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NYRR Midnight Run Recap & First Workout Week Of The New Year!

by Nellie

Happy Friday!

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Friday fitness check in post of the new year. I’ll be completely honest with you guys–my Christmas break was pretty awful. The kids were hard to manage (hello parenting) and I got some devastating news halfway through that just literally flipped me and has been putting me through the ringer ever since. As much as I would like to share, this situation falls squarely in the no share category. Just hold a good thought for my family, could you?



So I kinda knew that the last two weeks of the year would be so insane that I would either a) miss a lot of days out of the Jamie Eason program and/or not workout at all. I made an executive decision to pause the weightlifting program for 2 weeks until the new year. I still went to the gym but it was more on a freestyle basis rather than the rigid workouts of the plan.

NYE NYRR Midnight Run

So after hearing this news, I decided that I wanted to ring in the new year a little bit differently this year.

The race was fun! It was actually a bucket list race and I’m happy I signed up for it. I mean when else would you be able to run in Central Park at midnight unless you were running for your life? (Kidding…kinda)

The fireworks were just….wow. At the stroke of midnight the most beautiful fireworks display lit up the sky. Even after we started running the fireworks were STILL going strong.

The actual race was fun, it was manageably cold and of course with .25 left to go it started to sleet! I met the bestie at the finish line and we skidaddled onto a train quick fast!

Week 6 Jamie Eason

Monday: arms and 30 min cardio (elliptical)
Tuesday: chest and 30 min cardio (2 mile run)
Wednesday: Legs
Thursday: arms and 30 mincardio (elliptical)
Friday: shoulders and 30 min cardio (run)
Saturday: Legs
Sunday: rest (finally!)


We have been having a great and super inspiring time in my facebook accountability/support group. The ladies in there are SO inspiring and I enjoy cheering them on daily!

Upcoming Races

I have to start training for the NYC Half soon — how that is all going to fit in with Jamie Eason? Not so sure. I just know that I need to start upping my miles REALLY quickly! The race is in 10 weeks! eek!

How was your first fitness week of the New Year? Have you ever run a New Year’s Day race? What is one goal you hope to keep this fitness season?


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Allie January 6, 2017 - 5:40 am

Whatever is happening with your family, I hope it passes quickly and without much heartache.
I absolutely LOVE that you did the midnight run to ring in the New Year! I would love to do that someday πŸ™‚
Good luck starting your training for the NYC Half. That is still one of my most favorite race experiences!!

Janine Huldie January 6, 2017 - 6:52 am

Aw, Nellie I am not sure what is going on with you and/or your family, but totally keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts. Sending you tons of hugs and love. And if you need anything, please just let me know and am truly here for you my friend <3

Kimberly G January 6, 2017 - 8:14 am

That’s so cool! I’m really thinking about doing this race next year.

Tamara January 8, 2017 - 10:37 am

I’m so sorry about the news – keeping you in my thoughts, which isn’t hard!
I didn’t have a great fitness week because I was sick but that meant no eating junk food, so that was a win!

Leslie January 9, 2017 - 5:49 am

It seems as though there’s a lot of tough situations going on lately. You and your family are in my prayers. It looks like you did what you needed to, though. You know I’m an advocate of taking breaks when you need them. And I love that you started off the year in such an awesome way. Stay strong, mama!


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