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“Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” – Tim Noakes

My body was tired this week and everything hurt – my hips, hamstrings, achilles – everything.  So I decided just to take the whole week off all together from running.  Was this the smartest thing to do 2 weeks before race day? Probably not.  But I have already realized by training for this race kind of sizzled after I found out I couldn’t run Phoenix.  I am not expecting a PR this time or anything amazing to happen on Sunday.  I decided I am going to take it easy this race, come out injury free, and just have fun!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 60 minutes Strength Training

60 minutes Vinyasa Yoga

Thursday: Crossfit:  3 Rounds: 10 Overhead Squats/5 Pull Ups/200 M Run: 9:47

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Total Runs: 0

Total Miles: 0

Total Yoga: 1

Total Strength: 2

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inspired: the sport of fitness

Crossfit starts this week.  I completed an intro session a couple of week ago.  It was great in the IfeellikeImaydiebutstillfeelawesome type of way.  I have to complete 3 one on one sessions with a trainer before I start attending the classes on my own.  I am excited to see how adding Crossfit into my routine will affect my yoga and running practice too.

Here’s a little Crossfit motivation to get me going!

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“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”

Surf City is just a few weeks away, so of course it would only be natural I feel an injury coming on – just my luck.  I have been noticing some discomfort in my left hip during my runs.  Nothing too bad, but I definitely notice it and it isn’t going away.  I am supposed to do a few long runs in the coming week, but decided I may take it easy, focus on strength, yoga, and foam rolling!

Monday: 60 minutes Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Tuesday:  3 mile run

60 minutes Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Wednesday: 60 minutes strength training

Thursday:  Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday:  6 mile run

60 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Totals Miles: 9

Total Runs: 2

Total Yoga: 3

Total Strength: 1

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“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.” – PattiSue Plummer, U.S. Olympian

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 4 mile run (1 mile soft sand):  42:48 (10:41/mile pace)/ 60 minutes Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Thursday:   “Rest”  (I didn’t sit down for 13+ hours at work, I think that somewhat justifies a workout in some form)

Friday: Rest

Saturday:  8 mile run: 1:22 (10:16/pace)/75 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Sunday: Rest

Miles: 12

Runs: 2

Yoga: 2

Strength: 0

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Google the name Tao Porchon Lynch and you find that this 92 year old spunky lady has done a ton of cool things in her life.  Ballroom Dancer? Actress? Playwright? World Traveler? Yoga Master?  She is all of these things and probably much more.  The video below is one of my favorite interviews with her.  I love when she says she doesn’t consider herself a yoga master, but still a yoga beginner.   Never stop questioning and learning now matter where you are in life.

I hope I am still living with this type of passion 7 decades from now!

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Images from Home

My Christmas Vacation!

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[ January 1st: Christmas Celebrations]

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[ January 2nd: Washington DC: Ice Skating ]

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[January 2nd: Washington DC: Ice Skating]

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[ January 2nd:  Washington DC ]

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[ January 4th: Lots of Yoga ]

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[ January 5th: Beer Tasting ]

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[ January 6th: Warm Winter ]

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[ January 6th: East Coast Staples ]

                                       [ January 6th:  Books]

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” When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”


Monday:  60 minutes ice-skating (hey I’m sure I burned at least 5 calories doing this)

Tuesday: 75 minutes Flow Yoga

Wednesday: 60 Minutes Yoga Basics

Thursday: 4 x 400 repeats (8:00/7:57/7:47/7:35 pace)/60 minutes strength training/90 minutes Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 6 mile run 57:46 (9:37/min mile)

Crossfit-   21-15- 9   Wall Ball Squats (6lbs)/Burpees/400 meter row, 1000 meter bike last set)

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 7

Total Runs: 2

Total Yoga: 3

Total Strength: 2

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