Monday, June 8, 2015

AM: 6/8/15

Good morning, friends! I'm actually posting on time- look at that!

This week was definitely better than the last two. I had two great interviews and should have some good news (fingers crossed) here in the next few days. And I actually worked out! Woohoo!

Also, I have some fun news- I got a part-time job working for Weight Watchers! I start my receptionist training tomorrow. I am absolutely humbled and ecstatic to work for a company that changed my life and continues to help so many people reach their goals. So awesome!

Tuesday- Rest day
Wednesday- 1 mile run to celebrate National Running Day, 10:25 pace
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- 5k run with Matthew, 39:31, 12:43 pace
Saturday- Rest day
Sunday- Bel Air Town Run 5k, 31:28, 10:08 pace

7.2 total miles

While I'm not totally back into the groove, I feel like I've made some progress over the last few weeks.

Also, yay for new 5k PRs! I beat my old record by 1:16 (which was at the Bel Air Town Run last year) and am slowly inching towards that sub-30 5k. I'll post a race recap later this week with all the fun details.

If you follow me on instagram (which you totally should be doing!), then you know I had a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and cookie s'more this weekend while we were visiting Hershey Park. Which is exactly what you think it would be- melted Reese's cup and melted marshmallow between two giant chocolate chip cookies. True story.

But the real reason I'm sharing this is because of the choice I made to have it. If you've never been to Hershey Park before, then you may not know that they have all kinds of unique chocolatey desserts that you can't get anywhere else. So when I see something that I like, that I want to spend the points on, and it's something that I don't get to have on a regular basis- I will happily and joyfully eat it :-) And besides, who can pass up chocolate?!

We love chocolate!

143.6 as of 6/3/15
-1.2 from last week
-46.8 since January 2013

I haven't quite worked off all the extra weight I picked up on vacation. It's been a rough few weeks and I'm trying to focus my energy on making good choices, working out when I can, and getting enough sleep- which has been tough due to life circumstances. Though I'm still about four pounds from goal, I still feel awesome about myself and my progress.

Speaking of progress, this weekend was my fourth runiversary! My very first race was the Bel Air Town Run in 2011 and I've been able to come back to my hometown and complete it in 2012, 2014, and 2015. It's hard to believe that I've been running for four years already. In many ways, I still feel like a new runner but when I look at pictures from past Bel Air Town Run events, I can see the progress I've made in both my running and my fitness. I can't wait to see what 2016's event will look and feel like- I'll be a married woman by then! :-)

What was your first race and what was your motivation for doing it?


  1. Congrats on the PR! So nice to see your pictures over the years and see the transformation.