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A Gift to Myself

Today’s 44 (kind-of weird to type that after so many days at 43!) was all about the core plus a little bonus hip flexor work!  I used my core ball – 

Core balland did a scissors move.  The ball was under my hips to make the move a little more challenging (mostly because I kept rolling around!!).

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I also taught Garage Boot Camp today.  I told the ladies last week that today would be a circuit and that way if I wasn’t ready to work out I could kind-of take it easy.  Well, we did the Circuit Boot Camp as planned but it is really hard for me to stand around when there is a workout opportunity so I did the workout, too!  

This workout has 18 stations and the first round we did 1 minute of work with 10 seconds to switch.  The 2nd round we dropped down to 40 seconds (mostly because of time constraints!).  I’m happy that I did it but I can tell that my body is tired and worn down – it wasn’t nearly as fun as most workouts are.

Screen shot 2013-09-17 at 7.08.48 AMYesterday I gave myself one of the best gifts ever – the gift of


Yep – time to be a complete and total BUM!!!

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But, the best part of the gift – it was completely guilt free!!!

Screen shot 2013-09-17 at 7.11.14 AMIt is rare for me to let myself have a whole day to just sit/lay around with my laptop and reality TV and not feel guilty but yesterday I did it with no problem and loved every single second of it!!!

Today there is a small part of me that is feeling bad because of all the things that I need to do but I’m telling myself that it was a gift to be enjoyed and not regretted so that is what I’m going to do!!!


Do you ever give yourself the gift of TIME to do whatever you want GUILT-FREE?


Thank you all for the kind words on the 44 miles and the birthday wishes – it really was a great day!!

Happy Tuesday!


Why do I stay up till midnight?

Today for my 43 I decided to do a move that Kristen @ Stuft Mama demoed.  This move involves one of my favorite pieces of equipment – 


Kristen called the move a scissor move on the BOSU – I’m not sure if I did it exactly the way she did but either way it is an incredible way to work your core!!


Just balancing myself was a challenge!!!

scissor legs
scissor legs
still scissoring
still scissoring

I counted a right leg up and a left leg up as 1 rep.  43 of these were hard!!  And, I had to hold lightly to the ball otherwise I kept rolling off!!!

I also taught Garage Boot Camp this morning.  We did another repeat workout – 7 mini workouts or 1 Super Boot Camp one of my favorites!!!  (I really do have a lot of favorites, I guess – oh, well all the favorites match all of my exclamation points!!!)

I decided to do another short run – I’m so happy that I’ve been able to run on consecutive days again.  I’m trying to not get too crazy with the running though because I have some big runs coming up – 44 miles in about 2.5 weeks (birthday run) and 50 miles in mid October – no time to end up injured due to running too much!!

Today I just did 5 total miles – 4 hard (24:19) + 1 much easier (almost 12 minutes) all with a 1.5% incline.  Other than my left Achilles which stays swollen all the time, my legs are feeling really good these days!!!

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For the past 6 years, I have become one of those people who gets up at the butt crack of  dawn and therefore, I rarely stay up past 10:00pm.  This works well because Chris has gotten up early forever so he likes to go to bed fairly early, too.

However, lately, I haven’t had time during  the day to spend blogging so when Chris (and the boys) go to bed at night I sit down with my laptop (and HGTV!) to play catch-up.  All good until this happens – 

Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 11.45.54 PMMidnight!!!  12:00 am!!! 5 short hours before my alarm will start screeching at me and I will start all over with another day!!!

Screen shot 2013-08-28 at 11.50.44 PMYikes – how did it get to be so late with me still up?!  And why am I up?  Maybe tonight will be the night that I don’t ring in the new day!!!  (doubtful but…..)

How late do you stay up on a normal night?  
What time do you get up in the mornings?
Alarm or natural wake up?
How many hours do you generally sleep at night?
 (I’m to the point where it is rarely more than 6 & staying up till midnight is making it even less!)

Happy Thursday!