I had so much fun last week visiting my mom on the farm; and while out of town, I kept true to my workouts and healthy eating even with the fun size Mounds candy bars my mom had waiting for me and the birthday brownie she served Thursday night.

The weather was fantastic so it was easy to get outside and run. Strength training was mostly limited to body-weight resistance since mom’s dumbbells only go up to five pounds; however, I got quite good at holding a five and three-pounder together for a little more weight. I really need to remember to take my TRX or resistance tubing with me next time.

Here’s a little sampling of one of my workouts when I’m relying on my body weight for resistance:


And here are a couple of pictures from my Monday and Wednesday runs while on the farm…


And my Friday run along the New River…


Thursday night before we left my mom’s house, we celebrated my birthday a few days early with a brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce. It was amazing and all the better because I haven’t been eating much crap lately so it was truly a treat. 


Friday evening Bill and I met friends at Cabo Fish Taco for margaritas and shrimp tacos – both were outstanding, as was the time visiting with our friends!


Unbeknownst to us, our friend Katie snapped this picture as Bill and I walked from our tailgate to Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon. We were blissfully naive as to how horribly our Hokies would play, but we didn’t let it get us down. 


Photo credit: Katie

Here’s how the rest of my week went down… 



Fitness tools beyond the equipment in my gym that I used during the week included: 

Cameras used for blog photography include:


  • Questions:
  • What’s your favorite taco? ~Definitely shrimp for me!
  • Do you like Mounds? ~ Mounds and M&M’s are about the only candies I eat, but I don’t keep them around because they’re so tempting! 
  • Did you race this weekend? 


Have a great week!


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