Sunday, May 29, 2011
I got up this morning and it was very cloudy. It rained a lot yesterday so I was worried that we wouldn't be able to get out and do a run today. Luckily, it cleared up.
Since the community college is closed and there are no other open tracks near us, we found a trail at a park about 2 miles away from the house.
I tried out the new GPS unit for the polar watch. We started walking to warm up and it finally found a signal. I also wanted to try the GPS function on the Galloway Ultimate 5K app. It had an issue and I ended up downloading it again. Finally got it going and our run going. I hadn't thought about how many hills we would be encountering. Not giant, by any means but when you're used to running on the treadmill it can be quite the challenge. The workout was supposed to be 2.8 miles but with the extra walking to warm up and the fact that we didn't turn around halfway through, we ended up at 4 miles for the day. Not too shabby. We plan to go back there next Sunday (or Saturday) for our next long run. The following Sunday will be my first 5K race (husband's second).
After showers and breakfast, I got some laundry going and caught up on a little Sparking.
We went to a running shoe store that we had walked by one day about a month ago and I had them check my gait to see what I should be wearing. She said that although I have low arches, I really do not over pronate. Neutral or a slight stability shoe is fine for me. I ended up getting a new pair of very cushy neutral shoes (I think my knees and back will be happy with the choice)...Nike Vomero+ 6 in yellow
I'll have to check the next load of laundry soon. A nice low key day.
I've got navy beans soaking to make baked beans (in the slow cooker) for tomorrow.
Have a great night and enjoy your day off tomorrow :-)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I set the alarm for 2:30 so I could do my workout before I went to work but my head decided otherwise. Migraine. BOO!
We had a potluck at work today. Lots of tasty stuff. Chicken nuggets, chap chee, egg rolls, gyoza, pasta salad, chips and salsa (and guacamole for those that like it), fried rice (it had shrimp so I didn't have any), salad (covered in dressing so I didn't have any), cheesecake (yuck), banana pudding (I didn't try it) and my brownies.
For some reason (TOM) I ended up having some peanut M&M's as a snack. Not so great considering what I had for lunch but I promise I will not have any tomorrow.
I did to my workout when I got home.
Burn Circuit 2
Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl - W 7.5 R 12 (I'll try 10 next time)
Lunge with One-Arm Tricep Extension - - W 5 R 12 (I'll try 7.5 next time)
Dead Lift Row - - W 12.5 R 12 (I'll try 15 next time)
Sumo Squat with Overhead Tricep Extension-- W12.5 R12 (and I didn't hit myself in the head...bonus)
Dead Lift with Double Row -- W15 R 12
Bowler's Lunge with Single-Arm Row - - W 12.5 R 12 (I'll try 15 next time)
Bicep Curls with Abductor Balance - - W 7.5 R 12 (I'll try 10 next time)
Forward Lean Lunge with Double Row - - W 12.5 R 12 (I'll try 15 next time)
Triple-Threat Push Ups - 12 (on toes..but barely)
I felt like it was safe to up the weights a little bit but didn't want to push it to far. I started to feel it a little in my lower back on the dead lift with double row using the 15 pounders so I scaled back to 12.5 on the rest of the exercises.
Boy, am I glad it's Wednesday. Just one more day and then I have a 4-day weekend. I really need it. At least then I won't be stuck in the office with the candy.
Have a great night!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
My back was feeling pretty good this morning, so I think the weight lifting was a success. It's a little sore now but it feels like arthritis.
I got to bed early enough to do my run this morning. It felt great. No back pain at all.
Not such a busy day at work which is bad for me because then I have time to look at the container of peanut M&M's. I think that TOM has really gotten the better of me this month. Oh well, they're lunch now. At least they have some protein and fiber and are low sodium. Perhaps it's time for a little office dancing. Next good song for sure.
We'll be having Trader Joe's chicken sausages for dinner. Light and healthy.
I'm baking brownies tonight for a potluck tomorrow. You've seen my brownies before. You don't need pictures do you?
If so, I'll post later.
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