I am usually asleep within 8 minutes of my head hitting the pillow, if not faster. So when I spend half the night up, tossing and turning, I am an unhappy camper. Last night, it probably took me about an hour to fall asleep and I was annoyed beyond belief. For some reason, my head wanted to run through every random possible scenario it could think of for every possible thing that was happening in the next six months. I was yawning, yet panicking that I was going to forget to do something before the wedding. I was wishing that C would wake up so I could talk to him. But he didn’t. When I was about to give up (and get up to create a list of DIY projects to work on, yeah, I’m that cool), I finally fell asleep. Only to wake up from a dream that I was driving a delivery truck that was pretty much rigged up as a bomb. What is up with my brain?!

I was happy when I woke up this morning to see that my Victoria’s Secret order shipped.

In less than 48 hours! Score. I bought three swimsuits, one because it was on clearance and two to see if I like them for Jamaica. I know I have some serious work to do on these stomach rolls abs… anyone up for an intense summer training plan?

This morning I ended up running in the rain. There was only a 40 percent chance of rain, which usually means clear skies, but halfway through, it started pouring. I was shielded for some of it because of the trees in Prospect Park, but did get a little soaked. It helped to take my mind off my legs because they are still sore from the half. Which made for an interesting burpee challenge day…

***Burpee Challenge: Day 7***
This was by far the roughest day of burpees, holy cow. Full update about it tomorrow, but my legs were so sore that it was hard to keep the jumps going. I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this for a week… and more importantly, I can’t believe that I haven’t forgotten to do it at all! Below is a brief update I’ll post daily (thanks to my SweatPink sisters for the idea!) about the challenge and my thoughts… (want to contribute? Feel free to send me your thoughts about a particular day and I’ll feature you! Email is bklynrunning (at) gmail.com.)

DAY 6: The 30-Day Burpee Challenge
1. How many burpees did you do? 
2. When did you do your burpees? How long did it take you? I didn’t work out yesterday so I did them as I was cooking dinner. My legs were sore from the half marathon, but it wasn’t too bad. I did 10 and then took a break. It probably took me around 3 minutes.
3. Most importantly, how do you feel after day 6? My back and arms are no longer sore and I think it is getting a little easier to do these. While I’m doing more than before, I can handle doing more in a row without a break. I still get super out of breath! I can’t believe that, considering I feel like I have a strong cardio base.


…and the moment you have all been waiting for, the winner of the CLICK Espresso Protein Powder Giveaway!! A big thank you all for entering the contest and sharing it with all of your followers. Drum roll please…

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Until the next contest!


Do you fall asleep right away? Do you have any training plans for the summer? 

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