RunCLE40- Eating better and more miles

Week 3 of training was good! I’m feeling a little bit stronger day by day and that is exciting! I have also started to eat a little bit better. Yeah, I know. I’m as shocked as you are! Work is hosting a biggest loser contest for the next few months so I figured double motivation to eat better, loose the darn cookie weight from the holidays and get my ass back into some decent shape. Now, I am not one to harp on healthy eating because I sure do enjoy myself a hostess cupcake as much as the next guy, but I know moderation and eating MOSTLY healthy is key. Side note: to this day, I strongly regret not paying as much attention to my nutrition class in college as I should have, but at least I have Pintrest! So, I’m eating better, I have more energy, I feel way more focused and sleeping like a baby. A baby that puts two other babies to bed and then gets up at the ass crack, but I digress. Eating better is a great idea!  Some of my favorite healthy snacks are: hard boiled eggs, peanut butter toast, lots of berries and apples and vanilla yogurt with some granola in it. It’s a start and a step in the right direction.

Since May seems like it’s right around the corner, I’m thinking of other races that I can run to prep for May. I may possibly do the Youngstown Distance classic which is March 5th. It’s a half marathon, but I think it would help me get in race mode. I’m also considering the Hall of Fame half in April. And for a post CLE race, I’m really excited to be a part of the Youngstown half marathon that is an inaugural race June 4th, I think it’s a great way to celebrate my birthday weekend too!

It was a good week of training. Working out on my lunch break is what I have found to be the key for my success. It’s a win- win really. It doesn’t take time away from the kids in the evenings and it really energizes me mid-day to help me be focused for the rest of the day. Lots of people have asked how I can fit it all in. Generally, I get 35-40minutes to work out. And yes, I can fit in a 1 minute shower to rinse off the sweat. I don’t do much to my hair, but 100% of the time I am really happy that I took the time to go.
Here is what last week looked like for me
Trip home from Buffalo
3 miles at lunch 11:24 pace
Long meeting at lunch- no lunch workout- grrr
4 miles with Lynanne
TBT class- cardio and weights
3 miles
7 miles in the sun- what???   YES, the SUN in January in OHIO!
Things you should know this week:
  • New this year, all participants will receive and awesome CLE 40th anniversary keychain!

  • If you are reading this as a new year’s resolutioner then congratulations! You made it past Janurary 17th which is ditch day, the day that most people give up on their resolutions!  I’m so proud of your for sticking with it! It’s not always easy and way more fun to say in bed, keep watching that show and the list goes on, but if you want the result you need to stick it out!
  • If you want a chance to run the Cleveland Marathon with me for free- Check out my friend Andrew’s blog for a chance to win! He’s a fellow ambassador and a bad ass runner!

And be sure to see what all of my other fellow ambassadors are doing! You can also follow me on IG @running_with_jazzhands!

Have a jazz-tastic week!


  1. YAY! Glad you had a good week - sorry about the long lunch meeting BUT I HAVE NO IDEA HOW YOU DO LUNCH RUNS. I barely make time to eat lunch and not at my desk - getting in a workout sounds like something I would easily put off. You go, girl!!

    Doing a race your birthday weekend sounds great!! I didn't get one in - but i should have! It was so warm here!

  2. Thank you for the inspiration! I am still formulating my training plan. I am doing the 8K. I need to get my behind in gear!


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