Fitness, Pets, Running

Marathon Training: Week 1

Week 1 is in the books. Boom, baby!

The week started off with mine and hubby’s anniversary, and instead of completing the short run on the plan I opted for wine and cheese 🙂 But what can I say, anniversaries only come around once a year!

Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary, Hubs <3
Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary, Hubs ❤

I love being a yoga instructor (for oh so many reasons) because I’m able to attend way more classes than ever before, AND I get a killer workout each time I teach yoga sculpt. Physically speaking, I find vinyasa yoga to be perfect for stretching and lengthening, yoga sculpt fulfills my cross training/weight training needs and running is my cardio = a delicious recipe!

This week I taught 4 sculpt classes and ran 10.7 miles. Didn’t get all of my miles in but with the 4th of July, our wedding anniversary, Hubs’ birthday and family in town – I’m still going to count this week as a win 🙂

I ran my first 4 miles on my own and then looped back to the house to grab the pups and Hubs for the final 4. We had a grand time, and Rocky used his bookbag (to carry his and Millie's water/tire him out) and it was a success!
I ran my first 4 miles on my own and then looped back to the house to grab the pups and Hubs for the final 4. We had a grand time, and Rocky used his new back pack (to carry his and Millie’s water/tire him out faster because he’s so strong!) and it was so much fun…just had to try and outrun the mosquitoes…they were awful today!

After today’s 8 mile long run I finally succeeded in linking my Garmin GPS watch via Bluetooth to my phone which in turn uploads my data to Strava. I’m so excited to be connected with the #AMR community there!

It's a long story, but basically my laptop's software is so old that it's no longer supported by Garmin Connect...so I got crafty with the Bluetooth functions on my phone and Garmin Forerunner. Thank goodness our internet connection was strong today!
It’s a long story, but basically my laptop’s software is so old that it’s no longer supported by Garmin Connect/Strava by proxy…so I got crafty with the Bluetooth functions on my phone and Garmin Forerunner. Thank goodness our internet connection was strong today! I made it through the Bluetooth pairing process by eating a min bundt cake and orange juice with a Lemon Lime Nuun post-run. So tasty!

It’s also possible Hubs sent a picture of my super sexy compression socks + Birkenstock sandal combination to my best friends. God bless them, they’re the only ones who could convince me during college that striped socks and Mary Jane shoes were a fashion no-no. I tried to rationalize this look too, but they weren’t falling for it 😉

Oh you know you love compression socks to give your legs some love after a long run...and who doesn't want some extra arch support from Birks too? I may be a fashion emergency ;)
Oh you know you love compression socks to give your legs some love after a long run…and who doesn’t want some extra arch support from Birks too? I may be a fashion emergency 😉

I’m really looking forward to training Week 2. Many more miles, yoga classes and sculpt to come – let’s get this body moving!

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