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Tiara Countdown is On

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a glorious, relaxing Sunday 😀

I started the day off with a 6-miler! It was the last long-ish run before the Princess Half next Sunday. Yikers!

Before leaving the casa, I had 1/2 banana with almond butter, cinnamon and mesquite.


I didn’t want to go to heavy with the food, after last week’s 12-miler with a rock in my stomach, and since it was a shorter run, that combo worked perfectly.

Here are our splits:

Mile 1: 9:17

Mile 2: 9:15

Mile 3: 9:14

Mile 4: 9:36

Mile 5: 9:01

Mile 6: 9:37

Walked .47 and stretched: 16:04

Not too shabby 😀

Even though I’m definitely starting to feel those pre-race jitters, I’m hoping to CONQUER the half next weekend 😀

When I got back to the casa, I chugged this carton of electrolyte and potassium perfection:
coco water

And munched the bfast cookie I put in the fridge last night:

bfast cookie

-1/2 C multigrain oats

-1 T almond butter

-half banana

-1 T maca

-1 T Chia Goodness (chocolate flavor)

-almond milk

It was everything I could wish for 🙂

I just got Tinkerbell’s vegan GF cornbread in the oven and am about to work on a workout plan and then hit the yoga mat.

No strength training for this chica AT ALL this week! I don’t want to be the least bit sore for next week’s race (my leggies were a little sore today while I was running), so it’s just going to be Zumba, pilates, short runs and yoga. I’m actually a little excited to take a rest from the iron-pumping and jump back into it refreshed and rejuvenated after the half.

Hope you have a wonderful day <3



Something to talk about: What’s your favorite workout song right now?? It’s time to get my playlist ready 😀

Coming up within the next couple of posts:

-Winter Shape Up Re-cap (keep those success stories coming!) + New Workout Move of the Week

-Giveaway and Good News

-A tough post with not-so-good news :/

-New Into To Iron Pumping Plan

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