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C25K, life, running, yoga

A Relaxing Sunday

The weekend is almost over and I’m not ready for it to end. It was such a great weekend. Yesterday was a girl’s day with one of my best friends, Beth. It started with a bridesmaids dress fitting for her wedding in December. And then it was off to her apartment to help her pack up her car with a load of items to take to her fiancĂ©’s house. Her lease is up at the end of the month and rather than renew for 6 months, she’s moving on with him early. It was then off for lunch at Chili’s and finally to Sam’s Club for LOTS of fruit!

There were also bananas but I forgot to include them in the pictures, but half the bananas and grapes are gone already. It’s crazy how much fruit we eat on this house so Sam’s Club is perfect for us when it comes to buying fruit. LOL!
Once I got home, it was off to laundry and a little bit of cleaning. Jordyn sure knows how to mess up a house. HAHA!  I ended my Saturday night on a very low-key way. I spent a quiet night with a book. If only I had had some wine to make it even better.
This morning I woke up, as I do every morning, to the sound of Jordyn. TJ was already home and in his man cave (it’s the fancy way to say the garage. lol) working on some music and when he heard me get up, he told me to go back to sleep, he’d get her. No objections from me. I went back to bed to sleep in, something that has only happened once or twice since Jordyn has been born. I only got an extra hour of sleep, but getting up 8 was nice.
Once I was up, it out for a run. Due to the rain and other events last week, I wasn’t able to get any of the C25K runs in. I kicked off this morning with Week 4, Day 1. While my overall time isn’t a run, my time is the best I’ve had and when using Runkeeper, I am able to see what my pace is during the running portions and I’m not disappointed. It’s not the best time but it’s a great starting point for me.
I came home from the run and wanted to get some strength training. I waited until Jordyn went down for her nap and was off to the gym. I got in a quick stationary bike workout to get my heart rate up and then started with some free weights to work on upper body
It was then home for breakfast. A chocolate, banana and peanut butter protein smoothie. It was AMAZING and be on the lookout for the recipe later this week.
Time for laundry and later lunch, which was a delicious Spinach salad with dried cranberries, crispy noodles, sliced almonds, half of a hard boiled egg and sweet onion dijon dressing.
And finally for dinner, it was off to the grill for some fabulous shrimp and veggies.
Now, I am relaxing and editing some pictures and heading to bed. Have a good night everyone!
How was your weekend? What did you do over the weekend?
5K, C25K, events, running, Savannah, yoga

I Am Registered……

….for my first 5K!!! I am SO excited. It’s the 2012 Enmark Savannah Bridge Run. It’s a 5K that starts on Hutchinson Island, goes across the Talmedge Bridge (the bridge below) and ends in downtown Savannah by the Civic Center. The bridge is 1.4 mile span, has a 5.5% grade and is 196 feet above the Savannah River (facts straight from the race website).  
The race isn’t until December 1st, exactly 6 months form tonight, so I hope to run at least one if not two before then but this is the first race I have actually registered for. I’m excited but a little nervous at the same time. That’s probably due to the fact that I’m still not done with the C25K program but I’ll get there. The rain just needs to stop. LOL!
On another note, I completed my first yoga session for the June Yoga Challenge I talked about earlier that is being put on by the fabulous Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. Boy, do I have some work to do. I’m so glad I did it and I feel great that I did it, but I’m not good at it. LOL! I used to be better at Yoga but I seemed to have lost what little bit of skill I had. The only thing I can do is keep going with and fingers crossed by the end of the month, I will be much better.
Your turn: What kind of race was your first race? What kind of training did you do for your first race? How about Yoga? Is it something you enjoy? Do you struggle like me or are you a pro and have some tips for me? LOL!

June Yoga Challenge

So I know seriously just posted but I have something exciting to share. I’m catching up on some of my favorite blogs and I happen upon a post from Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life. The is bar far my favorite blog. She posts fantastic workouts and recipes, and different events going on in her life. She is great and you should definitely check her out

Courtney has proposed a yoga challenge for the month of June. She is giving us the opportunity to customize the challenge so that it fits our needs and goals. It can be anything. You can challenge yourself to complete a certain number of sessions each week, maybe a number of minutes, or learn a new pose by the end of the month, anything you want. She will also provide a link party each Friday in June beginning next Friday, June 8th for you to share your progress. You can also tweet about the challenge using the hashtag #juneyogachallenge  and support each other throughout the week.

Worried about not having any yoga DVDs? Do a search on you tube, check your On Demand in the sports and fitness category, pick one up the store or on Amazon, find a local yoga class to go to.

For more details and information on the challenge, check out Courtney’s June Yoga Challenge Post and grab one of her challenge widgets to add to your blog!

For me: I am keeping my challenge like Courtney’s. I’m challenging myself to 3 yoga workouts a week. I think this is a great number for me to get into a habit and will fit right in with my C25K runs. This can be my morning workout or I can make it my workout after the run to relax me. I will start this tonight after tonight’s run!

Will be joining the challenge? What are you going to challenge yourself to do?

life, Savannah

Date Night

It’s Friday! WOO HOO! I am so ready for the weekend. I’ve got C25K plans, a bridesmaid dress fitting (fingers crossed I’ve dropped a size since I tried it when it was picked out 2 months ago), and cleaning plans (as if cleaning plans were a surprise to you).

And it’s the start of a new month with dinners planned ahead of time, which means healthier dinners in the Jackson house! I am so excited to try some of the new recipes I have found (and pinned). I’ll do my best to share them with you and let you know how they turn out.
To end May (and TJ’s first full year at SCAD), we were able to have a date night thanks to our amazing friend, Beth. Thanks Beth for watching the kiddos. I know they had a blast and love you! Last night SCAD had their 2012 Animation Graduation Show. It’s a collection of 33 short films made and submitted by seniors. Originally TJ thought the project he had worked on for a student would be entered but when we got there we realized, it hadn’t. No biggie, we had a fabulous time anyways and these students are so talented and amazing. I enjoyed almost all of them and I wish I had a few links to some of the films to show you. If I find any, I’ll be sure to share them later.
Once the show was over it was a quick stop to the grocery store for some almond milk and fruit and home. It was short but fabulous date night!