#1MillionMinutes – Final Week

To kick off the final week of the #SweatPink #1MillionMinutes campaign, I am participating in a fun ad-lib featuring PrAna, one of the sponsors of this challenge.

Let the Fun Begin!

When the 1 million minutes challenge started, I set out to achieve _1400___ [goal minutes of activity]. And I will shatter [verb] that goal by running  [verb] and lifting  [verb] my way to over 1500 [# of minutes].

The best part of this challenge for me was the online community support. I probably spent the most time tracking my minutes while I was running  with my trusty iPod [person]

I was stoked [verb] to see so many Sweat Pink’ers joining in on the challenge and breaking a sweat running, yoga-ing, and more [type of activity]. Jamie King [person] was one of my favorite people to stalk follow during the challenge because he/she posts such inspiring poses [verb] it!

I’m sad that it’s the last week but also excited that prAna is our sponsor because I’m coveting my first pair of PrAna running shorts [item from prAna] and going to post [verb] my little heart out in hopes to win!

Plus, I’ll need The Maison Knicker capris in Indigo_______ [item from prAna website] to help me get through my Fall goals which are To keep my mileage up in spite of the dark mornings

How many minutes have you been active this summer? I bet it’s more than you think once you write it all out!

Want to join the fun? Copy the below blank ad lib for your own blog!

When the 1 million minutes challenge started, I set out to achieve ______ [goal minutes of activity]. And I ________ [verb] that goal by ________ [verb] and ______ [verb] my way to ______ [# of minutes].

 The best part of this challenge for me was ________. I probably spent the most time tracking my minutes while I was _______ with _______ [person]

 I was ________ [verb] to see so many Sweat Pink’ers joining in on the challenge and breaking a sweat ________ [type of activity]. _______ [person] was one of my favorite people to stalk follow during the challenge because he/she ________ [verb] it!

 I’m sad that it’s the last week but also excited that prAna is our sponsor because I’m coveting ______ [item from prAna] and going to _____ [verb] my little heart out in hopes to win!

 Plus, I’ll need _______ [item from prAna website] to help me get through my Fall goals which are _________. And now I tag _____ [person] and_____ [person] and ______ [person] to join in on the fun!

Lost: Do you have the time?

garmin So, we had a bit of a family get-a-way this week. My husband had a conference and asked the girls and I to join him. We got to stay in a great hotel (suite!!), water slides, nice restaurant, etc. We were gone for 3 glorious days and it was really wonderful. The girls and I spent most of our days school shopping and swimming, so it was kind of a mini-vacay (for us anyway, my husband was actually working)

Anyway….the reason for the title of my post “Lost” is because I left my Garmin watch charging at home for the entire time we were gone. This might not sound like a big deal to most, but I. Love. My. Watch.

I never realized how much I relied on it until I kept consulting my bare wrist All. Week. Long. Not only do I look at my wrist when I want to know the time or date (I have never been the consult-my-cell-phone type for that info), but I also rely on it to tell me how many miles I’m running.

I’d love to tell you that my run without my precious Garmin was liberating and exhilarating and that I was much more mindful of my running without it, but that just wasn’t the case. I wondered how long I’d been running, have I gone a mile yet, how about two, should I turn around yet?

Now, I’m not a runner that constantly looks at my watch. I don’t check my pace constantly or anything like that. But I like to know how far I have gone and post-run, I like to know what my pace was. Unfortunately, I’m also not a runner who can just feel how far I’ve run. I ran on an unfamiliar and unmarked trail and had no clue how far I actually ran. I also like to record runs and stats. I upload to Garmin Connect and track my daily runs through that system.

Check out my tan lines!

So other than showing off my awesome tan lines on my wrist, I did not enjoy leaving my watch behind. I am going to log today’s run in as a 4 mile tempo run (because I felt like I was really moving and hey, who knows?!)

Do you rely on a watch or cell phone tracking app for your daily runs? Have you tried a run without it lately? I’d love to hear about it!

Until Next Time,
Meg

#1MillionMinutes with Puritan’s Pride

1 Million Minutes

We are one week into the #1MillionMinutes of activity with #SweatPink. The tally is already over 138,000 minutes! To keep things fresh, here is another ad lib in honor of #1MillionMinutes!

I’m so Pumped [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to run, stretch, and play [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my awesome [adj] adventures!

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on protein shakes [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my Favorite water bottle [noun] to keep me hydrated!

I’m most excited to try Whey Protein For Her in Chocolate (product) and Whey Protein Isolate (also in chocolate) (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look amazingly delicious and effective! (adj).

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is Essential Amino Energy Fruit Fusion [noun]. I think it might make me extra energized for my morning run. [adj].

Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go!

Let’s hear yours! Simply copy and past the below ad lib for #1MillionMinutes and have some fun with it!  Come back and post your link to your ad lib here and I’ll be sure and share it!

I’m so ______ [adj] to fuel my #1MillionMinutes goals with Puritan’s Pride! All summer I plan to ___________ [verb] my way to a healthier, fitter me, and I’ll need help staying hydrated and fueled during all my ______[adj] adventures!

 

I will make sure I stay on track and will rely on ______________ [noun] to keep me well fueled before, during and after workouts, and my _______ [noun] to keep me hydrated!

I’m most excited to try _______(product) and ________ (product) from Puritan’s Pride because they look _________(adj).

One supplement I’ve never tried but am curious about is _______ [noun]. I think it might make me extra ______[adj].

Bring it, #1MillionMinutes! I’m ready to go!

Until Next Time,
Meg

July One — It’s Go Time

I’m still learning how to take a running selfie!

So not only did I wake up with intention today, but I had one of the most productive days that I’ve had in a while! Lying in bed last night, rather than feeling accomplished as stated in my previous post, I felt invigorated! I was planning out the following day from my daily run to this blog post to what house work I would get completed (or at least started). I woke up earlier than I have since leaving behind my 8-5 daily routine and I was rearing to get going!

Here are the highlights:
I got in a great 4 mile run for #1MillionMinutes plus 10 minutes of stretching with my two daughters for #JourneyToSplits. I also made pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup to celebrate (or maybe grieve) my husband’s official first day at the new job. Then, without delay, I began painting the kitchen. I did not get completely finished with it, but enough to pleasantly surprise my husband (which was my goal)! We topped off the day by doing festive manicures for the Fourth of July.

This is our “before” photo for the 30 day #JourneyToSplits

Sometimes all you need is a new perspective. At the end of last week, I was feeling lost and sorry for myself (to find out why, see my post here). By changing my perspective and living each day with purpose, I feel a great weight off my shoulders. I had an extraordinary and productive day in which I was able to tackle some major home renovation projects and I also got to spend priceless hours with my daughters. I know it’s early yet, but July is going to be a great month!

Bring it on July — It’s Go Time!

Until Next Time,
Meg