Thursday, May 13, 2010
Hmmm... so you Pixies thought you were gonna get a peek at what I was up to? Not so fast, don't you think the secret should last! Check back Wednesday when I've unveiled my miles cuz I'm in it to WIN it!
Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY and is based strictly on Miles accomplished through Cardio, converted as follows:
Walking/Running - Actual miles traveled
F-4, S-0, S-3, M-2, T-3
Total Miles: 12
Biking/Stationary/Elliptical - Miles traveled divided by 3
F-2, S-0, S-0, M-3, T-2
Total Miles: 7
Aerobic Activity not measurable in miles - 15 Minutes = 1 Mile
F-0, S-4, S-2, M-0, T-2 (done with stepper)
Total Miles: 8
Total Secret Miles: 27
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Friday~96 Minutes (60 cardio, 36 strength)
Saturday~92 Minutes (62 cardio, 30 strength)
Sunday~ Day off
Monday~105 Minutes (63 Cardio, 20 Strength, 22 Maniac Monday)
Tuesday~ 86 Minutes ( 62 Cardio, 24 Strength)
Total Points ~ 379 Minutes
~Each serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no max)
~Each color you incorporate into your day 1 point (max possible 5/day, 1 ea color)
~For each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point! (max bonus 5)
Friday ~ F 10, C 5, R 1, Total points 16
Strawberries, Cherry Tomato, Tomato Juice, Orange, Banana, Mushrooms, Onion, Spinach, Grapes
Saturday ~ F 11, C 5, R 1, Total Points 17
Cherry Tomato, Asparagus, Grapes, Onion Red and Yellow, Mushrooms, Orange, Banana, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Red Romaine, Dried Cherries
Sunday ~ F 7, C 4, R 0, Total Points 11
Cherry Tomato, Onion, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Potatoe, Spinach
Monday ~ F 12, C 5, R 1, Total Points 18
Spinach, Banana, Strawberries, Pineapple, Cherry Tomato, Red Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Grapes, Potatoes
Tuesday ~ F 9, C 5, R 1, Total Points 15
Spinach, Banana, Strawberries, Mushroom, Onion, Gr Beans, Grapes, Orange
Total Points ~F 49, C 24, R 4, = Total Points 77
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I set some goals about a week ago in anticipation of BLC 13 starting, but I've got a few more things I want to focus on so here it is
FITNESS - (Calorie burn of 400-500 daily)
*I will be increasing fitness minutes every 4 weeks to push myself a bit through the challenge!Much of May's minutes will be Run/Walk in order to reach the 80 mile goal I set for the month!
*May 5 - June 1 = 1800 = avg 75 min , 6 days (60 cardio/15 strength)
*June 2 - June 29 = 1980 = avg 81 min, 6 days (63 cardio/18 strength)
*June 30- July 28 = 2178 = avg 87 min, 6 days (66 cardio/21 strength)
NUTRITION - (Calorie range of 1260-`1610)
*I'm striving to reach the middle of that on a daily basis roughly 1435 healthy, nutrient packed calories to fuel my body!
*I also set a May goal of 1 Freggie Rainbow a day and will continue to set nutrition goals monthly!
*Continue planning meals the night before! (Thanks for the reminder to add that one Grace:)
TIME MANAGEMENT -
*I'm gonna try REALLY hard to get in exercise earlier in the day because the spring/summer months keep me busy taking care of the yard and garden!
*I will be participating to the fullest in all team and daily challenges to not only support the team, but receive the full benefits for myself as well!
MOTIVATION - I know all too well that the scale can bring motivation to a screeching halt when hard work doesn't seem to be paying off with number results, so....
*I'll be implementing an old visual friend of mine... the "Goal Jar" and begin placing 1 penny for each minute of planned exercise I complete! Might not sound like much, but based on the goals I've set in 12 weeks I should have accumulated a minimum of $59.58! I'll have to think of something to spend that change on at challenge end!
MAKE IT HAPPEN FOCUS -
I WILL reach my goal during this challenge...No questions asked!!!! Who knows, my family may see that magic number plastered on everything in our house!
Bring it on.... I'm ready to kick some ***!
Monday, July 06, 2009
I set out today with the intention of making this the best run in 9 weeks of training.... My goal to run the full 3.1 for the first time regardless of how long it took!
I began my run at the usual pace of 5.2... after 7 minutes I was feeling pretty good, so I decided I would increase the speed to 5.5! I figured I would run at this speed for as long as I could and lower it back down if need be. Once again I covered all numbers on the tread that would give me an indication of how long I had been running!
As I started to get a bit winded, I decided I would check to see how far into the run I was... just over 20 minutes. I almost lowered the speed, but knew that if I were going to push myself at any point, NOW was the time. I finished the song I was listening to, and told myself I was good for another... I just kept running. With 2 minutes left, I began to feel sick, and light headed, but I knew that if nothing else I had to finish that 30 minutes. I had a real heart to heart with myself... my brain said you can do it, but my body was questioning it. I watched as the seconds ticked away to the 30 minute mark and as much as I wanted to keep going to reach that 3.1 miles, I knew that I had pushed to hard.
At 30 minutes I set the treadmill to 4.0 and began the cool down walk... all the while thinking "30 minutes 2.75 miles, so close, but so far away" I walked for about 2 minutes and knew that I had to finish the rest of the mileage, my heart rate had come down quite a bit during this time, and it was now or never. I couldn't graduate without knowing that I could run 3.1 miles. I set the tread to 6.0 and pushed onward... and I did it... 3.1 miles 33 minutes and 57 seconds! I wish I would have been able to do the 3.1 straight, but am extremely proud of my accomplishments, but more so my determination. I am a runner, and a graduate of the program...it is an awesome feeling!
I can't wait to celebrate with all my training buddies... without all of you I wouldn't be writing this now! My deepest gratitude for keeping me pressing onward, giving encouragement during the good and the bad, and making me realize that regardless of the outcome of each run I had reached another milestone....I could not have done it without you!!!
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