5 Things That Happen When You Take A Break From Running

So not only have I recently taken a little break from blogging since we moved to the Philly area. But during this little “break” time I’ve also taken a mini break from running. By a “mini” break I mean, I didn’t stop running completely, but just that I’ve been running way less than I had over the past few months.

taking a break

For example, in the months before we moved I was training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and I actually ran that race the very day before we moved. Only a thing a truly ~crazy runner~ would do, right?

Summer 2017 Running and Cardio Playlist

Hi friends! I know it’s been a little bit of time since I’ve shown my face here and my blogging status has been in limbo lately, but as I predicted would happen, my creative spark (and need to talk about running incessantly) has returned and I’m back to share some fun stuff with y’all!

Taco Saying Hi Gif

Specifically, I wanted to share the top songs from my current running/cardio playlist, because summer + running + good music = bliss! Well, at least I think so anyway.

Upper Body And Core Strength Workout

Hi Hungry Friends! I’m back this week with something I haven’t shared in a long, long time: a new strength workout. Specifically, a upper body and core strength workout!

Upper Body and Core Strength Workout - HUNGRY-RUNNER.COM

Part of the reason I haven’t shared a strength workout in a long time is because I haven’t done strength workouts consistently since … well honestly, I can’t even remember when!

And by that I mean, I haven’t been working with weights in the gym because while we were in NYC I chose to save money by not having a gym membership and focusing mainly on running workouts and bodyweight strength workouts that I was able to do at home without any equipment. Lower-body strength training (e.g., lunges, squats, etc.) was definitely a big focus for me during half-marathon training through the first half of this year, but with that, I definitely neglected my upper body strength.

But now, our new apartment complex has it’s own gym and you can bet your butt I’ve already taken advantage of it and I’m super pumped to get back to a true total body workout routine and some classic strength training workouts like the one I’m about to share here.

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Race Recap

Finally.

I finally got to run the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. And the best part was it turned out to be the perfect way for me to give a big, go-out-with-a-bang goodbye to Brooklyn and NYC.

For those of you who missed it, Mark and I moved to the Philly area literally the next day. Talk about timing.

Oh and what I mean when I say I finally got to run the Brooklyn Half, is that for the past three years I was forced to miss out on it due to my sister’s college graduation, a wedding and some other important obligation that I can’t remember, but I know that it made me miss the Brooklyn Half.

NYC, It’s Been Real

What’s that saying?

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard?

NYC Skyline

Yes, that’s the one.

Mary Schmich said that in “Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life,” and after 4 insanely fun but sometimes ridiculously crazy years, I’m heeding her advice and heading to the country.