Color Run!

Yesterday, we did the Color Run with my brother in law and family.  I knew that we’d likely walk a lot of it, so I started out with a PiYo workout.  I pulled out Hardcore on the Floor, the bonus workout you get for ordering from me!



Artoo seemed to like it and wanted to check it out!


The workout was tough and sweaty…and as the name implies, all floor work!  A lot of it was spent in a move called Beast…you start on all fours and lift your knees.  It was about 35 min and flew by!

Post-PiYo and my July ab challenge for the day

Post-PiYo and my July ab challenge for the day

Then it was time to get ready for the run!  We made it to the check in party and got our swag bag…they give you lots of good stuff!  A tee, a headband, tattoos, bracelets…and the bag was nice too!  Here we are before the race…you can see our headbands.


Then it was off to race start!  We had to wait for the third wave to be released, but there were bubbles, so we were entertained!


Bubble watching!

I was surprised by how little color there actually was!  Basically just 4 stations of colors (Blue, Purple, Yellow, Green) over the 5K course.  You can see that we opted for an umbrella stroller – light if she didn’t want to be in it, was free if the color stays forever and probably best for her to take in the experience.  We took her out for the last color station…not the best experience!  I think the color was a little scary.  But mostly, it was fun.

Here’s the after!


Then it was time to lunch and bathe!  It was easier to get off of us than the baby..she had 2 baths yesterday and still has some bluish green!  I think because she was basically just sitting in the color.  Wind took care of some of ours.  Her feet were the worst!


Lunch! And you can see her tattoo.

Overall, this tattoo summed up the day!



Have you done a color run before?  How was your experience?


Next Up!

So, first and foremost…next up for July is abs.  I run free and non-product driven monthly challenges on Facebook for a little extra workout.  Extra from the couch or from your other workouts!  Here is the calendar we’re  using for July.  Email me to be added to the group!

7 -2014-Ab Challenge


Next, and very relative to my last post…I have a PiYo accountability group coming up on 7/7 to celebrate the launch and test out this new program.  The group helps with keeping you on track while working out at home.  You get me, every day, helping to get you from beginning to end.  Deadline to order for this group is 7/1, so get on it or I’ll get you into the next multi-program group (so you can use anything!), likely end of July.


Now, what you’ve been (maybe) waiting for.  What new, fun products are coming out soon??  Okay.  I’ll tell you.  Announced at summit was P90.  The program can be used as an on ramp to the more extreme/advanced P90X series of workouts, or can just be used to get results!  It’s a multilevel workout program, similar in style to the extreme ones, that can be done by anyone.  So if you’re of the mindset that P90X or P90X3 is just too much but looks good otherwise, this one’s for you.


So that’s what I’ve got!  Not much coming up for me personally…I pretty much had up to this weekend planned for months and now go to nothing.  Which I could use.  I have the Color Run on Sunday which should be a blast!

Have you done a color run before?

10K Recap

It’s done!  That’s all I’ve got.

I kid 🙂  I’ll tell you all about it.

Sunday was a great day for a run.  Overcast, a little windier than you might like, but a decent temperature (well, after the run I was freezing with the wind, but running was good).  So I woke up, did what I needed to do, and took off for the park.  But then I realized I forgot my bib!  So back home to get it I went.  Luckily, I’m only a few minutes from the race!  But that made me late for our meeting time, so when I parked, I started run number 1 of the day.  Off to find the LLS tent.  Only it wasn’t where I was told it would be.  I found a few others in purple and we found it together…with a call to another on the team!

My shirt-front.  I didn't take any of the back.

My shirt-front. I didn’t take any of the back.

We met up for some motivation with the other Team in Training groups and head out to the start line.  The start for this race is pretty far from any parking for the race.  We clocked it from where my husband parked (he ran the marathon) at over a mile.  Big activity day with all the racing and walking!

Pre-Race...Ready to go!

Pre-Race…Ready to go!

And then we were off!  The first mile went pretty fast, though it was our slowest run mile.  With so many people starting at once, it’s tough to make any speed at the beginning.  That’s fine though, better than giving it all in the beginning.  I could feel some pain in my leg, but it wasn’t terrible.  I just kept going.  It was good to have people with me.  I may have stopped to walk without them, and though that is fine, my goal was to run the whole thing for this one.  And I did.  Even kicked it up at the end!  I felt good cardio wise, but my leg wasn’t happy.

Post-Race with the bag of food they gave us all

Post-Race with the bag of food they gave us all

We made it back to the tent to check in and meet up with the baby and then went to cheer on some of our other runners and walkers.  It was so much fun to cheer loud for the others on our team, even those who trained in the other groups.  I eventually walked back to the car to get my change of clothes and get into something warmer.  The wind really made it feel cold!  Someone was tired from all her non-racing and took a nap for this.

Someone was sleepy!

Someone was sleepy!

We still had a while before my husband would be finishing the marathon so we had snacks and cheered on the other runners.  Lots of fun, though the horses were a distraction.  I guess horses are more fun than people you don’t know running.  We played a bit, watched a bit, and seemed to eat a lot!  At this point, my leg was hurting badly.  I hadn’t sat down in over 5 hours, over an hour of that running.  I meant to bring an ice pack, but it wouldn’t have mattered…can’t sit still with my little explorer!

Once my husband finished his race (great job hon!!) we headed to the car and went home.  I got some ice after a shower, but it was stolen.

A shirt for all!

A shirt for all!

It felt pretty bad, but a lot better yesterday morning.  I still have some pain, but it doesn’t feel like it’s going to snap anymore.  I plan to still do some running, but this was likely my first and last 10K.  I’m so glad that I did it with Moms in Training…great cause, great group.  I’m not sure I would have made it otherwise!

10K Training

My 10K is Sunday!!

I decided to run this 10K mostly because it was being done with Moms in Training (part of Team in Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society…donate here if you like!) .  With them, you get a plan, coaches, a group to do the training and running with AND you help a great cause that is close to my heart.  So even though I wasn’t running much, I decided to take the plunge and go for it.

I’m so glad I did!  I had a lot of fun training.  I brought the baby to every weekend group run, and I think it would have been a lot more of a struggle without that appointment.  I’ll do the race without the stroller, so I should be golden (should…we’ll get to that!).

With her Moms in Training sunglasses!

With her Moms in Training sunglasses!

So, now my personal struggles.  About a week ago, I started to feel my ankle in one of my runs (backstory here).  Luckily, it didn’t bother me during Saturday’s long run.  So I’m mostly not running this week, especially since it’s so wet out.  I tried to run on Monday, but basically ran around the block.  I think I’m a 5K-er if anything from here out.  That’s okay with me though.  Plenty of exercise doesn’t bother it, so I’ll stick to my strengths.  And get back to the doctor for my overdue appointment!  The next Moms in Training run is a 5K, so I may still do that!

From Saturday's group run

From Saturday’s group run

And now, I’m sick 😦 Wasn’t I just sick?? I’m hoping to knock this out with some extra sleep and Shakeology…always makes me feel better!

No matter what, I’m going to cross that finish line Sunday.  Hopefully, I’ll run the whole thing, but even if I don’t, great journey getting there!

At our first group run

At our first group run

Missing Me

Sorry I have been missing. I’m here, but we did lose a great dog this weekend. We had to put down our boxer, who was almost 14 years old and had spinal arthritis. She lost the ability to control her back legs last year and had been deteriorating. It was rough to admit it to ourselves that it was time. She will be missed.




I’m not going to go back through and detail my workouts, but I’ll start fresh with yesterday’s. Now that I’ve put this out there, I’m over the hump of not knowing what to say to return! I started Les Mills Pump yesterday, so get ready to hear all about that. I also started a plank challenge group for March. April will be for the legs, so let me know if you would like in for next month!

You can also now like my new Facebook page!

Workout Monday – Couch to 5K Week3 Day1, Plank, Pump Challenge
Workout today – Rest day! Just Plank

Quickie Manicure

I have little time to do little things like manicures these days. And if I was going to have childcare for time enough to get a manicure, I’d get my hair cut. But I still like my nails to look nice. When I can, I get it done quick by myself…with a little help from Sally Hansen 😉 I use the Complete Salon Manicure in Pink Slip. It’s base/topcoat/color all in one and this color is light so it’s both tough to mess up and doesn’t scream “look at my nail polish coming off” if you don’t get back to it for a while. Not that I let my nails go weeks without looking at them. Except that I do.


So I did my nails today and also made these super easy cookies with chocolate chips because that’s what i had. I definitely want to try it with cranberries soon!


I need to work on my photo skills!

Lots of workouts done…
FridayTurboFire Fire55EZ and lifted weights
Saturday – couch to 5K, TurboFire Fire45 and Stretch10
Sunday – TurboFire Core20 and Stretch40
Monday – couch to 5k, walk, TurboFire Fire45EZ



Half Marathon Training

I haven’t been feeling well for a few days.  I guess it is to be expected during pregnancy, but I still am itching to workout!  Most of my workout time has been spent sleeping which is good.  I hope to be back on my game tomorrow.

I have mentioned before that I was training for a half marathon when I found out I was pregnant.  I had never run more than 4 miles when I started training, but I knew I could do it with the right plan.  I used SmartCoach from Runner’s World to create my plan and had made it to 7 miles.  I looked at other plans, but I liked that this could be customized.  You enter a recent race length and time (or a recent run if you have no race to go by), the distance  and date you’re training for, intensity level, how many miles you currently run per week, and the day to do your long run.  I loved that I could set all of these and get something that would work for me without scaring me!

The schedule shows the run and pace for each running day and then includes rest or cross training days.  I was running 3 days, lifting 2, and doing 2-5 days of hot yoga.  It was a lot, which is why the yoga days varied so much.  I would see how I felt and always prioritize the running and lifting over the yoga.

I’m not sure if I have the desire to train for a half marathon again, but I would like to do a 10K at some point.  I don’t love running, but I enjoyed training with my husband toward a goal!  I ran a 5K back in June when I was about 17 weeks pregnant.  I did it faster than expected too!

Workout Sunday – 30 minute walk
No workouts since!