Bring on the Beach

Hi everyone!

I woke up early this morning to do a quick 2 mile run before heading to the Cape.  I’m still keeping up with the Runner’s World “Summer Running Streak” of running at least 1 mile a day from Memorial Day till Independence Day.  No clue why I’m doing it but I can’t quit now!

Ran along the beach in Southie.

Stopped at a water fountain.  Thank god for water fountains on hot/humid days!

What a pretty flower in the dune grass.

I quickly showered, packed up Rocky (against his will), and jumped on the highway.

As soon as I arrived at my  mom’s house, I packed a lunch for the beach: tuna fish with light mayo & lettuce on wheat bread, grapes, wheat thins, and beer.  I actually found a great assortment of beer in the fridge.  Thanks Barb! 🙂

Which summer beer is the best???

1000 Rep Workout

Hi guys 🙂

Ready for another hard workout?  And a quick post? 

I woke up at 4:55, ran to the gym and did this workout that I found on pinterest (from  It was very challenging yet also kind of fun!

In deep thought planning out my next move. 

The workout includes a lot of squats.  Checking my form in the mirror to make sure my knees align with my toes but don’t go over them. 

Smiling at the nice camera man, Michael Doyle.

Exhausted!!!  (Ha!  Still learning how to take pictures of myself…  thankfully no one was in the weight room to witness this!)

Then I ran/jogged a mile after the gym.  It was a great workout, something I’ll definitely do again.   A workout that YOU should try too 🙂

Full Body Workout

I headed to the gym this morning with half a game plan.  I brought a strength training workout that I copied from a book but wasn’t in the mood so I came up with my own version.  I started on the treadmill, ran a mile and then headed to the weight room!  I did 3 sets of each exercise before moving on to the next one.  After finishing the strength training, I headed back to the treadmill for another 1 mile run and ended with a 1 mile power-walk.  Not gonna lie, this workout left me sweaty!!!  But that was my goal…  I needed to kick butt at the gym today considering yesterday’s “workout” was a 1 mile run and nothing else.  I was pooped yesterday so 1 mile was better than nothing, right? 🙂 
In the end my workout today looked like this:
Exercise Weights Reps
Treadmill n/a 1 mile run
Mountain climbers Bodyweight 15
Single-arm dumbbell raise 7.5 lbs. 15
Push-ups (girl kind) Bodyweight 15
Seated dumbbell bicep curl 10 lbs. 15
Squats 15 lbs. 15
Tricep dips Bodyweight 15
Butt kicks Bodyweight 15
Plank pose Bodyweight 60 seconds
Treadmill n/a 1 mile run then 1 mile power-walk
I was so excited about breakfast this morning that I forgot to tell you guys about dinner last night.  Mike and I finally dug into a pizza we had in the freezer.  I’ve heard a lot great things about “American Flatbread” pizza so I picked it up when it was on sale at Whole Food’s (it can be pricey if not on sale).  I added grilled asparagus to the meal and dinner was ready in less than 15 minutes.  Seriously, this frozen pizza is da’ bomb!
Time to relax and catch up on TV 🙂