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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Recap-Photo Crazy

Its been an amazing year. I thought I'd do a recap of 2014 of my running life and personal life :) There are A LOT of pictures. Sorry...and kind of not sorry...enjoy!

Snowy winter runs through the snow

 Baltimore Bachelorette weekend run around the inner harbor in March
Trail runs in March
 Running in Southern Pines, NC in March

 Leading the Warm Ups at Mimi's 5k at Trump Winery
 the Albemarle House at Trump Winery during the 5k

 Running the indoor track
 Running the outdoor track in May

 Engagement portraits in May!

 Wounded Warrior 5k in June with my running buddy
 Lots of wedding planning :)
 Home grown basil from the garden
 Run at Smith Mountain Lake for the 4th of July
 Sprints after my run in Corolla, NC in July
 Running in the Outer Banks!
 Adventure white water tubing for my bridal shower/bachelorette weekend in July with my best friends!
Roller coaster riding with my girls for my "local" bachelorette party in August!

 Running Ridge Road-gorgeous central Virginia summer scenery in August
One last trip and runs in the Outer Banks over Labor Day

Outer banks trip

Wedding Day 5 miler!!!!!!!!!!

 Our wonderful wedding day!!!!!!!

Honeymoon!!! On our way to Costa Rica!

 Ziplining fun!
 Horseback riding through the jungle to the beach!
Sunset :) 
Hanging out at the beach at Playa Avellanas
 Hiking through the National Park
Surfing the waves of Jaco Beach
 Softball fun!
 Hiking down the trail in November
 I got back to riding a little bit this fall.

 Thanksgiving Day running near Williamsburg, VA

I am so excited for next year and all the great things to come! I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year! :) xoxo

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Active Friday

Friday was a super active day. I started out teaching Kettlebells and was happy to be feeling better and coughing a little less than earlier in the week. I then taught Stretch class and went to teach Core Conditioning. When I got home we took our dog for a hike at a local county park. 

Gorgeous views from the tip of the hill at the end of our hike. 

Perfect weather to hike, I even wore my new Montreal shirt from my sister since it was Boxing Day! 

After we got back, I went for a run and came back to cool down with some yoga. I found the pop sugar app doe my iPad so I used the post run yoga sequence. I was pretty impressed with the descriptions of the poses and guide for how to link them together. Georgia always comes over to hang out while I do yoga, silly girl. 

It's great to stay on track with my workouts even during the holidays. How did you do? 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

45 min cardio & Strength

I am so thankful for my husband. For numerous reasons really, but particularly that he is also so dedicated to his health and fitness. I work so might that some days when I finally get days off on weekends I just want. To. Sit. Down.

I was super active on Friday so I gave myself the day off yesterday. I had intended to go for a run today but the time got away from me and I took a nap after church. We took our dog for a quick 30min hike between watching football games. D announced he was going to grab a workout in before dinner so he left for the gym. It inspired me so I went to our community gym and worked out too.

I injured my shoulder in the late summer so it was nice to do a little back work with fairly light weights this evening. I stretched the cardio to 40 min because the cross fit games were on and that is pretty impressive. I got wrapped up watching so I got some extra calorie burn. :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

6/45 workout

 We took another nice walk in the woods today, a 1.6 mile loop close to our house so our pup gets the moderate exercise her arthritis requires. It's was another very nice day, though a bit chilly. 

I had a killer Kettlebell class this morning, a "Say good bye to 2014" theme. It was tons of fun (if you're into that sort of thing). We shredded 550 calories and we're off to a great start for the day. My boss at one of the gyms contacted me about a last minute sub for a cardio-strength class. I agreed to teach it and divided the class up into a cardio part and a strength part. I've included the cardio part below because it was so quick, fun to do and easy to set up. It's a great reminder that you don't have to have tons of cardio machines to get a great workout. 

So here it is!  If you don't have access to a bosu or step at home, you could substitute another exercise like mountain climbers or stair runs or jumping jacks or jump squats. 376 calories in 30 minutes (I forgot to turn my heart rate monitor on during the warm up so it only calculated the circuit part.)