Thursday, August 14, 2014

Runner's Favorites

My favorites for running:

  • Brooks Pure Flow Running Shoes. I love how light and flexible these are.
  • The Stick. Jon bought this at a race expo and it was wonderful after our half marathon. It helps loosen up the muscles!
  • Nike shorts. These have just been my favorite. I love the cut and that they aren't too short.
  • My arm band and iPhone (for music and Nike Running app). A must for me!
  • New Balance ear phones. They stay on great and have a life time warranty.
  • ironman sunglasses. These were the least expensive and nicest looking sunglasses at Sports Authority. They have rubber on the inside so they don't slide around. 
  • Bandaid Friction Block. I know they have special anti-chafing sticks, but this is easier to find and works just as well. For thighs that rub together, if your shoe rubs a part of your foot,... I also put it under my sports bra band... chafing hurts like a mofo, but with this you will be good to go!
  • Arnicare. I have sore knees... Probably from dance when I was younger. This helps it so much!
  • Osteo Bio Flex. I also take one of these every so often to help with my knees and this stuff is amazing!!!
What are your running/workout favorites?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Half Marathon Training

I am so excited that I signed up for the Rock'n Roll Half in October! This week I started my training plan. I haven't been running very much or very far. I found a training plan online and changed it a little bit to fit my schedule and running ability. Right now I am running 4 times a week and going to the gym (elliptical and weights) once a week. I can't wait for my miles to pile up again! I also want to make or buy an easy costume to run in. I love running costumes and since it's the weekend before Halloween I think it will be so fun!

This week is my final week in my summer class and it has been taking up a lot of my time. I have also been traveling a lot for my husbands job, but yay that's over! Now I will have more time to workout then I have been.
Super Moon from my night run on Sunday!

This weeks workouts:
Monday: 30 minutes on the Elliptical and weights.
Tuesday: Ran 2 miles
Wednesday: Pushups, sit-ups, planks, and squats
Thursday: Pushups, sit-ups, planks, and squats
Friday: 30 Minute walk
Saturday: Rest Day
Sunday: 2 mile run

Every Sunday I am going to bump my run up a mile!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

School Supplies & Clothing Haul

I went to Kohl's this week with my sister for herself, but of course I had to get something too. I saw these really cute pants that I actually thought were maxi skirts. I decided to get them anyways and a white tank top to go with it.
Then I realized I had no shoes to go with it, so I headed to Target for one thing (sandals) and came out with the whole store!
I found some super cute sandals for $16.99. I then headed over to the school supplies just to look and the rest is history.
(I have been really busy with school and it has been easier and a bit fun to film videos. I hope you don't mind that most of this month a post might include a video.)
Here's my video if you'd like to see the rest of the stuff I got!