What I studied, how I worked out and what I ate

All this traveling has gotten me off my routine. We’re getting so close to China and I realize we’re prepared but not prepared. I’ve been training for the The Great Wall of China Marathon but the weather is getting a little hotter and it’s starting to affect my running. It’s that time again.

Learning some Mandarin Chinese for the trip! #travel can't wait to #run #thegreatwallofchina! #tripofalifetime #runhappy #thankful #chinese
So when I need a break from the running, I practice my Mandarin Chinese. Let me tell you folks, it’s not easy learning this stuff. It’s hard work! I just need to know enough to get by and to make some notecards.

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This week has been really busy at the gym because it’s launch week! I always love launch week because new excitement is in the air. Everyone is pumped up and ready to try something new! I teach Group Ride so I had to learn the new routines which wasn’t bad at all. Most of my friends have to learn multiple releases because they teach a gazillion classes. I also like launch week because we can team teach and it’s just fun to have someone else energy up there with you on the stage!

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I haven’t been doing much running since I ran a marathon last week. I had a few aches that I wanted to let rest for a couple more days. Yesterday I went out for my first run since Saturday and it wasn’t fun. But I need to get out to run so this weekend, I would suffer from dead legs. I’m doing two races this weekend: Zooma Women’s Half Marathon and the Austin 10/20! It’s a total of 23 miles, no biggie. Hey, it’s not a marathon! 😛

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Last night Willie was up to no good and made his pizza dough. I wanted something different so I made a breakfast pizza with veggies and egg whites. I’m getting the hang of this pizza thing now. I cook the spinach first so it doesn’t water down my pizza! I actually enjoyed the pizza with eggs on it though. It’s not something I’ll try every week but it was a nice change!

What do you like on your pizza?

Nothing went as planned this weekend

Nothing went as planned this weekend

I had a pretty uneventful weekend but it should have been eventful.  There was a Halloween party but that was really bust and I was supposed to run a relay with Willie on Sunday but the skies opened up and he didn’t feel comfortable running in the rain.  It was a wash! That was really a shame because we woke up at 4 AM to make it to the race and then it was delayed so we sat around wet for almost 2 hours by the time the race was about to start it was still raining but we were… View Post

I’m currently obsessed with pizza

I’m currently obsessed with pizza

Last week in San Diego I almost ate pizza before the race.  I really wanted this pizza, but I couldn’t have pizza unless Willie had some too.  Willie didn’t want pizza; he wanted lasagna.  No pizza for me, but that doesn’t mean I stopped wanting it.  I’ve been on a mission to find a way to have a healthy version of pizza. We’ve done the cauliflower pizza crust thing. It’s really good, but it takes too long to make. By the time I was done making it, I didn’t want to eat. I had to find something better. We already… View Post