On Sunday, I did a half marathon relay with Frank right here in our town. I’ve been doing the full, half marathon for a few years now but this year I wasn’t ready for the 13.1 yet.
It was a bit cool in the morning, but the sun was out- thank God, because later in the day it got cloudy and very windy!
I ran the shorter distance of roughly 5.4 and Frank did the remaining 7.7 miles. There were lots of rolling hills in the portion that I ran and man, I was feeling them! My average pace was 8:15 and I was ok with that. It’s what I’ve been doing 3 miles in lately. As you can see in the image below, we placed 14th out of 108 and were in the top 87% overall! It gave me just the motivation I needed to keep going, keep running. Even if the treadmill gets boriiing.
I’m feeling stronger and slowly getting closer to old Olympic lifting maxes again. It’s funny how things are- I really thought I’d be in running shape faster than CrossFit shape…but I did stop running lonnnng before I stopped WODing ☺️
To all busy ladies (and gents too), keep doing what you’re doing. Stay safe but stay active!
About 10 days ago, I decided to become an independent consultant for Rodan+Fields skincare. Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields are the two dermatologists behind the acne treatment line ProActiv, and are now focused on their anti-aging products among other amazing skincare essentials. I’m very excited about this small business of mine and hope you’ll think about buying from my online site when you’re in need of new skin goodies that actually work! Rodan+Fields is currently the number 1 fastest growing premium skincare company…and they are only being sold in the US and Canada right now. I’m just imagining the possibilities!
Previously sold in Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, Rodan+Fields was then taken out of retail and sold as a social commerce brand after market research showed that their customers were buying the products after hearing about it from their friends. I mean, seriously, that’s how I do a lot of my shopping, through family or friend recommendations. They have 0 advertising budget, yet they are mentioned in tons of beauty and other respectable magazines. Forbes recently said, “Rodan+Fields is increasingly rising to become one of the most well-respected skincare companies in the world.” Ahhmazing!
I took “before” pictures and look forward to sharing the “after” after a few months 🙂
To launch my new little side biz on the blog and since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I’d do a post on some R+F beauty loot perfect for Mom. Because we’re hard working, beautiful, intelligent women and we need to take care of our skin! Just like we take care of our bodies and our health. Have fun shopping!
1) Give Mom the gift of beautiful eyes with the REDEFINE Eye Cloths & Multi-function Eye Cream. Everything she needs to combat some of those signs of aging- crow’s feet, undereye circles, yuck!
2) Pamper her with youthful-looking lips with the REDEFINE Lip Serum and ESSENTIALS Lip Shield.
3) Give her radiant, glowing skin with the ENHANCEMENTS Microdermabrasion Paste and the ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tanner. Because we should not be doing real tans!
4) Treat Mom’s hard working hands to a deluxe makeover with the REDEFINE Hand Treatment Regimen and Age Shield Hand Balm. Bye, bye brown spots!
I highly suggest you order as a Preferred Customer when checking out to save 10% and get free shipping. You can always delay your orders if you’re not ready for the next shipment. Feel free to message me with any questions or if you’re not sure what you should be using.
Now, for a little fitness, here’s the WOD I did on Saturday after coaching: