Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Running Playlist!!! September 2014 #whatwhat

I haven't posted a playlist in a hot second.    I'm absolutely loving this one.    If you take my class at TBC,  giddy up cuz you're about to get a big dose tomorrow.

Show Me the Money-  Petey Pablo (LOOOOVE this song…Remember last summer when I was obsessed with Blurred Lines?  Yeah, it's like that.)
Break Free-  Ariana Grande
All I Ever Wanted-  Basshunter
Dog Days Are Over-  Florence and the Machines
Shake it Off- Taylor Swift  (if you don't love this song, you're lying to yourself)
Black Widow-  Iggy Azalea
What Are you Waiting For?- Nickleback (love this song and the message…life is short, do it now)
Centuries-  Fall Out Boy
Fireball-  Pitbull
Sweet Little Somthin'-  Jason Aldean
Really Don't Care- Demi Lovato (My kids are obsessed with this song.  My hands were tied)
Everlong- Foofighters
Let the Bodies Hit the Floor- Activator
Sky Full of Stars- Coldplay
Bass Down Low- Dev
Lifehouse- All In
Rap God- Eminem
Sweetness- Jimmy Eat World
Stone in Love- Journey
Back that Azz Up- Juvenile
My Life Would Suck Without You-  Kelly Clarkson
Country Girl- Luke Bryan
Figured You Out- Nickelback
Notorious B.I.G.-  Hypnotize
Shut Up and Kiss Me-  Orianthi
Walk of Shame- PINK
Still Into You-  Paramore
Give It To You-  Robin Thicke

So yeah, you  need these.     As always, I love hearing what you guys are listening to!  You guys hooked me up big time for my Columbus Marathon playlist last year.  Don't think I won't be asking again.

Love you, miss you, mean it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Just Another Random Sunday Sentiments On Monday Post.

Hey Girl, Hey!

Lots to discuss. 

1.   If you haven't tried the new Advo SYS skin care line, you may wanna. 

 It's getting absolutely awesome reviews.   But more importantly, a little birdie told me today that the new eye cream is going to be released on Wednesday.  As in two days from now.  I plan to get on that immediately.   And will likely have a lifechanging experience within 4 minutues.   And then I'll promptly blog about it and y'all will want a piece 'o that pie asap.     And yes, I'm going to take before and after comparison pics so you're all about to become BFF's with my crowsfeet.  Pics don't lie (and neither do hips, according to Shakira) so stand by.

2.  I need amazing and fabulous Halloween costume ideas.    Who has 'em???   Fork 'em over.   I'm serious.   Email me though because the people that will be at said parties, also read said bloggy and they kinda can't know.

3.   Our 20 mile run went down without a hitch.   

Friday night meal before 20 mile run.  
Ummm…hello, lover.

Homemade pesto, grilled chicken thighs, beautiful pasta… I could eat this meal every day for 40 days and nights.

  My pace group ran to campus and game day was in full effect due to the noon kickoff.  The band was front and center, the alumni band was front and center, and the smell of delicious tailgating food filled the air with deliciousness.   Obvi we had to stop at the shoe for a photo shoot.

Some of the running mama's.  

Saturday consisted of an  ice bath and Post Workout Recovery Shake.   Oh and a nap.   I actually napped.   With my eyes closed and everything.  

Then I ate this.  

AFFFFter eating at Roosters.  

Who does that?   

But mama needed a night off from being healthy.  And I got it.

What you see here is the perfect combo of sweet salty.  That chocolate was off.the.hook.   

Sunday was a little 6 mile recovery run at a nice 9:30ish pace.   

And then my boyfriends Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean came to down.  And they Burned it Down.  

Does anyone else love a country concert?   Not much more fun to have than that.  Well except playing craps at the casino.  But we can't have it all.

And then today I woke up and looked like this….

Surely I can't be the only one.  

3.   It's Monday and we're back on the wagon.   On deck this week...

A little impromtu 10k trail race

Oh and the move is next week.  So I kinda need to pack up an entire house.

And the regular work, marathon training, kids, title boxing, breathing and sleeping, and making sure the backpacks have what they need inside.      Which tells me at some point, I'm gonna be thinking this….

But #dontcryformeargentina because I work well under pressure.   And I've got good helpers.  All good in the hood.   

4.   Tell me about you.  Who is training for what?   Lots of runners follow this bloggy as well as my FB page and I wanna hear what's on deck for you.     I already told you my race schedule.     Pretty sure it's your turn.      Speaking of races…working on a new playlist so giddy up.

Hope you didn't have to punch your Monday in the nose!    Laters!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday Sentiments and A Recipe You're Gonna Need

Holla Homies!

First up,  I gotta tell you guys about this amazing dinner I'm about to make and then promptly slay like a 400 lb man.     The Preppy Paleo hooked us up with this.  

I mean…????  Anything Asian that involves a nut product and I'm pretty much in.  Like Flynn.

I'm not adding in the palm sugar but pretty much doing everything else as written.    Definitely appropriate for Max Phase of 24 Day Challenge.   

Stand by for my review.  

Howza bout some Sunday Sentiments???

An action packed weekend.  

Weekend Workouts:

Friday-   6 mile run.  Was supposed to be 10 but my knee was killing me and I freaked out and actually did the right thing and listended to my body for once.  (Am I finally a grown up?)    I have about 6 pair of running shoes in rotation and ran in a pair that are pretty much dead.   I really think that's where I went wrong.  Feeling much better today.

Saturday-  30 minutes on the ARC trainer (holy sweat) and full body shred session.   Lifted hard and heavy.

Sunday-  10 mile run.   Felt great, no knee pain,  and near perfect running temps.   Thank you sweet baby Jesus.

20 miles on deck this weekend.  What What?   Is the marathon really only 5 1/2 weeks away???    Two 20 mile runs and a some shorter long runs in between and then we taper….which we all know I'm horrible at.   Remember last year when I got caught doing speed work on the treadmill the Friday before the marathon?     Yeah, gonna try not to do that again.   Or try not to get caught at least.

If you follow me on the Insti (Advorunner), you already know some of my shenans.  If you don't, find me.   

Weekend involved….

 High school football. 

#fridaynightlights #daburbs

A round of #diyabeetus for the 39 kids we had in tow.   Just kidding….kinda.

The monkeys and I, monkeying around before and after said game.

Can we please discuss the photobombing skills the of the big one?   She darted out of nowhere to precisely bomb this pic.  I mean, she's even blocking out an entire human being and everything.   We're super lucky that we can walk to the high school from my house because this game be crazytown.   

Watching the Bucks…

Even though they played horribly and lost the game, I was kinda in love with the seats.  

Hanging with some people I love.

Sisters from another mister.

Eating a lot of good food (#carbease) which involved topping the weekend off with Menchies.    It was the right thing to do.   Summer is slipping away and I did it for my innocent, small children.   Can we take a moment of silence to admire my chocolate dipped waffle cone cup divider??  


So clearly back in the saddle and back to the grind today.  On deck-  a 3 mile recovery run and hitting the weights.    As mentioned, 20  miler on deck for Saturday so I will definitely be taking Friday off from all activity and quite possibly Thursday as well.  
 Actually…let's not get crazy... We all know I'm not taking Thursday off.

Hope you guys are having a great start to the week.   I'll #hollabackatcha in the next 48.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fancy Some Shenans?

What's Up, Buttercup?

Ummm.. Huge congrats to those of you who dropped some serious El Bee's on the 10 Day Cleanse!    Our next group starts later this month and I'll have a huge group of 24 Day Challengers starting right after Halloween and ending before Thanksgiving.  If that's not perfect timing, I don't know what is!  Mmmkay?

Where've I been, you ask?

Just your normal Shenans.

1.   Having Labor Day fun at the lake.    Erie, that is.   With a little day trip to Put in Bay.   

The fam.

Goofy Papa Bear

Oh and get this, I found #Runnerdog's twin at Put in Bay.  Check it out, yo.   I couldn't get enough.   Pretty sure the owner thought I was certifiable.  Nothing new.

Oh and lots of gluttony went down that entailed #diyabeetus and #carbease.   The fries weren't mine but I owned those crab cakes like a boss.   I did.  

2.   Running.  Lots of it.    

One of my running besties and I after our 18 miler.     

Next long run….20.  I know.  But #dontcryformeargentina.   I can blame no one for this torture but myself.  And I kinda love it.

Oh and get this…. So my running mama friend has this husband who is an awesome marathon spectator.  They have 4 daughters and last year he trucked all over that 26.2 mile course, 4 girls in tow,  nothing but smiles, to hoot and holler for his wife and the running mama's.   He was awesome.  

So friend wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her 18 mile run and finds this…

# 3 is clearly my personal fave.

ps-  Did I tell you guys I'm loving Slam for running lately?  Cuz I am.

3.   Loving that football is back.  Last week, I had the pleasure of basically watching the game AND gambling simultaneously.   Here we have a crappy picture but it encompasses the joy I felt while watching the Bucks and playing Keno.  #grandma #bluehair #oldpeoplegambling

Yes, that innocent bystander clearly busted me taking this pic.   (Don't ya hate that? )

Who else is going to the game on Saturday?    Time to start stalking the weather.     A beautiful scene, no?

4.  Monkeying around with deese foo's.

Somehow the little one roped me into getting her nails done. Again.   #dontjudge

And….she straps all Barbie's and various Elsa dolls in seat belts while en route to said nail salon.

Plus, she thinks Halloween is tomorrow.   Like everyday.  Although, can you blame her?

Celebrating National Dog Day.  Cuz we love that #Runnerdog.

I leave you with two questions…

1. Does anyone else love September and October as much as me???

I can't get enough.   And it fuels my candle addiction with a vengeance. 

2.  Doing some revamping on the blog.   What are your favorite posts?    Things You Need always gets a ton o hits as  does What I Ate Wednesday.  What Else?  What do you like? Hate? Wanna see more of?

ps-  I got some new Advo gear from my friends, the Cisneros of Cisneros Screen Printing.   Adorable stuff so stand by for details and a  photo shoot.    Yes, I'm serious.

    pss- Laters babes.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday Sentiments / Weekend Wrap Up/ Upcoming Race Schedule

Hi Friends!  Back in action with some SS/WWU!

First things first, my 10 day cleansers are rocking the house down.   On the home stretch and they're feeling lighter, and brighter, and well, everybody's winning.

Next group will start mid- September so if you're due or haven't done a 10 Day Cleanse in the past, let's do it!

A busy,  yet super fun weekend in these parts.

The Highlights:

Watching our very own trainer from Title Boxing Club box in the main event.   A fun, festive night.

The big one's first soccer game of the season…

The little one and her one man posse.

Lot's of monkeying around.   Ps-  What's cuter than a 4 year old girly-girl in a maxi dress roughing it up on the playground?   Not much.

A fun party at a friend's house who is basically the REAL hostess with the mostest.    With a side of 10 happy, sticky, barefoot kiddos.

A 16 mile run with a side of Post Workout Recovery.  

 If you wanna know about why I love this stuff for long run recovery as well as my long run recovery in general, you can read about it here.

Some random selflies, per usual.

Ummmm…..first mum sighting of the season.  #bestillmyheart.  Y'all know I basically live for my mums, come September cuz they make me super, duper happy and I kinda can't stop buying them when I break the seal.

The ALS ice water challenge went down up in here…. three times.    Don't forget to admire our backup dancer and #runnerdog photo bomb.

Exhibit A


And this happened.   Bacon wrapped dates.  Uh muh guh.   If you really want to feel like you're life is now complete, add a little blue cheese.

Let's talk about my upcoming race schedule… Wanna?

Marathon training is in full effect.  18 miles on deck this weekend.   However, I'm getting up at 4:30 and knocking it out before work on Friday with several other crazy foo's…. Mainly because I don't want 18 miles hanging over my head on a holiday weekend but also cuz we're crazy in general like that.

October 4th….Run Like a Girl Half…. Any other 614 peeps running this?  I ran it last year and kinda loved it.  A lot.

Sept. 20th….The monkeys and I are doing the Miles for Melanoma 5k with family in honor of my aunt, who is currently fighting stage IV Melanoma.     This means I'll be pushing approx. 50 lbs of weight between the little one and the jogger, while the big one huffs and puffs along side us.   At any rate, this makes me super happy.  #breedingrunners

October 19th….My first born child, The Columbus Marathon.    I know you're all probably sick of hearing about it, but this is my favorite race in the history of the world.   The End.   Goals for this race? That's a whole separate post, which is coming soon.

November 2ndBuckeye Classic 10 K Trail Run.  Not officially signed up yet but am about 90% committed to doing this race again.    It's in a beautiful metropark with fall leaves in their full glory.   I kinda love this race.     Okay, I just talked myself into it.

Hope you all had a great weekend.  I kinda miss posting on the reg on this little bloggy 'o mine, so am really gonna try and pick up the pace again.    It's the right thing to do.