Target & Taylor-Recap!

Why hello long time no talk!
I thought I’d share some amazing foodie finds from Target today!

First..
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Look how cheap they are! These are some of my favorite granola bars.  They really do taste like coconut and have 5g of protein so they’re more filling than other similar products.  I got 2 boxes because I couldn’t pass up that deal!

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Addicting.  Amazing.  Really like carrot cake. Only at Target. Boo.

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I needed a new tea and found this! Perfect for my breakfasts in the summer 🙂

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Another outrageous deal!  I guess this is the adult form of gummy snacks.

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OPI nail polish for 2 bucks!? Uh yes.. You can’t tell from the picture but it’s a really cool shade of silver.  Just another polish to add to my giant collection of probably 40 colors.

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Yeah, it’s not from Target but it’s such a good deal! I got a coupon in the mail for this free travel mug! Until the end of September it’s 95 cent refills, but only on hot coffee sadly 😦 I’ll miss my iced coffee but this is such a cute deal and the mug will last longer than September.   Another reason why DD is AMAZING.

Anyways.. this weekend I saw TSWIFT!
Our seats were a little high up..
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But not as high as this…
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Ed Sheeran really really impressed me.  He did a great set and now I’m listening to more of his music.  Taylor put on a fantastic show.  & yes I cried when she performed the song “All Too Well”
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Talk about perfect timing with this shot.
There were 45,000 people there and it was her 2nd show at the stadium!
I’m sad it’s over.. I got the tickets in November and I thought the day would never come!  

Besides the concert my mom and I did some serious shopping and walking.  It was a great weekend to spend with her because now I don’t live at home and I’m usually really busy!  We caught up on everything and it was great bonding.

OH! Running wise.. This happened Friday morning. It was awesome! I felt great the entire time.
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This half marathon is really starting to look like a reality for me.  My goal is to try to do 8 miles tomorrow.  I’m nervous but if I have to take walk breaks that’s fine with me!

Tonight I plan on getting a solid upper body and abs workout in at the gym so my legs are rested for my long run!

Any good foodie finds?
How do you prepare for a long run?

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Training Tuesday

Oh hello all! Since I have been away for awhile, I thought today would be a good time to discuss my fitness/health goals for over the summer.

Health
1. Drink more water
I can honestly go a whole day only drinking a drink at lunch and dinner.  Awful, I know.  I’ve been trying to up my water intake.. and I think it’s working due to the fact I went pee 6 times in the 1st 3 hours of work yesterday.
I’ve been trying to have tea in the morning, coffee, and 2 camelbaks full of water each day. So far during the week I’ve been doing great on this! The weekend.. not so much.

2. Cut out processed food. 
This has been a goal of mine for awhile and I am happy to say I really have cut down.  I probably only eat pretzels, popcorn or a granola bar every day.  The majority of my food is fruits, veggies, dairy and meat. Whoo! (This leads to a somewhat high grocery bill though.. and my college budget makes this hard)

Fitness
1. Train for a half marathon
I’ve been contemplating running one for about 2 months now.  There is one in Rochester I did a relay for last year and I’m aiming for that one again.  I know I need to get up to 10 miles on a long run in order to do so.  I’ve been bumping up mileage, putting in speed workouts and slowly increasing the length of my long runs.  This week I’m aiming for 7. AHHH.

2. Keep up with weight-lifting.
I love lifting weights.  If you look at photos from me a year ago, my arms are SO much more toned now.  Since I’m trying to focus on running my weight sessions have only been occurring maybe 2x a week.  It’d be nice if I could get up to 3x but we shall see…

3. Avoid injury
My upper left foot has kind of hurt on and off for almost a week now.  It started hurting after my 6.5 mile long run last week.  I think it was because I tied that particular shoe too tight on my foot.  RUNNERS! Is this why or is it something else?! Help!

Training Plan for Week
Sunday-Kayaking, 3 miles, abs (CHECK)
Monday-10 min elliptical, 10 min rowing, arm workout, abs (CHECK)
Tuesday-3.5 mile speed run
Wednesday-4 mile run, abs
Thursday-5:30 BodyPump
Friday-7 mile run, abs
Saturday & Sunday-REST why you may ask?!

Only seeing this amazing singer in concert in Canada Saturday night!
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Am I excited?! Yeah.. maybe a little 😉

Questions!
What are your goals?
Have you had foot pain like mine before? What was it from?
College students, how do you get produce etc cheap?

What I ate Wednesday #WIAW

Thanks to Jenn for hosting my 1st What I Ate Wednesday!
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<Due to the chaos of my birthday, I took some pictures over a course of a few days of what I ate.  I gotta be better at remembering!

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Birthday shot!
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Chipotle salad deliciousness! (Chicken, black beans, salsa, a little bit of cheese)

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Luke’s plate! Huge rack of ribs, fries (I stole a few), mac salad and corn bread.
He basically had his lunch all ready for him the next day!

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My plate at Dinosaur BBQ! Pulled pork, side salad w/ dressing on side, tomato cucumber salad
I took half the pork home for dinner Tuesday night!
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Breakfast-Cinnamon oats with strawberry pieces as topping. Mmmm!

My birthday was amazing! After dinner at Dinosaur where I ordered my 1st legal drink, my best friend came up and we got ready to go out! We hit 3 bars and I definitely got to have a variety of delicious drinks.  A few of my other friends came out and it was honestly a great time.  Low key but still a blast.  I couldn’t have asked for anything better!
Today my best friend and I went shopping and we got some great deals!  For 19 dollars at Victoria’s Secret I got pj pants and sweatpants! I also got a top, belt and tank top for 30 at another store and got 2 pairs of shorts for the summer at Kohls for 6 bucks! Absolutely can’t beat that!
My best friend and I also got piercings! Tragus to be exact.  It didn’t hurt at all and I can barely feel it now. I love how it looks!
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After my friend left I had dinner.  My leftover pork, a salad and an apple. Nothing special 🙂  Then I headed to the gym for a sweaty interval run on the treadmill and did some abs!  I love interval workouts.  They get you super sweaty and they’re hard work but go by sooo fast!

Back to the old grind today sadly.  Work, workout, dinner, relaxation, online class homework. Whoo!

What are your favorite workouts?

Tracey