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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Link-Up with SSS Bloggers!

Welcome visitors and new readers!  
This is a great way to find out more about me.   

Thanks to the SSS Bloggers for allowing me to be part of the Wednesday Link up!  Check them out!

fitness survey

1.  Run or Walk?  
I started to run for weight loss and fell in love even though I had always been one of those people who said, "I can't run," and, "I hate to run."  I'm currently injured and shouldn't be running, but I miss it so much.  It's such a stress relief.  I've tried to sneak in a few short runs because I really do enjoy the feeling I have during and after.  The first mile or so is usually still hard for me, but once I get going, I feel like I could run forever!  I really should try to let my foot heal, but I'm a horrible patient at being patient!
2.  Elliptical or Treadmill?
This is a tough one... I used to only like the elliptical, but once I started running I haven't touched the elliptical.  I guess maybe I should try it again.  If I had a choice of elliptical, treadmill, or running outside, I'd most definitely pick outside!   I call the treadmill the 'dreadmill, but I still think I'd pick that over the elliptical!
3.  Longest distance you’ve ever ran(or walked or biked)?
The longest I've ever run is 13.2 miles... a 1/2 marathon that went a little long.
The longest I've ever biked is 140 miles, but it was spread out over 3 days.  Someday I'd like to do an ironman which includes 112 miles of biking in one day after swimming and before running a marathon.  I guess I better get on that training huh?!
4.  How many days a week do you work out?
When not injured I try to do something everyday.  I usually try to run 3-4 days, bike 2-3 days, and swim 1-2 days.  Some days I do two (i.e. swim + bike.)  When I need a rest day, I do strength training or walk with my family.
5.  What’s your favorite cold weather recipe?
Honestly, I'm a horrible cook.  My mom is awesome, but I guess I should have paid more attention to what she did while she made those delicious meals.  I try my hardest to replicate them, but they just never tastes as good.  I can cook/bake a few things... I just don't do it very often.

My favorite fall meal is Chicken Paprikash- A good fattening German Dish!

6. Do you lift weights?
I just started to try to learn how to use kettlebells.  I have used handheld weights before, but I feel the moves I do are boring and not doing much for me.  I'd LOVE for someone to recommend a video or website for either kettlebells or hand weights.  I don't do gym machines, but I need to do strength training.
7. Do you have a dream race you want to participate in? 
I guess my dream would be to someday participate in the Ironman World Championships in Kona.  I think it's a pretty far fetched dream though.  I figure if I start now, I might place in my age group when I'm 70!  Maybe when I'm 70 I can earn a spot to Kona.  The key will be to stay fit and healthy until I'm 70 I guess.  Who knows... stranger things have happened.

I was asked to share a race or training photo...  I'll try to share a few just for fun!

Here is me and my oldest of 3 getting ready to do a color run- she was SO excited!

My first of many double-handed wave pictures!

This is me and my oldest and middle child getting ready for a local 5K and kids race!  They both did great.  I was so proud of them for wanting to run and neither stopped to walk at all.  #proudmommymoment!

Notice the same double-hand wave... It must be my signature move when I see a camera!

I'd love some new readers and some new blogs to follow!  Leave a comment here with your blog link and I'll check it out.  You can also find me on Twitter @micheleontherun


  1. I can't wait to see photos of WHEN you compete in the iron man!

  2. Love your finish line photos. I personally love the double hand wave. =)

  3. Love the photos!! Found you from the linkup!! I'm over at

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  5. I have a few hand held weight videos and Jillian Michaels standing abs pinned,
    An iron man would be cool! I'm training for my first full marathon then thinking maybe a sprint tri after that. I'm not very good at the biking and swimming part though.

    And thanks for linking up!

  6. 140 miles is a long way to bike! That's impressive!