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Race Recap!

12 Jul

Hello all!

Happy Friday! I am so looking forward to the weekend, what do you have on deck?

Last night was the 3rd of the Thursday Night Race Menu Summer Series along the Charles in Boston.  There are 6 total races starting in May through the end of September. It is really great because you run the same course each time, so you can really track your progress.  They have great freebies and a fun after party sponsored by a different brewery each time at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square.  The next race is August 8th-sign up if you are looking for a fun low key 5K!

J and I made it to all 3 so far-and had a blast at them all. Last night, J improved his time by 2 minutes, HUGE in a 5k!  I was the first female overall woo hoo 🙂  I ran 19:24, a bit slower than last time but I was fine with it considering the Crossfit workout the day before involved thrusters (hamstrings and quad’s burning!).  I won a box of Kind bars in Almond, Walnut, Macadamia, +protein. I tried one last night, and they are pretty good! I also got a free sample of the new Dark Chocolate, Nuts and Sea Salt bar which I am dying to try post workout today!  I’ll let you know how it is.

In other news, Casey went swimming for the first time this week! We took her to Rexhame beach in Marshfield and then to Bare Cove Park in Hingham. She was a little afraid of the waves at Rexhame, but braved it once we went in.  She LOVED Bare Cove Park-there were no waves and lots of other dogs around.


This week I have been really into finding new races to do. Three of my girlfriends and I are signing up for a marathon relay in the Fall. Registration for the Big Sur Marathon begin Monday…and I am seriously considering signing up!  I need some motivation, and the most beautiful marathon in the US might just be the ticket!

Are you running any races this summer? What keeps you motivated?


4th and Weekend Recap!

9 Jul

What a busy weekend! I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th, I had a blast and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

I started the 4th off with a “red, white and blue-ish” smoothie,  it was delicious.  I used a mini-blender and made the white layer first, red layer second and blue layer last. That way, I only needed to rinse out the blender instead of carefully cleaning it each time. I made a white layer with homemade cashew milk, canned lite coconut milk and a little ice. I then blended some frozen raspberries and cashew milk for the red layer. Finally, I mixed up some frozen blueberries, cashew milk and spinach for the blue layer. It was a great refreshing way to start up the day!


I headed out to a special July 4th Crossfit class with a Paleo Potluck after.  I made a delicious watermelon cucumber salad from PaleOMG-and it was a big hit. I used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, and it still tasted great.

After an intense workout, I chowed down and headed home.  Lucky for me, my husband J’s friend has an apartment directly across from the fireworks barge in Cambridge. We headed there to watch the fireworks over the Charles, they were incredible! Did anyone catch the red lanterns? Such a cool addition this year!


On Friday, we were off to Maine for a wedding.  We stopped at Red Hook Brewery on the way up with some friends-it was fun! We checked into the hotel and headed to the wedding. It was a blast, the bride looked beautiful, the food was great and there was plenty of dancing!


On Saturday, I woke up and got in a quick run.  I used the hotel gym to do some body weight work.  I was hoping the gym would have some free weights, but it did not so I used what I could!


On the way home on Saturday, we stopped in Newburyport for some beach and eats with friends. It was so hot that jumping in the water didn’t seem so bad!

What’s on deck this week?

Now, I am trying to get back into a normal work/workout schedule. J and I have a 5K on Thursday, so that will be a nice automatic speed workout.  He and I will be doing 3 X 1 mile repeats on the track today. We have a race at the end of the month that he is hoping to run quickly, so I am helping to pace him in a workout today. Blog-wise this week you can look forward to…

-The 3rd part of the “Exercising on the Cheap” series

-Race Recap from Thursday’s 5K

-Make it Fast Friday and What’s New Weekends will return

Did you have a nice 4th? How do you exercise when you are on vacation? What do you want to see on this blog this week?