Mamavation Monday: Rocking the Skirt

Not too too much to report except I did 4 miles for the Social Fabric Virtual Race along with a few other small runs last week. It was nice to know that they will be donating $1 for each mile I ran. I would have loved to have ran more, but with new shoes you just can’t push too much. The shoes felt great, but at the same time I really felt different muscles being worked, so best to wear them in slowly as they are more minimalist than I am used to.

Did I mention I also got to meet some new and old friends at the FITNESS Tweet & Meet, including one of our very own Mamavation Moms (@weightsover) and @Momma_Oz? Their were some interesting discussions and the swag was unbelievable. I am still working on a recap post and should be able to link to it next week. Little Miss 6 months was there with me and it made me very proud that their were a few mamas who were envious that she was with me while they left their littlies at home :) I missed out on the workout at the end of the day, but I’m so happy I didn’t miss the whole day because I was unsure if baby would have been welcomed. It was a great crowd and I cant thank our fearless leader enough for putting me on to this one.

– image courtesy of Steven Meyer

The weather continues to play havoc with me getting out and about for runs – its either raining cats and dogs or sweltering hot. Though I love sunshine, I don’t do to well in hot hot heat. I’m prone to heat exhaustion, having collapsed once when I was a camp director – not a good look. If I can get out early in the morning, I’m sweet. Let’s just say there is no way I would have been running in the recent record breaking hot temps of the Boston Marathon.

We just got a kid’s yoga DVD and Mr 4 loves it! So this has been a great addition to the days where he is at home with me. As always, I’m just focusing on something small each week (food wise). I’m still doing green smoothies about 3-4 times a week and feeling the benefits of that, including less sugar cravings and the fullness from the fiber.

Next Monday when I update my inlaws will be here from New Zealand. I am really looking forward to seeing them as well as seeing how my exercise and eating is with them around.



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9 Responses to Mamavation Monday: Rocking the Skirt
  1. Janice - Fitness Cheerleader
    Twitter: Fitcheerldr
    May 15, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    I LOVE the picture of you at the Fitness Meet and Tweet! I was invited by Fitness Mag but was rather unsuccessful when I attempted to negotiate flight etc with them :( I would have really liked to have gone and meet you, Shelley and Wendy. You’re very smart to play it cautious with the new shoes – I have lost count of how many times I’ve injured myself by jumping right into a new pair… Good luck with your training!
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  2. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    May 15, 2012 | 3:24 pm

    So glad you were able to take the little miss to the meet up. I’m sure that was fun! Can’t wait to read more about it!
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  3. Lindsay
    May 15, 2012 | 6:56 pm

    You’re doing an awesome job! Wasn’t the SoFab 5k fun?

  4. Kathryn C.
    May 15, 2012 | 10:39 pm

    That is so awesome that you went ahead and took you daughter with you. Yes, first inclination for me would have been to leave my child at home, but you took the step and took her with you. Congrats on your 5K, that is so great! I hope you have a great week!

  5. Kat Rosati
    May 16, 2012 | 1:35 am

    Is that a pic of you and your daughter? She looks so snuggly and cuddly! It’s great that you were able to bring her and that you have found ways of incorporating her into your fitness goals.
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  6. Anjanette @MommaYoung
    Twitter: MommaYoung
    May 16, 2012 | 8:49 am

    Oh yay, that must have been fun to go the Fitness event, not to mention the goodies bags, I mean swag.

    Oh they head is no fun, I don’t like being hot.

    and look at you rocking that shirt…

    Have a great week and have fun with the family visit.
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  7. […] Yes, mini-me was at the conference with me and though I was initially unsure as to if I should have attended seeing as I needed to bring her, I’m happy I did. Read about why on my Monday Mamavation post. […]

  8. @AndreaEmilien
    Twitter: AndreaEmilien
    May 18, 2012 | 9:27 pm

    The Fitness Tweet and Meet sounded like so much fun! I am glad you were not only able to meet Shelley and Wendy but you got to bring the cutie with you.

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