Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Weekly Roundup 9.25-10.1 & 10.2-10.8


What’s going on everyone?  Another 2 weeks flew by.

Last week started off slow.  I got in and easy 3 miles on Monday and skipped by Wednesday run because I got a surprise call that Jon Stepp was in town!  I haven’t seen him in YEARS so I met up with him and Sarah’s family for a fun dinner in Hyannis.


Friday was full of activities.  I started the day walking Georgie (avoiding my long run) then finally made it out late morning for 6 miles.  The weather was PERFECT for fall running and I felt awesome.  7:30 pace couldn’t have felt any easier.  Later that afternoon I went disc golfing with Craig for the first time!

  
The highlight of this past week was getting Georgie back out on the roads—and trails—with me.  She ran 4 days and on Saturday we explored new trails in my neighborhood.  Three and a half years here and I had no idea the miles and miles of trails even existed!

  
Other highlights:

·      September 25th marked 5 YEARS since a man in a black pickup truck followed me on a run.  I blogged about it and shared some safety tips for runners and walkers here: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2013/11/running-safety.html
·      Friday night was CCR Bowling Night and I had a blast!  Even though I’m a  terrible bowler because my thumbs are too fat…


·      I went apple picking with my parents on Saturday!  Apples and apple cider and cider donuts… oh my!




Monday 9.25.17
3 miles (24:17)
10,303 steps

Tuesday 9.26.17
Taught spin class
8,815 steps

Wednesday 9.27.17
8,588 steps

Thursday 9.28.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
12,840 steps

Friday 9.29.17
6 miles (45:18)
18’ walk with G
75’ disc golfing with Craig
21,877 steps

Saturday 9.30.17
3 miles (35:28)
20’ walk with G
11,817 steps

Sunday 10.1.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
18’ walk with G and mama
13,285 steps

Monday 10.2.17
0.96 miles with G (9:41)
3 miles (24:03)
Burdenko H2O
16,824 steps

Tuesday 10.3.17
Happy Anniversary Georgie! 3 years together.
Taught spin class
8,822 steps

Wednesday 10.4.17
1.5 miles with G (15:00)
2.5 miles (21:08)
15,168 steps

Thursday 10.5.17
18’ walk with G
Taught spin class
Power Water
14,192 steps

Friday 10.6.17
0.93 miles with G (10:08)
4 miles (31:10)
14,040 steps

Saturday 10.7.17
2.14 miles with G (22:28)
3 miles (23:44)
14,136 steps

Sunday 10.8.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
60” plank
13,131 steps

Last week’s mileage: 12 miles
This week’s mileage: 18 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 miles
This week’s G mileage: 5.5 miles
September Totals: 49 miles
October Totals: 18 miles
2017 Totals: 556 miles

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Weekly Roundup 9.11-9.17 & 9.18-9.24

 
Summer is officially over and my foot has been feeling good.  Just in time for fall running.  I was a little bummed last weekend because it was the weekend I was supposed to be in Philly running a Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon.  Even though I am in no shape to run a half at the moment, it was still something I had previously been looking forward to and I was sad to miss out on a few days away with my parents.
 
Last week I was able to run 4 days up to 4 miles.  I felt like I was starting to get back into a routine until Tropical Storm Jose came along and brought wind and rain for 5 days straight.  Right now I’m just running—not in training—so I was happy to not have to worry about when and where I was going to run and just took all the stormy days off.  It was still misty and yucky on Saturday but both Georgie and I were stir crazy so I brought her out for a mile then continued on for 5 miles on my own.  It was wonderful.

Other highlights:

·      My spinners celebrated by half birthday on Tuesday morning with chocolate Twinkies!
·      I submitted my application for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Friday September 15th.  I received my acceptance letter on Sunday September 24th.  I have many thoughts and emotions about the Boston Marathon so I will blog separately about this at a later date…
 
Monday 9.11.17
3 miles (24:18)
Burdenko H2O
14,898 steps

Tuesday 9.12.17
Taught spin class
10,180 steps

Wednesday 9.13.17
4 miles (31:33)
13,077 steps

Thursday 9.14.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
12,044 steps

Friday 9.15.17
4 miles (28:42)
34’ walk with G
13,438 steps

Saturday 9.16.17
3 miles (23:14)
11,265 steps

Sunday 9.17.17
18’ walk with G
5,376 steps

Monday 9.18.17
0.92 miles with G (9:36)
3 miles (23:33)
12,418 steps

Tuesday 9.19.17
Taught spin class
10,496 steps

Wednesday 9.20.17
6,652 steps

Thursday 9.21.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
13,381 steps

Friday 9.22.17
6,267 steps

Saturday 9.23.17
0.98 miles with G (9:35)
5 miles (38:55)
14,100 steps

Sunday 9.24.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
13,027 steps

Last week’s mileage: 14 miles
This week’s mileage: 10 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 mile
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
September Totals: 37 miles
2017 Totals: 526 miles

Saturday, September 16, 2017

BibRave Pro Product Review: Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Dry Collar

Disclaimer: I was recently sent a Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Dry Collar to review as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

If you know anything about me you know I love running and I love my dog.  I also love running with my dog.  Earlier this year we tested out the Stunt Puppy’s Stunt Runner hands-free leash for BibRave—this time we got to try the Go Dog Glo Dry Collar.

We are already familiar with Stunt Puppy’s dry collars but this one is REFLECTIVE!  Safety is so important and even though we haven’t been out much walking or running after dark this summer, the early darkness is coming.

We obviously picked pink for our color and it’s so bright and bold!  Florescent pink.  Our favorite.  If Pink Reflective isn’t for you, it also comes in Orange Reflective, Yellow Reflective, Royal Reflective, Ocean Reflective and Red Reflective.


Some of the Go Dog Glo key features:

  • Reflective
  • Waterproof
  • Stink proof
  • Constructed from BioThane, a virtually indestructible material
  • Uses Duraflex Buckles, the best on the market
  • Has a Double D-Ring*

*So we love the material and color but one of the coolest features is that there are two D-Rings.  One is designed for tags, the other for the leash.  How convenient! 

“There’s no need to reach under your dog’s neck to clip the leash then spin the buckle and tags all the way up to the top of the neck.  The second D-Ring is right there on top (and can be repositioned) for you to easily clip right into.  And no jingle mingle with the leash and tags.  It’s a double win.  A double D-Ring win.”

Often times when we are out for a long walk or run, Georgie wears her harness so we don’t take advantage of the second D-ring.  However, when we run errands or head to grandma and grandpaw’s house we leave the harness at home.  It’s so easy to clip on the leash.  It’s also been nice to have a ring on top when I’m trying to grab Georgie.  (Sometimes she’s crazy—if you don’t already, follow her on Instagram @GeorgieGSD.)



Other bonuses:

  • All Stunt Puppy products are made in the USA.
  • I love that Stunt Puppy tests its gear with search-and-rescue dogs, law enforcement dogs, Iditarod dogs and dock-diving dogs.  If the gear is reliable for the most active dogs in the world, it’s perfect for my baby G!

Happy running!

Join us on Twitter for the Stunt Puppy sponsored #BibChat on September 19th at 9pm EST!

And use code BIBRAVE917 for 20% off your order!

P.S. Georgie totally gives Stunt Puppy “2 paws up!”


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Weekly Roundup 8.28-9.3 & 9.4-9.10


Another two weeks has passed and I’ve started running a little bit. As depressed as I am that summer is ending, the fall is my favorite time to run so I’m going easy and taking it one day at a time.

Monday 8.28.17
6,617 steps

Tuesday 8.29.17
Taught spin class
7,495 steps

Wednesday 8.30.17
7,807 steps

Thursday 8.31.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
11,893 steps

Friday 9.1.17
1 mile (7:55)
10 push ups
6,928 steps

Saturday 9.2.17
30’ walk with G
2 miles (16:11)
10,176 steps

Sunday 9.3.17
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
Burdenko H2O
11,240 steps

Monday 9.4.17
Labor Day!
2 miles (16:31)
25’ walk with G and Linda
2x10 push ups
10,114 steps

Tuesday 9.5.17
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
10,112 steps

Wednesday 9.6.17
3 miles (23:00)
2x10 push ups
10,374 steps

Thursday 9.7.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
11,944 steps

Friday 9.8.17
2.19 mile run/walk with G (23:58)
20’ walk with G and fam
10,404 steps

Saturday 9.9.17
3 miles (23:38)
22’ walk with G
12,007 steps

Sunday 9.10.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
16’ walk with G
14,679 steps

Last week’s mileage: 3 miles
This week’s mileage: 10 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 mile
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
August Totals: 8 miles
September Totals: 13 miles
2017 Totals: 502 miles

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Weekly Roundup 8.14-8.20 & 8.21-8.27

 
2 weeks.  8 miles running!

I rested up the beginning of last week with the anticipation of running the Falmouth Road Race.  My foot was starting to feel better so I took G for a long walk on Friday morning.  My friend was working on a house near my neighborhood so we ventured out to find him and say hi.


Friday night I went to the Falmouth Road Race expo to pick up my number and I was filled with both excitement and emotions of sadness, worrisome and fear.  I wanted to run so bad.

Saturday morning I tested out my foot and ran 1 full pain-free mile.  I iced and rested the remainder of the day.  It wasn’t until Saturday night when I jumped off the couch and ran to the bathroom in my bare feet that I felt any pain.  Oops!  I iced one more time that night and again in the morning and it felt fine.  Thank god.

Sunday was race day!  In case you missed it, here is my full recap: http://www.jenrunsfastblog.com/2017/08/race-report-falmouth-road-race-2017.html
 
My foot felt great after the race until I wore hard, flat sandals to dinner with Lizzie on Monday night.  Double oops!


The rest of the week was pretty uneventful.  I got back to spinning a little bit and continued to rest my foot by not running.  We’ll see what next week brings…

Monday 8.14.17
5,539 steps

Tuesday 8.15.17
8.539 steps

Wednesday 8.16.17
7,801 steps

Thursday 8.17.17
Power Water
12,013 steps

Friday 8.18.17
60’ walk with G
10,803 steps

Saturday 8.19.17
1 mile (8:18)
7,482 steps

Sunday 8.20.17
Falmouth Road Race 7 miles (57:35)
24,410 steps

Monday 8.21.17
4,330 steps

Tuesday 8.22.17
Taught spin class
9,727 steps

Wednesday 8.23.17
8,876 steps

Thursday 8.24.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
11,172 steps

Friday 8.25.17
6,052 steps

Saturday 8.26.17
Water Interval
10,655 steps

Sunday 8.27.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
13,402 steps


 
Last week’s mileage: 0 miles
This week’s mileage: 8 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 mile
This week’s G mileage: 0 miles
August Totals: 8 miles
2017 Totals: 489 miles