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Kill it Monday workout and RAGNAR

Hello!  I have survived another sleepless weekend!!  I ran my first Ragnar race.  We ran the Wasatch Back from Logan to Park City.  It was an experience!  We were pretty lucky being in Van 1.  Crazy huge event!!  I was super lucky to run one of my legs during sunrise and the other during sunset.  Favorite times of the day!!  Overall, we had a great time.  Loved my friends and the laughs and fun.  Some of us felt very and slightly sick, but for the most part we stayed strong.  Everyone loved our RAGDOLL team and cute sparkly skirts.  Here is a collection of pictures from the event!

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I was SUPER tired Saturday night and most of Sunday.  I felt great this morning and ended up following a HARD workout.  Just what I love for Monday!!  This is what I did at the gym!  It was hard and I was sweating.  I had to cruise to get this in under an hour!  And then, I wanted to get a 4 mile run in while my kids went to piano.  I’ve been using my Garmin lately and it’s been a fun added challenge to try and keep under a certain pace or run a distance faster than normal.  I felt worked after all that!


Tricep Pullovers

Decline Pushups

Smith Machine Squats

Hamstring Leg Curl

Bent Over Barbell Row


Bench Press

Pull Ups

Step Ups With Weights

One Legged Squats


Pushups to Side Plank

Kettlebell Swing


Dumbbell Flys


Reverse Grip Lat Pulldown

Renegade Dumbbell Rows

During my run, something must have been in the air because I was sneezing and runny nosing for most of the day!  Later in the evening my daughter and I had a date and went to see A Fault In Our Stars.  My allergies went along well with the movie.  Puffy and crying eyes and a runny nose.  We had a fun time!

I’ll end with two beautiful songs from the movie.  So pretty!  (:

Time to mix things up


Happy Workout Wednesday day!  I have a great overall body workout that I did with my friends yesterday.  Behold:

Tabata plank for 8 minutes (20 seconds on 10 seconds off)

8 stations 1 1/2 minute each for 3 rounds


High Sumos


Chest press or flys

Frog hops

Bicep Curls

Mountain Climbers

Side to side push ups

We finished with 100 walking lunges with a leg lift and 100 side abs (50 each side)

I love working out with my friends, but I workout harder when I’m solo!  I need to STEP up my game!  When I work out harder and I’m not talking MORE often, I eat a lot CLEANER.  I used to go to the BEST boot camp classes at Gold’s that left me completely fatigued.  I’m going to up my HIIT (high intensity interval training).  I’ve gained a few extra pounds and I’m bugged.  I’m giving myself 2 weeks to get to my goal.  Maybe sooner (:  This is what my workouts will look like:

MONDAY: 6 mile tempo run.  Legs.

TUESDAY: My full body workout.  3 mile interval run.  Body Attack

WEDNESDAY: Back and Bi’s  Zumba

THURSDAY: 4 mile tempo run.  Body Combat.  Shoulders

FRIDAY: Chest and Tri’s  Spin.

SATURDAY:  Long Run 8-12 miles

That looks pretty intense I know.  I’m going to try it for a couple weeks and see how it goes!  This weekend we have a little getaway planned with some of our favorite friends!  A couple days of hot tubbing, movies, hiking, games, karaoke, and more.  I soooooo need a relaxing break!!  I’m going on my favorite run tomorrow morning with my friends before we leave but then I’ll hit this schedule hard on Monday!!

Find what motivates you.  This chick’s body makes me what to keep at it.  Perfect arms.  Her top is one of my favorites too.  Under Armour.

e7b801155f57ef18fb5976dd461a6dbc Have a happy FALL weekend!!

I just discovered this new song.  I’m into Imagine Dragons lately.  Perfect for HALLOWEEN and your next WORKOUT!!!


Well!  We had a FUN weekend!!  Saturday was especially nice as I was with my youngest scalawags for most of the day!!

securedownloadThe weather was so nice!  The day started out with my daughter and her friend running a 5k!  I do believe this was the first race she has done.  Later on that day she told me,”Mom, ya know, I really don’t like running.  I thought I would, running with my friends, but I really don’t.”  Ha ha!  I’ve told her many times that it’s o.k. if she doesn’t like to run.  She sees how much I like it and she thought she would like it.  That might change.  I didn’t really like to run at 12 either!

securedownload-1I didn’t run.  I cheered them along the race course and yelled as they ran through the finish line!  This morning however, I thought I’d give my 6 miler a go!  My body didn’t like that and my brain was remembering what I did a little over a week ago.  My heel started bugging me and my legs still felt rather weary.  I gave it a good effort, but I think I’ll be spinning and lifting this week.

I ate WAY too much this weekend and I am SERIOUS this time about not giving in on my goals!!  Only healthy eating for me.  I MIGHT give myself a 3 hr. eat whatever I want window on Sunday!  Here is the usual list (:

  • Write down what I eat
  • 5 fruits and vegetables a day
  • No eating past 7:30 p.m.
  • Jamie Eason weights 6 days a week

And of course NO SUGAR!!!  I want to keep this up till the last 3 days of October.  AND…if I do, I’m going to the GAP and buying myself a new outfit.  They have the cutest stuff right now!

Back to my fun weekend with the kids!!!  After our 7 am 5k, I hurried home to gather up my 2 kidlets and we went to brother’s football game, which they LOST!!  First loss of the season and the other team was super awful!  We had a yummy lunch after and then we went home for a bit.  I had to sit out back in the sun for a half hour or so!!!  We ran up to Lagoon a little bit later and had such a fun time riding the rides, walking around, and enjoying all the Halloween decorations!  AFTER Lagoon, we made a quick stop at a new shopping center close by.  Loved it!!!  I need to go back with my girlfriends.  We bought pumpkins at the grocery store!  We didn’t get home till dinner time.  The BIG football game was at 8:30 and we went over to the cousins to watch that.  Fun times with a bunch of little league football boys rooting for the wrong team (:  UTAH won (as usual)  Hee hee!

2 songs I LOVE today.  An oldie Bon Jovi-Always * and the funniest video my daughter showed me.  Makes me smile (:  Brave by Sara Bareilles.  Love it!!  Be BRAVE!!



Today is the most beautiful day!  Fall.  Leaves.  Trail Runs.  I am 99.9% over my marathon soreness!  The leaves are starting to change and I need to get out on the trails.  I’m hoping my friends are up for several more mountain runs this season!  Tomorrow is a 5k at my daughter’s school and she actually came to me and said she wanted to run it!  We’ll see how she feels about 3 miles!  She is my most NOT a runner of all my kids!

I mentioned I’d talk about lowering your metabolism and decreasing body fat.  From the article I read in Max Muscle, most of the suggestions are things I harp about all the time.  Yay for me (:  Here’s the list:

  • Exercise, especially weight training.
  • Eat smaller portions of protein 3 or more times a day.
  • Eat 5-6 small meals a day.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat high fiber foods.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Focus on breathing, especially when working out.
  • Add fish and fish oils to your diet.

There you have it!!!  Starting officially on Monday (:  I’m going to work on a few of my weaknesses.  I want to lean out some more.  I’ll be doing several of the above listed pointers!!  I’m looking forward to fast runs, hard weights, and MORE sleep!

We had a good week!  My Mom celebrates her birthday tomorrow!  My sister and I took her to dinner and the mall!!  Cute Mom!

securedownload-3We went to a mall that I rarely go to and I was surprised with happiness when I saw my favorite symbol!!  LULU!!

securedownload-2 I love walking through Lululemon and I didn’t even buy a thing, not even a headband!  Yesterday morning I decided to do a video at home.  That’s not really recommend by me!  I’d much rather run or be at the gym, but I had my little babe at home with me and sometimes a video is easier.  I think Billy Blank’s is pretty cool too!!  Please ignore my half ripped apart basement.  This room is next on our list.  We need new flooring and paint.  One side of the room with be a wall of mirrors for my daughter’s dance studio.  Lots of good winter projects we’ll get to soon!!

securedownload-1 securedownloadI’m silly!  GREAT weekend we have to look forward to!  I’ve got to get my Utah flag out!  It’s the big rivalry football game with our favorite teams around here!  PARTY!!

Last but not least a quote and a couple songs.  I forgot I liked this song the other day when it came on the radio.  My Immortal.  Then, I found this one too that I almost like more called My heart is broken.  Nice piano.  New songs to learn for me!  Always smile (:


August Sundays

I do have seriously good nutrition and health tips to give, but today is the start of a new month and I need to post last month’s SUNDAY OUTFITS!  Here I am, mostly with my cutie son who likes being in the picture with me!

Top-Forever 21 Skirt-J Crew Shoes-J Crew

Top-Forever 21
Skirt-J Crew
Shoes-J Crew

Top-Izod Skirt-Talbots Shoes-Dillard's


Top-Ann Taylor Loft Skirt-Bettie Page Shoes-Zappos

Top-Ann Taylor Loft
Skirt-Bettie Page

Sweater-Gap Skirt-Boden Shoes-Greece


I have a pretty tight schedule this week and I won’t be able to breath a sigh of relief until Sunday evening!  I have 3 small goals that I want to keep for the next 2 WEEKS!!

1-Weigh 128

2-Protein shake everyday (The super duper kind with fruit and spinach!)

3-No eating past 7:30 p.m.

I think I can handle that!  I can’t believe it’s September!  The days, weeks, months, and years keep moving at breakneck speed.  I’m working on a MASTER marathon playlist that I’ll be sharing soon as well.

Here’s a sweet COUNTRY song I’ll be adding to the list!  Work, Inspire, and Trust you can Kick it this week and always!

Day 20

Sorry!  I haven’t been updating my fit life, probably because it hasn’t been too fit lately!  I know you are all going to be SHOCKED, but I CAVED a little bit over the weekend with my NO SUGAR challenge!  Those of you that know me  are laughing at me (:  All is well!!  I’m the creator of my own goals, so I will tag on a few days at the end and call it 100 DAYS!!!  Hee hee!  I’m not even going to list the many excuses for falling off the wagon.  I will say that I’m DONE and I’m running far away from that and it won’t happen again (:

Let’s talk about running.  I have reached the hardest week in my marathon training.  I need a 10 miler and a 20 miler this week.  A very small nagging pain has started bugging me a little too!!!  AHHHH!!!  Saturday we ran 15 miles after running 6 miles the day before and my right calf muscle started feeling it!  I rubbed it out, foam rolled it, sat in a cold bath, ibuprofined it, and took a couple days off.  Today we ran 10 miles up the canyon and it felt better, but the pain kind of moved a little to the side of my calf?  Anyway, I decided to try an old person thing (I shouldn’t say that) and buy some compression calf guards.  Here is what they look like:

mcXH4UAONSNxG8La4JUTpIwI’m gonna look sooo cool!  Can you guess what color I ordered?  HOT PINK baby, of course (:  I’m hoping to have them by our 20 miler this Saturday.  I’ll be posting about the success of them!!  This is no time to get injured.

Well, we’re on our last week of summer.  Mixed feelings about the changing of the seasons and schedules.  I’m still loving the warm weather as always.

Have a beautiful day!  After our 10 mile run, my friend and I hit ZUMBA in twinner outfits.  We are kindred spirits!!


Here’s a sweet song.  I want to play the piano on the beach (:

Hike it off and full body explosion workout


Hello again!  I am back after another camping trip!!  It was short and sweet.  2 days in the Uinta mountains of pristine beauty!  It has become a tradition with my brother.  We are on year #4 of annual campouts!  We enjoyed fishing and throwing rocks in the lake, yummilicious camp food, fires with smores, games, songs, and HIKES!!  My outdoorsman brother that I love to brag about being a marine, member of the SWAT team, cop, and detective took us on a tour of the wild outdoors!  We climbed up and down hills and rocks, hiked through fields of flowers, and overlooked a breathtaking view of the mountains and lakes below.  Truly a gift.  Here we are:


photo-20 photo-19 photo-21 photo-16 photo-13All this bopping in and out of town is rocking my schedule and my fit life routine!  It’s not about to stop either.  For the next 2 1/2 weeks we’ll be entertaining and enjoying LOTS of family time!  I’ve decided I need about 4 of me to get around from family outings to hikes and 15 mile runs with my friends.  We did have a beautiful morning at the track for our workout!  Here’s a pic and the killer workout.  Go fast and keep it heavy!



 20 front raises

20 upright rows

20 overhead press

20 mountain climbers


 20 narrow pushups

20 skull crushers

20 overhead french press

20 burpees


 20 bicep curls

20 reverse pull ups

20 pushups

One length of bleachers and sprint back


 20 hip raises each leg

20 side to side lunges

20 step ups with weight

20 deadlifts


 20 full sit up with twist

20 v-ups

20 hollow rocks


I will try to post again before one more trip we have next week to Bear Lake!  If not, keep it up!  Here is my new favorite song!  LOVE.  Run Hard!