Sunday, April 20, 2014
I was visiting family this weekend and went for a run with my sister-in-law today. She's the one who got me started losing weight & running almost 4 years ago! She just won a lottery spot in the Chicago Marathon (which will be her 3rd marathon!) and she's just starting to train. So, we went for a run today! We haven't run together in a long time.
I do a run/walk usually, but thought I'd try to stick with her. It's a small town so we ran on the wide shoulder of a highway. We ran straight out for 1.5 miles. About the first half was downhill & there was only one light which we hit 'green', so there was NO stopping! The weather was in the low 70's, mostly overcast, a wind at our back, & the first .75 miles or so was downhill.
I almost made a PR on our first mile!!! (10:02, where my fastest is 9:47.) But, I did PR my first 1.5 miles! We did it in 15: 24!! So, a 10:16 pace. That's incredible for me! (My averages last week were between 12:01-12:30.) Yeah!!!
We were then going uphill & into the wind & we started walking. We were also talking which we don't get to do very often with the kids & rest of the family. So, we ended up just doing a lovely walk back.
I'm just thrilled with my time & can't wait to run some more!! One goal I have is to run a 5K in under 30:00. It's really doable for me! (My PR is 32:00.) So, let's RUN!!!
Day 56... WORKOUT COMPLETE
Sunday, April 20, 2014
We visited family for Easter weekend. It was hard, but I got in between 10-15 minutes each day, Thursday through Saturday. (I'll post about today, Sunday, in a minute.) One day, I had to 'hide' in the utility room to do my workout at 9:30 pm! I'm disappointed I didn't do more those days, but happy to still be on my streak! And, we had a lot of fun!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
So, it's GORGEOUS out! It was 37 last night, but warmed up in the low 70's. I waited until after school (we homeschool) to do my exercise. I took my trainer out by the pool & rode!
I wasn't sure what to do on the trainer. I tried a couple of YouTube videos, but didn't find anything I really enjoyed. I tried a podcast, but again didn't really care for it. I finally ended up with my own music just doing my own thing. Sometimes I'd pedal hard for 10 seconds & go easy for 50. Sometimes I'd pedal hard for 30 seconds & go easy for 90 seconds. And, at other times, I just pedaled!
Anyway, I'm open to suggestions on what you do when you ride your trainer! I don't have a lot of free time to go to the gym or head down the road, but I have lots of time at home. So, I need to make the trainer my friend!
Here's my set up for today...
Day 52... WORKOUT COMPLETE!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yesterday was pretty bad, but today's a new day!
I started out with about 8 minutes of kettlebell (including a warm up, so not a lot of kettlebell). My back was bothering me just a bit so I decided to stop for today.
I got online and wanted to try something different. I came across a Tae Bo workout with Billy Banks. It was fun! And, a lot more energetic & feeling like I was part of a group than when I workout with Fitness Blender. But, I also felt there was a lot of down time & he didn't do things evenly on both sides. So, I have mixed feelings about the workout. But, I did enjoy most of it!
My goal is 300 calories per day. So far, I've only burned 275. So, I'll do something else later. I did 45 minutes, so I'll give myself some wiggle room. If I feel like it, I'll do something else. If not, I won't!
Day 51... WORKOUT COMPLETE!!
Monday, April 14, 2014
I worked out so hard this weekend (25 mile bike ride when I haven't been riding; 3 mile run when I haven't been running; then brick workout when I haven't been doing that, either! I did cardio for 27 minutes this morning, but I just couldn't keep it up. My goal is 300 calories per day & I only burned 200. But, I might do something light later. If not, I'm way above average for the past 3 days (I've burned 1700 instead of my goal of 900). And, my daughter might want to go to the gym today. If so, I'll take it easy.
My foot is also hurting after running. I iced some last night - that is pretty painful on your foot! And, I'll take an anti-inflammatory. I'll rest & see how I feel by tomorrow. The duathlon is less than 4 weeks away!
Oh, and the scale still isn't moving. I only tracked 2 days last week & didn't this weekend. I'm back to tracking today.
Day 50... WORKOUT COMPLETE!!
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