Friday, February 24, 2017

Fitness Friday

I have a problem with blogging consistently.  For example, I published a grand total of four blog posts in 2016.  Four posts!  I guess this is an extreme example of blog slacking, but the point is, I need due dates and prearranged plans to help me blog consistently.  So, today I am rolling out my first regularly scheduled blog post. Introducing…

Here’s how this is going to go down:
   1. EVERY Friday, I am going to publish a fitness related post.
   2. For the first few weeks, I am going to follow the same template (see below).
   3. Eventually, I will conduct fitness challenges and demand that you get involved.
   4. I’ll be nice, I promise.

Why should you care?  I don’t necessarily stick to a conventional fitness routine, but for my entire life I have enjoyed being physically active and I have managed to be consistently fit.  I am in shape because I am not afraid to look silly or try new things.  I think I can motivate the loafers, encourage the folks that have fallen off of the fitness bandwagon, and entertain the health professionals.

Let’s get to it…

What’s new: On February 1st, I started a 40-day running challenge.  The goal is to hit 150 miles by day 40.  This is a challenge that my husband is doing at his high school (to clarify, he is a teacher and a coach, not a high school student). Today marks day #24 and I have done 92.25 miles, so I am right on track. If I make it the whole way, I get a t-shirt!

Changes to my routine:  I am taking a break from strength training and yoga until I complete the running challenge.

Running: Total mileage this week: 30 miles
Longest Run: 6.5 miles
Shortest Run: 3.75 miles
Craziest Run: 5 miles outdoors in sunny 64-degree weather…in FEBRUARY! It doesn’t get much crazier than this in Michigan.

Strangest Physical Activity Performed: I danced with a goat*

Most challenging physical activity performed with a 2-year-old: My daughter likes to keep me active!  This week, she challenged me with a slinky.  She likes throwing her slinky down the basement stairs, and she LOVES watching me retrieve it no less than 32 times in a row.   

Weirdest Food: Usually, this category will be reserved for unique healthy foods that have helped me keep my taste buds fit.  Typically, I will include foods that are a bit wild, maybe even trendy, that I have dared to sample so that I can share my outrageous eating experiences with you.  This week?  One big unhealthy word: CAKE.

When every person in your household celebrates their birthday in the same week, you are bound to eat copious amounts of cake.

It started with a birthday party sheet cake…

Then, because my daughter misinterpreted sheet cake as SHEEP cake, this happened…

And, even though a sheep cake is pretty unique, the winner of the weirdest food of the week goes to…

 The Neapolitan Cake!!!

That’s right! A 3-layer swirl of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry courtesy of my sister, the cake baker extraordinaire.  It was beautiful, insanely delicious, and weighed about 50 pounds.


Fitness highlight of the week:  I made it to day 24 of my running challenge without collapsing.

Goals for next week: Continue running, attempt mall walking, and eat less cake.

It has been a busy, fun and adventurous week!

Questions: What was your fitness highlight this week? Weirdest food: How did you keep your taste buds fit?

Enjoy Life!

Miss Nutralicious

*In case you need more details, I went to a goat show at a petting farm and my daughter volunteered me to dance with the star of the show.  It was a brief but vigorous workout.

FYI, This is the goat show host, not me. The star of the show is on the right.


  1. I would always volunteer people I know to dance with goats at petting zoos. Your daughter is one smart young woman.

    Also, I somehow forgot you're in Michigan. Yes, that's surprisingly awesome weather for February. Michigan's weather is the reason I won't visit except during summer months. ;)

    1. Until the goat show, I had no idea that goats could dance! I learned MANY goat facts that day and I think it's only a matter of time before I have the opportunity to showoff my new knowledge. Meanwhile, I'll just pretend like I know nothing about the animal until the perfect moment arises. ;)