PUNKROCKCOWGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PUNKROCKCOWGIRL PUNKROCKCOWGIRL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 198 Trails project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903981 We did a 4 mile hike today, and when I came back to blog about it tonight I realized I haven't told my spark family about our project that we have been working on! <BR> <BR> Our project (me, my mr and my friend) is to hike all 1110.8 miles of trail in the Los Padres National Forest. There are 198 different and unique trails that vary in distance from .32 mile jaunts to 43.10 mile multi-day backpacking excursions. We have planned hikes at least 3 to 4 times per month, which sets our finish ti... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:38:29 EST Most difficult hike yet! 6 miles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896233 Yesterday we hit up the Adobe Trail in the Los Padres National Forest. 6 Miles round trip and rated strenuous. That was true! the first three miles was all uphill, the last three down and a little slippery. <BR> <BR> There was quite a few stop and rests, (mostly because my legs were dying, lol) overall took us about 4 hours. <BR> <BR> But we made it. I did it. and I was able to walk today. Woot. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751015745.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:38:29 EST Some motivation for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894375 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1283955880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269108183.jpg"> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:15:28 EST Ok, that hike kicked my ass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884503 It didn't hurt as bad when I was doing it on Tuesday as it did Wednesday and Thursday! Finally got back to the GYM on Friday and Today (now that I can walk normal again, lol) <BR> <BR> I'm a little delayed on starting w3 of C25k because I didn't want to stress my knees out, I've been working back into the swing with easy cardio like the elliptical. Back to running tomorrow. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:34:51 EST 2/24 Alejandro Trail Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882240 Today me, my love, my BFF and my dogs went on a hike. It was on the Alejandro Trail in the San Rafael Wilderness. It's about 3 miles, up to a ridgeline, down the ridgeline into a canyon to a meadow and campground. Then back up canyon, up to the ridgeline and back down to the car. It was a buttkicker, rated as difficult. <BR> <BR> But we did it in about 3 hours. <BR> <BR> Here's some pics. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l859620284.jpg"> <BR> Me! <BR> <BR> <img s... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:48:28 EST Couch 2 5K Week 2 done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881559 Week 2 down, starting week 3! <BR> <BR> Also, we have a 6 mile hike scheduled for tomorrow, wish me luck. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:28:24 EST Couch to 5K Week 2 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879137 Did day 2 before work tonight, even ran a little after. <BR> <BR> My lungs started to hurt during the running part right at the end of the interval, but I did it anyway and it went away during the walking interval. I need to work on lung capacity I guess. <BR> <BR> How long before my lungs get used to it ? Fri, 20 Feb 2015 01:36:44 EST Couch to 5K Week 2 Day 1 and a ride. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877781 Started the second week of couch to 5K a day later than I would have liked to. Had shin splints so instead of starting Sunday I started today- ice and a little rest did wonders. I was able to do the whole routine today without much soreness. <BR> <BR> I went for my first ride today on our rescue horse. We took him in last April after he had a bad pasture accident and snapped his tailbone and injured his shoulder. He had a bad abscess with necrotic tissue on his shoulder that started out as a... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:56:12 EST Happy President's day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877160 for all of 4 more minutes. <BR> <BR> When to the shooting range today with my BF and some of his cop buddies. Had a good day. Hiking tomorrow maybe. Woo Hoo. <BR> <BR> I have three whole days off this week to do more fun workouts than the gym. <BR> <BR> :) Today was a good day. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 02:58:03 EST Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875924 Done and done! <BR> <BR> Finished the first week! <BR> <BR> On to week 2! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:38:17 EST Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874081 Finished day 2 of the first week of Couch to 5k. <BR> <BR> Also didn't die. Actually ran for a couple minutes after just to see if I could do 2 minutes without dying. It is possible. <BR> <BR> Our 5k is May 16, I'm nervous but still have plenty of time. EEK. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:12:40 EST Couch to 5k: Week 1 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872240 Started the Couch to 5K program today. <BR> <BR> Got the app on my phone. Very helpful. <BR> <BR> I did all expected of me, and didn't die. <BR> <BR> Woot. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 05:00:21 EST First week down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871509 7 days in. I'm making good decisions, and keeping up my healthy habits. so far so good. <BR> <BR> 30 minutes on the treadmill today, 5% incline at 3 mph. Not super fast, but I did get good and sweaty. <BR> <BR> I think I may start the couch to 5k program on Monday, because my lovely s.o. wants to run 5k's this summer and I am not a runner. Has anyone had luck with this? <BR> <BR> Might die. lol. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 22:14:51 EST Day 6. OOh, day 6. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870964 I may have overestimated myself yesterday. I worked out, felt great. <BR> <BR> Today I woke up early to go to the gym and literally almost fell out of bed because my legs hurt so bad. <BR> <BR> But I pressured through. I got up, got ready, went to the gym. and I didn't die. <BR> <BR> 51 minutes on the elliptical at 5 resistance. 15 minutes walking 3mph at a 5% incline. <BR> <BR> Squats, done. pushups done. <BR> <BR> Still alive, and feel better for doing it besides being sore. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 23:02:10 EST Day 5. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870442 Today I ate good, resisted buying junk food at work, and hit the treadmill before my shift. <BR> <BR> I didn't go far, 1.5 miles in 35 minutes at a 5% incline, but I have to start somewhere. <BR> <BR> I also did 40 squats with 5 lb weights. I think my legs are over it lol. <BR> <BR> 4 hours left of work and then going home to get some rest and start over tomorrow. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 02:59:03 EST Day 4. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869719 Did some strength training today, followed by 3 hours of yardwork and stall cleaning. Deep cleaning, down to the hardpack in the corrals. I think my back almost gave out at least twice- but I survived. <BR> <BR> For dinner we baked talapia and some plain rice. A little boring but it was tasty. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my first day back to work since starting my new spark journey. <BR> <BR> I prepped my food for the week yesterday- cooked chicken breasts in the crock pot with some salsa and pu... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 23:17:28 EST The first three days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868387 I'm back to spark again. I've managed to get back up to 165, despite my lowest being 135 in 2011. <BR> <BR> I'm returning to finish my original goal and getting to 125 by September 11 (my birthday). I have 7 months to do this, and I know it is doable. <BR> <BR> The first three days are always the hardest, so I started gentle. <BR> <BR> Day 1: I started my diet back up. It was more annoying than hard, I have developed quite a lo mein addiction in the past few months but it was time to put ... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 05:11:49 EST