Fit Approach #NoExcuses 2015 Challenge for Piper



Today I’m sharing my #NoExcuses for 2015 as part of the Fitapproach  Challenge. Check out this Mad Lib that I filled out!

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Hey 2015, it’s me Piper (a.k.a Anna)

This year I would like to not be injured/get stronger, play outside with our girls more and run my first FULL Marathon.

It would also be super-duper awesome if I also did the crow pose without face planting this year. It’s not a resolution, though, just a reminder to myself to try and have the best year yet because I want to get stronger.

The thing I am looking forward to most this year is spending time with my whole family; husband and our girls.

I’ll use the one thing that truly gets me out of bed in the morning which is my daughters to help me get up, get energized and get after my #NoExcuses 2015.

Speaking of excuses (ahem), my very favorite excuse is being exhausted after a full days work and full-time mommy duty and I have used it to get out of doing the dishes and the laundry on more than 1,000,000 occasions.

I vow to move my body and be more healthy this year even if it means I have to work out at 8 pm when the girls go to bed.

Even if my alarm clock gets eaten by the dog in the middle of the night, I’ll still have my girls to wake me up in the morning 🙂

I will stop blaming the girls/husband  for drinking the rest of the chocolate milk when everyone knows it was really me.

My  hamstrings are not the reason I make excuses. I will show my hamstrings who’s boss this year and get my strengthening on.

I know that running is better than not working out.

I will reward myself by getting new running gear/clothing.

No Excuses 2015 has just begun and already I am imagining myself a winner. I can’t wait to rock a hoodie from Augusta Active. I can’t wait till my sweaty friends are jealous of how fresh, clean and spunky  I am between workouts with help from ShowerPill body wipes. I can see myself rocking crow pose in new Rock The Course Leggings from Actio926 and looking fit and fly while doing it. And of course, I’ll be taking my workouts to the next level and improving my posture with my new ActivMotion Bar to help me train for my next  42.2 km race with Sasquatch Racing.

Oh, and let’s not forget how amazing my capris will smell in my / during my yoga class after washing with some WIN Detergent. And lastly, I’ll keep rocking my 2015 with clean eats and nutrition from Beaming with Health!

Tag, Tweet, shout-out, call, text, fax or email 3 friends to take this survey and share how they will have a #NoExcuses 2015. Remind your friends to simply fill in the underlined parts!

Three friends:

Elle @ Eat Run Sail 

Amy @ Crazy Mama Runs 

Amy @ Fitness Meets Frosting

Anyone else have a #NoExcuses 2015 goals to share?

It’s almost mid month – how are your New Year’s Resolutions going?

Umm, I signed up for another race.

About a month ago I was talking to a friend of mine and she asked if there were any races when she was home on vacation early August. So, I looked up what was going on and found one that would work for her. Then she asked me to run it with her and I said yes, of course!

Though I hadn’t planned on running any races in July or August, I couldn’t say no to her. I rarely get to see her so it was a golden opportunity.

"A Shore Thing" #4354

“A Shore Thing” #4354

Right now, I am focused on my half marathon training and this race fell at a good time in my schedule. I made a few changes to my runs this past weekend to allow for a 10k long run on today. {Monday’s a holiday here and my last day of vacation}.

Flat Piper:

Flat Piper - Good To Go!

Flat Piper – Good To Go!

I still have to decide on what shoes I am going to wear! My {new} New Balance or my trusty Asics ….decisions, decisions.

Asics or New Balance ???

New Balance or Asics ???

Goals for my 10k:

A: Best Case or Ultimate Goal: New Personal Best under 57:17

B: Race Day Goal: Under 60 minutes

C: Almost Guaranteed Goal: Finish the race and have fun with my friends.

It’s a flat course on a gravel trail which is going to be a nice change to running on the road. I’m unsure if there are any hills or inclines … basically I’m doing this course without knowing it. I know a number of people running it which is also kinda fun 🙂 I’m looking forward the run because this race hasn’t been my focus the last two weeks so I’m hoping the pressure is off and I just have fun.

Don’t get me wrong, if I can push it and get a PB…I will …wouldn’t you?

Happy Monday!

Anyone race this weekend? 

Check me out on Instagram for updates 🙂