Faith Fitness and Laughter

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Morning!  Yay!!!  It’s Saturday!   I work today, but I don’t mind it so much because it’s only three hours.  My parents are home from their time away (they stay gone 8 months out of the year) and so they are getting acclimated to being home.


Here is how my Friday went:




Adapted recipe from Brown Eyed Baker  Chicken Pot Pie











My day will be filled with a 3 mile run and some stretching.  🙂



With Thanksgiving approaching, I wanted put something in each post that I am thankful for.

I am thankful for a loving family that supports me and encourages me to keep going forward. 



Bonfires and Puppies

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!



A rainy day

It’s been rainy for two days now, so this was the first thing that I was thinking about when I got up.  It was nice and hot!  Today it’s rained off and on all day, which is like taking a sleeping pill for me.  (Which I don’t take).   I turned my alarm off this morning and got another hour of sleep, so there was no morning workout.  On my workout schedule today?  Second week: Day 6 of BodyRock.

Sleeping in didn’t give me a whole lot fo time to get ready for work, but I still managed to get breakfast down.

On my lunch break today I thought that I would do the first part of the BodyRock workout.  I don’t have the timer that the bodyrockers use, so I used the timer on my iPhone.  I asked a co-worker to time me as she was eating her lunch.  🙂   Her name is Kayla and she is expecting, as you can see.  She also has a blog called, Family Love and Music, where she blogs about her life and the changes that pregnancy brings.

It was really funny watching her time me….Here she was, six months pregnant, all kicked back, eating her gumbo, listening to me grunt during my workout!  It was funny 🙂  Her name is Kayla and she also has a blog, called; Family Love and Music.  She blogs about her life and the new life that she and her husband are going to have when baby Evan comes along.

Post lunch-workout, I had a chicken wrap and it was oh so yummy.   It was definitely a nice change.

Half of a Flat out wrap

chicken (about 3 oz)

black beans

1 tbls spoon of shredded cheese

as much spinach that would fit 🙂

I put it in a toaster oven just to melt the cheese.  I don’t think I took a breath…;)

Part of the reason I did the first part of the workout on my lunch was because I was feeling sleepy!  It worked for a while, but after lunch, the feeling came back.  I blame the rain.  I was pretty excited when it was time to head home.  I even thought about skipping the second part of the BodyRock workout.  I did it.  It hurt.  A lot.  Let’s say there were some definite modifications.

I wanted to share some of the books that have made an impact on my life.  There is always something that speaks to me from a book, but then there are the ones that just scream out at you.  Inspire you.  Motivate you.

  1.  Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer
  2. Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
  3. Having a Mary Spirit by Joanna Weaver
  4. So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore
  5. Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst
  6. Radical by David Platt

These are just some of them, but I just wanted to share.  I am going to wash my face, brush my teeth and get into my comfy clothes.  Hopefully, get into bed early.  🙂  Have a great night!


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