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Daily Blog - 9/27/11


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

It was a good but busy weekend -with the wedding it seems like there is SOOO much stuff to do and never enough time! We did get 90% of the addresses for invitations and sent our Save the Dates yesterday so I am very happy about that! We also went to a few stores and registered for a ton of stuff we don't need (lol our house is full but we have to put something on the registry I guess!). lots of kitchen stuff - hopefully for cooking healthy stuff!

I had a great 10 mile run on Saturday - I was excited by that! I had only 5 hour sleep the night before, not a great dinner, and was on call for work so didn't expect that but it was awesome! didn't even need walk breaks - I stopped 3 short times for gatorade at the coolers and then kept going. I actually ran 7.5 and decided I could get in more before I got a work call so I went back out at mile and then I was at 9.5 so I went back out for the last .5 mile...it was great! I felt strong...my legs felt good...and I am feeling much better about my 3 half marathons (one in nov, one in dec, and one in jan!) now that I have 10 miles down! Its been since march since I've run 10 miles so the confidence booster by doing it was great!

I got my heart rater monitor replaced as well! REI upgraded me to a new model for free! It was awesome! I am so happy with the new one and it's working great so far! I did bootcamp yesterday morning and then after work I went to my first spin class in months! It was the great - the instructor was AWESOME super tough super intense...I loved it! I am glad the lights were off or everyone would have seen my goofy smile when we hit sprints...yeah I LOVE spin that much! I can't believe it's been so long since I did it! the girl teaching was a sub so hoping the regular instructor is just as awesome as well! I also tried body pump = a weight lighting barbell class...it was good - I really want more cardio but it was fun and since I did spin first I burned another 800 calories in body pump so I can't complain too much! hoping this is the jump start my body needs to start shedding pounds! I was thinking it was because I wasn't getting my heart rate up to a high enough rate for long enough...I had it over 170 quite a few times last night! I might do kickboxing on Thursday evening as well instead of my running and then run Friday mornings! kickboxing should ramp it up pretty high too!

Nice thing is that I'm a little stiff and muscles are fatigued -- but I'm NOT sore...yet! lol I know if I keep working out then it prevents the soreness! Eating is a little better - not great - I did cheat saturday night - mostly as a reward for an awesome 10mile run. I need to break that habit bc I've had plenty of reward meals that were unearned lately!

Was not great today but if I stay in line for dinner I might just come out ok!

Alrightly I'm off to run and strength train and run some more!!!

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MARLIE13 9/29/2011 10:47PM

    Weights weights weights! They’ll change your body composition and help you burn more calories at a time. But the HITT cardio will getcha going too. Sounds awesome! I’m looking forward to mixing it up more here when the marathon is over. What’s the new HRM? Still Polar?

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BILL60 9/28/2011 7:24AM

    Lots of activities. You're really doing great!! Keep it up.

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