Fitness Friday: LABOR DAY Surprise Edition

Workout Wrap UpSaturday: 8 miles (11:15 pace)

Sunday: 14 miles (10:28)

Monday: 6 miles (11:07) + PiYo Buns

Tuesday: Speedwork. 6 miles total (3x1600 at 9:00 pace)

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: 10 mile tempo run (7 at 10:00 pace)

Friday: 6 miles (11:00)

Total Miles: 44

I totally failed keeping up with PiYo this week. It happens! I don't usually workout after my weekend runs, and I'm still adjusting to teaching 5 classes again (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.) I'm happy I at least got one session in on Monday and it ROCKED. I'm still mixed on how I feel about PiYo overall but that workout was awesome. I promise I'll be doing a full review of it soon!

After last weekends heat advisory the weather was slightly more tolerable this weekend. Slightly. I'm still struggling with some of the runs and it has me second guessing myself and my goal marathon time. I need to tell the voices in my head to stfu because whether I think I can or I can't - I'm right.

2014-08-26 06.09.40-1Did you know geese like to attack people? Whenever I run by this park I'm always like "Awww geese are so cute!" and then they start yelling at me and I get sad. 2014-08-26 06.04.47Anyone else get WAY excited when they see a cat out while running? Around mile 9 of my 10 miler yesterday I saw three cute kittens (maybe 6 months old) and I freaked out and started doing jazz hands while running and saying "omg kittens!" They also ran away from me.

As with the PiYo I promise to do a review of Shakeology soon. Overall I love it and it's definitely helped me with cravings and energy. I'm not convinced the same effect can't be had with different shakes that may not be quite as $$.

2014-08-27 12.07.28-1Random selfie pre-10 miler yesterday. I should have taken one after so you could see what a horrific hot mess I was.

2014-08-28 06.03.06-3Thursday afternoon I left Pensacola to spend the long weekend in Alabama. Salem was so excited! He's getting used to traveling and is really good about the trip now. He loves being at Travis's place (more windows to see birds and comfy carpet floors.)  2014-08-28 08.22.47I was supposed to go to Family Day on Base Friday but on Tuesday they decided to switch it to Thursday. Travis and I had been looking forward to it for weeks and we were both SO disappointed. I was going to be able to watch him fly and meet some of his classmates and his instructor. As a teacher I can't just take off whenever I want so Travis decided to do something special on Friday to make up for it. He has family coming into town as well so he planned this amazing surprise for us (not really a surprise since he wanted to make sure we were all game first.) I'm sure I'll be posting photos of it Friday afternoon on my facebook, twitter & instagram so if your curious follow me there! Otherwise I'll talk all about if on Monday.

I hope you all have a SAFE and wonderful Labor Day weekend! When was the last time you were surprised?