Movie Weekend Update!

What are weekends for if not for being a couch potato? Okay, well I DID go on a run so I wasn’t technically on the couch all weekend!

Saturday


I started off my morning with an eight mile run. All week, I worked hard with this run in mind. Training for a half marathon in a short amount of time means that I really have to build my base wisely. Jordan biked alongside me and I was on cloud nine. The weather was great, the run felt easy, and I hit my target pace!

Much needed breakfast after my run!

This week has been particularly stressful. Work relationships have been rough and I received some new responsibilities. I also got a raise! It was definable a bittersweet situation. My husband was on board with just having a relaxing Saturday.

During marathon training last year, we missed a lot of movies in theaters because I was just exhausted and training runs took so long. We made up for that this weekend! Redbox is seriously the best. We picked up snacks and a handful of movies.

  1. The Accountant
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Deepwater Horizon
  4. Now You See Me 2
  5. Sully

It’s a tie between the first two for my favorite but they were all so good! The ending in The Accountant definitely got me though. My expectations weren’t too high since Ben Affleck can be hit or miss. This movie was great though!

Sunday

My husband was sweet enough to take me to get crêpes! There’s a great place near Rice University that just has the most delicious crêpes. I picked a savory one this time: The Houstonian. It’s filled with eggs, potato, sausage, bacon, mozzarella, and jalapeños. Their sweet crêpes are delicious too!

We finished up Sully in the afternoon while we prepped for they week and did our usual Sunday duties. Our dog had her check up at the vet so while we waited for her to be done, we got snow cones! It was in the 80s here in Houston this weekend so I think it’s safe to say we are in Texas summer.

I’ll be continuing to build some mileage this week but I’ll also be taking care of my legs. Jordan bought me “Run Fast, Eat Slow” so I’m excited to try out some amazing recipes to help me recover and fuel my runs!

Have you seen any of these movies? Do you like savory or sweet crêpes?

 

Properly Fueling For Long Runs

When I used to watch other runners, I would often see them eat energy gels and bars during the race. Just the general thought of trying to suck down an energy gel grossed me out! It wasn’t until I ran longer races and had the muscle cramps from hell that I realized I needed proper fuel for my long runs.

If you go down health aisle in the grocery store or visit any specialty shops, you’re going to stumble upon all kinds of gels, goo, jelly beans, gum, you name it! They is no shortage of items to try out. However, you need to keep your goals in mind when trying out fuel. Continue reading Properly Fueling For Long Runs

Why Fitness Is Self-Care For Me

I’m sure you’re well aware with the concept of self care. To me, self care is prioritizing your mental and physical needs regardless of what’s going on around you. I don’t mean to act like I have it all together, and I certainly don’t hold a candle to all the ladies out there raising kiddos but I definitely need an outlet some days.

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Continue reading Why Fitness Is Self-Care For Me

Fitness YouTube Channels

Raise your hand if the last thing you want to do after a crazy day of work is go to the gym. I feel you! Some mornings, I don’t want to get out of bed and get ready with all 54865468 things I need for my run. That’s why it’s so awesome that there’s so many fitness YouTube channels that help you get your heart pumping!

Y’all, YouTube is my jam! Seriously, I’ve looked up make up tutorials (because I still don’t get it), learned to fix my sink, and found great workout programs just by browsing YouTube! If there’s something you need, there’s a channel for it. I figured I would share some of my favorite fitness channels to help you get moving, no matter where you are! Continue reading Fitness YouTube Channels

My Favorite Podcasts!

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Living in the big city means that I get to have a lot of time in my commute to work. I also have to travel a lot for work within Texas so that means a lot of hours on the road! Recently, I picked up audiobooks but there’s another thing I also picked up: podcasts!
There is all kinds of podcasts available out there for all kinds of topics and I found it awesome app that has different programs available for you to choose. This makes it easier for me because I don’t have to worry about having to download individual podcast or go find them on people’s websites. This app is called PodcastOne and it’s absolve for both iPhone and Android platforms. Continue reading My Favorite Podcasts!

Health and fitness according to His grace