Week in review: best friends, grapes and the half ironman

Happy Friday y’all.  I don’t know about you but I’m glad it’s Friday.  I’ve been really busy at work so life has been a bit hectic this week.  It hasn’t been a bad week at all, but it hasn’t been the best week of my life either…it’s just a week!

Yesterday I did have a chance to catch up with one of my best friends.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen her so it was nice just to talk.  I guess we’ll just call September best friend reunion month because I haven’t seen any of them in awhile but I’ll get to see all of them this month.

Yes these #grapes do taste like #cottoncandy but I'm not willing to pay $4.99/pound for that. #fruit #cheapo #imcheap #foodstagram #instafood

I also spotted these cotton candy grapes at the grocer.  EVERYONE has been raving about them because the grapes taste like cotton candy.  This I know, because I took a sample.  It was good and then I looked at the price tag.  Those grapes are $4.99/pound and you know that bag probably had 2-3 pounds of grapes in it.  I’m cheap.  I can’t justify that purchase.

On Sunday, Willie had a little heart to heart with me.  He told me that this time last year I said I would do a half ironman and now the time has come and I’m not anywhere close to it.  He was very honest and he’s right.  I should have tried harder.  I should have pushed myself a little bit more but I didn’t.  I gave up because it didn’t come easy, but that’s not right.  That’s against everything that I preach, right? I promised him that I would try and that next year I will do my half ironman!  With that being said, my training is going to change. I really want to be a triathlete and I need to make it happen.  I’m just going to need a little push from my husband.

Every week I’ll be going through my workouts and linking up to Stephanie from Athlete at Heart.  So here we go:

Sunday: Rest Day


Monday: 4 mile run and Group Power

Tried to hot the pool but it was overly packed. Not the best environment for someone who isn't a strong swimmer. I'll try again later!

Tuesday: Taught my freestyle cycle class. Tried to go to the pool but it was jammed packed. This was kind of blow for me because I really had to work up the nerve to go.

Good #run! #fitfluential #ffcheckin #runhappy #workout #speedwork #sweatpink what did u do today?

Wednesday: 5 AM Group Power and 6 mile run!

I really love my job! I wake up early to motivate others to #workout. These ppl don't really know they inspire and motivate me to be better every day! I really enjoyed teaching #groupride this morning! #whyimove #fitfluential #ffcheckin #sweatpink #iambft
Thursday: Taught 5AM Group Ride. I really love my job! I wake up early to motivate others to workout. These people don’t really know they inspire and motivate me to be better every day!

Very humid this morning I struggled a bit and I had to do a wardrobe change. Started on the road and then moved to the treadmill and finished on the road. Now it's on to work! I need some #chocolatemilk. #teamchocolatemilk #maratgontraining #fitfluential
Friday: 12 mile run because I didn’t want to have to wake up early tomorrow.  I’m feeling a bit lazy so I thought I would knock it today.

Saturday: 4-5 mile recovery run.

What I learned this week?  I love to run but I need to add more into my workouts.  I don’t want to get complacent and I don’t want to get bored or burned out.  I need to make sure I hit my Centergy classes and find something else to do.  I’m committing to making a change.

What was your best workout this week? Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Happy August! It’s time for new goals!

Happy August! It’s time for new goals!

Happy August everyone!  It’s the start of a new month which means anything is possible.  Start thinking about the things you hope to accomplish this month. Yesterday was my momma’s birthday!  It was kind of a chill day for her.  My  momma likes to celebrate occasions with food which is hard for Willie and I because we’re trying to keep things in check. We finally decided on Pei Wei.  If you’re an old blog reader you know Willie and I use to swear by this place, but they changed the menu.  For me, the nutritional information is a little bit…

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