Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I honestly can not believe the commute I just had. It took me 2 hrs to get to work. WTF???WTH? Why do people have such trouble with rain and driving? It's not that hard people. SWEET MARY! ON top of the driving part of my commute = the train part- BOTH subway Lines I take had delays. So when I got to the first stop where I would normally switch to the second line- I said FORGET THIS- and decided to just walk. It's about two miles. I did it in about 30 minutes- and I was SOAKED - my pants at the bottom still are. I look at it as additional cardio so take that suckers.
Now for my workout. Today I was up earlier as Coach T has been barking- LONGER miles and NO stopping on the treadmill at all! OK OK OK. I hear you. I got up early as my daughter has a cough so I took it as a sign. Up at 4:15am. Made some coffee, had some almonds, and left about 5:00am. Was on my treadmill about 5:11am and I set it for 60 minutes. I did what Coach said this time- started a bit faster 7.0 speed (8:34) and did increase every 5 minutes instead of 10. (Her suggestion) I felt great- NO stopping, except 1 time as my stupid ear phone fell out. After I got to the speed of 7.5, I did what coach said- increased speed every 10 minutes. I did 7.5 miles in 60 minutes. I ran out of time to run the additional 5 minute cool down and MAYBE would have hit 8 but doubt it. I felt good. Realy good so it's a good sign. With the driving and commuting I have been dealing with lately it looks like Iam going to have to start working out RIGHT at 5am as I was 1 hr late for work today. I am embarassed to even admit or type that. AWFUL. NO lunch for me today. Again it is this commute. It's so weird how many people are on the road with me at 6:35am. That is what time I left the gym. When I got off the treadmill it was 6:18am. Even that was pushing it. I should be LEAVING the gym at 6:15am. I need my job so I have to do make changes and get up earlier and start working out earlier in order to balance things better. Problem is - Coach wants my miles up for the marathon training we've started.
Tuesday 3.5/Strength Training
I am almost half way at 18 miles for this week. Not bad. I will try to get that 3.5 or 4 in tomorrow, and Friday 8. I am working from home Friday so I will have more time. Eating was rough yesterday. I was over calories - not by much but I was in the 2000 range. OOPS. Ice cream- DAMN you but you are so delish. Only a small cup, but dinner was wheat tortilla chips with a smidge of cheese, and salsa, a tortilla with ham and cheese, and a cup of lobster bisque. DELISH but I should have skipped the chips and salsa. Then it would not have been that bad. I am addicted to chip and salsa.
I had a great shopping trip yesterday at lunch. I need to rebuild wardrobe and I put a nice dent in by buying- 2 pairs of size 6 pants, 3 long sleeve shirts, 3 cute night life type shirts, and a cute T shirt. OOPS. i think I am set for A WHILE. Anyway- hope Coach T is happy with the effort. 7.5 miles. WOWEEE
Be good and stay dry.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I needed the rest today. I was non stop with exercising this past week, sprinkling in activities with the kids, running club, and work. Just really tired and needed to rest. I struggled to run a little over 7 miles yesterday. That's my indicator as I know I can handle that typically. Anyway today I rested and slept until 7:15am. That is late for this lady. I felt finally refreshed. I did earmark today as a rest day, but if you know me- it's tough to keep me still. I opted for a quick morning work out on the Wii Fit. I did various strength training moves, some yoga, and then one quick team running with my daughter. That was all I could squeeze in- 20 minutes and 80 calories burned as I had a baby shower at 10am, then my kids had a gymnastics birthday party at 11am that my hubby took them to. I met them at 1pm as he had his annual golf club meeting, and took them to get their hair cuts. Then we browsed /shopped at TJ Maxx. It's been a while that I started to rebuild my warddrobe so I tried on and got a new Calvin Klein dress- size small! Also a cute long sleeve shirt- SMALL, and finally some tights for the dress. I almost bought these courdoroy pants but changed my mind. Sizes are tough to gauge for me. I am size 8 and 6- depending on the designer. Don't want to get all worked up over it. I am feeling good and feeling toned= could be toner, but working on that. With the marathon training at the early stages, the more I run, the more I will see more changes. Tomorrow plan is to run at least 6. We shall see how that goes. I am meeting friends out for drinks tomorrow night so we will make it a healthy eating night. Time to make my big salad for the week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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