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Wednesday Wisdom

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The Playlist Swap Continues

The Playlist Swap Continues

Frequent visitors will remember that Girl Runs Wild and I recently swapped MP3 players, and it was a fantastic experience! It was so different, discovering music I didn’t know, rediscovering some tunes I had forgotten about, and being surprised by tracks that we share on our running playlists.

We’ve extended the swap further, and it now includes The Running Princess (who is just back from running the Paris Marathon) and Early Bird Fitness.

So, I was delighted to receive this in the post:

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This MP3 player came all the way from Kyla at Early Bird Fitness, and I can’t wait to try it out on my next long run! 🙂

It’ll probably be a post-wedding run, but will definitely be something I look forward to!

Do you have a favourite running track? What is it?

 

 

 

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Hi everyone, here we are at the start of Wedding Week! 😮

Four days to go….. I know that it will be Friday before we know it!

If you’re struggling to get started on your fitness plans this week, or struggling to stick to plans you have made, I hope this helps. It’s from Pinterest, of course:

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Do you have any big plans this week?

Tartan Running in NYC

Tartan Running in NYC

Unfortunately, I haven’t been TartanJogging in NYC today, but many others have been 🙂

Today was the Scotland Run 10K, organised by New York Road Runners, and it kicks off Tartan Week in the city.

Lots of runners wore kilts, and ran to the skirl of the bagpipes. It looks like it was a lot of fun!

The race attracted almost 8,000 runners; I particularly liked the saltire on the race bibs!

Photo from: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2013/scotland-run-10k
Photo from: http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2013/scotland-run-10k

Maybe I’ll get to run it in the future – who knows?

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This picture, from Pinterest, really made me smile today.

I thought I’d share 🙂

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This weekend we’ll be running, tidying and organising.  What are your plans?

 

 

Running a Wedding

Running a Wedding

I’m hoping you’ll forgive me, but for the next week, my focus is going to be on the wedding. I’ll still be running, but @TheWelshWookie and I have other priorities this week, not least enjoying it, and making the most of the final build-up. We’re now only eight days away from W-day. Squeeeee!

@TheWelshWookie found this on line the other day:

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How cool is that? It’s one we definitely missed!

Today, I got in my 5K run for the 5×50 challenge, and I’m planning on keeping this on track over the next couple of weeks. I also spent time today trying on my wedding dress and accessories: thankfully the dress still fits fine! Phew! 🙂

So, do you have any running-related wedding advice for us?

 

 

 

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Wednesday Wisdom

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Double – Double Digits

Double – Double Digits

Well, it’s now ten days until our wedding. TEN DAYS! The final double-digit day until @TheWelshWookie and I are married:)

On Saturday, I collected my dress, shoes and other last minute bits and pieces. We also ordered a Costco cake, just because I love ’em! So, I now reckon we’re completely organised. We have had one mishap, and if it’s the only glitch, I’ll be very happy. My mum & dad have a cake knife set, and it has been used by my sister and three brothers who are already married. And they have been engraved with their names and wedding dates. And so, the parentals arranged for our names and wedding date to be inscribed, too. But, @TheWelshWookie’s name has been misspelled! Oooops! While it’s a pity, I’m sure it will also be a future talking point!

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On Sunday, @TheWelshWookie reached a huge milestone: his first ever double-digit run! We did a ten miler, in less than two hours, which I think was brilliant for a slow long run 🙂 We ran twice around the Glen road, and along the Kilberry road. It was perfect running weather, and I felt great during the whole run. More to the point, @TheWookie felt great too! 🙂

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It was good to get that run under my belt, as I hadn’t run much during the previous week. And I was pleased that it was comfortable. I felt like I could have done the half marathon distance no problem: I hope that doesn’t curse things! 😮 The Hal Higdon plan is definitely working well for me.

After lunch on Sunday, we spent the rest of the day in the garden: tidying, clearing, and getting the outdoors looking a little more presentable! We also cleaned out the hot tub, and refilled it ready for use. So after such a busy day we really enjoyed winding down in the evening, with candles and amazing chocolate sent to me by Kyla over at earlybirdfitness. It was delish!

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After a rest day yesterday (well, if you can call another two hours of gardening resting) we got a 5K in the bag tonight.

Now, we’re delighted to announce that……… the Hot Tub is OPEN!

 

On that note, I’m off for a dip right now! Bliss!

Has your week gotten off to a good start?