Category Archives: Weekly Workout

Favorite Indoor Workouts | Friday Five

Welcome to the Friday Five link-up, hosted by some local DC bloggers,  Courtney, Cynthia and Mar! Today’s topic is Favorite Indoor Workouts. I don’t like to workout inside that much because I find it hard to get the motivation, especially if I am at home. My comfy couch and warm blanket are always calling to me. It’s hard to always get outside during the winter because of all the snow, ice, freezing rain, and general unpleasant weather conditions. And, I don’t belong to a gym (though there is one…

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Frozen 5k

It’s almost the end of winter vacation….so I’ll end it with a 5k run. This Frozen 5k race is part of the same series as the Santa’s Workshop 5k that I did last month. It took place in Haymarket, VA, and started at the local Sports & Health Club. It was raining the entire day before and for my entire drive, so I was a bit worried about having to get wet and possibly get sick, but luckily it stopped raining as I got there…

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PureChiro 5k

  A week before Halloween, I met up with my friend Chip and we ran in the PureChiro 5k in Vienna, VA. This was the first FREEZING morning of the season. The wind was blowing pretty hard (enough that one of the vendors tents blew away) and it was difficult to keep warm. Luckily, as we started to run down the path, the trees blocked the wind a bit and the sun started to warm us up. I didn’t have any set intervals for this race, but just…

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My First Duathlon

Du It for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Race #2   This was my first Duathlon! I had a great time! And I even finished! But let me tell you, I was in no way trained for this. Not even a little. I can only imagine how much better I could have done if I was trained. But, it happens. I had taken my bike out of hibernation earlier in the summer and took it to get cleaned up and repaired. And then it sat…

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Aradia Fitness

I am pretty lazy when it comes to working out. Other than running my races, I don’t really do all that much to stay in shape (But…I really need too!) So I was super excited to visit Aradia Fitness in Manassas and spend the afternoon learning some pole dance moves. This studio is a lot closer to home than the other studio I visited a little while back, so it will be more convenient for me to attend some more classes! The owner, Melissa, was…

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August Miles

For August I completed 62.31 running miles. I am less than 1 mile less than from the month of January when I ran the Dopey Challenge. Using my Jawbone Up24, I have tracked a total of 128.5 miles for the month of August. I completed these races: Half Marathon – Disneyland Half 10k- Disneyland 10k 20k – Leesburg 20k Virtual Race – Dumbo Magic Miles Virtual I sprained my ankle during the Disneyland 10k, and then proceeded to run a half marathon on it, so I think…

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What’s Up Wednesday

Summer is now over and I need to get back in the grind of things…getting up early, staying up late, doing work, and still trying to live my life. This week I worked at the gift shop, and I worked at school. School starts on September 2nd, but the teachers have to be there early for meetings, room preparations, and planning. Maestro is certainly not enjoying the early wake-ups…. Here is a sneak peak of me putting my room together. It is tough to do…

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DivaFit

I am always looking for new ways to challenge myself and new adventures. Recently I had the awesome opportunity to visit the DivaFit Studio in Herndon, VA. I took part in a Intro to Pole Dance class with Kendra from When’s My Vacation and my mother. Let me tell you, it was so much fun!!! The first think you see when walking into DivaFit are the aerial silks hanging from the ceiling. These silks are used in shows such as Cirque du Soleil, but now you can try them…

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