Celebrate, plan, love and run- weekly wrap!

Hello and welcome back to the weekly wrap!  The first week of February is over and it has been a busy one!  February’s coffee chat is still up so please stop by and join me for a cup, I do share a little personal news.  The weekend of February 25th and 26th I am running in the Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus challenge at Gasparilla.  This challenge has us running a 15K on Saturday and a 8K on Sunday, sounds fun right?  Oh, you should see what Coach M has done to my running plan this month!

Sunday on the plan:  Celebration Half Marathon, Celebration, Florida.  I still owe you all a recap and I hope to get that out this week.  I can tell you that this is my first half that I have ever run in the rain!  It was not my fastest half but I did finish , I did not melt and this picture took the prize for my most popular Instagram post this week!

Monday on the plan:  REST!  Whew!  I needed it!
Tuesday on the plan:  3 miles 35:34 minutes AVG HR 163  Oh my was that tough!  My legs were not happy about this run until mile 2.  That is when I smiled and reminded myself that Coach M knows what she is doing.  I will tell you I put on a pair of Lilly Trotter compression socks under my dress pants and went right on to work.  AHHHHHHHHHH 🙂

Make sure you stop by and visit our hostesses with mostest!  Tricia and Holly!  Thanks for hosting the weekly wrap!

Wednesday on the plan:  REST and Yoga  In our yoga class we have moved on to the second chakra.  We focused on the lower abdomen.  The Svadhisthana (Sacral) chakra works on our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.  Perfect!  Loved every second of the class.   60 minutes AVG HR  89

Thursday on the plan:  4 miles with pick ups.  The way I read this was to take an easy mile and then miles 2,3, and 4 run the first half mile strong and run the second half of it 20 seconds faster. I think I did a pretty good job at it and this run felt so much better than Tuesday’s!  12:09/10:16/10:08/10:04 AVG HR 164

Friday on the plan:  REST!  It was one hell of day!  You ever just have one?  UGH is all I can say, I could not wait for the weekend to start.  I text the hubby to meet me and yes, I kicked off the weekend with one of these!

Saturday on the plan:  7 miles and I need to log in my #ZOOMArunlovechallenge 10K

The weather was beautiful and my BRF and I met to tackle our miles and 10K.  I love our Saturday morning runs!  They are full of miles and conversation.  My hubby always asks if we have solved all the world’s problems while we are out.  Of course we did!  We got our 7 miles in, ran the bridge and did about an 70 minute 10K.  Perfect!  Total time out 1:25 AVG HR 160

The hubby and I tackled a few household chores and while he was mowing the lawn I decided to take my happy hour to the lake.  It was 74 degrees and the sun was warm, I could not resist!  Add 30 minutes of kayaking to my list!  AVG HR 96

We decided to end the evening with a little self-love.  Oh yeah, I talked the hubby into joining me for a nice relaxing orange scrub pedicure.  He gave me the look at first until I reminded him he could have a beer at the same time, he quickly decided it was not a bad idea.  WE finished our date night with a light dinner and off to be early.  Coach M has more miles on the plan for me tomorrow!

Celebrate a successful half, enjoy a new plan, love myself and run,  that was my week.   How was yours?  


20 Responses so far.

  1. I have heard amazing things about Gasparilla, it would be really fun to do someday.
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  2. Wow that sounds like such a fun challenge! Can’t wait to hear how that goes. Almost like a Ragnar race.
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  3. What a great week! The Lime Cactus sounds fun! It sounds easy-peasy (?) having the longer race first and the shorter one on the following day. I’m jealous I don’t have anything like that here…lucky YOU!!
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    • MB says:

      Thanks Kim! I am hoping it will be easy peasy too! I started the back to back run training this weekend. You need to put Gasparilla on your bucket list, there are bigger challenges and even more miles!

  4. I want to do Gasparilla some day! It looks like fun.

    I can’t believe your hubby joined you for a pedicure. I’d love for my husband to join me, heck I wish he’d just go. He has the worst feet. And the toenails? Ewwww
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  5. I’m with Wendy there is no way the Hubs would do that. Very cool Mr. Tutus, very cool!! 🙂
    COngrats on the half! I bet that was tough in the rain.
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  6. Teresa says:

    Girl, you did have a busy week with lots of good miles. Congrats on the half marathon ..in the rain. Ugh, I hate running in the rain and fortunately, have only had to run one 5k in the rain… but it was a big one, like one of those that has 25,000 runners so there was more time standing around in the rain at the starting line than it took to actually run it.

    I’m impressed you got the hubby to do a pedicure…mine has already told me…”nope, don’t even ask” hahaha! Maybe if I promised lingerie later???? Hmmm…
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  7. Darlene says:

    I have heard amazing things about Gasparilla, it would be really fun to do someday.

    My hubby would never go for a pedicure. He’d scare the manicurist away…just sayin.

    Congrats on your half.

    You are livin’ the good life and having a #holottafun
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  8. Hey Mr. Sippi and I go pretty regular. Once I talked him into it that first time, it’s a win win for me. He pays, we go regular! See Win Win!
    He still will only go to places where he’s not put on display like where we sit in the back behind a wall. But it’s ok whatever works right?

    I’ll be stalking the Gasparilla site after the race just waiting on them to open up for 2018 registration. I’m getting in early so nothing gets in the way!
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    • MB says:

      You worked out a better deal than I did! I will let everyone know when the 2018 registration opens up- I see a fun weekend in 2018 brewing!

  9. Marcia says:

    Hmmmmm did someone say bridge? Coach M is absorbing all the info. Yay for orange scrub pedis. Especially masculine ones. The Mr is a good egg!
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  10. HoHo Runs says:

    It’s a parrot! I swear all this time I thought it was a pirate. WTH is wrong with me? How fun you had nice weather and could get out on the lake and enjoy your kayak. Also, great job running Celebration Half in the rain. I’ve had to do that twice. They sure were dig deep days. Yep, PoPo could probably be bribed into a pedicure with a beer (or three). Thanks for linking, MB!

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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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