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Another Triple Workout. Details are below!

WOD Indiana

Oh! And I was in today’s newspaper back home!


I’m finally famous!:)

Okay, actually I had to submit that… guilty.

I mentioned yesterday that I am in the search for a new Garmin Forerunner 610. I’ve always wanted a Garmin, or fancy device of some sort, but I have just never felt the need to spend the money. But with the amount of work I’m doing every day, I came to the conclusion that having a Garmin w/ a HR Monitor could really help me out. After we get my knee prob sorted out, it will also be awesome when I get back into my running!

I debated between something called a “Fitbit” and the Garmin. I asked my fellow DailyMilers what they thought.

Here are some of their replies that I found most useful:

“Garmin all the way…..nothing comes close. And Terri is right you can program workouts (interval training) into it and it’s like having your own coach with you tell you what to do when to do it…..and then record your results with perfect accuracy…or at least near perfect”

“The 610 is a killer running watch. It’s got all the bells and whistles- but you do pay for it. In looking at your recent activity, you are an all-around fitness person, cross-fit, running /cycling. If you’re not really into GPS tracking and the numbers, then you might have more fun with the fit bit. But- I’m a garmin guy. If you’re going to do serious run training, then the 610 is the bee’s knees.”

“I have a Garmin F10 I use for running. I also have a fitbit one that I wear all the time. I have the 2 synced via runkeeper and myfitnesspal. Garmin all the way for running but love my fitbit one for general daily activity/calorie burn monitoring.”

“You might want to check out the tips from DC Rainmaker, Good stuff … I may purchase a Garmin Edge 500 based on his recommendations — hopefully like new but used from Ebay/Craigslist.”

“Garmin… nuff said!”

… I don’t think my DM friends are biased at all! πŸ˜‰

But they seriously helped out a ton!

The Garmin Forerunner 610 is a pretty tech-saavy watch.

It is touch screen, but very durable.

It has a virtual partner so you can see how you compare to a static pace you set.

Works as a personal trainer.

Tracks how many calories you burn/ HR.

Uploads to your computer wirelessly.

Has auto pause – based on the speed you are going.

GPS – it can help you navigate back your start – just in case you get lost πŸ˜‰

Compatible with cycling.

Water resistant.

You can Customize your workouts.

It costs 400 smackaroonies. — downfall.

Also, the battery life only lasts 8 hours, but I won’t be wearing it as a wrist watch. Promise.

Would ya look at it? Just look at it.

Would ya look at it? Just look at it.


I’ll look like her when I wear it. That is THE future me. Pretty hott, I know.


Look. The watch is wet and HE DON’T CARE.


Run on.



Strength WOD- 6 UB Rounds Every 2min

1 Push Press
1 Push Jerk
1 Split Jerk

WOD- 8min AMRAP (3rds)

12 Shoulder to Overhead (135, 95)
12 Alternating DB Snatches (70, 50)
12 Calorie Row

Rest 2min, then…

4min AMRAP- Max L-Sit Hold (155 Sec)


As you may have read from yesterday’s post, today I am going to share the “secrets” of learning how to live a healthier life, and how to become a healthier you.

The media is all jumbled up these days with all of this crap that celebrities do to lose weight or stay in shape, or some doctor from who knows where created this dietary supplement that makes you shed 10 pounds within one week. (No lie, I was listening to the radio last night and an AD came on stating that if you took this pill for a week, you automatically dropped 10… Lies.)

Here is my very basic list of how to get in shape and become HEALTHY.Β 

1. Don’t trust everything you read. Heck, if you don’t want to, don’t trust this.

2. Eat WELL.

– Start packing your lunch every day instead of going to eat fast food. There, I just saved you about 300 calories. You’re welcome.

EAT BREAKFAST. You should get about 50% of your caloric intake JUST from breakfast alone. So to all of you people saying, “I’m not a breakfast eater,” find something you like. Do it now.

– Stay more towards the natural side of things. I’m not saying everything you eat needs to be organic, but cut out how often you eat from a package.

– Carbs aren’t all bad. You need complex carbohydrates in your diet. Whole grains, fruits, legumes, & veggies are all complex carbs. Stay away from simple carbs like sweets, products containing white flour, dairy (try Greek yogurt, it cuts the sugar in half and doubles the protein) & sugary drinks.

– Just eat. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like food. The trick is to eat things that are good for you. It’s okay to break the cycle every once in a while with something sugary and sweet. Heck, I do it all the time. But I find it best when I eat something every 2 hours. That way I don’t feel bloated, but stay full all day.

3. Exercise.

– Now, while diet is a HUGE factor in being healthy, so is being active. If you notice, I usually only take one day off out of the week to rest. Other than that, I’m pretty active. I’m not saying you have to go out and run 10 miles or do insane workouts at CrossFIT, but get ACTIVE. How many healthy people do you know that seem to be the healthiest people alive just from sitting around all day? NONE. Get out there! Or… Stay at home.

– Join a gym. this might motivate you to go because hey, you’re spending the money on it, might as well use it.

– Ask for help in training. For instance: if I were to just waltz into a gym, I wouldn’t know where to go or what to work out. But when you have a training schedule set up by a trainer, you know exactly where to go and how many reps to do or how many miles to run.

– Don’t be scared of weight lifting. Seriously. It reevs up your metabolism and creates the after-burn effect (the burning of calories up to 14 hours post-workout.)

– Don’t be scared of cardio, fellas. Yes, I’m talking to you weight-lifting-only guys.

– Do SOMETHING. Swim. Ride a bike. Walk. Dance. Something. Forreal.

4. Drink water. And LOTS of it.

– Keeps your metabolism going.

– Flushes out toxins.

– Keeps your organs running effectively.

– Helps you get super beautiful skin.

– Need I go on? So just DRINK IT.

5. Baby steps.

– Don’t worry if you don’t look like a super model in one week. Seriously.

– Like momma said, “All great things take time.”


So here is my short list of how to become a HEALTHIER you. So stop worrying about the gimmicks multi-media portrays to you. Do it right, and you’ll look like the in no time at all.

Run on.

PS- Make sure you check out my TNT tab at the top of the page! I am training for my second season with Team in Training, and I need your help! I’m in the making of planning some awesome fundraisers. Stay posted!

Relay For Life:

8 hours of walking


3 Rounds:

1 Minute, as many reps as possible

-Wall Ball

-Sumo Deadlift to Chin

-Box Jumps

-Push Press

-Rows (calories)



After 3 rounds, I accomplished 200 reps!

Starting at 7pm last night was Relay For Life for Ford/Gray County Areas! Opening Ceremonies began at 7, my good friend Katie Smith sang for us! She’s a star. She will be famous one day, just you wait!

Introducing Katie Smith y'all! :)

Introducing Katie Smith y’all! πŸ™‚

After the survivors introduced themselves, they kicked off the walking by walking the first lap and then all of the teams joined!

My Luminary I made for my Grandma. I love her and miss her very much.

My Luminary I made for my Grandma. I love her and miss her very much.

I walked from then on until midnight. I seriously needed a little break and to put my PRO Compression socks on. I wish I would’ve put them on before I got there, my legs were already swollen so it was a nightmare trying to get them on.

And then this is when I ZONKED out. I just know I went back out to walk an hour and a half later.

Walked for a bit, then they announced that there would be BINGO AND COFFEE. Holy moly. It made my life. Especially at 2-something in the morning.

Lela and I played for about an hour and didn’t win once. One girl won FIVE TIMES. She needed to be kicked out. At the end all of the people still playing got to choose from the remaining prizes. I got a jar thing and then Lela gave me her prize: a painting of an elephant! She knows me so well.

Losing hardcore. We decided we did not have the Bingo Gift. And that we were really bad luck.

Losing hardcore. We decided we did not have the Bingo Gift. And that we were really bad luck.

After we finished playing, I kept walking until 6! WHOO!

This was our baton. He was my BFF as I finished the last few hours for my team. His name was "Bill on a Stick." *Jeff Dunham reference!

This was our baton. He was my BFF as I finished the last few hours for my team. His name was “Bill on a Stick.” *Jeff Dunham reference!

We cleaned up SUPER FAST and then when I got home I ate a super nutritious breakfast (eggs, toast, fruit, greek yogurt), took a bath, some advil, then crashed out until 11!

I hung out until I got a text about a CrossFit workout at 1:45pm. I was feeling really good so I decided to go! I convinced Tot to go with me. He had never been to CrossFIT before, so the poor kid looked a little tired afterwards.

Oh wait. He is tired.

See? We are hanging out RIGHT NOW!

Poor baby.

Poor baby.

Now I’m off to go babysit the cutest kids in the world, Finn and Bode. I love them. Love love love.

Run on. Or in this Relay for Life case, Walk on.


Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon:
26.2 miles
4:30 something

My marathon this morning started at 6:15am, meaning I had to wake up at 3:30am so I could leave here by 4:15am.

I don’t like mornings.

I had to pee 3 times before we loaded into the corrals. I had to go again about 20 min before the race started, but the lines were 30-40+ people long. No way was I going to make it.

Hanging out with our corral guy. His name was David or something. Well, he looks like a David to me.

The beginning of the race was awesome! There were SO MANY PEOPLE. There was this one guy in a clown suit who was holding a sign after the .2 mark saying, “Only 26 more miles to go!”

… Jerk.

The first 13 miles were good! I was sitting at a perfect pace with a half time of 2 hours. No problems there. Miranda and I ran together until mile 10. She got really nauseous and needed to walk before I was ready to.

Between miles 5&6!

After mile 14, I was starting to hurt. I encountered my first big hill and had to take a walking break. Something I’m not use to.

From here on out I switched between walking for a few seconds and running for a few minutes.

The best part about being on TNT is that there are coaches from all over the country EVERYWHERE along the course! I had about 4-5 that ran with me for a while. They were all smiles and they offered really good advice and water! They were AMAZED that I was running my first marathon 2 weeks out of high school. They were so awesome.

There were a lot of hills starting after 14. But what was worse was that at mile 21, a HUGE hill started. It last for over a mile. It was awful.

Coaches kept saying, “After this there are no more hills!”

…liar liar pants on fire.

About half a mile remained and I saw the finish. I took off SPRINTING. I couldn’t wait to be done! I finished the race thinking about my grandma and how much I miss her. This one was for her.

Running across the finish!

I saw this in the TNT Tent and immediately started bawling. I miss you grandma.

Hugging Miranda right after she ran. She finished with a 5:10! I’m so proud!!!!

Helping Miranda walk. We were dying.

This was a really good race! I enjoyed it. It was challenging and let me tell you, I’m in pain. Who knows if I will do another, I’ll decide later!

For now, I am a vegetable. Preferably a sweet potato. I like sweet potatoes.

Veggie Tales,Veggie Tales… πŸ™‚

I can’t wait until I feel better. Until then, y’all will have to do the running for me.

Run on.

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