Finding my running mojo

For weeks I’ve been questioning whether or not I would ever be a “runner” again. Today, I answered that question…

I went for an amazing 4.5 mile run/walk on the Nashua River Rail Trail. I ran the first mile, then did intervals afterwards, totaling 2.3 miles of running. It was sunny, it was peaceful, and I felt amazing. I found myself smiling with the pure joy of it.

It reminded me of why I run – to push myself, to build my confidence, to feel alive.

I even ran in shorts, so high was my confidence today! (Though, I decided I need some tighter shorts so they don’t end up riding up my thighs the entire time! Looks like I need to invest in something like these:

Those kind of scare me though…I might have to wear those under something else!

And another added bonus of today’s amazing workout? A huge calorie burn – 769 according to my heart rate monitor!

Here’s the breakdown:

I locked my keys in my car so the handsome and helpful Yvan had to come and rescue me.


I treated myself to an iced coffee, then made a healthy lunch of curried chicken salad with golden raisins and celery and served it on a sandwich thin with a side green salad.

Motivate Monday!

Since we still don’t have the blinds installed in our living room, I’ve avoided working out at home since I’m pretty much on full display in there.

So this week I won’t include any of those workouts in my plan!

Monday -arc trainer

Tuesday – 5 mile walk

Wednesday – arc trainer and weights

Thursday – 3 mile walk

Friday – weights

Saturday – run/walk

Sunday – tennis

Motivate Monday!

I’m back!

Settled into my new apartment and my new job.

This week I plan to return to regular workouts. I’ve maintained my weight for the last few months but I would really like to start losing again.

Monday – run/walk
(I’m re-starting ease into 5K program)

Tuesday – rest

Wednesday – Ripped in 30

Thursday – run/walk

Friday – long weights workout and walk in the woods

Saturday – run/walk

Sunday – Ripped in 30