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We Are Moving


We aren’t going far.  Our blog’s new address is http://femmefitalefitclub.com so come visit us there, SUBSCRIBE and continue visiting us for fitness finds, updates and good times!!!  Don’t be a stranger!!

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What Are You Training For?


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I was out today on a wonderful run with my pavement warrior sister.  I picked her up early (6:30 am) and we were hitting the trails by 7:00 am on the dot.  I run ahead and hit mile marker 4 and on my way back I pass her, show her the 4 sign and stop and wait for her about .75 miles back to mile marker 3.  A woman drives up in a truck, gets out and sparks up a conversation.  I tell her I am out there doing a 7-mile run and then the famous question “What are you training for”?

I get this question a lot.  I think it is because folks may assume if you are out here running distances greater than 2 or 3 miles – it must be for a race.  The fact is, the first and last race I entered until this year was 2005 and was a Susan G. Komen 5K race.  I find races fascinating and I admire anyone who has the discipline and focus to train for MONTHS in preparation of those longer distance races such as  a 10K, 10-miler, 13.1 half or 26.2 full.

The truth is, I don’t know if that is anything I ever really aspire to do.  I enjoy running and that is why I get out there.  I challenge myself all the time to run faster sprints and stronger distances when there is an opportunity.  This year is the first time since 2005 I even paid to run.  I mean, I actually paid an entry fee to get out there and run the Prostate Cancer 10K a few weeks ago.

Here’s my latest walk/run schedule for 2013.

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As you can see I did bit the bait and decided to enter a few.  With all of these I am participating with a team which I find much more enjoyable because it isn’t ever a real “race” per se where we are competing with others.  We get out there, raise money for good causes or just want to have fun with the after party.

Have you been asked lately why you do something you enjoy doing?  How do you typically respond?  What races do you have planned for the remainder of the year?

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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.

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Baltimore Running Festival in Full Effect – Share Best Photo Contest


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We here at Femme Fitale Fit Club salute everyone who ran the 5K, half marathon, marathon relay or marathon yesterday in Downtown Baltimore at the Baltimore Running Festival #brf.  We also salute those who ran races in other cities and finished!!!!
We want to celebrate your victories (regardless where you raced) after you crossed the finish line.  Post your best weekend race photo using hashtag #fffcbrf tagging us @FemmeFitaleFitClub so we can locate it either on Instagram or Facebook.  On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 we will randomly select a photo and send the winner our very own FFFC Logo shirt.
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Don’t forget to hashtag and tag us!! We can’t wait to see the photos!  #baltimorerunningfestival #runnerscommunity #stravarun #asics #contest

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