Florida Days 5 & 6: Water parks & Magic Kingdom

We finished off the weekend at Seaworld’s Aquatica Water Park and Magic Kingdom.

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I did OK with low-carb over the weekend… lots of salads, at least until last night’s dinner at Bonefish Grill (yum!). I had seared ahi tuna for appetizer and lobster tail with scallops and double vegetable instead of the other carb-y sides.

did have a small piece of Mom’s funnel cake today at Magic Kingdom which was DE-lightful!

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Unfortunately, I missed doing my squats last night. But, given the fact that I walked about 9-10 miles between the two days and walked 20 flights of stairs according to Garmin (all of those tall water slides!), I honestly don’t feel so bad.

Tonight, I’m slated for 85 squats, plus 85 sit ups and 40 pushups. Tomorrow, starts week 3!

 

 

Packing while training… and butterflies!

As much as I travel, I have packing down to a science: an outfit for each day, the accompanying shoes, undies, PJs, toiletries/toothbrush, daily vitamins, curling iron, GO!

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But, packing for a week in Florida while newly training and dieting was a whole other ordeal. Here were the new additions to my packing list:

  1. Low-carb snacks
  2. Running tops/bottoms and sports bras for 4 runs
  3. Cell phone arm band/headphones20170821_162438
  4. Running shoes and running socks
  5. Atkins shakes, protein powders and blender bottles
  6. A week’s worth of supplements
  7. Ankle brace, aka Sheila
  8. The new muscle roller

I have been super lucky not to have major soreness after my runs. I truly believe it’s from the regimen I’ve been following (stretch-run-stretch-soak-protein shake-supplements-muscle roller), so I didn’t want to forget anything. Since I won’t be able to do my long hot soaks though, I ordered the Elemis massage oil to use after my runs on this trip instead.

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And because I love butterflies (I have one tattooed on my left wrist), as soon as we landed in Fort Lauderdale this morning, we visited Butterfly World in Coconut Creek. Here are some of the pics I took today:

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It was SOOO hot and humid! But, it was cool to see all of the different species and colors. Plus, it gave me ideas for my next tattoo in November (when I visit the shop that did my first one in Hawaii).

Today is a rest day as far as running, but not for the squat challenge! I still have 60 squats to do tonight. I’m gonna throw in 30 push ups and 60 sit-ups along with them.

Until tomorrow… I’ll leave you with some pretty butterflies from Butterfly World!

 

New kicks & the squat challenge

I am excited for tomorrow’s run, mostly because I get to rock my new running shoes!

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I have been running in my Nike Pegasus sneakers from pre-injury, with A-Line insoles (which were a Godsend when I had IT Band issues). However, given the pains I’ve been having lately, I suspected that my feet/ankles had changed since the injury with respect to supination and pronation, and maybe even size, and that I needed new kicks.

After an hour of measurements, and running outside and around the store in various brands with the owner of my local Fleet Feet, I now have new kicks: New Balance FreshFoam 1080v7, in a 1/2 size bigger and wider than the Nikes. I also threw in a pair of the currexSole insoles. Tomorrow, I get to take them for a spin!

SquatChallenge

Today was a rest day, so I did day 2 of this 30-day squat challenge that a few runners I know are doing. I added on 10 pushups and 25 sit-ups (to match the number of squats I did).