Weekly Workout Recap Wednesday

Week 29:




  • Burnt. Out.  Need to cut my mileage this week to save my sanity!
  •  N/A – doctor’s orders.



  •  Zero.  Went rock wall climbing instead and didn’t die!  #YES!



  •  Fit 45
  • 1.22 mile run round trip to Fit 45
  • 3 chill miles at the gym (watchless)



  •  Zero.  Needed another day away.



  •  3.1 miles at the Colour Me Rad run



  •  8 miles (watchless)



  •  4 miles
  • 10 minutes of rowing 4:1 intervals



  •  Fit 45
  • 1.12 return run trip to Fit 45
  • 3 miles of speed work
    • 1 mile warm up
    • 2 continuous miles at 7:22 and 7:25 paces

Highlight(s) of the Week

  •  Tuesday’s run.  All I wanted to do after work that day was nap…instead I ran speed work.  Woot!

Goal(s) Moving Forward

  • One more long-ish run and then it is taper town.


  • Week: 23.44 miles
  • Year: 549.26 miles
  • Week: 0
  • Year: 17ish

#Chewsday Challenge


This was a bad week for the #Chewsday Challenge.  I couldn’t avoid junk, in fact, I sought it out and revelled in it’s deliciousness.   Even though I knew I was not doing the right thing for my waistline.  I will say, however, that I did try to incorporate a bit of calorie balance with the junk, by opting to make the junk my meal…It may not be the best idea from a health perspective, but it most certainly kept me from gaining a TON of weight.  In other words, my clothes still fit…which is a huge, HUGE surprise…

But onward and upward.  It’s a new week and a new opportunity to make good choices. I have fresh fruit and veggies at home and some thawed chicken breast in my fridge…just need to figure out how to make it all into something delicious. lol.  This is where I know I tend to struggle.  I always find myself in a dinner rut and it sucks.

Oh and speaking of new, we have an addition to the accountibilibuddies–the darling Nicole from Pink Elephant on Parade.  This girl is funny and awesome and I want to be her when I grow up.

If you want to be part of our merry band of accountibilibuddies, follow us and Twitter (see below) and ask to join us!  We always check in throughout the day to encourage each other in making good choices (and perhaps the odd, well deserved bad one)!

@PrincessRunners (this is me)





Take care and happy #Chewsday!

~Princess Lisa


12 Days until The Minnesota Half Marathon

Holy Crap! I have no idea where the time went, but I am officially 12 days away from the Minnesota Half Marathon and my first of two attempts to hit my Sub 1:50 Half Marathon goal time. If I hit my Sub 1:50 time, it will be a PR by at least 2 minutes and change as my PR is from last summer at Dumbo Double Dare–it was 1:52:20.  I’m hoping that, by being sub 1:50, it will help me keep my continued streak of being in Corral A for all of the runDisney events and the cut off for Princess last year was 1:50.  Plus, being in Corral A for Princess will make my time goals a bit easier as I’m def. going to try and run PHM and the Enchanted 10K for a PR. My training times for my long runs appear to be on target and if anything, a bit faster.  I need to keep about an 8:22 pace or faster to get my time…and so far I’ve been doing ranges between 8:14 to 8:04 min/mile paces.  I think that, provided it is a good day and not crazy hot and humid like I know the Twin Cities can be in August, I think it’s achievable. And if Operation Sub 1:50 doesn’t come to fruition in Minnesota, all is not lost.  I have another race to attempt it in September in Regina, Saskatchewan that is about a month later.  Plus, I also have lots of fun plans to eat, shop (at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods) and site see in Minneapolis and St. Paul when I am done, so really, even if I don’t hit my time goal, I still win. Oh and the places I’m eating at in the Twin Cities…well, here’s the list:

Note there is only one dinner–it’s because my dad and I are heading to a concert on the Sunday night (which is the real reason why we decided to go on this weekend road trip in the first place), so dinner is sorta up in the air.  On Friday, we are driving and since it’s pre-race, I’m going to try and keep it as nutritious as possible, likely having dinner from Whole Food’s hot bar. Already so very, very nervous and excited about this trip! Do you plan meals ahead of time for trips?  Do you ever try to sneak races in on trips that you are doing for other reasons?