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Zombie training pt. 1

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

So I mentioned the Zombie run in Hinton on Oct. 6th. My hubby is signed up, and I should get signed up Friday. And I've started training for it as well. I've watched some YouTube videos, and besides zombies there are hills, a haystack to climb and some kind of rope netting to climb over. So, I've started running intervals, increasing the incline on my treadmill from 2.0 (what I usually run on) to 7.0. Of course I run slower at that incline, but that's okay. And I alternate that with fast sprinting at a 1.0 incline. I can run at about 5 mph for 20-25 minutes, so on the sprints I push it up as high as 5.8 mph. One of my New Year's resolutions is to increase running speed to 6 mph - that may be the ONLY resolution I keep! emoticon

So, that part of the training is going well, but I also need to work on upper-body strength. I have some 5lb dumbells, but probably need to push that up a bit. Also need to do pushups, and chin-ups would be great. Unfortunately I don't have a chinup bar at home. I've ruled out getting that bar that hangs over the door, as many people have told me it falls off during the chinup. In fact, one of my co-workers said her ex-boyfriend fell flat on his back once, and the bar hit him in the face! emoticon So I'm open for suggestions here!

I also need to clean up my diet (as usual). I've got this thing called the Runner's diet, mostly just common sense lists of acceptable fruits/veggies/grains and lean meats & dairy. Oh, if I could JUST stick with the lists and cut out all that extra CRAP I eat! emoticon I KNOW I need to fuel my body right if I want to build up strength and endurance (not to mention speed - there WILL be Fast Zombies on the run!), but it's easier said than done. I totally FAIL at "dieting" sometimes - like right now, enjoying that Starbucks Iced White Chocolate coffee drink. I'm so baaaaaad! Oh well, tonight I'll make SparkPeople Turkey Meatballs for dinner, which is in full compliance with the Runner's diet. We'll see how it goes.... emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 8/6/2012 12:10PM

    Hi emoticon just wrote on a post you wrote. And saw your blog, ( the Zombie run) Wow sounds cool, my youngest daughter(18) said to tell you that I know a zomie. Well not at your race, but on Oct.27 in St. Louis. She is a slow moving zombie. Is this your first race like this? And I think that this is cool, I now know a zombie runner and a zombie! Well I hope your training and race goes well, and please let me know how it's going. hanks and have a ghoul time! emoticon emoticon
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Run for your lives!!!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

OMG, I am SO EXCITED to hear that there will be a Dirty 30 Zombie Run in Hinton, OK on October 6, 2012!!! Gotta start training for that NOW!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2KITTIES 7/7/2012 12:59PM

    Awesome!! I've seen a couple for fall-we run on Saturday mornings if you'd like to join us?!

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BALLOUZOO 7/5/2012 7:41PM

    Sounds fun. do you dress up?

ENJOY! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 7/5/2012 6:02PM


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    How great that there is one near you - good luck!

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July is a new month

Monday, July 02, 2012

Well last month my goal was to put in 1500 fitness minutes - and I didn't quite make it. emoticon But July is a new month, and I logged all that crazy activity I did yesterday: grocery shopping 30 min (WalMart is ALWAYS a challenge!); vaccuuming my house 10 min; and carrying boxes to help my daughter move 20 min. Didn't get home until almost midnight, and boy am I tired! I need my sleep - I should make THAT a goal for July! emoticon Tonight it's laundry and a 20-30 minute Cardio bootcamp with Coach Nicole, and I'll try again to make that 1500 minute mark for July! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIRAMISU 7/2/2012 1:42PM

    Im sure you will make it this month!!!


And you just inspired me to want to put in a lot more minutes myself.


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BOBF15 7/2/2012 12:51PM

    Great goal, that is about 30 min. / day, and about what we all should be doing too.

I am setting that as my goal for this month as well. We can all do this.


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Lazy days of Summer

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Well, my June fitness goal is to break 1500 fitness minutes. I've gone up from 500 to 1000 minutes for the past 2 months. May was pretty good, I lost about 5-6 lbs, but it seems a little harder now. emoticon It's because it's summer, when it gets hot and everything slows down. Work is REAL slow right now - not that I mind! emoticon We're on the summer schedule, which this year is 9 hrs Mon-Thurs with a 30 min. lunch, and 4 hrs on Friday. That means I don't really get to walk on my lunch break, so I REALLY need to make sure I get a workout in the evenings. I'd LUV to lose another 5-6 lbs in June! I really need to watch the diet as well, I tend to eat ALOT of ice cream in the summer, plus those yummy iced lattes from Starbucks. They have this new cookie crumble frappuchino, and I don't even want to know how may calories are in that thing! I will try to hold it down to once a week! This morning I told the 16-year-old SHE was making dinner - Salsa Chicken! All she has to do is throw everything into the slow cooker and turn it on. If I can eat early enough, I might be able to squeeze in a short run. Last night I did 30 minutes of Pilates - but apparently that doesn't burn as many calories as Coach Nicole's 30 minute Bootcamp DVD - now THAT makes me sweat! emoticon


Forgot to NOT weigh myself today

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yeah I'd mentioned on another post that the scale sometimes (okay, frequently) sets my mood, and it was suggested that I stop weighing everyday. But yeah, this morning I forgot to not weigh myself - at least the numbers are down! emoticon


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