Thursday, June 25, 2015

Get Your Freak On!

Weekly Workout Recap June 14-20, 2015

Loool, now I know some of you opened this blog for the wrong reasons.  This is a exercise blog and as you read through you will see why I named this week's post so.  Hope you enjoy it lol!


Sunday was epic.  I mentioned that last week that I had met someone else who wants to ride with their little princess. Well, we figured we would take our adventure downtown to Piedmont Park. Did did a nice twirl around the park with the princesses and a splash at the Legacy Foutains.  The girls had a great time together.  As we can never leave the park without going to the playground, Zj and I stayed after our guest left and played and picnicked. It was a great day with seven miles in towing Robin in 97 degree heat.


#MoveItMonday was off with a bang.  I had been having some consistent pain and stiffness in my lower back when I awake in the morning.  It always feels better after some easy slow stretches so I decided to add a 10 minute Sun Salutation routine to my morning mix.  This morning felt amazing.  Hopefully I can keep it up. It is called, A Very Slow, Very Easy Yoga Sun Salutation and I have included it below if you would like to try it out.

After dropping Princess off in the morning I hit the trail for a 18 mile bike trek to Stone Mountain.  I think I may have to start earlier or change my time all together. It was 91 degrees was super hot and humid at 9am. I had to stop often, the trek was slow and steady and I fueled and hydrated well.

Then I topped the evening off with a 2.5 mile walk with my running group. It is always encouraging hanging out with my running family. All in all a very productive day.  My nutrition was on point, I fueled and hydrated well. I am very pleased with today.

Tuesday - Rest Day


The heat has been hovering here around 97 for the past week.  My, BGR Eastside Chapter, run was cancelled due to the heat.  It was still 97 at our 6:30p take off time.  We decided to meet up for an unofficial run at 8p to get our miles in.  It was a mere 6 degrees less at 91 degrees, but was the plus was that the sun was setting.  Overall a very nice time to run. Eastside is a great group and we have a lot of fun.

I shared this post on my fan page for inspiration.  Just another indication that we can do anything we put our mind to. 

Nuff Respect!


I noticed a little after having my daughter, she was breastfed, that I had a continuing issue with dehydration.  I possibly suffered from it previously, but never really noticed I guess.  Now three and a half years on and I still have to be extremely cautious.  No, I'm not still breastfeeding! It is nothing for me to wake up in the morning with my head spinning and exhibiting signs of dehydration.  That is exactly what happened on Thursday morning.

Yesterday I drank a gallon of water over the course of the day.  After my run I drank another 32 oz and figured I was safe.  Nope, I woke up with signs of dehydration.  Headache, dry cracked lips, salty taste on my lips and dizziness.  It eased a bit after my first four cups of water this morning, but I still have a ways to go.  Mind you I look like I've been swimming after a workout which I'm sure is contributing to the problem.  As you can see I was trying to stay hydrated since I am wearing my Camelbak during my workout.

Have you seen the This Girl Can Campaigns? They are so inspiring and the music makes me feel invincible. Take a peek.

Well, I found out they had an app so that you can turn one of your pics into one of their posters.  Here is one of Zj and I.  You can find the app on their page.  Ya like?


I decided that it was time to make the climb up Stone Mountain again.  I haven't been up since last summer when I was climbing on a regular basis.  I turned it into a bike and hike since I'm so into Limey now.  I forgot how rough this trip can be.  Half way up I was wondering if I was going to be able to make it to the top.  It was also clear, I haven't been running as much as last summer.  I was panting and my legs were talking back to me.  At some points my chest was hurting from breathing so heavy.  In the end it was worth the climb as usual. Look at the view.

I sat up there for a good forty five minutes just enjoying the view and catching my breath.  I also met another person who promised to take me out on a backpacking, day trip into the woods.  Obviously I need to get more practice so I think I'm going to start going up this mountain every Friday morning. I'll keep you posted.


Robin and I just hung out around the house and later, after she was in bed, I got in a wonderful session of Restorative Yoga.

So that was how I got my freak on this week. ...and yes, the song is on repeat on my phone during workouts!

How did you get your freak on this week?

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  1. You inspire me to start my own exercise regime! Thanks for linking up to Small Victories Sunday Linkup!

    1. Hey Tanya, I'm glad to be if encouragement. I'm having a great time when I'm not dehydrated lol! Come on let's do it together.