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It’s a lovely Saturday morning here in Tennessee! The sun is shining, its going to be warm today, and as far as I can tell, the end of the world did not happen as they predicted. I’m hoping to relax today since yesterday was extremely busy for me. I had cleaning to do, cooking, buying a new car, and a high school graduation to attend. I’m glad I didn’t have to work on top of all the other things going on.

new car!

Whitney at Graduation 2011

Whitney & her band friends before the performance

Today is a XT day for me, so I’m planning on doing a Tae Bo workout. Actually yesterday should have been my XT day, but Friday left me feeling a little frazzled. Tae Bo is a great way to include cardio, strength training and flexibility into one workout. Soon as I have my coffee and a quick breakfast….I’ll be punching and kicking to the max!

Tae Bo – I have several workouts to choose from
Must have coffee first thing in the a.m.

Kashi cereal with skim milk

Silk Light – my favorite way to start the day!

This Couch to 5k challenge has me feeling like an athlete. I never thought I would say that. I’ve gotten serious about the training to the point that I have 2 5k’s and one 4 miler on my schedule for the fall. One in September, one in October and the last one on Thanksgiving Day.

5k registration – Women’s Half Marathon/5k in Nashville

I also took advantage of a free training plan after registering for the Women’s Half Marathon/ 5k a few days ago. I’m using that in addition to the c25k training. I like this plan since it includes email reminders of the daily workouts and motivational words to keep me on track. Also, when I log in my workouts, there are fields to enter vital statistics as well as b.p./ pulse readings. Its a helpful tool.

I hope your weekend rocks!


A beautiful day

It is a lovely day filled with sunshine! I’m so happy to see the sun and enjoy the warmer weather. It was in the high 50’s today. I went to church this morning and enjoyed an uplifting service.

I came home to find my husband taking a run in our neighborhood, so I got my running gear on and went out myself. It’s such a lovely day that I couldn’t stay inside for my run. I wanted to go to an outdoor track but my husband tried that and the one at our local college was locked. I ended up going to one of the Middle Schools in our area that has a road around the school. It was approximately 1/2 mile once around and I went around 2 1/2 times. I timed the first mile only just to check my pace. I did it in :16 minutes which is right on track for me. It was a hard run for me because it was windy and because I had not run in 2 weeks (slacker…) I’m glad I did it though. Hopefully the nice weather will stay around so I can continue running outside. I get too bored with the treadmill.