Faith Fitness and Laughter

Bonfires and Puppies

on October 29, 2012

I hope your Monday has been a good one!   It’s my last day of vacation…. 😦   Back to work tomorrow!   I came back home pretty early, so I have had most of the afternoon to relax.  I took a quick cat nap and then headed to the grocery store for a few things that I am out of.

Sunday was a pretty busy day, but it was a great one!  I did manage to make it to a local gym in Mt View AR and do my long run.

It was extremely dark when I went inside the gym, but this was what I saw when I came out…. 🙂


7 Mile Run:

Mile One:    8.59

Mile Two:    8.50

Mile Three:    8.41

Mile Four:    8.52

Mile Five:    8.38

Mile Six:    8.42

Mile Seven:    8.48


Total Time:    1:01:41

Average Pace:    8.48


This was a totally different treadmill and it felt kind of like running on the ground.  There wasn’t a whole lot of spring action.  I felt great during the entire run and my legs felt great too!  One thing that I forgot to do though was drink some water before I left for the gym.  Maybe it’s because I was off my normal routine, but man!  I was pretty parched when I was finished.  Lesson learned.


Sunday was also filled with a bonfire and popcorn.


There were also puppies and naps Sunday…


This weeks Workout Schedule:

Monday:    Rest/stretching

Tuesday:    2 miles/core session

Wednesday:    4 miles/stretching

Thursday:    4 mile speed drill

Friday:    core session/stretching

Saturday:    3 miles

Sunday:    Long run/7 miles



It’s amazing how quickly a vacation no matter how big or small can kind of get you off your routine.  😉  I love having time off, but I also really like having a routine.  Just for fun, I thought that I would share my daily routine with ya.


5:00-6:00 a.m.  This is the time frame that I usually wake up in the morning.  If I have to run, I definitely get up at 5:00.  I like to spend about an hour to 45 minutes having some quiet time and catching up on the blogging world.


6:00-7:00 a.m.  If I have a run to do or any kind of workout, this is the time that I have blocked off for that.  If I don’t have a run, this is the time that I start my breakfast.


7:00-8:00 a.m.  I start getting ready around 7:00 and can normally get finished by 7:45.  I like to be on the road to work by 8:00….sometimes it doesn’t always happen, but I don’t have to be at work until 8:15 anyway.  When I go in late, I have a little more time to get ready and maybe even do some laundry.


8:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  My work day.  Sometimes it ends at 5:00, and if I have to work on Saturday, it will end at noon.  I never eat on my “actual” lunch hour.  I am usually eating my first snack around 10:00 and then I will eat my lunch at 12:00 or 12:30.  I can really drive my co-workers nuts with my time management.  It’s a gift.


I spend the rest of the day catching up on things, such as:  laundry, eating dinner, tv, reading, blogging.



I hope you have a great night!



8 responses to “Bonfires and Puppies

  1. Laura says:

    Wait, do you not drink while you are running? That’s crazy, girl and amazing! I could never make it through a run without h2o! Glad you had a great vacation!

  2. Glad that you had a good vacation. Hopefully your work week goes by fast.

  3. Jen says:

    Great pictures! And I always like seeing what other people do during their day.

  4. Awesome run! And what adorable puppies 🙂 Animals make me so happy!

  5. My time / organisation focused streak really liked seeing your routine 🙂 Out of interest, what time do you usually go to bed? I get up at 5.30am on weekdays and exercise 6-7am, and start work about 8am, but I really need to be in bed at 9.30pm to cope! I generally don’t manage to sleep until 10 / 10.30pm so by the weekend I’m kind of exhausted 😛

    It sounds like you had a great vacation too 🙂

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