Friday Matters: The week that was … or wasn’t … I think I might just need a nap?!


I am not going to lie — it’s been a tough week. I’ve just been drained. Not sure, why? Or what’s going on? I just don’t have much energy.

It could be allergies? It could be my hangover from PrepperCon last weekend? Heck, it could just be my time of the month? I don’t know?

My two runs so far this week have been slow and steady (well, okay, that’s most of my runs). It was tough to get the motivation to go and do them — but — I did them. And, I am happy I did. It’s just been a weird week. I’m hoping to find some mojo soon.

I do have a fun weekend in the works. I’m planning just a six mile run — since my half marathon is in a couple of weeks. Gotta taper, right?

I won’t lie — sounds funny saying that I am tapering for a half marathon. But, I want to train for this right. I am not going for PR. I am not going for speed. I am just going to run. I am going to not tank. I am going not to have sore legs for weeks upon weeks. I am going for the love of running without dying.

That’s a goal, right?

I’ve really just wanted to build my base back up after losing a lot of that the past couple years. It’s been a process. Difficult more than easy. It’s definitely been a humbling experience. But, that’s all another post for another day.

But, of course the end result of all this training is the Pony Express 50 in October. I’ve got six months to the day that I tackle that beast. I’ve got to not just be methodical about it, but I’ve also got to enjoy it — and I am looking for that balance. I think starting from ground zero is a good way to go about that.

It’s just hard to believe that racing season starts in two short weeks for me! I have a number of races throughout May, June and July — and then August is race free for me. That’s when most of my 20 mile runs are planned for my fall marathons and 50.

There’s a good chance I might do a marathon on August 27th — just depends on whether or not I want to run 20 miles alone? But, odds are I will stick to just the 20 as tempting as it to get a medal and t-shirts. I just want to be deliberately smart about my 50 training.


Like I mentioned earlier — I have a good weekend in store. I’m going shooting tomorrow morning, have a 5-6 mile run planned around Bountiful and my friend Dave wants to go get nachos with me in the evening.

Plus, we might hit up a movie as well? Just not sure which one? I am the worst movie goer there is. I hate superhero movies, not a fan of rom-coms and would much rather watch a Disney flick than anything else — I am pretty much an eight year old girl. But, that’s a post for another day.

But, make it a great weekend! Whether you’re racing, running or just doing your thing — enjoy it!


After a month or so break — we’re back! We weren’t planning on such a loooong break since our last podcast. But, we were suppose to record the day Jorge had his heart attack. Instead, we’re podcasting about his heart attack.

Well, his story — and of course, we’re talking Boston! It’s a great show! Plus, there’s a small cameo from Jimmy Chunga. Upload the episode on your iPod, go for a run and give it a listen …


This is why I run in the evening. #sunset #runutah #ilove2run

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My feet probably have a STD by now … #imakebaddecisions

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Big Sister Maya. #sweetcheeks #teegee #prouduncle

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If I ate these I’m not sure if I should first go for a run or go see my bishop?! #mormonprobs

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This kid wins. Now if it was just socially acceptable for me to do likewise. #peopleonthebus

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COMMENTARY: As I had mentioned previously — strange week for me. Just felt — BLAH. But, I pushed through it and had a pretty good week. I am about 8lbs from the goal I want to hit in two weeks. I’m hopeful to get under 270 by Provo City Half (May 7).

The goal next week is to keep doing what I am doing. I am hoping the allergies back off a bit. These bloomin’ trees are killing me. But, that won’t stop me from getting where I want to be. Still focused, still moving forward.

WEIGHT: 277.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.6%
BMI: 31.6
WAIST: 45.2″
ARMS: 16″


BEGINNING (1/8/16)

WEIGHT: 277.6 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 25.2%
BMI: 33.1
WAIST: 46.4″
ARMS: 16.7″

LAST WEEK (4/8/16)

WEIGHT: 278.3 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.6%
BMI: 31.8
WAIST: 45.25″
ARMS: 16″

THIS WEEK (4/15/16)

WEIGHT: 277.4 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 24.6%
BMI: 31.6
WAIST: 45.2″
ARMS: 16″


WEIGHT: – 0.9 LBS.
BODY FAT%: 0.0%
BMI: +0.1
WAIST: – 0.15″
ARMS: 0.0″
THIGHS: 0.0″


I am sharing this mainly because I am currently obsessed with it. The original has been one of my favorites — well, pretty much anything by Simon and Garfunkel, I love. Anyways — this rendition of “The Sound Of Silence” is perfection. Give it a listen and try NOT to be hooked.

Daily Shorts.fw

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