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Seasonal Rage Disorder

27 Mar

I decided that I have recently acquired Seasonal Rage Disorder.

It is like the Seasonal Depression Disorder, only instead of having the side affects that one would think correlate to depression, I am having the side affects of someone with lots of rage. And I mean, LOTS of RAGE!!!!

The cause?

Well that is easy. It is the NEVER ENDING WINTER THAT WON’T GO AWAY!!!!!

I am always one of those people who gets so excited for the first (and even second and third) snowfalls of the season. I actually have always considered myself one of those weird people that don’t mind when winter is coming.

But right now, I am going freaking crazy with this weather. And when the weather people announce that we are expecting another storm with MORE snow and MORE ice and MORE cold winds, I want to punch frosty in the face.

Yes, I realize that it is “officially” spring, but I refuse to call it spring until the weather starts behaving that way.

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When I got home from my run this morning and I was feeling all sorts of anger from the cold weather, I put together a top 10 list of reasons why I hate winter weather and our current situation.

It is negative and grouchy, but it is how I feel.

Here we go….

1. Constantly slipping on ice and nearly falling on my ass. This morning, I actually almost fell into a storm drain.

2. Hour long commutes to work. I swear, people see snow on the ground and drive like idiots.

3. What does sunshine even look like? And where did I put all my sunglasses since I haven’t been wearing them?

4. My Girls on the Run girls are totally over running laps inside a tiny classroom. That small space will NOT help them to train for a 5k. I would guess maybe (and I mean maybe) 50 laps is a mile.

5. Stuck on the treadmill. Enough said there.

6. Wearing the same damn sweaters over and over and over. My spring clothes are being neglected.

7. Hands so dry they actually start bleeding.

8. My nose is ALWAYS running!

9. Constant shivering.

10. Looking like Ralphie from A Christmas Story every time I attempt a run outside. Or actually every time I go outside for any reason.


Thank you for listening to me. I actually feel a little better already. And if you have tips on handling winters that won’t go away and miserable weather, can you let me know???

Wishing you a good week ahead. And I PROMISE the next post will be happier. Unless of course, we get another blizzard between now and then.



Boston Marathon Training – Week 6

26 Feb

Week 6 was an awesome week of training!

If you read last week’s post – you know I was slacking a bit due to vacation. Week 6 would be high mileage with cross training thrown in.


  • 50 miles
  • 08:44 time
  • 5623 calories
  • 11 workouts

I completed one spin workout, and three weight lifting workouts.

Still loving spin class.

Still loving spin class.

Getting it done with Jillian!

Getting it done with Jillian!

Hard workouts were both completed on the treadmill due to snowstorms and crazy cold weather.

Tuesday Tempo: Ran 5 min intervals with 2 min off from mile 1-7.5. 8 miles total, 7:48 pace.

Thursday Tempo: Ran a few miles at a harder pace. 7 miles total, 8:00 pace.

Got out in the blizzard to get my run in.

Got out in the blizzard to get my run in.

The long run this week was a tough 18 miler. We had to battle snow packed roads and chilly air. At least it was sunny and my running group could all run together.

It was one of those “shut up and run” kind of days, but we got it done!!

Preparing for a long, cold run!

Preparing for a long, cold run!

Running in the Snowpocalypse

Running in the Snowpocalypse

My favorite run of the week was Sunday. My boyfriend and I headed out for a relaxing 5 miler. The sun was shining and we had the best company. So glad to be with someone that will run with me and keep me company 🙂

My happy place.

My happy place.

I would anticipate this being one of my biggest weeks of training, especially for this lower key training session.

Until next time,



Fashion Fridays: Earbag Giveaway!

8 Feb

First of all, TGIF! I hope your week was as good as mine, and your plans for the weekend are full of fun.

Now let’s get to the good part….

This Fashion Friday features a fun product call Earbags.

Ok, I know what you are thinking…..and it is, “what in the heck is an Earbag?!”

An earbag is just like it sounds – a little bag that goes over your ears! And best of all – it keeps them warm!

I picked the snowflake Earbag for the cold winter months.

I picked the snowflake Earbag for the cold winter months.

You can wear earbags with your everyday look, or while being active. Both activities – they stay put and don’t budge!!

I have worn them multiple times, and was very happy each time! Anything that is functional and cute will get my vote.

Can you spy them in this photo??

Can you spy them in this photo??

I got Eileen some Earbags too!

I got Eileen some Earbags too!

Have I convinced you yet that you need some Earbags?? Good! So let’s talk about how you win.

Number 1 must be included to be entered to win this contest. The rest are additional entries. I will pick the winner on Monday morning, using random.org.

Add a new comment for each way you enter.

1. Go to the Sprigs Website, check out the Earbags, and leave a comment here stating which bags you would want.

2. Tweet: I want to win a pair of @Sprigsville Earbags from @AliHatfield! Enter here: http://wp.me/p1UUgc-tu #Runchat #fitfluential

3. Follow Sprigs on Twitter

4. Follow ME on Instagram (I am obsessed with Instagram…)

5. Like Sprigs on Facebook

6. Like Miles with Style on Facebook

Good luck and have a great Friday!



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