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Back to Basics.

Friday, March 01, 2013

I've been running late all day today. I said I would blog in the morning, 11:20 is still am so I win right? emoticon

I had a decent run last night while the boys waked the dogs. I'm still able to do an 11 minute mile, not great but not bad. I'm only able to make about 2 miles and I have a 5K in one week! I'm hoping the adrenaline from the race will be enough to push me through.

The reason hubby and boy child had to walk the girls is that I just got some new shoes. They are a 3mm drop (whatever that means - I just run). They are extremely comfy but the girl at the store told me to put on about 8 to 10 miles to get the inserts "molded" to my feet. I'm worried the girls jerking me and/or the fact that I just run differently with them might mess up the molding process. So no running with the FPT for the next week.

I started this journey in March of last year. I've done well, I've also have some major derailments. As of today, I'm up 10 lbs. I know, I said I wasn't going to put the batteries back in until after my race next week - but I wanted a 1st of the month weight. So back to what got me success.

I'm really committed to getting back to basics this month. Measuring food, no eye-balling. And eating good food, not going out more than once a week. Daily cardio and ST, not just when I feel like it. Just all the stuff we learn in the beginning and for some reason I've slacked off on doing. Nothing special.

And no more Cadbury Eggs - there has to be crack in those things. Geesh!

Plan for the day:
2 sets (20 reps) Hip Flexors – A & B
2 sets (20 reps) Calf Raises – A & B
2 sets (20 reps) Forward Lunges – A & B
2 sets (20 reps) Bridges – A & B
2 sets (20 reps) Lying Abduction – A & B
2 sets (20 reps) Lying Leg Curls – A & B

100 squats
30 crunches
100 Burpees

and a 3 mile dog walk.

Have a great one everyone - Warm Wags!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HZGLORY 3/10/2013 7:49PM

    My crack of choice around this time of year is those malted easter eggs. Those are my crack of choice, so need to keep away from them this Easter. 5K great, I know that put you on the right track! Hugs

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/2/2013 6:22PM

    wow that is a plan.i hate lunches unless i am doing them in water.the exercise class i went to thursday had us doing lunhes with the back foot on a pezzi ball.could i keep my balance,no.but at least i have something to work on now like you do my love.i know what you mean about cadbury cream eggs i used to complain when i first came out here that they didn´t have them overhere i am now pleased,lolcan´t be tempted by them or fry´s turkish delieght though i still crave them.way to go on new running shoes and good luck in your 5 k i just know you will do well as you are so determined when you put your mind to something kitty. so in the words of nike.go for it emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDY_54 3/2/2013 6:21PM

    Good plan--you'll do well because you're so focused! I wish I knew more about the shoe stuff--I usually run in the same model I've used for years which is probably not so good.

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 3/2/2013 2:58PM

    You have a solid plan, your focused, you will do it!

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TAMELA_B 3/2/2013 9:34AM

    100 burpees? Holy crap. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Kitty rocks!

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DARLY55 3/2/2013 7:19AM

    You are awesome!! I aspire to what you are and do. emoticon emoticon

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SACHABEE 3/2/2013 6:45AM


Your fancy shoes sound really cool! The Cadbury mini eggs get me ever year! :)

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MERRY_XMAS 3/2/2013 5:54AM

    I think that it was a goof idea that you weighted yourself emoticon . You needed a new starting point. Weighting keeps me accountable, but I only do it once (or twice) per week.

I'm so glad to read that you determined to get back on track! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 3/1/2013 9:37PM

    Sounds like a great plan. emoticon

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JUSTME29 3/1/2013 7:33PM

    Sounds like a great plan.

Cadbury eggs are the devil. So are Reeses eggs - so much more addicting than the regular peanut butter cups.

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NILLAPEPSI 3/1/2013 5:00PM

    Sometimes going back to basics is the best thing you can do.

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    100 Burpees!?! You just blew my mind! You are AMAZING!

Keep it up -- you are doing great!

Best, Janet

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LIVINGFREE19 3/1/2013 3:55PM

    You have a great plan!

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LESLIELENORE 3/1/2013 3:52PM

    Getting back to basics is a great idea!

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CIPHER1971 3/1/2013 3:39PM

    Woot - sounds great

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LIBRA73 3/1/2013 3:04PM

    I can't even think about those yummy eggs!

You have a great workout plan!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/1/2013 2:59PM

    LOL I agree on the cadburys LOL! Gotta love em...too bad my waist n bloodsugar don't!

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PRETTYPITHY 3/1/2013 2:27PM

    Cadbury eggs definitely have crack in them, they just call it sugar. emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/1/2013 2:24PM

    emoticon Great job! We can do this.

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CASEYSAUER 3/1/2013 2:18PM

    You can do it!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/1/2013 1:54PM

    My dear, there IS crack in those Cadbury's . . . the name is sugar and salt! Both addictive . . . just like crack, only more innocuous appearing!

Good luck with breaking in your new shoes and glad DH and boy child took the girls for exercise too.

HUGS and hang in there.

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AURORAMILLET 3/1/2013 1:30PM

    that is great that you can do an 11 min mile!!! I only average an 12 minute mile on most runs. I gotta get going a bit faster.


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MDWSTRNR 3/1/2013 1:01PM


(...and I sympathize on the Cadbury egg thing, although for me it's those malted milk eggs with the fun m&m-like shells.) :)

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/1/2013 12:54PM

    Great daily plan! I am curious about the shoes and 3mm drop? I have flat feet so finding shoes to fit and allow me to walk/jog correctly is a challenge. I think March is going to be a wonderful month for you. This is typically the month with all the New Year gung ho motivation quickly fizzles out. But not for us. We will push through this. I will help push you whenever you need it.

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ANATASHIKI 3/1/2013 12:51PM

    great plan! and going out just once last week completely messed my weight , I didn't recover yet. I don't care if it's mostly water , the weight is still there :(

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SOULFISH80 3/1/2013 12:43PM

    Strong and active!!! Great combo for success! Way to overcome the winter blues.
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