The death test, will you take it?

So this is what it looked like when I left to go running at 7:15AM this morning y’all.

foggy day

I went to sleep in Florida but I think I woke up in London! What the hell is going on with all this fog lately? It’s crazy. Fortunately by 9:00AM it has all dissipated but I can tell you that when I ran this morning the fog was the last thing on my mind. The humidity is what I was thinking about, at 100%, it was brutal. Not as brutal as it is in the summer months mind you, but still humidity is never fun to run in.

I managed to get 6.3 miles in this morning. I had planned to do 8 but after being sick on Sunday night I decided to alter the training a bit this week. You gotta do what you gotta do right?

And since we’re on the subject of running, have you heard about the treadmill death test? Are you familiar with the Bruce Protocol? Well, if you aren’t familiar with either you may want to read about this study.

The treadmill death test
John’s Hopkins researchers have determined that the results of a treadmill stress test could predict the risk of death over the next decade! And it’s highly accurate.
Click here to read the article.

If you’re worried about what your results would be if you took the treadmill test, here’s an interesting article for you.

make yourself happy in one minute
In this article from cosmopolitan magazine, the author gives you 13 ways to improve your health in one minute or less and one of those ways is chugging a beer. I kid you not. These are all really easy things you can do, heck I just completed one of the things on the list when I refilled my coffee cup.  :)  Gotta love that.

And with that, I have some work to do so I’ll catch you tomorrow.

Turning on my computer

                               Turning on and Logging in!

If it was possible to predict your death with a test would you take it?

We’ve just got some snow birds and training updates.

Good Morning…or at least I hope it is because I had a pretty rough night last night. I had one of those episodes where I throw up all night for no apparent reason, so yeah, let’s hope the morning and even the day is much better.

throwing up
I’m sure it goes without saying but I won’t be running today, that’s for sure! No, I’m just going to plow into some work and take a rest day. I could use it anyway because this past weekend was full of activities and adventures.

As you may know we were down in Venice over the weekend hanging out with MacGyver’s parents. I ran a lot on the Legacy Trail and I enjoyed every single minute of it!  We also did a little dining, a little shopping, and a little house buying! Yep, the parents are going to be snow birds now and we’re pretty excited about it.

Englewood, Florida

Not a terribly bad view, right? LOL

In fact, I might have gotten a little too excited because I took my Mother-in-law to some garage and estate sales and we bought some pretty large furniture that we have no place to store until the closing, oops. I can’t help myself. I look forward to start decorating and setting up the new digs so much because, well if you know me, you know that’s my jam. I already created this basket based on some really cute designs we saw at a vendor’s booth in the local flea market.

Nautical Basket

What do you think?

If you have any ideas on some cute nautical décor, please send them to me because I love this stuff and I can never get enough!

Now moving on, since this is technically somewhat of a running blog let’s talk about my training last week, shall we? For the most part it went really well. I ran a total of 42 miles and I got in 4 really good strength training sessions including yet another one that kicked my butt!

Here’s how the week’s training went down:
Ran 8 easy miles on the legacy trail
Fitness Blenders 100 squat challenge
Cross Training – One hour bike ride
Ran 400 repeats with a max pace of 6:40! 3 miles total.
Blender Tank top arm workout
Ran 6.2 VERY easy miles at a 10:30 ish pace.
Blender’s most effective 100 squat challenge #2
No Running
Blogilates 1,000 squat challenge   (This is crazy hard!)
Ran 8 miles at a 10 minute per mile easy pace.
Long run 14 miles easy pace at around 10:45.
3 Easy miles on the legacy trail at a 9:25ish pace.

In summary, I had a good amount of mileage for the week. I also included an arm workout but in the future, I’d like to include at least one more arm work out a week. I also want to do more cross training. I had planned on riding the bike again over the weekend but rain put a damper on those plans…damper, hehe…see what I did there!

So, that’s it in a nutshell. Hopefully I’ll be back to 100% by tomorrow and I’ll be able to get back out there.  Wish me luck!

What did you do this weekend?
Did you work out?
Do you work out the day after having tummy issues or do you wait a while?

Friday Favorites

Hey from Venice!

We came down last night hence the reason for no post yesterday. I was a tad bit busy but enough about that, lets dive right in. Let’s talk about my Friday favorites.

First up, the Legacy Trail. Y’all know how much I love that thing, right? It’s one of the reasons I love to come down here so much and it doesn’t hurt that it runs directly behind my house. The only thing that irritates me about it is that when I’m not running and I see other people running, I get a little jealous. Runner’s problems I guess.

Another think I’m loving this week is my Vera Bradley bags, not just my new ones, but just Vera Bradley in general. You can put the kitchen sink in these bags and still have room for more!

Vera Bradley vb2

This next thing I just got last week and I don’t know how I ever lived without it….
It’s from Scunci, the same people who make the hair bands. This thing is awesome! It’s a hairband with a built in visor and at only 7 bucks, you can’t go wrong. I am totally going to get my money’s worth with this one.

Visor visor

I’m also loving you tube lately. I will never get bored of workouts with you tube around because my God, there are billions. This week I’ve chosen something different every day and strength training has never been so enjoyable.

Last thing, Family. I am so thankful that we have the ability to spend some quality time with our family doing so many of the things that we love. I wish we could do this all the time but since we can’t, we’re going to really make the most of the time we have.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be updating again soon…

What are some of your favorite things this week?