Running and Yoga in a Nutshell

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had an awesome weekend!

As far as running, I have been just keeping myself conditioned for the next racing season. I am looking for my next goal race and I am not sure where or when it will be. I definitely know I want to start my season with a half marathon and then work on my 5k time.

Thursday ~ I did an interval workout just to make sure I am getting some speed work in. I started with a 15 minute warm up, did 10×1 minute hard (I don’t know what pace because I don’t own a Garmin)/1 minute easy, cool down home for a total of 55 minutes.

Friday ~ I did one hour of running in the rain (again) and then I went to Happy Hour Yoga Flow. The yoga class was tough, very tough! She had us doing all these crazy inversions but I felt like it was a great workout!

Saturday ~ I went for a nice easy relax fifty minute run followed by an hour of Strong Yoga with a killer instructor!

Sunday ~ Another group run (a little over 12 miles, 1:35 minutes) in the freezing cold!

Basically that’s my running and yoga in a nutshell since I last talked about what my runs were; I think I left off Wednesday. I could be completely wrong!

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Sunday was our first snowfall of the season and it was absolutely beautiful! I didn’t take any photos because naturally that’s what I do. I don’t take many photos. Part of that could be the fact my iPhone is completely cracked and I just don’t care to whip it out!

After my run Sunday, I took a nice long hot bath, relaxed for a bit, and then went to Target. My goal at Target was to buy a few groceries, moisturizers (I’ve realized I’m almost 30 and it’s time to start moisturizing – I’ll talk about that more after using it for a bit), and a bath caddy. Guess what?!?!?! It was a success and I left with NOTHING extra! I even shopped around the sale items in the junior clothing department but still didn’t buy! I am so proud of myself!

I hope everyone’s Monday is off to an excellent start!

Did you get snow this weekend?

What store do you always go into and leave with more than you should?

Target and Christmas Tree Shop (I can spend hours at XMAS tree shop and every time I walk around I find something I didn’t see before)

Do any hot chocolate or jingle bell runs?

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Would You Do It????

Sunday Amazon released their new Amazon Drones idea to the media. I found it extremely interesting, strange, and very Jetsons (oh how I used to love this show and couldn’t wait for it to become a reality). My thoughts on this were if you’re going to do this, you should definitely be working towards a machine that can deliver more than just five pounds. I totally get the idea and love that I can order something and it can be right there, but most things on amazon are more than five pounds.

I then came across this article on Runner’s World. Amazon definitely needs runners over drones! Who could you trust more than a runner? Runners are some of the most trust worthy people I have ever met in my life. Not only are runners trust worthy, but they’re also some of the nicest people I have ever met. Running is a community and when you are part of it, you just understand it. I loved this idea and I would totally deliver packages for a small fee! I would deliver packages for an Amazon credit (I am obsessed with Amazon and do a lot  of my shopping on here), sneakers, and a few race entries over money! I absolutely love the cons of this article…

CONS OF USING RUNNERS TO MAKE AMAZON.COM DELIVERIES

  • They cannot deposit packages into walled compounds, gated courtyards, etc.
  • They would not be able to deliver — i.e. “run with” — scissors. (They could, however, deliver Running With Scissors.)
  • Customers may be subjected to unbearably dull stories of the delivery person’s latest marathon or speed workout. (LOVE THIS ONE)
  • Certain boxes may not reach their destination, especially if the box is Garmin-sized.
  • They may smell bad.

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Yesterday was another beautiful day here in Jersey! It’s funny how our bodies work with temperatures. It was about 54 degrees here and I was running in shorts and a light long sleeve again. If it was 54 degrees in the middle of summer I’d probably be bundled up for my run! Today it is supposed to be in the 60s and rainy, but I’ll take that and run with it (literally run with it). Since I have no goal race in mind yet, I am keeping it to 50-60 minute runs during the week, 10 – 15 miles runs on Sundays, and maybe a “workout” here and there. Today I am thinking of one minute intervals X 10!

What do you think of the Amazon Drones?

Would you run for them?

How’s the weather in your area?