What’s New Wednesday

A lot of fun things have been happening in Helly world : ) Here’s a few things I’d like to share with you:

  • My son got his first haircut! Yes, at 5 months, it was much needed lol!
    Before and After

    Before and After

     

  • It was my husband’s birthday last week. He was out of town on a work trip but we celebrated for him at home.
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  • I’m typing this post from my brand NEW computer!!! I’m so excited! I had a grandpa Mac and my awesome husband bought me this fantastic upgrade–Macbook Pro : )
It's so beautiful!

It’s so beautiful!

  • I had a great workout last night! I feel like having decreased my mileage for a the past couple of weeks have really helped my leg. I’m going to continue up to my 1/2 in less than 2 weeks!! eek!!
yay!

Maybe it was my new tights? : )

Hope you’re all having a good week so far!! Don’t forget I still have the giveaway for TWO FREE ENTRIES to The Color Run 5k!

–Tell me what’s new in your world? I want to hear about it!

Time for a Giveaway!! {The Color Run 5K}

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m part of an online healthy mommy’s group and many of the moms in the group are new runners. Part of what we’ve encouraged them to do is sign up for a race to train for and by far the most popular race chosen has been The Color Run.

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When the moms would report back, they had nothing but positive comments about the race. They loved that it was a 5k, a great distance for beginners; it’s untimed, so no pressure; they loved the atmosphere, and they loved the swag. We’re talking a headband, a sling bag, a t-shirt, and a bracelet!

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Because I saw how much fun my healthy mommas had with this run, I decided to contact The Color Run people so that I can give away TWO FREE RACE ENTRIES to my readers. They were able to hook me up and now I want someone to win these and report back with how it went!

All you have to do is comment below with what your favorite color is–mine’s purple but you don’t get extra entries for agreeing with me 😉

If you do want an additional entry, go to my Facebook page and give me a like.
Want another entry? Follow me on Twitter at @hellyontherun
Still want to increase your odds? Find me on Instagram at @hellyontherun

If you don’t win, all is not lost. Go to the website http://thecolorrun.com/events/ and use this coupon code, COLOR5OFF, to get $5 off your registration! ( Make sure you type in the code and not copy/paste.)

I’ll be announcing a winner Friday, January 10th!!

Good luck!!

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Marathon Training Week 8 Recap–Halfway There!

I can’t believe I’m halfway there! In less than two months I’m going to attempt my first marathon!

You bet I'm going to tell the world I ran a marathon! : )

You bet I’m going to tell the world I ran a marathon! : )

Saying I’m nervous is an understatement.

I’m nervous because I haven’t stuck to the training plan as much as I’d like. I’ve significantly dropped my mileage the last two weeks to help with my shin injury and even though I would have liked to have continued with the plan’s mileage, I do feel like my shin has been muuuuch better with extra rest. My doctor had said to lessen mileage up to the 1/2 marathon happening in two weeks and then reassess. I like that plan. Hopefully, I can slowly increase again to finish the training strong.

Sunday, December 29th: Cross-train day, 10 bike miles. One slow streak mile.

Monday, December 30th: One slow streak mile. Blogilates video-Abs on Fire

Tuesday, December 31st: One slow streak mile.

Wednesday, January 1st: Commitment Day 5k! Recap here : )

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Thursday, January 2nd: Rest Day

Friday, January 3rd: Blogilates videos-Victoria’s Secret Abs and Butt on Fire

Saturday, January 4th: 12 miles at marathon goal pace. I set out on this run to try and complete at my goal pace of 10:00/mile. I amazingly felt really good the entire way until….I got lost! At mile 11, I reached an unfamiliar point in my route and stopped to try and familiarize myself with my the surroundings. I saw I was in downtown of the city! Luckily, I saw a woman walking by and asked what the nearest major crossroad was. I recognized it and realized I was about 2 miles away–not too bad since I had one mile left of my scheduled 12 miles. I started running and then heard the 11 mile beep: 11:08. What?! I had been consistent with my 10 min pace and was bummed that I didn’t stop my watch when I asked for directions. I decided that I was going to book it to make sure my average pace was 10. So yeah, my last mile was 8:34 lol!

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Total Weekly Mileage: 17.89 miles

Next week I’m hoping to slowly get more mileage in leading up to my 1/2 marathon January 19th.

–How was your fitness week?

–Have you signed up for a race this year?