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LoveHate and Week In Review – 10/7 – 10/12


This is the perfect name for this week in review because I was LAZY and did not workout for the majority of the week.  Yeah not good and I could tell I didn’t workout.  You know how?  I was crabby.  Crabby feeling and crabby acting to many others this past week – NOT GOOD.  When I workout (lift and run) I am much happier.  It gives me wings.  I also found some cool new songs to listen to on iTunes Radio so I downloaded those and they helped to push me through!!  Woooohooo!

Monday – 10/7

Did nothing – lazy bones!

Tuesday – 10/8

Got out there and ran with my pavement warrior sisters.  We hit up about 3.2 miles.  I am slowly but surely getting closer to my 60 mile goal!  I definitely plan to make it this month.

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Wednesday – 10/9

Did nothing – LOSER I know.  LOL!

Thursday – 10/10

Was gonna run and then it was raining so I went back to bed.  Yeah not a real excuse since I have a treadmill but I just didn’t want to.

Friday – 10/11

It was still raining on this day but guess what?  I got up and did 2.3 miles on the treadmill.  My NordicTrack is brand new and I love it.  I need to up the ante though b/c the speed was TOO SLOW for my taste.  After running outdoors as much as I have been means the treadmill workouts have to be fast and furious for me to feel like I am getting in a workout.

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Saturday – 10/12

My pavement warrior sister dragged me out of bed and took me to Centennial Park in Columbia, MD where we had an awesome run.  I never ran there before, just witnessed my girl’s Iron Girl Triathlon event there this past August but it was AWESOME!  Over 5 miles DONE!

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Saturday was also my 11-year anniversary so we hit the town and ate a FANTASTIC dinner at the Capitale Grille.    I thought I was stylin’.IMG_1874

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Ya see, it was a Love/Hate week for me.  I did end up picking it up near the end of the week but it would have been better if I were more consistent.  What have you been struggling with when it comes to your workouts lately?

Also, don’t forget – for the month of October we have a new challenge “Your New PR” Challenge using the Strava Cycling or Strava Run app and enter the raffle we have going on by downloading the Strava app and following ME (Diatta Harris) on the app!  Isn’t that easy?  What are you waiting on?  I would like to reach 100 raffle entries (100 followers) to make this an interesting raffle.

TOODLES!

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In The Wild and Week In Review – 9/30 – 10/6


Oh yeah I turned it up this week.  I think I may have done some activity every day this past week.  I worked out with my personal trainer Monday and Wednesday and ran with my Pavement Warriors Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and finally rounded out the weekend with a 5 mile run on Saturday and a 2-mile walk on Sunday for the Food Allergies Research & Education FAREwell Walk to raise awareness.

Before I get into my latest week in review, I would like to thank EVERYONE who has embraced this month’s challenge “Your NEW PR” using the Strava Run and Cycling app.  It is simple – set your goal and work towards achieving or exceeding your goal.  And while you’re at it – follow ME (Diatta Harris, Femme Fitale Fit Club) to be entered in the raffle where two lucky winners will be selected randomly to win a COOL athletic care package full of GOODIES.

Monday – 9/30

Made it happen with my trainer at 5:30 am.  I think I worked really strong this day.  It was tough but worth it.  With all the cardio challenges we have going on this month – I have to balance it with strength training to build strong muscles and bones!  I am not getting any younger.  Here is my workout.

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Tuesday – 10/1

It’s the first day of October and it was ON with the challenge this month.  I entered my own 60 mile challenge even though there are also 25 and 75 mile challenges for those just starting and those needing that extra push.  And even with this challenge looming I stayed in the bed Tuesday.  I was DEAD tired and could NOT get out of bed.  That meant I really had to turn it up the remainder of the week.

Wednesday – 10/2

I double dipped.  I trained with my trainer and then came home and HOPPED on my treadmill to get in about 1.6 miles before it was time to go OFF and make the doughnuts.  Hey – I had to get started.

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Thursday – 10/3

I went on out there with my girl and  new runner to join us.  We did 3 miles in order to get back quickly but that doesn’t mean it was easy.  It was CHOCK full o’hills!  And yes, we do workout at 5 am because I need to get up and out before my body realizes what is going on.

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Friday – 10/4

We did our regular route with a little twist at the end.  My Strava app started trippin’ a little bit and stopped.  Thank goodness for Wahoo Fitness because I was able to upload my workout from that app to Strava and all was good with the world.

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Saturday – 10/5

As I just stated, I like to workout early in the morning before my body knows what is going on but this Saturday I started a 5 mile run at 9 am.  That is crazy for me and it was HOT.  I am so used to running in the dark any hint of daylight is like BRIGHT LIGHT to me.  We made it though.

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Sunday – 10/6

I drove to Lorton, VA from Baltimore to participate in a FARE walk for Food Allergies Research & Education since my son has major allergies (peanuts, shellfish, eggs and cow’s milk).  I hooked up with my soror and two ladies who attended Florida A&M University, my alma mater.  We had a great time.  I can’t believe how big all the children are.  Seems like only yesterday.  Either way – it was a 2-mile walk and I got it in and it counted towards my 17 miles this week.

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And it is on.  As long as I have the energy, I plan to make this a very active month.  What are your goals for this month?  What do you have in place to ensure you achieve them?  Leave us a comment and tell us all about it.TOODLES!

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Feel Good and Week In Review – 9/23 – 9/29


Last week was a doozy full of activity!  I believe I was active every day last week including Saturday and Sunday.  That is a record for me and not necessarily something I want to make a habit.  Between running with my Pavement Warriors, working out with trainer and running races – I burned major calories and got it in on the pavement.  Have you ever had an unusually active fitness week?  What did you do and how did you mix it up?

Monday – 9/23

I workout with my personal trainer on Mondays and Tuesdays and it was a very good workout.  I am quite sore if I do say so myself.  LOL!  I just realized I did not write down the workout.  DOH!

Tuesday – 9/24

I hit the ground running with my Pavement Sisters and we did a GOOD job.  I felt good, energetic and could have kept running but hey – gotta get home to make the donuts.  We did do a different route which kept things interesting.  Good news – I HIT the green level in Nike+ Running app.  I was so elated about that!!!

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Wednesday – 9/25

Worked out with trainer and she worked me!

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Thursday – 9/26

Thursday my Pavement Sister and me met up and we did a nice 3-mile easy run up and down Lakeside to Painters Mill.  It felt good, I felt strong and she was great company.

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Friday – 9/27

We were running deep on Friday.  I recorded my time in Strava because I accidentally stopped and ended my run using the Nike+ app.  DOH!  I have got to do better.IMG_1682

I also headed out to pick up my race bags for Saturday and Sunday.  I haven’t done this in SO long.  It was pretty exciting.

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SWAG for my daughter's fun run early morning Saturday.

SWAG for my daughter’s fun run early morning Saturday.

 

Headed over to Green Turtle later that day to pick up my Zero Prostate Cancer Run ‘nalia.

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Saturday – 9/28

Sooo we wake up early to participate in the fun run and my daughter was not having it.  I was about to leave without her but she eventually got up and dressed at 7 am!  We hit the field around 7:15 am and waited for the Fun Run to begin at 8 am.  We were told it was going to be 1 mile but actually it was more like .25 of a mile!  Oh well!

Photo of the finish line for those running in the 5K.

Photo of the finish line for those running in the 5K.

Sunday – 9/29

I went to bed fairly early and made sure I had adequate rest.  I ran a 10K for Zero Prostate Cancer Run on Sunday starting at 8;30 am and I was nervous yet excited.

Laid out my clothes the night before to make sure I was ready.

Laid out my clothes the night before to make sure I was ready.

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Received a hug from my little sweetie pie after the race was over. He loved being on the football field.

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This was the route and my stats. I had fun and ran with a great group of ladies! Wooo hoooo!

You see?  I was BIZZY last week and this week is not going to be any different.  Share your activities with me by leaving a comment below.  Also, don’t forget – for the month of October we have a new challenge “Your New PR” Challenge using the Strava Cycling or Strava Run app and enter the raffle we have going on by downloading the Strava app and following ME (Diatta Harris) on the app!  Isn’t that easy?  What are you waiting on?  I would like to reach 100 raffle entries (100 followers) to make this an interesting raffle.

TOODLES!

 

 

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Femme Fitale Fit Club & STRAVA Raffle


It doesn’t get any easier than this.  In appreciation for all of your support, we have teamed up with STRAVA to offer a raffle.  No purchase necessary.  To enter the raffle all you need to do is:
1.  Download the STRAVA running and/or cycling app
2.  FOLLOW ME (DIATTA HARRIS, Femme Fitale Fit Club) on STRAVA
3.  Leave a comment HERE on the post in FB once you complete these steps
3.  Wait to see if you have been announced the winner on November 1st
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That’s it really!  How easy is that?  VERY EASY!
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The two winners will receive a care package (sponsored by STRAVA) containing:
1.  Strava gear
2.  Road ID ($35 value)
3.  GU Energy products
4.  Injinji performance socks
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia (U.S.) and Puerto Rico, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the U.S.  Once the winner is announced he/she has 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be selected so make sure you LIKE this post https://www.facebook.com/FemmeFitaleFitness/posts/627645740600088 because I will post the winner as an additional comment and you will be notified.
I’m so excited…and appreciative STRAVA agreed to sponsor this giveaway.  Now let’s get to it!

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