Weekend & Training Update

Another busy summer weekend gone by! I had lots of fun this weekend catching up with old friends and making some new ones! The weather was predicted to be a bit crazy on Sunday so our planned blogger hike turned into a blogger lunch instead…whoops.

Left to Right: Krysten of The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail, Jess of TrulyJess, Myself, Christina of The Athletarian and reader Gemma!

It was so nice to meet these ladies. It just so happens all 5 of us have dogs, and all 5 of us are crazy dog Moms, so you can imagine how our conversation went, hah. So much fun!

After lunch I ran back to my friend Stacy’s condo, cooled down a bit and then packed up to grab the bus home. The storm kicked in around right around this time but I managed to escape most of it (Stace can’t say the same…hah sorry Stace!!)

So far this week I have been continuing to get my workouts in, but I have to mention that I have not been following Body Earned for the past couple weeks. Everyday I think about going to gym, and everyday I look at the beautiful weather and say FORGET THAT! And I take my workout outside! Am I going to feel guilty because I did a workout different from the one on a schedule? No! That’s crazy! That being said, I am planning to get back in the gym on a regular basis very soon. Lifting heavy through my last half marathon training plan helped immensely, so I plan to do the same thing this time around. I am going to write up a schedule incorporating running and the last 6 weeks of James Wilson’s Body Earned program to get myself back on track. I will probably also include one outdoor/track workout per week while the weather allows! All of my runs will continue to be outside. I want to get started early so I can really ease into it and avoid another injury. Race day is October 14th. I’ll be sure to post my new plan when it’s ready! Certainly some time this week, I’ve gotta get going!

This morning’s 5k run. Had to slowww it down in the heat and humidity!


Do you incorporate strength training into your race training?

Did you notice a difference when you added it in?





p.s. Lemon Pic of the Week is up! 🙂



  1. Gemma Kitchen says:

    It was so nice to meet you and the other bloggers! Let me know if you are ever in town and want to go out for a run!

  2. This looks like a lot of fun and I am sad to have missed it 🙁 Kristen , Jess and Christina are such awesome girls and I would have loved to meet you too!! Next time 🙂

  3. Which half are you doing? Are you running Scotia? Because I am running the full that day (eek!). PS so awesome to get together! We gotta do it again soon! xo

    • Danielle says:

      Yes I am running Scotia! I am secretly still considering the full…but really with my foot injury I don’t think it will work out for me! It’s okay I lovvvve the half distance 🙂 Yes maybe next time we will really get a run in, hah! p.s. can’t wait to watch you on TV!!