Friday, May 11, 2012
Oops! I didn't mean to mislead everyone yesterday. I'm not training for a half marathon. I haven't even run an official 5k race yet. Family commitments always come first. I'd love to train for a 10k. With my longer jogs this year, I think I could do that.
Today I'm running out of time. I have to go to work soon, so I did a quick 10 minutes on the elliptical.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I realized as I was jogging my planned three miles today, that if I extended by just a half mile, my total would be 13 miles in four days. So today, I totaled 3.5 miles in 49 minutes. I did this in intervals, one mile, one mile, 1.5 miles. In between jogging intervals, I did weights (chest press, delt press, bicep curls, quads), and crunches (regular, bicycle, reverse), and then stretched when I was done. Feels great to get all of this done. I work this weekend, so I'll have shorter workouts to keep my streak going. My total time for the 13 miles was 178 minutes (just under three hours). I have a friend who just ran a half marathon and she did it in 2.5 hours, a slow time for her. She isn't overweight like I am, and she's been running a lot longer than me. I also know that some of my jogs have felt slower this week for whatever reason. I'll keep an eye on my trends from week to week. I hope I can get out to jog a lot. It makes the biggest difference in my body out of all my exercises.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I got called into work today, so my afternoon is getting cut short. It's probably a good thing. My body is tired, my legs feel heavy. I did a slow 2 mile jog today. My times per mile: 13:34, 14:56 for 28.5 minutes of jogging. The sun felt good, and the wind was less than the last two days.
The high school concert last night was fabulous. Mikey really did a fantastic job on his vocal solo of the song, "The Thief." We got compliments all evening from other parents. I'm so proud of him.
The twins' soccer game was cold and windy. The other team had some aggressive players, not in a bad way, although Sean said they were pushing. The other coach tried to help us out by putting less players out there. I think it reached a point where our kids just gave up. It wasn't fun for them any more. I hope the next game goes better. At least they enjoyed their snacks afterward.
Well, I'd better go, or I'll be late for work.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I was hoping it would be a little more sunny out there. The clouds decided to come out while I was jogging, and the wind is nuts. I broke up my workout into intervals today: one mile jog, one round of weights (tricep pulldown, front lat, tricep curl, glutes), one round of non-crunch abs (dumbell side bends, cross body dumbell punches, lying leg lifts). I did this three times, then followed with ten minutes of stretching. My jogging times were (each mile): 12:24, 13:10, 12:57. I really tried to push my miles today.
Last night's track meet was fun. Patrick ran the 100 m sprint. He did well, and I think he's improving. I'm glad he's trying, especially since he has asthma. Track is really a big social event too for the kids.
Tonight we have the twins' soccer game. Those games are so cute! The side lines are merely "guidelines." They are just trying to learn some basics and have fun. Their team has another set of twins (boy/girl too) so half the team consists of twins. After the game we have the high school music concert, band and choir. I hope Mikey gets to sing the song he did for state. He got a #1 rating as a freshman. The only other kid from our town to get a #1 is a senior. Next year, he's singing an Italian song to increase the difficulty. I can't wait!
Monday, May 07, 2012
After getting sick 1 1/2 weeks ago, then the super hot May weather, it feels like forever since I've jogged. I was getting some good distances too. Today I planned on jogging 3 miles, but I got in my stride. I hate to stop when I'm there, so I just kept going. I ended up doing 4.5 miles. I know my body will hate me in the morning, but I'm really proud of myself right now. I was jogging for 62.5 minutes, and it is beautiful outside! I love temps in the 60s-low 70s. There's very little humidity too. That's what kills me more than the temps.
We've got another busy week ahead, but I don't think as bad as the last couple of weeks. I cancelled piano lessons tonight so we could go to Pat's track meet here in town. It's the middle school track meet and the high school track team helps set it up, so Mikey will be down there too. We planned ahead, so there's lots of leftovers in the fridge. I've got fresh fruits and veggies, so I'm ready to eat good all week. I ate poorly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I blame PMS and TOM. I'm much more motivated now and really enjoyed my salad last night. We got some Feta cheese, and that really made it tasty.
Get outside and enjoy this fantastic spring weather!
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