Friday, January 4, 2013

Fitness Friday!

It's Deceivingly Sunny Out...

So I thought in an effort to change things up a little and to allow me to blog about something even if I don't have a product ready to review or something interesting to say about beauty products, that I would start a new weekly post!  Fitness Friday!  This way, I can keep in touch with my readers but not be forced to find something beauty related to talk about and find myself writing so-so posts.  In these posts I will be talking about fitness-related things such as what I did fun this week to work out, new routines I am trying, new running routes I have discovered, etc.  I hope you will enjoy these posts and perhaps I can inspire you to get up and get active with me!

As you may or may not know, I am a big fan of running.  I can't say I am great at it, but I do enjoy the benefits of running such as lean muscle it builds, positive cardiorespiratory effects, and an overall sense of well-being.  As a sort of New Years/Wedding Year (this is what I've been calling New Years all week teehee) resolution, I decided to set a goal for myself to run 365 miles in 365 days.  This means that I have to run at least one mile everyday or at least seven miles per week.  This may not sound like much to an avid runner, but for me it is just enough to push me and I'm sure I will end of running much more per week as the year progresses.

Today I started my running resolution by driving over to a local park in our area.  This is my favorite park because it has a nice asphalt surface (which is better for my shin splints than concrete) and although it is near the road, it is secluded from passing cars by lots of trees.  The park is never too busy and everyone is very friendly.  It's definitely my favorite place in Wilmington to go for a run.

I titled this post "It's Deceivingly Sunny Out" because I was so excited to get outside today since we have had almost a week of rain, however I was unpleasantly surprised by the chill in the air!  My joyful run turned into a fight with my body to warm my hands and sniff my nose constantly while trying to maintain my breathing!  Overall, it was a very pleasant run...however next time I will be sure to at least bring a tissue and some warm gloves to keep my mind from the cold.

I thought I would share with you what I was wearing today to fend off the cold (as best as I could).  Today I wore my Brooks running shoes with my Spalding leggings, an Old Navy thermal and an American Eagle tshirt.

Thanks for reading and I hope you're having a spectacular day!


  1. Heya,

    365 miles..365 days...great post!!

    Following you now..


  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Mel! :D Hopefully we'll get to see you guys soon!