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Friday, December 4, 2015

Giveaway

It time for some Holiday Give Aways !! 
First One, is the Fixate Cookbook by Autumn Calabrese 



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Monday, November 30, 2015

Turkey Trot Race Recaps

GVSU-Turkey Trot 5k - Saturday November 21 2015

What Crazy weather we get here in Michigan haha. Last week Saturday we ran the GVSU Running club Turkey Trot 5k and it was snowing. This week at the Zeeland 8k Turkey Trot is was raining and 50 degrees outside.

Sara and I have been running the GVSU Turkey Trot since it started 5 Years ago. At the time there were no Thanks Giving Turkey Trot runs in Holland/Zeeland and we really wanted to make point of not having the Holiday be all about food. Plus we LOVE running so it seemed fitting that we find a 5k or something to run. We really enjoy this 5k, it is not a real big race but it is draws a nice crowd and the course is fun because it weaves all around through the GVSU campus. Sara currently goes to GVSU and I graduated from GVSU in 2009. We have run this Race in shorts and T-shirts and in full on snow apparel haha. This year it was kind of in between. It was snowing but the temp was just hovering at freezing so once you get running you warm up fast. The race did not disappoint we had a lot of fun and even talked Dad into joining us.


Last Week SNOW!!!




Zeeland 8k Before you Eat Turkey Trot- November 26 2015

Woke up to 50's and rain.. what the world ?? is going on with the weather HAHA This is the second year Sara and I have run the 8k in Zeeland. Last year it was snowing so hard you could hardly see and this year it was raining and warm, so it was hard to decide what to wear when you know you are going to warm up from running but its raining in November.

More Pictures from the Turkey Trot 8k

Hope that you had a Great Thanks Giving weekend :)

This Year RAIN !!!


Last Year SNOW !!!


READY Lets GO !!! 


My Intense Race Face, I was not going to let that high school girl beat me 


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Workout Wednesday

Hey,

I hope that you are having a great week so far !!! I woke up the morning and let the dog out and WOW was it nice outside I LOVE this. Last night when I went for a walk there were little reflective light and glow lights all over the sides from people outside enjoying this November heat wave. 

Cardio Combo Class Last night was awesome, if you weren't there you missed out on some super fun kickboxing and punching. 

I have really been enjoying the book Devotions for a healthier you, here is a little excerpt from it. It really puts things into perspective for me. 


On to the workout for Today -https://teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/club?referringRepId=673830 I challenge you to try out Beach Body On Demand !! This service is full of some of the most popular workouts like Turbo Fire, Chalean Extreme, P90X, Insanity, and previews of things that will be coming out soon. 
Using this link you can try it free for 30 Days


Exciting

Greetings,

I hope that your week is off to a good start so far. I am loving this weather that we are having for the first of November upper 60's is great !!! I will enjoy every day of it even if it does get dark early now because of the time change.

Don't forget Tuesdays I have a Cardio Combo class at 7:30 at S&S Fitness in Zeeland come check it out. It is just $5 dollars to drop in and join the fun.

This past weekend at regional's the HC Girls Cross Country team qualified for the State meet as a team. This is so exciting !!! We also have one of the top 3 fastest Girls in the state right now and it has been so exciting to watch her run this past season and get faster and and faster.. it is just amazing!!




Other stuff ...

Check out this Give Away- From Awesome Mitten.com-
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Why You Should Run Cross Country

Beach Body on Demand-On Demand

Runner Tips from Runners World Magazine


Monday, October 26, 2015

This week

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html


Weekend Fun !!
Cross Country meet at Rycenga Park in Spring Lake. One of the Moms took this picture at the meet and Blauw some how manages to stay out of most pictures but she snagged this one before he could get away. XC is the Best. I cant believe the season is almost over.


Family Hike at the Upper Macatawa Natural Area !! We love these trails and it is so pretty in the fall when all the leave are changing colors. It is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Quick Quote about Running to get your week started !!!



Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ottawa County Parks-Hemlock Park

I am super excited to share these upcoming events with you. I love hiking a Hemlock crossing park in the spring, summer, fall and winter. 

Love to Move MI Events Calendar

Hemlock Crossings has been on my Parks and Places Page since I started this Blog

Previous Posts about Hemlock Crossing Park

Recreating in the Park: Brisk walk to Pine Bend and Back
10/25/2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
Join us for an exercise- focused, "get out and move" walk to Pine Bend and back. Total mileage is about 3.0 miles. We will have three short water and interpretive stops along the route.
This programs are for those seeking exercise- focused recreation in the parks.

Recreating in the Park: Traveling through the Pines
11/22/2015 2:00 pm-3:30 pm 
Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
Join us for an exercise- focused, "get out and move" walk through the upland forest toward the Spruce Loop covering around 2.5 miles. There will be three short rest breaks intertwined with interpretive moments.

Hemlock Crossing/Nature Education Center is: 8115 West Olive Rd, West Olive, MI 49460. 
Phone number for the Nature Education Center in case anyone has questions: 616-786-4847.

Michigan Parks website

Just  a Few Pictures from Past Hikes at Hemlock Crossing Park. 






@ottawa county parks
#ottawacountyparks
@hemlock crossing
#hemlockcrossing
@lovetomovemi
#lovetomovemi
#Gazellesportsholland

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happenings/Rambeling

Portage Invitational - The Portage invitational is always a looked forward to event by all the XC runners because they almost always PR on this course. The course is nice and wide with no tight turns and few rolling hill, lots of Adrenaline and lots of excitement!!! This year did not disappoint. Our sophomore flyer Kayla was  mentally and physically ready to go for the Women's school record at this meet of 17:55, she went out strong and persevered she powered through the finish line with a 17:54. So FAST so EXCITING !!!


60th Birthday Party- Travis's Dad Turns 60 so they threw him a surprise Birthday Party, I missed the surprise because I was still driving back from Portage but I guess he really was surprised.


Family Pictures-Schrotenboer Family Pictures by the Old Van Raalte House in Holland, apparently that was a popular place for picture taking because there were at least 4 other Families their while we were there taking pictures. Travis's cousins daughter was the photographer and she did a great job, I cant wait to see all the final images.


I am doing it again - 21 Day Fix AGAIN !!!!!
I LOVE this Program and I need it, I need to get my eating back on track. If I don't have all my meals planned out and semi-prepped for the week I struggle through out the week and then I get frustrated and feel guilty. The Challenge Pack is actually on sale this month as well. So if you have been evening thinking about trying this program now is the time to jump in and give it a try.

Runner Problems- A Gu exploded in backpack the other day :( are you kidding me that makes for a iky sticky mess.

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/mjschrotenboer




The Shoes I want to Try Next- New Balance Fresh Foam, They are light and they look super comfy !!



Beach Body News !!!

Fall into Fitness :)

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 




Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Into Fitness

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 




Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Monday, October 5, 2015

Park to Park 1/2 Marathon Recap- Running as a Pacer


Park 2 Park 1/2 Marathon 

So I think that I finally have all the pictures from this run for a race re-cap post. This was my 4th year participating in the Park to Park 1/2 Marathon but this year was different. I was a PACER and super excited about it. I am not going to lie I was a little worried about staying on pace but we had lots of GPS watch's and Map My Run App's going so that helped a lot. A 9:00 minute pace is a nice conversational pace for my sister and I so we really enjoyed being able to chat with other runners and encourage them along the route. When you are a pacer the run is not about "you" its about being out their for other runners. As a pace group we were blessed/honored to be out there as a support person for other runners. 

Here are all the Pacers !! What a good Looking Group #P2P +Gazelle Sports 

Pre-Race Not sure who took this picture off us taking a Selfie !! 
"Your Pace or Theirs" 



Heading Towards the Holland State Park, 
look at that big group of people hanging with us !!!
+Gazelle Sports +Holland Hospital #P2P #1/2Marathon


Turning the Corner in the State Park Parking lot, 
you can kind of see Big Red in the background
#hollandstatepark #bigred  


We Made it to the Finish Line, over all we ended up a few seconds off of being exactly on pace our over pace was 8:58. 
When you see the finish it is hard to reign it in sometime because you just want to go !!!! 
We had a Great group of pacers 
from Left to Right Sara Helder,Scott Charles, Melissa (Me), Matt Lane



Post Race Pictures and Celebration


I also want to give a shout out to all the friends that were Running the Park to Park, I am super pumped to have talked so many people into running this great race. 


Heidi, Former XC Runner and Andy my Husbands Friend 


My Husband Travis

Jamie- Friend of ours


Jobie-Running group Friend, Park to Park Pacer and Organizer



 Jessica (in the purple) Work Friend, and Whitney Work friend 




Happy Monday

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html




Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 


Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/14- Dirty Duel


Saturday 11/21GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Wednesday HUMP DAY !!!! 

This is kind of Random but love this black and white pictures of a dandelion. I found it on Pinterest and it caught my eye.

Breakfast Cookie Recipe, these are so yummy !! I wasn't going to eat one but someone at work brought one to my desk from Sasha and I loved it. 


Oatmeal Chocolate Pecan Breakfast Cookies
Ingredients:
1/2 cup reduced-fat canola margarine (8 grams fat per tablespoon), with plant sterols, if desired ( you may also substitute applesauce)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg (use a higher omega-3 brand if available) ( or 3 egg whites)
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1 1/2 cup 100% whole grain rolled oats
3/4 cup walnut or pecan pieces (coarsely chopped can also be used)
1 cup high-cocoa bittersweet or semisweet mini or regular chocolate chips
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or coat nonstick cookie sheets with canola cooking spray.
2. In large mixing bowl, beat margarine, brown sugar, salt (if desired), and vanilla with electric mixer until well blended and fluffy (about 2 minutes), scraping side of bowl halfway. Beat in egg, then egg substitute.
3. In medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Add flour mixture all at once to margarine mixture and beat on low speed just until mixed. With wooden spoon, stir in oats, nuts, and     chocolate chips.
4. Use a slightly heaping cookie scoop to drop dough balls (about 3 tablespoons) onto prepared cookie sheets; press down on the balls slightly if you want flatter cookies.
5. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove cookies from oven, cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Yield: 22 breakfast cookies
Nutrition Information: Per serving:194 calories, 5 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 7.5 g fat, 2.6 g saturated fat




Do you use MAP MY RUN ?  
I created a group on Map My Run just for fun


BE

Today in my Facebook group-https://www.facebook.com/groups/455186604530844/ I posted this picture "BE" . It is a simple two letter word and for each of us it has different meaning today, tomorrow, and the next day... BE Kind, BE Strong, BE Courageous. What are you going to BE today ?  




Park to Park 1/2 Marathon Recap and Photos To come !!!



Monday, September 28, 2015

Happy Monday

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia



http://www.lovetomovemi.com/p/fit-night.html

Sara and I has so much Fun as Paces this past weekend for the Park to Park 1/2 Marathon, we paced the 9:00 minute mile and we rocked it. We were a little nervous about staying on pace but with the help of watches and GPS we were almost right on !!! 

http://results.xacte.com/?mid=476






Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 


Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29- Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/21- GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park

Monday, September 21, 2015

9/21/2015 Fall Into FItness

Fall into Fitness With Some of the Great Classes on the Love to Move MI Live Workout Calendar !!!

Monday- 

Fit by Nature- With Heather 
Yoga @Empowerment Studio with Joi

Tuesday -

Cardio/Combo @S&S Fitness with Melissa 

Wednesday

Groove @Empowerment Studio with Heather

Thursday

Yoga in Fennville with Mary-Lynn
Groove @Empowerment Studio with Georgia





Coming UP 2015 !!! Let's RUN !!! 



Saturday 10/17- HC Fall Classic 5k

Saturday 10/24 - GVSU Homecoming 5K

Thursday 10/29- Run For Your Life 5k


Saturday 11/21- GVSU Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday 11/26- 8K Before you Eat 



2016

Frost bite Marathon Relay

St. Patricks Day 5k

Hurt the Dirt

Gazelle Girl

Tulip Time

5/3 Riverbank Run

Bayshore 1/2 and Full Marathon

Holland Haven-http://hollandhavenmarathon.com/

Park to park