Weekly Rundown: March 5-11

I’ve never understood why we “Spring Forward” at 2 AM on Saturday night. Personally, I’d rather lose an hour of my on a Friday at 3:30 PM.


Another week is done. This week wasn’t quite as stressful, which was nice. My runs weren’t fast or remarkable, but they managed to get done despite the circumstances- and I’m grateful for that. Even a tough or slow run beats no run. My glute/hammie is still not 100% but I’m seeing a new physical therapist next week and (separately) getting bloodwork to make sure I’m not anemic or deficient in anything.


Monday 7.1 miles + 45 min. BodyPump
Tuesday 5.1 miles
Wednesday 25 min. stair climber + 35 min. elliptical + 5.4 miles
Thursday 6.5 miles + 60 min. BodyPump
Friday 5.1 miles
Saturday No workout (Working Foam Fest 5K)
Sunday 11.3 miles
Total 40.5 miles

I ran around the neighborhood on Monday morning, then went to BodyPump that evening. I lifted heavier on the squat track, which is one thing I’m not scared to do since I’m not doing any running workouts right now. When I was doing track intervals and tempo runs each week, I didn’t want to put more weight on the bar to fatigue my legs even more before or after a workout. Being limited to jogging/easy runs sucks but it is nice to challenge myself in the gym.

On Tuesday night, I went to the Charleston Running Club grand prix dinner at Mellow Mushroom Avondale. I’m one of maybe, three, ladies in my age group who are members of the Charleston Running Club and the only one who completed the 10 races, so I think I placed in my age group by default. Given my injuries, I didn’t bother signing up for 2018’s Grand Prix.


On Wednesday, I hit the gym for some cross training that morning, mainly to work off the Mellow Mushroom. Sure, I ran five miles on Tuesday, but I ate like I ran fifty miles- may as well take advantage of the carbs, right?

I drove to the track that evening to run with the group, then found out track meets have started (the meets WERE NOT on the SHS calendar). I was kinda sad about having to run alone instead of with a group, but I logged a couple miles downtown anyway.

Clay and I went out for frozen yogurt Wednesday night. It was a nice post-run treat! Clay is looking great and doing so well with his weight loss. I wish I had an ounce of his willpower. The scale didn’t budge for me this week, but thankfully I didn’t find any of the pounds he lost.


On Saturday, I skipped my usual long run to work at the 5K Foam Fest on Johns Island. It was a paid position working the registration/check-in table, and later the finish line. I had SOOO much fun helping people get signed in and excited about the obstacle run.


Even though I don’t participate in these events, seeing how they operate was a great experience and you can’t beat some extra cash. I hope to someday direct a race of my own, so I take every chance I get to learn what makes races successful. My biggest takeaway: Every race is someone’s first race, every race is someone’s last race, and every race is someone’s “Boston”. You’ve got to make your event a great experience for all three of those AND everyone else.

On Sunday, I did my skipped long run. I was a bit tired and run down from Daylight Savings Time, but it’s done. I ran the bridge then met up with some friends for the monthly fun run at One Broad. I enjoyed the company, slightly different route, and breakfast. I’ll be out of town for April’s fun run, but I highly recommend them, as well as One Broad. It’s a solid breakfast option downtown, especially since they start serving fairly early on Sunday mornings.


After the run, I mainly took it easy and enjoyed the extra daylight. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

I’m linking up with Holly, Wendy, and Courtney for their weekly wraps. Come join the fun!


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Workout Recovery with Publix- $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Clay and I are both avid athletes. While I train for races, Clay trains for BJJ tournaments and works out at a BJJ gym 3-4 times a week. Both of us also lift weights and do yoga.

With our active lifestyle, we’re conscious about our diets and the foods use to fuel our workouts. Since both of us do SOMETHING every day, every meal is either fueling a future workout or recovering from our last workout.

Many of our workouts take place 20-30 minutes from home, including my bridge runs and some of my races. Thankfully, no matter where you work out or run in the Charleston area, you’re never far from a Publix , a wonderful grocery store AND a sponsor of the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K.


Post Workout Recovery

Our bodies need quality foods for recovery, whether we’re recovering from a run, BJJ, gym session, or injury. One of the gyms where I cross train is down the road from Publix, so I stopped in to grab a post-workout snack after BodyPump.

Since I’m lifting twice a week and building my running mileage, getting extra protein is key, and I love Quest bars and Oh Yeah ONE bars. I can eat them while sitting in Charleston traffic on my way home, without making a mess.


Publix also carries Rockin Refuel chocolate milk. Most chocolate milks are full of sugar, but this one contains a high amount of protein. It also tastes delicious after a run. Thankfully, there’s a Publix in Mt. Pleasant, just a few miles from the Cooper River Bridge, where I do my long runs and I love grabbing a chocolate milk for the ride home.

Deli Online Ordering

Publix Sub Sandwiches are one of my favorite lunch items. On days when I have a lot of meetings, it’s nice to order a sandwich online, then go to Publix to pick it up and eat between meetings. Clay works across the street from the Mt. Pleasant Publix, so he often does this too for a quick and healthy lunch.


You can customize your Publix sandwich online by picking your bread, meat, veggies, and condiments. The calorie counts display for each ingredient, which is helpful if you follow IIFYM or use MyFitnessPal. You can select your pick up time, so when you go to the Publix Deli, your sandwich is ready and you can skip the line. Publix subs are about $5-6 for a small sandwich, so it’s budget friendly.

Between two meetings on Tuesday, I ordered a tuna on wheat. I ordered just before my first meeting, and it was ready when the meeting was over, so I could pick it up, check out, and be on my way home to eat before my next meeting. My order was accurate and delicious.


Publix Gift Card Giveaway

If you live in Charleston, you probably shop at Publix. From Awendaw to West Ashley, there’s a Publix near you. Publix stores are all over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

With the cost of athletic activities and groceries, I don’t know anyone who can’t use $25 toward fueling and recovering from their workouts, so I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Publix.

Everyone has two chances to enter, just leave a separate comment for each option:

  • Visit the Publix store locator and comment with the Publix location near you. You can just comment with the city.
  • Comment on this post with your favorite aisle of the grocery store. My favorite aisle is definitely the ice cream aisle.

(Since my readers are from all over the world, if you want to comment on the post with any thoughts, go ahead- just don’t comment with your city if you don’t live near Publix.)

Giveaway ends March 17- St. Patrick’s Day. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

As an ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, I received a complimentary gift card to Publix in exchange for this post and one to give away. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. I’m thankful Publix offers quality groceries for our family and choses to sponsor races and events.

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