Fitness Friday: Week 7 of Marathon Training and Car Problems Suck

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: 5k race (27 minutes) + 4.9 miles after

Sunday: 8 miles (11:40)

Monday: 6 miles (11:20)

Tuesday: Ladder speed work. 400, 600, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800 & 400 with 400 recovery between each at 9-9:20 pace. Lots of walking. Very hot.

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: 8 miles 5 at tempo pace (10:15 avg).

Friday: 7 miles (11:00) + PiYo

We have a heat advisory here in Pensacola this week and my runs reflect that. My speed work Tuesday was a hot mess and I had to stop and walk after almost every interval. My tempo run Thursday was supposed to be 10 miles (7 at tempo pace) and I couldn't do more than 8 if my life depended on it. At 6 a.m. the heat index was already 91. I have no idea how I'm going to survive my long runs this weekend! I stopped to let my heart rate go down and body cool off a few times, and went though two water bottles of water. I'm going to probably tie a handkerchief full of ice around my neck when I start my runs this weekend, and maybe loop back to the car to refill it with ice halfway through. 2014-08-21 07.51.56-2 On top of the crummy weather I've been feeling a bit sick. Travis started feeling poorly after the 5k last weekend, and I brought a sore throat home with me from Alabama. Nurse Salem helped me feel much better. 2014-08-20 18.46.56Classes started this week! The other school I will be teaching at doesn't start until next week and I'm already wondering how I'm going to find the time to get everything done. I have classes from 11-2 on Tuesday & Thursday so I was starving when I left class Tuesday (must eat something quick between classes!) I ended up buying this box of Kix and ripping into it on the way home. It lasted two days in the house. Cereal is never safe around me.

2014-08-19 13.58.49Tuesday night I ran some errands with a friend. We went into Michaels to grab some stuff for a project she's working on and the Halloween stuff is already out. I LOVE the season {see my Halloween decor explosion post for proof.} I saw this new piece for the Spooky Town I collect and was so so tempted to buy it, but I'm having to be super strict with spending again. 2014-08-19 18.59.29They have the cutest pet costumes there and she picked up this inmate one for her puppy. I wonder what Salem should dress up as this year? 2014-08-19 19.36.48

One of the best parts of the Fall season is the incredible Bath & Body works candles. Mom and I are legitimately obsessed with Pumpkin Cupcake. I happened to check and see if they were on sale online Sunday night and they had a killer deal going on that expired at midnight so I had to stock up! They were buy one get one, $10 off a $30 purchase, and free shipping. So, 4 candles were only $36 (usually $22 a piece!) One broke during shipping but I can take it into the store to exchange. 2014-08-21 14.33.59Of course the day after I splurge on some luxury item like candles my week started off with a trip to PepBoys. On Monday the AC in my car started going out whenever I was at a red light, and the engine started struggling like it was going to stall out. I took it in at 2, made their waiting area my office for the afternoon, and at 4 they were finished and said the fuel system needed to be cleaned out. So, I paid the $225 and started to drive home.

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Before I even left their parking lot I could tell the problem wasn't fixed. I brought it back in and they said there was a 'totally different issue' with the radiator fan not working. So, another hour and $300 later I finally left again with working AC. Not how I wanted to start off my week! After having 2 weeks off between the Summer and Fall term this was a total budget buster. I did find out I'll be paid one office hour a week at one of the schools I work out so over the course of the semester it ends up being about $350. I always joke that my life breaks even no matter what happens. As long as I don't spend too much time in the negatives I'm okay with that!

I had a pretty stressful day Monday between the car drama and not feeling well. On Wednesday I was feeling back to normal and had the day off (since my MW classes start next week) and spent a few hours organizing my house and ended up taking a few bags of garbage out and a few bags of clothing & decor to goodwill. When I'm stressed it always makes me feel so much better to organize and purge! 2014-08-20 10.52.17Car problems, sore throats and heat advisories aside I still had a great week. My students seem like a great group this semester, my cat and I are happy & healthy, and my house currently smells like pumpkin cupcake. I mean really - how much better could it get?

What is your favorite Bath & Body works candle? What are you doing this weekend?