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Dec 17

Weekly Recap: Strong Workouts and a Relaxing Weekend

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | blogging

Happy Monday everyone!  My weekend was so relaxing, and it was much needed after a VERY stressful week.  On Friday I went to 2 holiday parties and ate, drank and socialized to my heart’s content.  But on Saturday and Sunday, I vegged all day…I watched Chiefs Football and Nebraska Volleyball,  the first season of Homeland (what an amazing show!), and had the less pleasant activity of taking down my Senegalese twists, detangling, and washing my hair.  My shoulders are still aching from my hours of hard work!

My Boyfriend and I at a great Holiday Mixer!

Workouts

Monday 12/9: 2.41 mile run on the treadmill, then hip strengthening exercises

Tuesday 12/10: Boot Camp Class, much more cardio intense, struggled through (too many burpees!)

Wednesday 12/11:  Core and More Class

Thursday 12/12:  Boot Camp Class, more focus on weights.  Upgraded myself to 8 pounds…tough!

I intended to run on Saturday morning with my running buddies, but we’ve had such COLD weather lately, and I had too much fun on Friday to get up before 8 am!

Blog Updates

Additionally, over the weekend I spent a lot of time reading various articles about how to make Run With No Regrets a better place!  As a new blogger (I just passed my 5 month blogiversary), there’s so much more I want to do…

  • I gave the site a facelift…how do you like the new color?  Hopefully it doesn’t hurt your eyes!
  • I created a Site Map for Run With No Regrets (RWNR) so that I’ll be easier to find.
  • I added a Contact Me section that includes a contact form and all my social media pages.
  • I’m adding a Recommendations Section to the bottom of each post, using Engageya.  I originally planned to use Shareable, but it’s not easily compatible for Blogger.
  • I’m learning to use PicMonkey!  What an amazing site, that allows you to edit photos for free!  I just used the program to make the picture above and it was so easy!
  • I’m also looking forward to trying out Share As Image to turn text into images!
  • And lastly, I want to learn how to make images using PowerPoint!  Figures that I use a Chromebook laptop which isn’t Windows-friendly…but I’ll make it work!

I hope these changes make RWNR a better place to be!  I appreciate everyone who has dropped by and shared their experiences…keep coming back!  I’m looking forward to increasing my engagement with you and getting to know other running bloggers out there!

How was your weekend?  Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?  Have you finished shopping yet (I haven’t!)?  If you blog, what resources have been helpful for you?

Nov 08

RWNR Updates: Running Bloggers, Instagram and I Won EnergyBits!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | blogging

What a busy week it’s been!  There has been a LOT going on, in the real world, and the blogging world.  I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been keeping my head down the past few days and working on making Run With No Regrets the best it can be!

First the real world stuff:  I had a crazy busy week of working out!  I had physical therapy on Monday, Wednesday and Friday after work, Core and More (cardio kickboxing) Class on Wednesday during lunch, and Boot Camp on Tuesday and Thursday.  I’m sooo sore now…Boot Camp day especially kicked my butt!  I’ll be writing all about it very soon!

Next, I have joined the Running Bloggers network!  And there’s now a pretty badge on this page.

running bloggers badge

This is a way for me to really get Run With No Regrets on the map!  I’ve found some great running blogs to follow thanks to the site, and now I’m hoping others will find me since that I’m affiliated with the Running Bloggers!

I have also joined Instagram!  Follow me at runwithnoregrets!  If you look on the sidebar, you should see the photos I’ve taken so far.  I haven’t posted anything exciting yet, just a couple of my breakfasts and a look inside my typical workouts.  I plan to use Instagram to promote the blog, and I’ll be using the hashtag #RWNR.  Thanks to my sis for the suggestion!

Lastly, I’m so excited that I won a Giveaway for Energy Bits from one of my favorite blogs, Life’s Philsophie!  Thanks Sophie!!  They haven’t come in the mail yet, but when they do, I’ll be sure to tell you how I like them!

It’s my first Fitness Friday linkup too!  So happy to be here and looking forward to meeting new people!  Thanks to everyone who has dropped by to read the blog, and thanks for all the Blog Lovin’!

Are you on Instagram?  What types of fitness-related pages do you follow?  How do you handle working out 5 days in a row?  Let me know with a comment!

Jul 12

Hello!

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | blogging , running

This is my inaugural post here at “Run With No Regrets”.  Welcome!  I really look forward to sharing my experiences as I run, try new workouts and get healthier and stronger.  But most of all, I’m excited about learning from my readers, so I hope to gain some followers along the way!

So who am I, and what I am up to?  To learn about me and my running so far, check out My Journey and My Races.  Right now, I’m working on building up my mileage to 10 miles a week.  I’m also in the middle of a month long Burpee Challenge which has been pretty tough!

Yesterday I FINALLY bought a new pair of running shoes.  The running store, Rittenhouse Sports Specialities, was recommended by a friend, and I’m so glad I went.  The owner is awesome and very honest about the shoe industry.  After trying to become a forefoot runner, I absolutely agree with her that it does more harm than good messing with your running form.  I lost 5 good months of running because of it, but I digress…

I tried on maybe 6 pairs of shoes, ran around the store with them, and really took my time.  I was torn between a pair of Saucony and Asics, but went with the Asics GT-2000’s.  They’re so pretty!  I’m just nervous because I really want these shoes to work for me.  Wearing the right running shoes is SO important!

Asics GT-2000’s…my new shoes!

My next post will be about my first run with the new shoes!  I look forward to hearing your insights  Thanks for reading, and please comment and say hello! Cheers!

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