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Well, I did it. I picked another race to sign up for so that I have a running goal in sight. I will run in the Pirate and Zombie fest on October 6th in Anchorage. I’m pretty excited. This is the first time I will be running this distance. I have done 5Ks, 5 Milers, and 12Ks previously. This race is 12 weeks away which gives me time to really train for it. After looking around for a training plan I decided to take the trips from livestrong.com and will be running three days a week, cross training three days a week (one of which will be strength) and will have one rest day. I may have trade an additional cross training day for a rest day if I need it. The running part of the plan basically looks like this:

Week

Short Run

Short Run

Long Run

1

25 mins

20 mins

2 miles

2

30 min

35 mins

3 miles

3

30 mins

35 mins

4 miles

4

35 mins

40 mins

4 miles

5

35 mins

40 mins

5 miles

6

30 mins

45 mins

5 miles

7

30 mins

45 mins

6 miles

8

45 mins

30 mins

6 miles

9

45 mins

30 mins

7 miles

10

45 mins

30 mins

4 miles

11

45 mins

30 mins

3 miles

12

45 mins

30 mins

Race Day

I’m looking forward to the training and the race to come.
How well do training plans work for you? Do you stick to them?

So, I’ve been a bit off my running schedule lately and I needed some motivation to get back with it. I started looking at fall races and found a couple of 10K races I may sign up for. I also wanted a running workout to get my butt back out there. I decided to try another interval workout since I really enjoyed the last once. Here is what I came up with.



At the end of mile 3 I also added on 20 crunches and 10 bicycles per side repeated twice, downward dog stretch with 20 cross body high knees (my totally made up name), and a nice pidgin stretch for each side.

Every time I finish a workout like this I feel like I have accomplished so much and I love it.

I followed my workout by trying this Crookneck Squash Frittata recipe from Alton Brown. Mmm, I’m feeling back on track.

So, I got back to work yesterday and everyone wanted to know what I did on my five day weekend. Yes, I took a five day weekend and it was… well, it was awesome but at first I didn’t know what to say in my answer. I didn’t go out of town, or throw any parties. Basically, I had an epic hangout session with the dog.

It is actually surprising that I really haven’t mentioned my dog on here before. Her name is Rella, she is a four year old pit bull and she loves nothing more than sleeping under the covers right next to me. She is actually my boyfriend’s dog, but since he says that she loves me more than air and the feeling is mutual I’ll go ahead and claim her.

During our epic hangout session we slept in a lot, watched movies, played Frisbee, went on several hikes and a nice walk. This is her on Flattop.

She apparently hates getting is picture taken so here is the view from the top of the hike instead.

Rella and I also spent a lot of time in the kitchen which is a little odd since I’m not the chef in the house. I guess since the BF was working and is now out of town being forced to fend for ourselves was a good thing and we made:

Granola Bars (totally rice free yay!)


This is an adaptation from one of the recipes at Fannetastic Food. I’ve made several from there and they have all been awesome.

Peanut Butter Dog Cookies (in the shape of salmon)

Kiwi Lime Sorbet – sorry no photo but it is totally delicious.

Green enchiladas – sorry no photo

And Mayan Hot Chocolate Cupcakes – these are a combination of this chocolate cupcake recipe (just the basic cupcakes not the extra chocolate stuff) with the spices and frosting from here.

I should thank Rella for hanging out and going hiking with me. Having a dog to take was honestly the only reason I was willing to go by myself in the middle of the week.

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