Thanks!

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Thanks to you guys who have follwed me on Periscope!  I did my third broadcast this morning (after kiddo drop off).  I am trying to figure out when to do these casts, WITHOUT distraction and WITHOUT my hubby thinking  I’m crazy talking into my phone,like I am!!๐Ÿ˜‚. So for now…in the car.  

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aLWA2jEyNzI0NTk0fDF5bkpPTE9iYU1XeFJBuzrTVmXvMf5oOlvgSJ6LasRW2pW8wwiRWmx6bDkoww==

I hope you will let me know when you do your broadcast, because I am excited to put a voice,with the faces and the stories I read on your blogs. 

Have a great Tuesday!!!

Stadium Tour

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Today, I did something different for a work out.  My friend, Tracy, talked me into running stadiums.  I have done those since I lived in Gainesville (FL) about 15 years ago! 

We did a mile run around the pool complex (~1 mile ) and then a little jog to the baseball field.  The plan was- 

  • jog up the stairs, 
  • run across to the next group of stairs, 
  • jog down the stairs
  • sprint up the stairs
  • 10 squats
  • REPEAT sequence and alternate the squats with split squats (10 on each side)

  Yep…up AND down these stadium steps! Man…I’m gonna be sore!!  ๐ŸŽถI don’t like it….I love it, love it, LOVE it….๐ŸŽถ (Flo-Rida feat. Robin Thicke song, by the way.๐Ÿ˜‰). Oh…and once we got to the end of the stadium…we did the SAME on the way back!  Except we replaced the squats for calf raises.  Oy!!! 
 All and all….what a great workout today.  I needed it…BADLY!!

I am finding the difference in my body and my endurance since CrossFit has essentially been removed (NOT BY CHOICE) from my weekly routine.  It makes me mad that I have to change my routine, but kiddos needs come before my own.  I am struggling now with figuring out how and when I am going to fit the training in. Help!!!!!  

But I will figure it out….! Even if means leaving my beloved box and just do “drop in” classes when I can. Or..go back to the “traditional” gym, where the hours are more conducive to my “after work-after Mommy duty” schedule.   

 Buh-BYE stadiums! Until next time when instead of YOU conquering ME…prepare for the SCRIPT to be FLIPPED! #ohYESiDID

What did you do on this Monday?

I can tell you that I finally registered for my triathlon on September 12th 

 ‘Bout damn time!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Pedal Story

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How did the weekend go so fast??? Friday was a rest day for me, as Julian had basketball training and there wasn’t enough time to get at least a run in before. Oh well….
Those of us in Florida were waiting…patiently…to see if TS (or Hurricane) Erika was going to make her presence known! This is the only time of year that FL isn’t fun! It’s the “wait and see” that drives me crazy..! Is school going to be closed? For how long? How much work am I going to miss?? Do we have what we NEED to get through this?? All of this…and then nothing…really wears a person down. PLEASE don’t get me wrong…I would rather go through these emotions and NOT have a storm, then to have a storm and it be absolute CHAOS! Thankfully, (at least at the time of writing this post) Erika has changed course and she will only dump rain on us. I continue to think about all other states that may be affected by these kind of storms. 
There wasn’t a lot of rain in the evening on Saturday, so I needed to get a bike ride in. I am (trying) doing a race in 2 weeks ….

  I haven’t registered, but plan to by tomorrow. I needed to take my bike out, as I haven’t since my last CANCELLED tri. Let me say…I was a little scared! The 4 mile loop that I anticipated circling twice didn’t pan out. The cars that were SUPPOSED to be driving 30 mph…were driving so FAST! A few cars came very close to be..too close for my comfort. Now I see how and why there are so many bike accidents and even casualties. SCARY….!

I was only able to get in 6 miles…..   
 The first reason was because it was about to rain. Secondly, I was finding it hard to get my rhythm because of the cars!  And lastly, my bike was “pulling” weirdly during my ride. I thought it was because of the asphalt or riding on the sidewalk.  It was “slipping” a little, as well. I noticed it when I was trying to get out of the way of the oncoming car. I cycled to the edge of the street, in a swell (that part that water drains into during a rainy day), and it was slipping or skidding when I would cycle back to the street. I pumped my tires BEFORE I left my house. So I knew it couldn’t be the tires! Couldn’t be more wrong! When I was done, I saw my back tire was completely flat. I attempted to pump the tire up but as it became full…I could hear the air coming out! Ugh….again?!?!?!?  

I took it to the bike shop…and I quote “I had a nice, evenly sliced hole in my tire.” It was rather large and I can’t even tell you what or when I ran over something.  Fortunately…it only cost $19.95 to repair the damage.  I tell ya…this triathlon is an EXPENSIVE hobby o have picked up!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I didn’t mention how the ride was….! It felt great!! I felt powerful and like I knew what I was doing! Of course it WAS a flat course (and the race has hills), but it felt good!!!  

 We shall see how I do….

How was your weekend? 

What did you get to do?

Techno Geek

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Yesterday was a fun day, in the techno world, for me.  I found (and fell in LOVE) with Periscope.  If you haven’t checked it out, please do!  I have done 2 broadcasts already.  Sad part…they only last for 24 hours after you’ve recorded them.  ๐Ÿ˜ข       If you missed my first cast, check out yesterday’s before it sinks away. (get it?? Periscope?? Submarine?? Sinking away???).  

After my run yesterday with these lovely ladies…

 I was playing around with my Nike+ app trying to post the picture.  We all know the run or activity didn’t HAPPEN unless it’s posted, right?๐Ÿ˜‰

I usually just post the mileage on the picture…

Courtesy of Nike+

 ….but I wanted something different.  I’ve seen other bloggers and Instagramers have different “writing” on their pictures.  So, to the APP store, I go!! I found FitSnap and it looked like something I could use.  

Courtesy of FitSnap

 Lo and behold it WAS the app I have seen on others photos! #score. 

I am such a techno geek and get EXCITED with new apps.  You guys probably already knew about it, but then sometimes I am late to the game, you know??? #imaMOM

Have you seen any other app that will make this Techno Geek happy??

Wanna follow me other than WordPress? Please do!!!                          IG: amal7072            Periscope/Twitter: @UFAngie01 FB:Mom,Miles,and Mishaps



Periscope UP!!!

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Have you heard or tried Periscope

 It’s a service from Twitter that allows you to have live broadcasts.  You can chime in with a comment or a shout out.  You like what you are hearing?  You can “like” the broadcast by tapping the screen and leaving hearts. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ. And Pericope comes with a bonus.    If you aren’t able to watch it LIVE you can always REPLAY!  How neat is THAT???!!!  The replay right now is only available for 24 hours but I’m sure as updates come, it will last longer.   I love that I can (potentially) see and hear some of my favorite bloggers now.  It’s nice to put a voice to a lot of the words I read!  You can also post your broadcast on your Twitter page.  

Here’s my first broadcast.  Hope you like it and let me know what you think. ๐Ÿ˜‰. I’m going to try a do a broadcast once a week and maybe give you guys a heads up before so you can catch it LIVE!! Wanna follow??  Find me @UFAngie01 

Enjoy! โค๏ธ

https://www.periscope.tv/w/aK7gojEyNzI0NTk0fDFybUdQYXF2UExMSk5Oao7QnlSdtviSwfv3ChhdSKAd_2-rtv-wL6_rDwiy6A==

PS…this is available for iOS and Android systems. 

RunCHAT

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If we were running together now, I’d let you know…

…..I am doing better this week with my food intake.  It’s a DAILY struggle, but it’s worth it!

I am still trying to figure out HOW to fit in a triathlon this season.  My first was cancelled and I feel like I’ve lost my mojo! I’m thinking about doing one in 3 weeks…

 I did this series last year in Clermont (FL).  This race is the last in the series, so why not!?!?  I need the boost.

I am considering doing a Disney race! But not until next year.  Registration for the Star Wars Half Marathon-The Dark Side opens September 22.  I have always heard these races are FUN and who doesn’t love SW???  I tried to sign up one time, but my waffling decision making skills caused the delay in registering and therefore MISSING a slot because is SOLD OUT!  I would like to do the 10k because a half just doesn’t seem possible to do…for me!

I am planning a 5k race for my kids school for next year. ๐Ÿ˜. I’ve run MANY but have never been on the operations side of the business. Any advice?

….I have survived the first 2 weeks of my kids being back at school! I crave the routine but NOT the homework routine! Ugh…..

That’s it for today’s RunChat!  I’ll see you for our next run to chat some more. Next Wednesday??

Thus far….

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This week has been good, thus far, at least on the exercise front.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday – Leslie and I, fresh off our 5k from Saturday, got a run in.  Thankfully… torrential Florida rain (ie “there was a TS brewing”) gave us afternoon showers, which lead us to “not so HOT Hades” weather for our run!  This was a good run for me, just like Saturday.  Maybe this whole “running with my Polar but not obsessively looking at it for my pace” thing is working.  I just ran…. 

 …and it was NICE!  

My shins are a little sore, mostly on the right, from those DAMN jump ropes at CF last week!! Remember I suffered the WRATH from the multitude of double unders last year?? This is NO way the same, but it is a touch sore but a different side than before. #treadLIGHTLYangie

Tuesday- we AGAIN got the run in!  Another HOT day (whoa..what a SURPRISE!!) for a run!  It was 100 degrees that registered in the car when I left work.  I forgot my Polar at home on the charger, so I ran without today. Like I said before, it was nice…liberating, almost.  A struggle though…as I am used to trying to get back to MY pace.  Apparently the secret is to NOT look at it…. 

 A nice little jaunt before pick of up the kiddos.  The shin did well, but I did put my compression hose on.  I DON’T want a reoccurrence of last year! #hellNO

Tomorrow- going to try and either go to CF or do a CF-inspired WOD.  Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

Oh…

Happy Mommy Moment!!!  Aidan came to me and said that he wanted to have the FASTEST TIME in the mile in his grade (3rd, that is) this year (like his brother, mind you).  He asked me if I could show him how to use the DREADmill.  It was so cute!! If I wasn’t so CHEAP, I’d pay WP for the ability to upload videos, and then you could see him! If you follow me on IG, you can see the Master at work!  

Blurry DREADmill shot!!๐Ÿ˜‚

   After the WORK is done! 0.25 mile, but hey…it’s a start!!  Hope he keeps it up!