Thursday, December 29, 2011
This is a free app on iTunes and so far, I think it is a great app. My hubby bought me an I Pod touch for the holiday and this is one of the apps as to why I wanted one. I think this is going to be a well used app for me.
So, far I have only done 1 routine: Get Toned: Beginner: Body Flexor. Oh boy, am I feeling it today. I did not think I worked out that hard at all. But, apparently, I must have because my muscles are screaming today.
Each routine is 30 or 45 minutes long and has different exercises lasting 1 or 2 minutes. Each exercise has written as well as video instructions. I realize now it would have been better to familiarize myself with each exercise first. I came across a couple exercises I was not familiar with and had to watch the video to see how it was done (the workout timer paused when I checked the video). After my workout, I went through the videos and realized I modified a couple exercises to an easier version. Considering the way I feel today, I do not think that is a bad thing.
I am thinking I am going to really like this app and will be using it on my cross training days. I especially like the variety of exercises and that each one was timed and the cues were helpful not annoying.
And did I say this is a FREE app! It is often said you get what you pay for, well, I think I got a great deal on this app.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Week one is finished! 15.4 miles with an average pace of 11:34 per mile. I am satisfied with my results. Although I was off by one day, my daughter was sick and I had to take care of my grandson so I missed a run day, but I just switched the days. It is early enough in the plan and so far I normally run more than what the plan is requiring so I am hoping it won't make much difference.
It was a good run, the weather was sunny and about 35 degrees. A light wind, but not too chilly. I do have a hard time running on the gravel roads, it seems they move under my feet so I need to use extra caution.
One week complete and 125 days to go.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I did it! I registered for a half marathon to be run on April 28, 2012. It feels wierd for me, because of the distance - half marathon. Does this mean I am a runner?!
I have done several 5k this summer and was thinking of doing a 10k this spring, but saw this particular race and thought I'd go for it instead. I found a training schedule for the Disney half marathon using the Jeff Galloway's run/walk method; so I think it is doable for me because the mile increases are every other week.
I mapped out my favorite roads so I can plan my routes - Now all what I need is a mild winter
Friday, December 09, 2011
Honestly, if I had a dollar for every time I said that, I'd be a millionaire by now.
I seem to have a trend of whenever I say or think that I am going to start a plan and stick with it, I find myself stuffing my face with things I know I shouldn't be eating.
The other day, I bought some caramels to make some caramel apples, however I opened the bag and started to eat them. I left the open bag on the counter and later that day, I decided to finish off the bag. Well, guess what, DH was having his own little demon on his shoulder and took the bag and hid it.
Ok, I admit, we are a pair, in too many ways. Well, that set me off, but I lasted a day. Then I went after the second bag of caramels and I ate and I ate and I ate. Well, you get the picture. Afterwards, I felt sort of sick and thought to myself that was one of the stupidest things I had done in awhile.
Now I am reckoning with the demon and I am determined to start over -- ha ha! Do I dare say it? I need to break the cycle...
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