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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! 😉

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 😉

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.


Triple Workout Monday! 

I ran with Sam for 2.86mi and did 2 rounds of…

1 Min Jump Rope, 25 Squats, 15 Jumping Jacks, 10 Pushups, 30sec of mountain climbers, 10 push-ups, 25 crunches, 1 min butt kicks, 1 min bicep curls w/ static lunge, 15 jumping jacks, 1 min plank, 1 min plank ups, 30 sec dance sesh, 1 min military presses w/ front kick, 30 sec side shoulder raises, 30 sec front shoulder raises, 25 squats, 30sec burpees, 15 tricep dips, 30 sec bicycle crunches, 1 min plank

We went running on this beautiful (and muddy) trail close to the house!


Sam and I's PROCompression! Mine is the neon green ones, obviously.

Sam and I’s PROCompression! Mine is the neon green ones, obviously.

After we got home, I got ready for workout round 2!

I did, 100 pushups followed by a 2 min rest, then three rounds of 20 jumping jacks, burpees, and squats.. ow.. then I did 60 sit ups at a comfortable pace.

Here is the updated schedule… WOD Indiana.

Here are the pictures of around the house I promised!

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The rest of the afternoon (after a long shower) consisted of shopping at the Lighthouse Place in Michigan City, IN. It was a really cool outlet mall with TONS of shops. I tried my best to stay away from the fitness stores (because that’s all I EVER shop for) and stuck to buying “normal people” clothes… I must say, I’m not a fan.

I’m actually really BAD at shopping. Like, really bad. I get overwhelmed with how much there is in stores. And when I try stuff on, I never like ANY of it because I would rather be in sweats.. or comfy stuff.

Or, while I’m in the dressing room, I just think about how hungry I am at the moment (like always.)

What was worse was that I really didn’t eat lunch. I had my breakfast after 10, so when lunch rolled around I was not in the mood for anything.

… the struggle.

On the bright side, my baby cousin Nicole won the cutest and most happiest baby alive.

Would ya look at her? Just look at her.

Would ya look at her? Just look at her.

Run on.

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! 🙂

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.


Hour Long Yoga Class:
My friend Hannah teaches yoga class at Tropical Fitness Tuesday and Thursday, and also at the Country Club Mon, Wed, and Fri! She’s awesome.

I also walked to my mailbox and back. Accomplishment.

The WORST thing happened while I was strolling down my road to my mailbox.

A WASP started to follow me. It liked my bright yellow shirt. I ran, it hurt to run. It chased me, I threw my shirt off where the wasp enjoyed it lying on the ground.

The wasp was flying around my shirt… Like it was on guard.

I then stood in the middle of my dirt road debating on whether or not I should go get the mail in my sports bra or walk all the way back to my house and put on a new shirt.

My decision?


I figured lots of people go run in sports bras, I can go get the mail.

I felt awkward. And that is why I don’t run in sports bras.

On the way back, I gave Keena the shirt… It’s not child abuse. I swear.

I’m a good mother.

You know, I guess I’m not sure what to do with myself now. I’m just achy. And I walk funny. Kind of like a penguin.

Most of you are probably thinking, “The course probably wasn’t that bad. She’s just being a big baby.”

Ha. No. The course was hilly and hard. Even Skinny Runner and Run Eat Repeat were sore. BOOM. And they’re legit runners.

What did you all do today?

Run 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… 🙂

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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