Archives for December 2012

Weekly Recap: November Week 5


Good morning! I hope everyone is having an awesome weekend. I know a lot of people raced yesterday or this morning and I hope you all did great! I will hopefully be racing next weekend, depending on what is found during my procedure Tuesday.

Other than that, I had a decent week of workouts and a really great eight mile run yesterday.


Yes I was wearing that running. In December. It was a humid 75 degrees, welcome to the south.

However, despite the heat, I was able to run really well, and finished up eight miles in 1:19. Considering all my health problems lately, I was very proud of that number.

Here is the rest of the week’s workouts:

Sunday: rest

Monday: rest/GI Doctor appointment

Tuesday: ran 3 miles, lifted upper body weights

Wednesday: lifted upper body weights

Thursday: ran 6 miles in one hour

Friday: lifted upper body weights, 30 minutes stationary bike

Saturday: 8 miles 1:19


Lifted weights X’s 3

ran 17 miles

cross trained one time

I have also been trying to do lots of stretching as I up my miles in my marathon training. The last thing I want is a cramp in the middle of running goofy in January!

Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page starting tomorrow for a week with ten giveaway’s on some friends’ blogs (and mine!)

QOTD: What is your favorite stretch?

December Goals 2012


One month left of 2012! Aaaannnddd then it will take me until the middle of next year to remember to write 2013 instead of 2012! I was literally gone for 16 days out of this month, then 3 for Thanksgiving, so I was barely home in November so i can’t believe it’s time for another month of goals! First let’s look back at my November goals and see how I did.


1.) Vlog More: Let’s shoot low this time, I want to vlog at least ONE TIME in November. There.

Grade: (A-) I vlogged ONE time this month! I know it was my goal to only do one but I really should do more.

2.) Be happy: There are some crazy things going on in my life right now that have caused me some discouragement, and I am working on being happy despite my circumstances.

Grade: (B-) In all honestly I have good days and bad days. I have been feeling very overwhelmed with some things i have going on, and some days I handle it really well and have joy despite my circumstances…but some days I crack under the pressure and have a mini freak out.

3.) Secret goal. Yup. Pulling this one again. Trust me when I say I want to tell you guys SO BADLY. So let’s pray this one happens in November.

Grade: (F-) Is an F minus even a real grade? Sigh. I really hoped November was it (and for those wondering, no we are not trying to get pregnant.)

4.) Get at least half my Christmas shopping done. No waiting until the last minute. Let’s get it done before the crazies come out with their less than stellar Christmas spirit!

Grade: (A+) I only have a couple more gifts to buy, I am almost DONE with my shopping! Woo hoo! I knocked out a lot on Black Friday and then some more on cyber Monday.


December goals:

1.) Enjoy the Christmas season. It seems some years I get so wrapped up in the business of the holidays that I don’t actually take the time to enjoy it and remember the real reason we celebrate.

2.) Figure out what’s wrong with my health. I am hoping December will be the month I get some answers to my health issues. I would like to start off 2013 healthy!

3.) Be more thankful. I have really been working on being thankful for the things I have instead of focusing on the things I want to change in my life. It’s tough sometimes but I am trying!

4.) Successfully finish my Goofy training. I am quite the injury prone runner, so I am focusing on finishing up my training for the runDisney Goofy’s race and a half challenge injury free so I can finish with a smile on my face!

Here’s to a successful December and finishing out 2012 with a bang!


*Today is the LAST DAY to use code RPAHeather and save $30 on the Woman’s Half Marathon or 10k that is in Baton Rouge next weekend! Or, save $5 on the 5k. Take advantage of these savings! The medal is awesome with a removable charm, you will get a nice gym bag for your “goodie bag” at the expo, and all photos taken on the course will be able to be downloaded FOR FREE after the race!


QOTD: Do you have any goals for December? Name one!