Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Runday Favorite Moments

If more than a week goes by between runs, I start to get anxious. I shared my last run with mrC and dC at the Cape on Instagram. I love running with the kiddos, but hate when it's the last one for awhile.

Fast forward to today. Tropical Storm Roke threatened Hong Kong this morning. Every few minutes a new alert would ring through the apartment: high wind warning, tropical storm warning, ferry service suspended. I knew that if I was going to run, I had to do it before the bad weather actually arrived.

Here are my Sunday Runday Favorite Moments:

2 miles using a 4:1 interval. This is such a big improvement for me. Not that long ago I was running 20 second intervals. PS ---> my face was on fire (almost as bright as my tank) because it was so humid!

Morning runs in our little neighborhood. Although the clouds were moving in quickly, it didn't rain at all during the run. Lots of people were out running and biking. We even saw the mad dash of people trying to get off the island before the ferry service stopped.

Neighborly doggie greetings. This little guy lives in the apartment next to ours. We usually only hear him greeting his owner, but today he said hi to us.

Lacing up my Mizunos. It always feels good, especially after a longer than normal break. (available on Amazon)

My running partner had a good run today. We probably would have made it to the top of the hill without stopping if I hadn't called for a walk break. His Mizunos are pretty sweet too (shown here in red).

Post run breakfast. Gluten-free protein pancakes. I use Bob's Red Mill pancake mix and add in BRM protein powder. Easy peasy and oh so yummy!

Biofreeze! My right bicep is soooo sore that I had to try this. It isn't a miracle worker, but it definitely allowed me to straighten my arm without bursting into to tears! (great price on Amazon)

Today was a great way to end my quieter than normal week ---> quick recap:

Monday - Got in an airplane in the US...

Tuesday - Got out of an airplane in Hong Kong (we lose a day when we return)

Wednesday - took a walk

Thursday - took a walk

Friday - Bodypump!

Saturday - Active recovery yoga

Tomorrow I'm diving back into carb cycling eating and workouts 100% to make up for my two weeks at the Cape. I'll be sharing my results after that.

BTW - it barely rained today. The tropical storm fell apart as it got closer, so by 2:00 things were back to normal around here.

Today I'm linking up with Tricia and Holly for the Weekly Wrap!


  1. Would love to hear more about your carb cycling and how it works for you

    1. Update post coming soon!

    2. Can't wait for your update post. I just signed up for Round 2 of FWTFL. I'm in Week 6 of first round. Can see some arm definition but really hoping to see legs change and lose a few pounds.

  2. I love Mizunos! Those are a great color! I'm glad to hear the tropical storm fizzled out. I can only imagine how humid it was with one of those on the horizon. I have a drawer full of Biofreeze. The little individual packets are often included in our race packets.

  3. As you know, I am a huge fan of Mizuno sneakers too!

    I always keep a tube of Biofreeze in the house - it really does work wonders!
    I'll have to try the Bob's Red Mill pancake mix soon - those pancakes look delicious!

  4. Looks like you had a solid Sunday! Those pancakes.... yum;-)

  5. Does it feel good to be back? Or do you miss the US?

    Glad you didn't get much of a storm.

  6. Hope you had fun at the Cape.

    A week without running would make me anxious too.

    Glad you missed the storm. Those pancakes look delish.

    Thanks for linking up.

  7. That pancake combo sounds like a great idea! I don't do hot breakfasts often during summer but I can always go for some pancakes.

  8. All that excitement and then hardly any rain. Good thing you didn't give in to the weather forecast and skip your run.


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