I enjoy my house and my bed and I even signed up for Amazon Prime so I can watch more then what is on Netflix. We can't go out to eat in restaurants and we can't thrift store shop. I know, I know #FirstWorldProblems But I am thankful that I am in a relationship where I enjoy being around the person I am in a relationship with.

I have been ordering a Doordash or 2 a week. Doordash is a good thing and yet a bad thing. I can scroll and scroll and think about food, and even order it. It caters to this Taurus a little too well. I enjoy being at home, I like to eat, and I can make sure I tip the driver and make sure the restaurants can keep the lights on. I like to think of it as good karma.

Plus I can order DoorDash instead of suff…

Virtual Run Time!

With all the real races canceled right now, virtual runs are the only way to safely participate in group runs. I already completed one, and I have now signed up for THREE more.

The local Boise YMCA has a Flatten The Curve 5K.


April 2nd - April 5th. Sign up and do this now. Details about this are here.

Ok, the next 2 I paid money for.

Enter the Operation Inspiration Virtual Race to be held on Saturday, April 4, to work out with the global running community, raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and have a great time!

If the Foothills trails are dry, I'll head up there for an hour. If not, it will be an hour on the Greenbelt tomorrow.

The virtual race is for a good cause - Your entire entry fee goes to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (If you live in the United States, 100% of your entry fee is tax deductible.)

And there will be prize…

New Race Plans

Ugh. Is there anyone that does not have a canceled race yet? I am seriously glad that we are all together in the pain of this.

I got word on Thursday that my Race to Robie Creek half marathon is canceled and won't be happening the 3 Saturday in April. I am sad because this is the only race I care about all year.

But then I got an email for my St. Patty's Day 5K on Saturday the 14th is still on, but without water stops and post-race snacks.

That is totally cool. I never drink water in the middle of 5Ks so its no big deal to me.

On Friday night I was prepping for the morning. I decided to confirm on the website the start time.

Oh, look. Its canceled. Did I get an email about this? It went to my spam folder so it was there and they did let us know. They were gonna still mark the course, so I did appreciate that.

I had pulled my green race outfit out of storage and I just purchased a new green tank top.

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Les Bois 10K Race Recap

I attempted the Les Bois 10K as a training run for Race To Robie Creek. I signed up for it because I enjoyed it last year. I never run in these trails and so it was a nice change of scenery for me.

I did a warm up before the race and felt OK. My sleep was OK. I wasn't gonna blast any course records but just wanted to get the miles in on the trail. I have had a half marathon coming up.

I gave myself shin splints in January and they are not perfect. I was feeling the front of my shins just so crampy and tight for the first 2 miles. I did a run/walk thing.

They finally loosened up with a mile left to go until the turnaround. I did do more walking then what I would have preferred.

At the turnaround, it was a nice downhill. I wasn't gonna blast downhill but I stayed a pretty consistent pace almost the whole 3 miles. I did do 7 trail miles the day before so my quads were burning on this downhill. I didn't think it would bother me but I did have to stop and give them a little bre…

My New Fitness Toy

I Registered for the 9th Year In A Row Today

Monday at Noon was the registration for Race to Robie Creek.

I got in and I'm running (walking) it my 9th year in a row!

I probably should not have coffee as I'm all nerves until I registered.

I was in such a rush that I just wanted to get my payment processed. I did not even see the button to click for the Spectator Pass. I had to edit my registration to add it on at the end. I did not even get my free RoadID. I just clicked on through. :-(

One thing I thought was kind of cool was that my Whoop had my heart rate up kind of high at 88bpm a minute before registration and then it dropped 10 beats to 78bpm as soon as I paid for my registration.

What races are you registered for?

What is the longest streak you have going on a race that you have to do every year?

The Fitness Apps I Cannot Live Without

I have an iPhone and I really try to limit the apps that I have on my phone. I just don't like the clutter, especially when I can just visit the website just as easily. I only have 12 fitness apps on my phone.

My top app I use daily is the Transform App. I am following the Iron Gym fitness and macro plan that is recommended for me through it. I bought a lifetime membership and am working on sticking with my fitness and healthful eating. And the difficulties of getting that gallon of water in everyday!  I love this app.

Garmin Connect is important to me as I run with a Garmin watch, and with Garmin Connect, it syncs with a couple of different apps that I love.

 I sync my Garmin with RunBet - its like a diet bet where you buy into the game and complete the prescribed runs and if you win, you split the pot with the other winners.

My Garmin also syncs with Achievement App.  You do health related things (tweet a health related post, walk with your phone, run with your Garmin, sync your …

3 Common Mistakes That Beginners Make When Starting A New Fitness Plan

Too hard, too long, too fast- (That's what she said) I know this happens often. You are motivated and ready to work out. You are gonna get _________ (fill in the blank-skinny, train for the marathon, ect.)

And you are so amped you just keep going. And going. And going. You lose track of time and or distance. And then you stop or have to turn around to go back home. My friend did this on the stairmaster while watching a movie. And then he got off the machine when the movie was over. He called in to work the next day because he had so much DOMS, he could not move.

Start slow or short. Follow your prescribed training for the day and don't overdo it. Push yourself but don't forget your physical baseline is lower when then what your mind is motivated to do when first starting out.

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Giving up too soon- did you overdo it on day one? And now you can't move? You take a rest day. Th…

What To Look For Before Joining A Gym or Studio

I have spent a little bit of time at a couple of gyms since I started running in 2011. Here are a couple of things that were important to me before I threw down my card and joined my latest gym.

Location - How easy is it for you to get there? Is it convenient to your home or work? Or is it going to be a non-stop list of excuses of why you can't drive (or walk, or bike) there.

The first gym I joined was at my college campus where I worked and went to school. SUPER Convenient as I worked out after my graveyard shift, took a shower, ate, and then went to class. All I had to do is walk back and forth across the street. My current gym is 3.2 miles away and if I go in the morning / early afternoon, traffic is good and the drive isn't so bad. Also, my apartment has a pretty good gym so if I just want to stay home and not sweat all over my carpet, that is an option for me too. Also, are there other gyms you can visit with your membership? I can visit any location that is not my home l…

My Workouts From Last Week

I have a good week last week.

My workouts were on point.

I worked hard on making sure my macros were all √.

I got all my 100oz of water except for Monday - I did errands after my workout which took 2 hours longer then expected so I have to get back into the habit of carrying a large bottle with me. I had a hangry meltdown and I HAVE to take snacks / meals with me. I can't

Monday - 5 min of elliptical warm up
                 Legs from the Transform App
                 20 sweaty minutes of the Stairmaster
                 20 minutes with maxed out heart rate intervals on the elliptical.
I felt really good with my performance of today. On my Whoop app, I got a 12 strain for the day. I think I have to go that hard longer to max out my strain to 21. I am still working on that.

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I think the stair master is the biggest torture device in the gym. I can zone out on a treadmill and focus on a TV show or music, but stairs? Nope. I can’t focus on anything but the b…

Prepare for Victory

I am preparing for a victorious 2020. I have a good mindset and feel very motivated to live the life that I want to live. I am detoxing from all the toxins I had to live with for the last 6 years. I am living in a location that I want, and time to do some things for me for the results I want for myself.

I have my Believe Journal and feel that planning my day/week/month out and training while being mindful and reflective while jotting it down will help me stay motivated and determined to reach my goals throughout this year.

I spent a little bit of time last weekend trying to decide which half marathon training plan to use this year for my 9th year of THIS half marathon, and chose a beginner plan. I did not run much of 2019 and want to slowly ease into it and not run so many days during the week.

Nothing fancy and nothing too extreme but got it all down in my journal!

One thing that I know I need to be mindful on that really stuck out to me on the journal is this.

I have not said yes…

Training Plans for 2020

I purchased the Lifetime Membership of the Transform App a few months ago in September. I have been following it on and off since it came out a few years ago, but never really stuck with it long term. First, I paid for a 3 month subscription, and followed it on and off for a month or two. Then gave up. I was SO CONFUSED by the meal plan it that was suggested that it just seemed impossible.

 I then attempted a year subscription, and participated in a local gym event where they wanted to have everyone go low carb for 3 months. There was an App 2.0 update and it made the food plan so much easier to understand. I tracked my food and attempted the workouts in the app, along with this boutique gyms' workouts during the week. The food plan the gym was recommending was good as it helped me hit my Transform App macros other then the fat and calories on a daily basis. It emphasized green veggies and lean protein at every meal. It was extreme low carb and it was not sustainable with a hea…