The Worst Things…

I just came across this video that talks about the worst things that can happen on your run. Leaving injury out of it. This list is pretty accurate.

I know I’ve always suffered from the itchy legs, traffic dance, and cramping. And let’s not even talk about interactions! UGH!

What are some of the worst (little) things that happen to you on your runs/workouts?

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Running Maps, As Art!

I came across this link on my facebook last night, and had to share it!

Nathan Yau compiled data from the app, Runkeeper, and made maps of the popular running routes in 22 different cities around the world!

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New York City!

My old running route in Brooklyn isn’t represented… Probably because it was WAY too hilly!  On the New York map, you can very clearly see that one of the most popular routes is the NYC Marathon!  I’d be very curious to see if that’s the same with the other cities that I’m less familiar with.

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London!

Have I ever mentioned that my favorite city in the world is London? I don’t think I’ll ever run a Marathon, but if I do, you’d better believe it would be in London. Right now, I just dream of doing a big lap around Hyde Park and running along the Thames! Both look to be popular routes!

I wonder if I can get any of these framed…They’d look great in a home gym!

To see all of the maps, click here!

Do you/ have you run along any of these routes?
Where is your dream run located?

Things I Love Thursday!

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Can I live here?

 

♥ My Little Family
♥ Learning about new things
♥ Warm Drinks
♥ Feeling excited
♥ Meeting Anniversaries
♥ Deep Sleep
♥ My Parents (always…but especially)
♥ Kind people
♥ Root Beer Floats
♥ Quality Time
♥ Hard Workouts (When it’s over…)
♥ Deep Breaths
♥ Being still
♥ Friends

What do YOU love this week?

Music Monday!

Happy Monday Lovely People!

I hope you are all having a decent start to your week! This week’s featured playlist song is “Bulletproof” by La Roux! I love the lyrics of this song! “THIS TIME BABY, I’LL BEEE BULLETPROOF!” The video, however, is a little odd. But you’re not watching the video while you’re working out, are you? Hope you like it and add it onto your list!

I will be looking for new songs to add to my list soon…Any suggestions?

Weekly Workout Diary!

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And here we go! I got back to the gym this week and conquered my fears of losing all of the fitness I gained last year.  Truth is, it wasn’t all that bad. I had a little pain in my knee, but it was from running in the snow with the dog the other day…So I wasn’t too concerned. No IT Band issues, no major hip issues (it felt a bit twingy, but nothing some stretching can’t help).  The last time that I ran was November 17th. The date of my last race. It’s been a while.

Saturday- Wanted to go, but didn’t because I’ve been exhausted lately, and after working 2 10 hr days in a row, I came home from my work shift and crashed.

Sunday- Again, wanted to, but a late start to run errands (that I had been putting off all week because of blizzards, record low temps, and work) didn’t help with fitting it into my schedule.

Monday- SUCCESS! Got up early, stretched, and took off toward the gym. I wanted to start slowly on purpose to make sure that I didn’t strain anything off the bat. My goal was 2 miles. I use my Nike+ app while I run in the gym, but unless I carry it in my hand, it doesn’t calculate the mileage correctly. It’s pretty annoying.
Run Summary- ” More like 2.3 miles…but back at it!”

Tuesday- Rest day

Wednesday- Managed to get up and out again. Decided I wanted to try to run a 5k. Absolutely no issues and for some reason, the time seemed to tick by quickly! I was in luck!
Run Summary- “This app is awful with treadmills! 3.2 miles! Phew!”

Thursday- Rest day

Friday- Set my alarm with the hopes that after another snow storm, the roads would be clear enough for me to come and go quickly to the gym. They were not. I compromised a little by doing stretches, IT Band exercises, and foam rolling.  I meant to get my crunches and leg exercises started again…but it didn’t happen.

This is when I start getting frustrated with the whole treadmill thing. They are a 10 minute drive away…which doesn’t sound bad, but I have to compete with early morning traffic. Not only do I live down the street from a High School, the main road that PF is on is packed with rush hour drivers. Then factor all the snow we’ve been having into that (and the fact that our city barely keeps the roads clear)! On a clear day, I have to give myself a half hour to get home…most of the time spent sitting at a single light multiple times. It does get really annoying. I’m going to make a point at getting myself out of the house faster so that I can maximize my actual gym time. I am not a morning person.

Have I mentioned that I hate Winter? I do.

How was your workout week?
What are your feelings about Winter?
Do you run outside in the snow? on a Treadmill?