Fitness Friday: Mother-Cat Health Issues

Workout Wrap UpSaturday: 8 mile run (10:40 pace)

Sunday: 7 mile hike

Monday: REST

Tuesday: 5.25 miles (8:57 pace thanks to speed work! 7x400's at 8 min pace)

Wednesday: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred

Thursday: 6 miles (10:10 pace)

Friday: Tracey Mallet F.I.T.

I think my body may finally be acclimated to the humidity. Not that running still isn't a struggle for me in 80+ degree temperatures and nearly 100% humidity, but I'm finally back to semi-normal pace times (although I am taking 1-2 walking breaks on each run now, no shame!)

2014-07-08 05.57.24I'm getting super bored with my workout DVDs. Like, I'm pretty sure I've done each of them at least 100 times now. They are still great workouts, but I'm just meh about them. I've been looking around online for new options and after trying Insanity with Kat at Fitbloggin I'm interested in the T25 workouts. A few bloggers I follow. and friends I know in real life, have done the workouts and everyone raves about them. I'm trying not to spend any unnecessary money right now though so I'm trying to hold out until the Fall term starts, but I may cave before then. I think the 25 minute workouts would be a great way to fit in strength/body weight exercises while I'm marathon training soon. 2014-07-09 07.37.18

My run yesterday was pretty sweet! I woke up feeling like doing anything BUT run, but after I made myself get outside and start I had a decent time. I had to rush home and take a quick shower so I could head into WEAR Channel 3 studios for a podcast. It should be up next Sunday so I'll be sure to share it then! We talked about weight loss, my blog, and running (of course.) 2014-07-10 07.25.22This week in class we are getting ready to conduct our caffeine study. I teach a research methods course and the best way to grasp the material is by actually conducting an experiment, so every term we do something looking at the effects of caffeine. It's fun because we get to give pills to people. 2014-07-09 10.44.35I make up gluten free flour pills to use as the placebos and I feel like a drug lord.2014-07-09 11.11.02In less fun news Salem and I are both having some weird skin issues. He has really dry skin running down his spine, and has been scratching around his face so much he has little scabs everywhere. Since he has Feline Aids a tiny little cut could be devastating to him so I'm on super high cat-mom alert. I'm also having a weird flare up on my foot of something. A few weeks ago I went into the clinic and they told me I had shingles on my butt (seriously) and at the same time I had (what I thought was) a tiny bug bite on the top of my foot. That was about two weeks ago and it was almost totally gone when Wednesday it started to get super red in the morning, and by night there was a ring of new bumps around it. At a total loss of what it could be I posted a photo of it to twitter to see what people thought. I got everything from scabies to tick bites. 2014-07-08 19.29.20If Salem and I both aren't better by tomorrow I'll be taking us in to our respective doctors. I'm really not worried about me as it doesn't hurt to much, but it would be nice to know what the heck is causing this. I'm more concerned with Salem, but I hate taking him in because I know how much it stresses him out. #CatMomProblems2014-07-09 14.32.38This weekend is supposed to be a little rainy so I'm not sure what Travis and I will end up doing. I'm hoping for a long run Saturday and other then that I'm just looking forward to spending time with my two favorite boys!

What are your weekend plans?