Thursday, July 5, 2012

NYCRUNS Firecracker10k

Hope you guys all had a great 4th of July!!  It's a little weird having to go back to a regular work day today and yesterday I was dreading it but when I woke up this morning I had no problems getting back at it!

I ran the NYCRUNS Firecracker10k yesterday and it was a lot of fun!  HOT! But a lot of fun!  We made this little video after the race.

So tomorrow Heather and I are starting a 5 day juice cleanse.  I have never done a cleanse before but have always wanted to try it so I am going to do an arms workout today and then stick to mostly yoga and stretching during my fast.

How was your 4th?


Monday, June 25, 2012

Races and Places

How was your weekend? We had such a great weekend over here!  Scott took a summer Friday(whole day) and so we decided to head out to the beach.  We only lasted about an hour to an hour and a half but it was still fun.   We got stuck in a major crazy storm on the way back and because we were not sure when it was going to be over we had to drive through it.  We were on the motorcycle so we got soaked!

Also to start the weekend off right I got my order of Healthy Bites from Cotter Crunch!  They are so so good!!  We have been major addicted over here and are having trouble not eating them so fast.

So down to business...  Anyone signed up for races this fall? I am so excited because Attica Athletic will be at both the Women Rock Half Marathon Expo and the Lady Speed Stick Half Marathon Expo!!  They are both in the end of Aug and beginning of Sept.  Just a week apart AND my sisters and I will not only be running the booth but running the races too!!  We are so excited, so if you live in MN or your are planning to run these races come visit us at the booth!!  We would love to meet you AND you can check out the Attica skirts!

I have also started helping/training with a friend of mine out here who wants to run and so we have set a goal for her to run this Central Park 5k Fun Run on Aug 11th.  I am really excited for her and it will be a great race!

 I am trying to convince the hubs to run the 4th of July 10k on Roosevelt Island but he is just not sure yet.  I have never had so much fun just signing up for shorter races before.  I used to only sign up for full marathons which are great BUT a lot of training goes into them and right now I just want to run for fun!!

What races do you have coming up?  Anyone gonna be in MN and stop by :)

Do you prefer longer or shorter races?


Monday, June 18, 2012

How To Fit It All In

How was your weekend? I would have to say that mine was pretty good.  I had a nice long run on Saturday and while I was out I ran past a farmers market and there were strawberries everywhere!!  Has anyone else noticed that they have all of a sudden flooded the markets?  I love strawberries but don't eat them too often. After seeing them everywhere I was craving strawberry shortcake so I made my own little version and it was oh so good!

This is a picture of the skirt that is in the works.  I was testing it out and it was way comfy and I totally love it.   I know you guys will too! Oh and THANK YOU to everyone who likes us on Facebook!  We keep growing everyday and it is so so exciting! So feel free to spread the word :)

This is my question.... How do you fit all of your workouts into each week? I would like to increase my miles by running four days a week.  I would also like to do Tracy Anderson once a week, arms/weights twice a week, bike twice a week and fit in a yoga class!  That would be 10 workouts in 7 days which may be easy for some but I don't like to spend more than an hour a day working out unless its my long run.  I only have so much time in the morning before I need to start doing other work.  Yes I could get up at the crack of dawn but I am not sure I would be very good at that.

So what do you do?  How do you fit it all in??


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Death by Stairs and a Birthday

This past weekend Jenny had to make a quick trip to MN.  Sad to say that the reason she came was a sad one but in the rush to get here so booked two one way tickets from Denver to Minneapolis.  Which was great for me.  Her trip was going to be so short that I wasn't even going to see her but since the mix up we got to spend all day Monday together.  And even better we got in a great workout.  The city we grew up in has some great sets of stairs.  Combine doing a couple sets of each set of stairs along with a few 5 miles it turns into a great workout.  Since having the 5th child I have been really trying to get my mileage built back up.  And it sure is tough.  Love being able to workout with my sisters as much as possible.
( this is one of the sets that we ran)

Nothing better then an after workout picture in the car

Also this week my oldest turned 11.  Wow how times flies by... one of her biggest requests for her birthday was to stay up until 11:57.. the time of her birth.  So we did and it was late.  I was super tired which made me feel very old.  She totally loved staying up that late and we had a little celebration.

Well off to another day.  It is storming here this morning and I must say I love a morning storm in the summer.  Makes everyone in such a calm mood.  Not the usual rush of wanting to run out and play.  

Love taking pictures of my oldest holding my youngest.. nothing better...

What are you all up to today?  I was going to take everyone out for a light run this morning but the rain has kept us inside in our PJs... maybe this after noon we will head out.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Recap NY Mini 10K

This race was so so so much fun.  It was the 40th anniversary of the all women's race and I was happy to be a part of it. My goal was that I didn't have one and since I was in the port-a-potty when the gun went off I knew I was just going to have fun.  The race was packed! It was hard to pass people even if you wanted to.  I came in at 56 mins which was around a 9:10 min pace.  I was really happy with myself because I was able to cheer on a ton of women as I was running.  It wasn't until the last 800 meters that I decided to go all out and book it to the finish line. (also I really need to go to the bathroom) I looked at my watch in the last bit and I was up to a 7:21 pace and it felt great!

Here are some of the pix that we got.  Scott came with and acted as the photographer for the event.  He even threw up a tumblr page which you can check out HERE for more photos!! Everyone had awesome style for this race, it was great!!

This was me! 1087!

Only one more day of no internet!  I cannot wait!!

AND CHECK OUT THE ATHLETARIAN!!!  She did an AWESOME review of the new Attica Skirts!!!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Gettin' Ready for the Mini 10k

Tomorrow I am running the New York Mini 10k which I am super excited about because it is WOMEN ONLY!!!  Woohoo! I am having trouble deciding which skirt to wear though?  What color???

Would you wear bright colored pants ever?  Well if you would have asked me this question a year ago I would have said NO WAY but since I colored my hair I have a whole new take on bringing color into my wardrobe.  I am in LOVE with these pants.  I just got them.  My sister Heather found them in MN and sent them to me.  I am making her go get me some more colors because they are so comfy and cool.

Ivan is loving our new place and wants to go out and play in the backyard area like every hour.  It is kinda driving me nuts because I will be in the middle of working and he will act like he needs to go outside to go to the bathroom but really he just wants to go play fetch.  But how can I say no to this face ;)

Anyone have any races this weekend??  Scott and I will be setting up shop after the race and selling skirts cuz we are awesome like that!  If you are around and want to stop on by to pick up your skirt just give twitter me and I will let you know our exact location!

Color??  Which color should I wear?


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy National Running Day!

Happy Running Day!!  I decided to run at the gym treadmill so I could watch the Today Show, I am having major withdrawals for anything TV or internet.  With our recent move I have been without internet and will continue to be until the 13th!  It is really killing me sadly enough.  So I got to the gym and they were playing Midnight in Paris in the movie theater so I skipped TV and went straight for the movie.  4 miles on the treadmill and 4 miles on the bike.

This is me sportin' the Zebra skirt!

I also wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported me and helped me achieve a successful launch for Attica Athletic!!! I am so excited for this new venture in my business and the feedback as been so great!!  So again THANK YOU to EVERYONE!!! 

Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with whats going on.  Fun stuff in the works I promise!  Also being that its Running Day and all I am offering FREE SHIPPING!!!  So if you haven't gotten your skirt yet today is the perfect day :)

I hope you guys are enjoying your Wednesday!  I am happy to be here at my local coffee shop using their wifi.  It is saving me!


PS I am running the New York Mini 10k Saturday!  I am pumped!!  Which color skirt should I wear??

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