Home Friday Fitness Check-in Gaining Confidence In Training Runs + Healthy Living Friday Fitness Linky #3

Gaining Confidence In Training Runs + Healthy Living Friday Fitness Linky #3

by Nellie

Happy Friday!

What a insane, tense week huh? With so much going on and more “news” being reported literally every hour, its a LOT to handle. I don’t know if I have ever seen our country so divided and so volatile. It’s hard because a the changes can sometimes make you feel helpless–at least for me that’s what happens. So I’m all about the self care regimen this week.

I was also saddened to hear about the passing of Monica the lead face of Glam Runner tutu’s who suffered from brain cancer and leaves behind a little girl. I was her biggest cheerleader when the whole SHAPE magazine blow up happened and she inspired me to wear tutu’s with joy and happiness despite what other runner’s thought. Rest In Peace.

Week 8 of the Jamie Eason Program called for a lot of the same that Week 7 did.

Monday: Arms, Abs & Cardio – 4 Mile Run

Tuesday: Chest, Abs & Cardio – 3 Mile Run

Wednesday: Leg Day in the morning & Booty Burn Class in the evening (more on that next week!)

Thursday: Jillian Michaels 30 Minute Body Shred & a Booty and Abs Sculpting class! (deets to come!)

Friday: Rest (because omg my body hurts)

Saturday: 7 miles (hopefully outside)

Can you guys believe that the AirBNB Brooklyn Half sold out in 27 minutes yesterday? What?! Omg! It is a good thing that I volunteer every year for guaranteed entry because the pressure of general registration is way too much!

United NYC Half is approaching…quickly. Am I feeling super confident about training right now? Nope. BUT–I am going to do better. I’m taking a purposeful rest day today to let my body recover from the workouts so I can hopefully relax right into 7 miles on Saturday. (I can’t believe how long this seems to me after just running 26.2 less than 3 months ago).

The great thing is that I am starting to feel a LOT stronger in my runs. Looks like the unicorn run wasn’t that rare after all, I’m running with more confidence and really like I did when I first started running. I’m beginning to get out of my head more and I’m fighting against the will to quit. I’m hoping that with the continued hard work of the program that it can only get better from here.


I’m hosting a fun link up for bloggers to share their favorite healthy living posts (old and new!) no link back requirements, just a good ole sharefest for old times sake. ? Feel free to add as many links as you would like!

Welcome to the Friday Fitness Healthy Living Link Up! 

Rules: Got a Fitness/Wellness/Healthy Recipe post? Feel free to link up here! The post can be old or new!

…that’s it!

How was your fitness and health week? How have you been handling this crazy time?

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Janine Huldie January 27, 2017 - 6:59 am

Definitely was a very long and crazy week here as my kids seemed to have something everyday after school (sometimes multiple activities almost at once). I, for one, am looking forward to this weekend where maybe I can take it down a notch and relax just a bit. And as far as the country, I am not sure I have ever seen it this divided in all my years other. Even some of my closer family and friends are on the other side of the fence from my more liberal views on this and have had to just agree to disagree with them. That said I am not sure what the solution is, but would just hope that we can find some peace on all of this. Hugs and have a great weekend, as well now.

Becca January 27, 2017 - 7:35 am

Hi! New reader to your blog – I also live in Brooklyn and like to get out for long runs on the weekends, but I prefer to have people to run with. I missed getting in for the half yesterday but am always up to train for something if you need a running buddy for some motivation. It always helps me!

Tamara January 27, 2017 - 9:05 pm

Last night, the political stuff hit me so hard, I could feel it in my bones – like the flu! I turned off Facebook and sank into a bath.
It’s scary and serious. I have friends who supported the one I didn’t support, and after everything that’s been happening, I want to ask them how they can not see the dangers.
Too afraid!
So I stick to self-care. I can’t fix stupid but I can fix me!

Lorna Croswell January 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm

Self-care and rest days are so important during training…I’m a big believer! I schedule in my rest days after an intense workout day. I could do a bit better with the self-care but that’s hard to squeeze in with a baby!

Way to get in all those workouts!


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