Monday, July 28, 2014

Training Days & Tan Lines

This is  the part where everyone says, "OMG it's Monday?! Where did the time go?! Where did July go?! But really, even though there are a few more days left of July, this disgusting armpit weather says August. Unless I get up at the ass-crack of dawn, my training days are rough. The humidity makes me feel like I'm running through a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup! And these sports bra tan lines? Sad face. #firstworldproblems.

I WAS proud of myself though since I still managed to drag my ass out of bed every morning to train. Beast mode. Oh and it also helped that my new workout wear delivered on Friday. The little things right? But seriously...after running 7 miles, you would have thought I jumped in the lake with how much of a sweaty mess I was. Killll  meeee.


I also decided to go with a new running app, Nike+ Running and I'm LOVING it. You can earn various badges for distance, beating PRs, goals, challenges etc. which motivates me even more. The best part about this app though is that you can set various programs to train for your race distance!

For my next race I've decided to go with the intermediate half marathon program since the 15k is on par with a half and I really want to beat my usual time with this one!


This training schedule will kill me if this flippin' heat doesn't let up soon!

Saturday my in-laws had a pool party for my SIL's birthday and my BIL's 8th grade graduation. Did I take any photos? Nope. Oops. The hot as Hades weather definitely called for a pool party and it didn't rain! Yay! The party was a hit and it's always fun to enjoy fam time over amazing food and wine water.

Yesterday I ventured out to Ulta and made out like a bandit with their deals. I got $130 worth of stuff for only $60. BOOM. I got my huge liter-sized Paul Mitchell's KerActive Blonde Forever Blonde shampoo and conditioner for only $15 each that's only available in store! These babies run for over $40 originally so I was beyond excited.

I also picked up this new nail color too and gave myself a pedi and I remembered why I pay someone else to do this shit for me. Zero patience. I've never tried this brand before though and it went on very easy!


So basically Sunday was spent with a lot of "me" time which was beyond therapeutic. Queue Pharrell's "Happy" song!


How do you unwind and spend your "me" days?? 





17 comments:

  1. The Nike app sounds great!! I am just recovering from surgery and on my way to the Dr. to hopefully be fully cleared for exercising again (I am literally dying after 2 months of doing almost nothing). This app sounds like a good way to jump start my running and getting back in shape!

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  2. I just bought the Orly quick drying top coat and I really like it! I love a good deal!

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  3. I just saw that picture of your toes and stopped everything I was doing to paint my toes. I appreciate your inspiration!1

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  4. oh I have the Orly base thingy and I want to try the top coat + the polish. so pretty! I love the Nike app, so fun!

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  5. seriously though, i tired to run on my vacation out in Louisville humidity is officially the worst. i will take my portland weather any day

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  6. I went to take the trash cans out at 11:00 p.m. last night and almost choked on the air. It is disgusting here in GA, pretty sure I am getting seasonal asthma!!! Cute toes!!!

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  7. Ulta is such a dangerous store. I got some deal there last week thankfully! You are beast mode!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  8. hell yes to ME time. i love Me time. i have the Orly basecoat and it's amazing!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  9. I love Orly and that color is so pretty!!!!

    Also, your Ulta trip sounds like a success! Nothing makes me happier than a good deal!

    Have a great week!

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  10. That app sounds amazing! I use runkeeper but here lately it hasn't been calculating my distance correctly but I just ordered a polar watch it should be here today EEK!
    Love that color on your toes!

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  11. "...disgusting armpit weather" Nailed it!! And a pool party followed by a "me" day (including my absolute favorite beauty store)- sounds like a stellar weekend to me!

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  12. Me-time lately has been nail-art time. I've gotten super into doing cutesy colorblock manicures with scotch tape.. Right now I'm rocking a half-moon mani with barbie pink as the base and a peachy coral as the accent. It's verrrrrry summertime.
    I'm jealous of how cute your feet are despite all the running you do! Mine are still hideous from 20+ years of dance; I barely have a pinky toe!

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  13. Love that nail color. Me time tends to be couch time. haha! The running in this heat is a killer.

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  14. I've never tried Orly either, except their "Bonder." They do have some great colors though! I love the one that you picked!

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  15. Recently,me time includes moving, some Netflix and lots of wine. I think I need a life. Yours sounds better!! Ha!

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  16. That nail polish color is so pretty! New workout clothes totally makes working out more fun!

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  17. Have you tried the Nike Training Club app? You can sync it with the Nike Running App too! I have both...but haven't really used either in a long time due to laziness. Lol.

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