Fri.. Fri.. FRIDAY!

This Friday is so needed. I know, I say that about every week don’t I?! But this week I’ve just been feeling poopy. I’m not really sure why. Tuesday I just felt totally drained, and then yesterday my head hurt like crazy.. Doesn’t feel a whole lot better today, but I took too Excedrine Migraine and I’m hoping that it helps me get through the day. On the plus side, I’m doing a new reaction today.. On the.. ugh.. minus side?!.. I’m doing a new reaction today.. AKA: My headache may or may not get worse today.. =/

Well, it’s Friday, so let me tell you some fun things that are going on/will be going on, in my life!

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1. I will be going to TWO Red Wings games in the next month(ish)! My boyfriend’s family is awesome and somehow I was lucky enough to get invited to TWO Red Wings game with them! One just with his immediate family, and the following the majority of his mom’s side of the family! It’s so awesome to ‘part’ of a family that does fun stuff like that! So yea, we’re going to the game the day before Thanksgiving, and one a few days before Christmas!

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2. I’ll also be going to the Detroit Lion’s Game on Thanksgiving! I never know what to get Alex for his birthday (which is in July), but it’s around the same time that you have to buy tickets for Lions games. SO, this will be the third year that we’re going to the Thanksgiving game for his birthday! It’s one of those gifts that I probably keep doing because I like going, but oh well.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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3. I’m also running a race on Thanksgiving!! I’ll be running the Turkey Trail Trot (4miles) at Stony Creek Metropark at 8:30am.. I’m sure I’ve already said this, but I’m going to be cutting it tight on running/driving/showering/getting downtown.. Mostly because we go tailgate with my Uncle before the game (he has season tickets), but I’m pretty sure that as long I have everything set out and ready to go that we’ll be ok. THEN I get to do the same race the following day (Black Friday), but it’s a 9:30am start instead of 8:30, which is nice!!

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4. Oh, I’m running TWO races this weekend! I’ll be doing the Kona Chocolate Runย 10K on Sunday at 8am in Plymouth, then hightailing to Kensington Metropark (about 30minutes away) for the Girls On The Run 5K at 11am! LUCKILY they decided to start the GOTR 5K at 11am.. Which means.. 8am start -> run until 9am -> leave by 9:15-9:30am -> drive to Kensington/grab coffee?!= arrive at 10:15am or so.. WHICH MEANS, that I’ll have plenty of time to get to where I need to be!!

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5. I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of the gym.. I think some of it is because I’m still volunteering for GOTR and that takes up Tuesday and Thursday nights.. SO once it’s done (next Thursday) I’m going to make sure that I get back into the swing of things! ALSO I’m going to make sure that I get outside to run AT LEAST twice a week! Probably Wednesday mornings and Saturday mornings! Those days because I’ll be able to run when the sun is up.. something about running in the cold AND the dark isn’t too appealing to me..

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!!

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Early Workouts: Some Days are Easier than Others

So I recently got a text from my little sister. “How the heck do you get the energy/motivation to get up early to workout? I tired today but you know how that worked out”. That was it, she knew that from that I’d take from it that she obviously didn’t get up and wanted to know my ‘secret’.

Well here’s the secret. THERE IS NO SECRET! I struggle just as much as the next person with getting up in the morning to workout. Some day’s it is easy, other days.. not so much. But I’ll let you in to what I’ve noticed for myself over the past few years of getting up to workout.

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1. Getting to the gym when it’s dark out is much easier than getting outside to run.ย This is something that I’ve just started to notice. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s getting cold outside, or because I could probably finish a 6 mile run without the sun thinking about waking up, but it’s exponentially easier for me to get up and go to the gym. For that reason I’ve switched my “run in the morning, gym after work/school” to gym before and run after.ย 

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2. If you schedule it as if it’s an appointment, you won’t miss it. I’ve seen a lot of people say this, but it’s true. If you have access to a personal trainer, set up an early morning session with them. That way you HAVE to get up. Or find a friend that will go as early as you do to the gym and you’ll hold each other accountable.

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3. Alarms are your best friend. Notice, I said alarmS. Plural. As in, more than one. As says the title, some days are easier than others. I know some days I jump out of bed as soon as my first alarm goes off, heck, some days I’m up BEFORE my alarm. But the ying to every yang, other days I’m getting up to my “Get. Your. Butt. Out. Of. Bed.” alarm.

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4. Find a way to make your workouts fun! Seriously, working out can be such a fun time but you have to make it that way. Going to the gym dreading it isn’t going to make you want to go anymore. You have to find a way to have fun while you’re there. Maybe you listen to music that no one should EVER know that you enjoy, or even attend a class at the gym a few times a week, something fun like Zumba or Kickboxing. That way, you’ll have something to look forward to while you’re at the gym. Honestly, I mostly just rock out when I’m at the gym.. I lip0sy

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5. Remember WHY you’re doing it! You set your alarm for a reason, right? Remember that reason when you’re cursing in the AM. Think of the abs that you want, or the minute that you want to cut off of your 2 mile time! Seriously, if you think of the WHY, you’ll get out of bed!

Oh hey there Wednesday! WIAW #24

Have you realized that it’s been WEEKS since I’ve done a WIAW? Seriously, I checked and it’s been like three weeks or something!! You guys have probably been so sad that you haven’t been able to see what I’ve been eating! I’m so sorry!

Yea, yea.. I’m exaggerating, obviously. Well, about the fact that you’ve missed it, not that it’s been three weeks.. It really has! But anyways, before we have a run down of my Tuesday, let’s head over to Peas & Crayons to thank Jenn for hosting this party every week! Oh, and congratulate her on her little Chickpea.

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Breakfast was some a lot of coffee and some Breakfast on the go at school.

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Lunch was some chicken & veggies I made the night before.. Sometimes I like prepping my food! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ended up going to the gym at school since I was waiting on a four hour reaction, got my sweat on.

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Then followed it with a Banana Nut Muffin Quest Bar.

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I FINALLY got to go home at 7:30pm from work.. Decided to make something fast: Pumpkin oatmeal & an apple.

Simple eats, but delicious nevertheless! =]