Fitness Friday: Marathon Training Week 4 & Random Childhood Awesomeness

August 1st, 2014 | Posted by Erica House in Life

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: 6 miles (11:00 pace)

Sunday: 10 miles (10:37)

Monday: 6 miles (10:50) + Jillian Michales 6 week 6 pack

Tuesday: 6 miles (10:00 average pace, 6×800 @ 9:15 pace)

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: 10 miles (10:20 average, 6 miles at 9:50)

Friday: 6 miles (11:00 pace) + Jillian Michaels 6 week 6 pack

Total Miles: 44

Damn that’s a good week of running! We have had unseasonably cool mornings here so I was able to CRUSH my speed work on Tuesday and my Tempo run on Thursday. I didn’t have to stop to take a single walk break. That’s huge for me!

 Came across this cute Little Free Library on one of my runs:2014-07-28 06.15.52Took this post-run selfie after Tuesday’s speed work (thank goodness for awesome instagram filters.) Although I’m slightly disturbed that it looks like I have a beard.2014-07-29 07.08.37Got to run with this beautiful sunrise!2014-07-31 06.04.45So, aside from running I’ve been doing a lot of Sailor Moon watching. I’ve caught up on all the episodes on Hulu and one night I was inspired to go through some of my old childhood memory boxes and forgot how obsessed with that show I used to be! Of course going through those boxes spiraled into a night of reminiscing.

I’ve had these dolls for about 20 years. They are almost old enough to drink. I feel old.2014-07-28 19.24.57I started my very first diary when I was in 1st grade. I kept up with them pretty regularly until middle school. I’m so glad I did and held on to them as they are hilarious.2014-07-28 19.00.45Was anyone else obsessed with becoming a teenager? I remember reading Are You There God it’s Me Margeret like it was my bible. 
2014-07-28 19.06.575th grade Safety Patrol represent. And silk shirts.2014-07-28 20.10.08Not quite childhood but I’m glad I saved this as well. A little weight chart I started for myself when I decided it was time to lose weight for good back in 2007! I was 170 at my highest so I had already lost a few pounds when I drew this up. Further proof that I am a huge data/math nerd. You can also kind of see my monthly budget written on the back. Further proof that I love budgeting2014-07-28 19.13.38I remember eating the ears off of this coin purse. I have no idea why. I can’t imagine it tasted very good. 2014-07-28 20.15.47Finally, did anyone else have this jewelry box? I can’t believe the thing still works! I posted a video of it playing on my instagram and turns out a lot of you had the same one! Yes, that it a random bone in the background. I found it while out hiking with my dad when I was in middle school. I have no idea what it is. It could be a human bone for all I know. 2014-07-28 20.16.08Eats for the week have been okay. As I said in my post yesterday I’ve been really bad about not eating vegetables as much as I should so I made an effort to include as many as possible in my mini-food prep I did Wednesday. It consisted of steaming all the bags of frozen veggies I had in the freezer since I’m trying to save grocery money this week since I bought shakeology to start next week!2014-07-30 17.24.34After having my favorite egg white oatmeal for breakfast nearly every day for the last year I finally crave something different. I’m trying to make sure I include enough healthy carbs in my diet now that I’m running so much so my breakfast this week has been Udi’s GF bagels with onion and chive cream cheese. SO GOOD. Even though they are kind of pre-cut though they are really, really hard to cut in half and I’ve almost lost a finger a few times. 2014-07-31 08.40.08Last but not least – I finished the Summer semester! I took this awkward bathroom selfie to commemorate while praying no one would walk in on me. I had a wonderful set of students this year and it was a really nice ‘easy’ semester before I go back to teaching 5 classes in the Fall.
2014-07-28 09.31.51Once I submit my final grades I’ll have about two weeks off! I’m so excited to not think about lectures for a while and focus solely on writing and this blog. Oh, and spending a ridiculous amount of time with that cute guy with a Super Mario tattoo.

Do you have a lot of stuff from your childhood?
What was your favorite show as a kid?

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