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Spring Is In The Air

on March 12, 2014

I feel like a change is happening. Something has shifted and this week, while already exhausting, has been filled with progress. I don’t know if it’s the daylight when I leave work that I get to drive home in, my reinvigorated workout routine or something else, but I’m glad it’s happening.


Stay away, Winter Storm Vulcan!!


Sunday started out the week on the right note by getting a race recap up, catching up on other’s blogs and emails and doing some meal planning and snack prep. I don’t know why we don’t do it every week. It makes life so much easier. I also registered for 8 more races for the year. I’m a little crazy. I can’t even describe how excited I am about the Spartan Race I’ll be running in FENWAY PARK!! Home of my beloved Red Sox. It’s gonna be epic!



Monday marked the start of my new strength routine that Dan gave me. I’ve mixed up muscle groups a little bit, plus days of the week, so I’m excited for the change. I am SORE after Monday’s workout and I’m sure I’ll feel today’s workout tomorrow (I’m usually 1-2 days behind on soreness).



Yesterday was a very busy day. I woke up at 3:45am and decided it wasn’t worth sleeping until the alarm went off at 4am. I went and did my run at the gym, came home, had my breakfast, got ready and then was out the door at 7am for my chiro appointment. That’s still going well and I’m pleased so far. We have a lot of work to do to “un-pretzel” my body, but it’s getting slightly better. She did find a nice, new, hugely painful area to release – my piriformis. She spent the whole appointment that morning working on each side – holy ouch, Batman!

After my chiro, I had a little bit before I had to be at work, so I went home real quick and dropped off my change of clothes and then headed off to work shortly after that. I’m not going to get into work lately except to say it sucks and leave it at that. Once I finished my work day, I hung out for an hour until 7pm and then drove up to East Providence for the monthly Rhode Island Road Runners meeting. We had a pretty small crowd last night, and not much to talk about, so we just kind of hung out and bullshitted. I left around 8:45 because I’m typically in bed at 9! Once I got home, changed and got myself set up for my workout this morning I think I ended up in bed at 9:30. Let’s just say my body didn’t wake up early this morning!

Today went pretty well. I got to switch shifts with someone so I got to leave at 5 instead of closing at 6. I gave blood at work which always makes me feel good. And the pièce de résistance was that supreme bully bitchface left early – any time without her in the department is a win for us all.

I’m hoping the rest of the week finishes out this way and I can continue on this upswing!





17 responses to “Spring Is In The Air

  1. 8 more races? That’s impressive!!! I’m sorry work’s been rough but I have to say the “supreme bully bitchface” comment made me laugh out loud!

  2. I laughed at the bully bitchface too! Lol

  3. Carla says:

    I shall read and reread and reread till I get some of yer UPSWING MY WAY!!

  4. I think the time change has made spring seem that much closer – we left for evening bible study and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I felt weird the whole way there and then I realized – it’s light out! It hasn’t been light out at that time since… a long time. So that has been a nice change! (I wouldn’t mind the extra hour of sleep, but you can’t have everything…)

  5. I wish I could find the motivation to get up at 3:45 and work out. I just love to sleep way too much haha

  6. Wowza 8 more races! I love it! That Spartan Race in Fenway does look epic! If I thought I could get through the obstacles I’d sign up LOL 🙂

    • Courtney says:

      You could totally do it!! I’ve read reviews of previous years and they said there isn’t so much mud because it’s inside the stadium. They said it’s more of a “PT test”. I think you can do it if I can do it!

  7. I hope the upswing continues too.

  8. piratebobcat says:

    I hope spring is here to stay! That would be cool to run through Fenway. At the Disney Marathon we ran through the Atlanta Braves spring training stadium, that was pretty cool. The Texas Rangers have a race go through there field here too – my buddy won the race and his prize was to throw out the first pitch at a game.

    • Courtney says:

      That’s pretty neat! I can’t even wait to run through there. I love going to Sox games and I really hope we get to run across the Green Monster like they did in the past. That’s a very cool prize to throw out the first pitch that your friend won!!

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