Monday, February 8, 2016

We Made it to South Carolina!

Somehow I have still managed to get my 12k steps a day, and yesterday was day 50! Today we are unloading the truck, be ready for a Wordless Wednesday full of house pictures!
For now I will leave you with some pics from our walk on the Carolina Thread Trail, which runs through or development and behind our house.
Race season fast approaches and the training will continue. Plus, the boy and I will be running together and we will be attempting to cut gluten out of our diets. Should be very interesting!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Running Besties

Today is Friends Day on Facebook, and my little video was filled with mostly running besties. Does it get any better than that? I don't think so.
This was especially emotional for me, and anyone who reads regularly knows why. On Sunday we are moving.
I'm tearing up while I type this.
We aren't merely moving out of town, we are moving out of state. From the Jersey Shore to a suburb of Charlotte, NC. Yup. This Jersey Girl is moving to South Carolina, to a town called Lancaster.
Holy heck.
We are moving away from friends, family, the town I was born and raised in.
We are moving away from my besties.
These are the girls who know me at my best, and at my worst. The girls who pushed me when I needed it, and let me walk when I needed it. So many selfies, so little miles.
When I toe the line at my next "local" race, I probably won't know anyone... usually I know at least three people, and often I know at least a dozen.
Someone get me a kleenex.
I love you all, my running besties. You know who you are, but I'm posting your picture anyway. If I leave anyone out, I apologize.
There are a lot of pictures, because some are just too awesome to leave out. My friends are pretty great!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I'm in! #RocknBlog

I got the coveted email today! Third time is truly the charm, I was chosen for the 2016 team! Be on the lookout for a discount code!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hotel Gym Etiquette

Today I am in Charlotte, preparing to go and do the final walk through of our new home. Apparently it involves lots of blue tape, to mark all the little things that need to be fixed before we close.
With NJ being covered in snow, and me losing a week of running due to an earache and some too cold Temps, I haven't been able to run since WDW. I was looking forward to running  outdoors today, but ice on the ground here in Charlotte is preventing that.
Sad face.
A girl needs to move, so of to the hotel gym I went. I put my new Happy Girl skirt on and headed down to the first floor.
Teadnills give me shin splints so I was aiming to use one of their two ellipticals. Both were taken, one by a dude in a Polo shirt.
To each his own I guess.
I got onto the stationary bicycle, determined to do any form of cardio, and waited for my turn. About t minutes later, Polo got up and started using the free weights.
Hooray! But no. Polo had left his towel and water on the elliptical, saving it for after his weights. Denied!
I kept biking, and not one minute later, Polo grabbed his water and towel and left.
Now, I get that I only lost one minute, but this brings up a very important piece of gym etiquette....
Don't save a machine you aren't going to use.
Also
Don't leave said machine unclean when you leave it. Wipe that bad boy down.
It had me thinking as I did my workout. What other important bits of manners are important when working out a hotel gym, or any gym for that matter?
A few came to mind:
If wipes aren't available  (they weren't) do not use your sweaty to wipe your machine down. Use a fresh one.

Don't stay on your machine for over 30 minutes if people are waiting.

If you left your ear buds and ipod home, like I did, don't play your music too loud. Luckily, the place emptied out and I used YouTube to play some tunes.

Be sure to throw your dirty towels in the receptacle when you are done with them.

Don't use equipment as a coat rack or an end table. Someone might want to use it.

DO
Have fun!
Get your workout done.
Hydrate!
Stretch afterwards.
Clean up after yourself!
Have a good breakfast afterwards.
Have a great day, you earned it.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Are You In? #TCSNYCmarathon

Today is the first day that you can enter the lottery for the NYC Marathon. You gotta be in it to win it, are you in? I deferred last year, so....