Fitness Friday: Sick & Juicing Edition

Workout Wrap Upfeb 28

Workouts have been a little subpar this week thanks to my body trying to fend off a cold for a few days! I was really dragging on Tuesday but now that I'm officially marathon training again I knew I needed to try to get some miles in. I follow the advice that if your symptoms are neck up then your okay to try and run (always listening to your body though!) I ended up eating this chocolate ginseng thing I got in a bestowed box months ago before I left the house. I'm not sure if it was that, or the fact that I really wanted the run to be over, but I ended up setting a 5k PR for myself!

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Thursday I hoped to do 8 miles but ended up finishing after 6. We had the most gorgeous sunrise that day!

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I snapped this on my run Monday:

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The reason I cut my Thursday run a bit short, and the reason I haven't had any two-a-days this week, is because I'm in the middle of a 3 day 90% juice cleanse! I say 90% because I signed up to do this last month before I decided to train for marathon #2 and I've been eating my usual oatmeal breakfast with egg whites to give my body some carbs and protein still. I also had a half a banana before I went on my run Thursday. The first mile felt like I was moving in slow motion but then I had this surge of energy and ended up having a great run! I will tell you all about the juice cleanse experience next week once it's officially over (today is my last day.)

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I randomly found this in my purse at work this week. I originally found it on the ground at Fort Pickens a few weeks ago. I get really, really giddy when I find random fantastical things like this. So, 'refinding' it in my purse made me uber smile.

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This weekend is hardcore Mardi Gras craziness downtown. I'm not sure if I'll be going to any of the parades. Since I'm not a fan of (1) day drinking or (2) crowds of drunks then there's not much appeal in them for me. There are a few things going on I may try to make it to. A 'roaring 20's night a the Saenger with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra putting on music from that decade, and a production of The Great Gatsby at Pensacola State College. I'm also supposed to do an 18 miler but since my miles were low this week I may just do 16. We'll see how I feel!

What will you be doing this weekend?

Is Mardi Gras big in your town? The entire month of February has been dedicated to it down here!