Little Momma Show Me How You Move It…

I hope all the running Momma’s had a great Mother’s Day! (even the Mothers of furry kids (animals 😉 ) I was a lucky girl and was treated to breakfast in bed, spent the morning napping playing on the beach, the afternoon running on the trails with a friend, and the evening curled up with the Mr. watching Game of Thrones. Here is how this (me) running momma moved it last week:

Sunday- a.m.- 5 mile loop p.m.- 6 miles
Monday- a.m.- 7 miles p.m.-5 miles
Tuesday- a.m.- 8 miles p.m.-3 miles
Wednesday- 11 miles
Thursday- a.m.-6 miles p.m.-5 miles
Friday- a.m.-7 miles p.m.-5 miles
Saturday- 4 miles

I totaled 72 miles for this week. Can I say that I am still in shock that I am recovered? After spending January, February, March, and April in one level of pain or another it is still a mental & physical surprise to me every time I start a run and am not met with wincing pain. I wonder how long it will take me to realize my calf tear is healed and not feel scared the first 10 steps of a run?

The weather and temps have been gorgeous lately. After 3 years of living in the beautiful but GRAY Pacific Northwest the blue skies here have me falling in love. Here’s a few pics of where I ran this past week. Remember the old Sesame Street Game…”One of these things is not like the other?!?” Sadly one of the places I ran is not like the others 😉

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Where is your favorite place to run?

I love running on the beach but my ankles can’t stand it for long so my favorite place is on the trails at Seashore National Park in Virginia Beach. I do really miss the trails in Poulsbo, Washington too. They were amazing for hill training.

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25 thoughts on “Little Momma Show Me How You Move It…

  1. My favorite place to run is by the beach, but I am also loving running on trails in the hills lately. You have so many beautiful places to run! Congrats on getting all those miles in– cross training must have really helped you stay in top form.
    I would love to try doubles, but I would have to get a treadmill first. What kind do you run on? Do you like it?

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    • Thank you! I am very lucky to have some great places to run and I’m appreciating it every chance I get. Honestly about the treadmill, I got ours off craigslist for like $250. It’s a Proform model that’s not a high-end version so I was worried. It was such a great purchase!!! I’ve put in over 1000 miles on it over the last 3 years with zero issues. I highly recommend you check out craigslist before you fork over $1500 or so.

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  2. Glad to see you are geting the mileage back up Kris!! Those are some beautiful views well … except for the treadmill ha! 🙂 There are 3 places I like to run here in Florida where I live & they are all close to my house. One place is the historical downtown district of Tarpon Springs, FL. Running along the sponge docks is amazing and breath taking. Second is the historical downtown district of New Port Richey, FL which runs along a river for part of the run. And finally there is one route I run that starts in the woods & ends on the beach. It looks like you are going about your daily mileage in a smart way!! Keep up the good work speedster!! 🙂

    Run Happy!!! 🙂

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      • Well it just happens to be your day because I’m working on a post that will have pictures of my running spots. Your post inspired me 🙂 So its sounds as if you lived in Florida for a time. How long ago was it??

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  3. Glad your mileage increase is going well, but your title’s song is now stuck in my head and won’t go away, aggghh!! Your town definitely looks like a fun place to run.

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    • I apologize, lol. The problem is I have to run on the treadmill in the mornings (b/c of my kids) and I listen to music (very very bad music) while on there, then I post afterwards. I promise no more song lyric titles again anytime soon!!

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    • I ran in San Diego last summer and I was dying with how gorgeous it was! I’m hoping one day we will get to move there. Southern California sounds like such an athletically minded area.

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  4. Nice job with your mileage! Amazing 🙂

    My favorite place to run is anywhere near a beach like on a boardwalk or something. So pretty. But since I live in NY and I unfortunately don’t have a beach nearby, I love Central Park or down the west side highway near the water. There’s an obsession with water in my life. Haha

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  5. One amazing aspect of the military is getting to really know a place by running everywhere! Love that we get to RUN the country

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  6. Oh wow- those are some gorgeous places to run! Congrats on getting ate mileage up; it must feel great!
    My favorite place to run is the beach (when I’m on holidays) or trails in the Rocky Mountains.

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    • Wine and/or ice cream is my favorite pick-me-up. It ddepnes on the time of day and the company, really.Don’t stress too much (ha!) on not meeting your goal and feeling like crap. Every bad long run during training makes you that much more likely to have a great time come race day. That’s how it works.

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  7. Get at it! I love the beach too but you’re darn right it’s hard and sometimes hurts.

    I really enjoy running anywhere near water, makes you feel connected to nature.

    Glad you had a lovely Mother’s Day!

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  8. I just found your blog and I love it already! You made me laugh out loud with your little picture group. I love to run trails anywhere. Luckily I’m moving to a mountain in Ohio on Saturday, and there’s a trail from our actor compound to the state park! I don’t have to drive anywhere!! (The flipside of this is sometimes hikers wander into our compound by accident and get really freaked out upon seeing women in bras and boxer shorts cleaning guns (which we use in the show) and guys walking around in towels. Best.)

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    • Ha Ha Ha, about cleaning guns in sports bras. Sounds like an interesting place. Can I join you? I’m jealous you will get to run on the trails without driving. That’s a runners dream. Right now I am 5 miles from the trails..doable for 20 milers but the road there is not super runner friendly so I drive 99.9% of the time.

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      • It’s an outdoor drama, so we have horses and guns and all kinds of crazy stuff. You should check out Lost Colony if you have any time this summer, especially with the kids. It’s a similar kind of show on Roanoke Island all about the history of the English colony there. I’ve never seen it, but it’s supposed to be amazing.

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  9. way to go on the training and isn’t it crazy how fast we can recover and our body get into the swing of things again…umm, thank u muscle memory!!! haha. oh i WISH i could run on the beach more…well, only the wet sand that is. 😉 i’d say my fav. place to run is either on a cool trail with lots of trees…or the track. 🙂

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