Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday Guilty Pleasure

I got my workout in this morning with a 5:30AM Turbo class- it was a great sweaty start to Friday, so I've earned a bit of guilty pleasure!

Shh!  I'm going to let you in on my latest guilty pleasure.  We've cut the cable cord to help save money for our trip to California this fall!  Yeah!  But with Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix, I've been able to watch new and old shows when I need some downtime.  Enter my new favorite guilty pleasure, Pretty Little Liars.  I love the twists, the turns, the fashion, the drama, the romances, it's so far out, it's hilarious!  I know it's a couple of years old (now in it's fifth season on ABC Family) but it's new to me.  My promise to myself is no watching on the weekend, that "downtime" will be for books only- with that being said, I think The Vacationers by Emma Straub might be first on my summer reading list.  It's on every summer reading list I've seen and it looks to be a great poolside read.  I've got a goal of reading 35 books this year, I started counting in March- I keep track with Shelfari!

What's your guilty pleasure?

What are you reading this summer?

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Yesterday, I mentioned a bit about my training plan for my first half-marathon.  I was more than excited to arrive home last night and find PiYo waiting for me in the pouring rain (thanks mailman for a soaked box). Needless to say, everything was dry inside and I was able to do my first at-home PiYo workout this morning.  I've been attending PiYo classes for a little over a year at Results Matter Fitness but, baseball games and other school related activities often prevent me from attending.  I am thrilled to be able to pop these DVD's in on my schedule!  PiYo is a combination of strength and sculpting, it's low impact and a great addition to a training schedule adding flexibility to my packed cardio schedule.

What do you add to your training schedule?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Off and Running

I've signed up for the biggest challenge of my life- the Wineglass Half Marathon on October 5th, 2014!  I've been running a bit more lately and was asked by my friend Amy to be her partner in the Hall of Fame Half Marathon Relay, we had only a few weeks to train but I had such a blast a few other friends convinced me to sign up to do a full Half Marathon with them this fall!  Running, wine, flat course, great swag- sign me up!  I'm full of excitement and nerves, but have researched and created a do-able training plan, I'm not speedy so my goal is 2.5 hours, I thought I'd keep an online journal of my training, to keep myself accountable and to remember the journey!  Anyone with advice, please share, I'd love any tips!
Hall of Fame Half Marathon Relay