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Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge || Week 4 Running and Fitness Recap

HBBC 2012 Thoughts on Week 4

  • Week 4 is what I would consider amazing!
  • This week I wasn’t motivated to do anything except run and stretch. I did the strength workouts but didn’t really want to. That tells me it’s time for something new. Maybe try Jillian Michaels’ new strength/cardio DVDs (I can’t remember the name at the moment). Seriously, all I wanted to do was run.
  • I found new recipes to try that look amazing!
  • Training for my first ultra has officially started. I actually started a few weeks ago but it’s only been this week that I’m noticing the difference in training for endurance compared to training for a faster pace. More details [and photos] coming this week.

HBBC 2012 Through the Lens

homemade almond butter

I’m loving homemade almond butter. Vanilla Almond Flax is my favorite so far.

track workouts

I love track workouts because 1. it usually means speedwork which is my favorite training run, 2. the cushioned feeling of the track compared to streets and 3. a nice change of pace from street running.

Asian Broccoli Slaw

Asian Broccoli Slaw. A favorite stand-by for a quick and easy meal that never disappoints. 3+ servings of veggies!

Protein Muffin Tops

This may be my all time favorite snack. Protein Muffin Tops with PB2 and 1/2 sliced banana.

Roasted Veggie Soup

Roasted Veggie Soup. A new winter favorite.

Mesamashii Run Project

I received an invitation to join Mizuno’s Mezamashii [Brilliant Run] Run Project and finally ordered my shoes. Can’t wait to try them!

Also during the week I ran my longest and fastest pace natural running run so far, possibly finding the perfect running bra and I’m a new Swift Wick Ambassador! Get more details and enter the Swiftwick giveaway here >> Fitness Friday!

There’s still time to sign up for 13 in 2013! Join almost 300 runners/walkers and challenge yourself to 13 in 2013! You pick the distance!

Go to Are You Ready To Run 13 in 2013? for more info and to sign up!

HBBC 2012 By the Numbers
[12/10 – 12/16]

Runs: 7 (This makes me HAPPY!)
Strength and/or Core Workouts: 5
Natural Running Transition Form Drills: 3
Natural Running Transition Strength Drills: 3
Stretch/Foam Roll: 5
Fruits/Veggie Servings: 7 days
Yoga: 1
Bonus: 7

Total HBBC Points: 67.5

How was your week 4? Have you reached a point with any of your workouts that you need to find something different to stay motivated and keep the momentum going?



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    1. I have a fitness stalker? Cool!! Sometimes I’m not so sure about the ultra 🙂

  1. Great job again this week with HBBC! Good luck with your ultra training. Hope it goes well for you.

    1. Thank you Suzanne. Other than my 31 miles earlier in the year it’s been a while since I’ve run longer than 13.1. The 16 last weekend kicked my butt!

  2. That roasted veggie soup looks amazing! Can I ask what kind of running shoes you wear? I’m in the market for a new pair but I’m not sure what I want to get. My last pair were Asics but I’m thinking about trying something new.

    1. The soup is amazing. The key is roasting the veggies first.

      I have worn Saucony forever but have recently decided to transition to natural running. I’m 4 weeks into the natural running training so for short runs I wear Newtons. It’s too soon in the transition to wear the Newtons for long runs to I go back to my Saucony. Love the Newtons so far!

  3. Great week!!!! Let me know how you like Jillian’s new DVD, I’m still trying to find a quick strength routine.

    1. 50 miles! Yikes! If I think about it too much it kind of freaks me out LOL

      Congrats on your first marathon Angela! It’s an amazing feeling isn’t it! I checked out BH’s DVDs. I’m still debating which ones to buy. Do you have a favorite? Thanks for the tip 🙂

      1. Wow 50 miles!! Good luck!

        And if you buy one BH DVD, get “Inside out Method Bob’s Without”. Two killer 30 minute workouts that will leave you in a puddle on the floor!

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