It seems like all bloggers are mentioning the time change. Here is my mention! …
Pre time change, it’d be slowly getting light as I started my run, and so light by the end of my run that I’d turn off my BRIGHT RED flashing light. (which by the way is a GREAT little light!!!)
Now post time change … it was DARK and stayed dark my whole run yesterday. In my groggy pre run / no coffee state, I thought about a Runner’s World article that said to run your normal route backwards just to shake things up. So I did. And as I headed down a certain road mid run, I remember why I HATE running this road this direction – all the cars are coming at me, and the only not getting hit option is the sidewalk. And all runners (ok not all but some) know that concrete is harder/worse on your legs than asphalt. So running on concrete is bad! But that was my only option when cars came at me! And it was dark! So every time headlights got close, I’d do this awkward high step/jump to get to the sidewalk. Car would pass, same awkwardness back to road. More headlights, back to side walk. Back to road. You get it! Next time hopefully I’ll remember to only run my normal direction!!!
I’m trying to keep better track of the weights I lift and how much weight I use.
35 min spin
3 x 12 – dumbbell bench press (20#), 1 arm dumbbell row (20#), single leg toe touches (30# weighted bar), wide stance squats (30# weighted bar)
50 Russian twists (14# medicine ball)
15 pikes (6# medicine ball)
4 miles, 33:07 (8:16 pace)
pilates – I was jello by the end!!
4 miles, 30:45 (7:41 pace) ~~ !!!!!!!! slowly but surely getting back to normal
boot camp at our gym – I held my own quite well with the girls who go every week, but ohmygosh am I sore!!
(normally I can’t go because it starts before I take my middle to preschool, but with my mom in town all week, she took the girls to school and I got to go have my tail whipped in boot camp!! – looking forward to the summer when I can go more!)
6 miles, 49:28 (8:16 pace)
legs were tired from the week but sure felt good to have a “long” Saturday morning run! :)
I am RESTING tomorrow! and very much looking forward to it
I ran 18.7 miles this week – my old self says that’s nothing to be happy about but my post injury recovering self says WOOWHO!!!
5 miles (!!), 42:13 (8:27 pace)
40 minute spin, 30 min incline treadmill
3 x [push ups, russian twists w/ 14# medicine ball, pikes w/ 6# medicine ball)
1st set was 20-50-20, 2nd & 3rd sets were 10-50-15
man I was whipped after this!
what is it with it raining every.single.Wednesday?!
ran 4 miles on the treadmill – felt surprisingly natural – probably because I kept it intentionally slow – 34:21 (8:36 pace)
just wasn’t in the mood for cardio
weights: bicep bench press, tricep extensions, lateral pulldowns, tricep press, core stuff, and more I’m not remembering … holy kick my tail!
4.18 miles, 35:41 (8:33 pace)
5.5 miles, 45:39 (8:18 pace)
I succeeded in my “no sugar February.” My hubs asked this morning what I had planned for today. Nothing! In reality, I want to continue to not have sugar on a regular basis. Yet I do want the freedom of enjoying dessert when we get together with friends, the occasional out for ice cream, etc. I’m a firm believer in enjoying things in moderation!
It was simply good for me to prove to myself that I could set a goal like this and keep it. I’m thinking of saying “no chips” for my next goal – not that I eat chips often, but when I do, self control flies out the window. I love salt. I’ll have to think about that one.
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Here is last week’s report … if you ever have questions about my short hand descriptions for what I’ve done at the gym or anything just let me know!
This week was less intense than I’d like, but I also know some less intense weeks can be good :)
4.5 miles, 37:17 (8:17 pace)
BOSU squats, single leg toe touches, PT bands, push ups, planks, pikes, single leg deadlifts
legs are sore from yesterday!
30 min spin bike and 30 min incline treadmill walk, 20 push ups – and I was spent!
3 miles easy run – 25:57 (8:39 pace)
apart from biking the 1.75 miles to my oldest’s school and back twice (7 miles total) pulling 70+ pounds in the trailer (we biked to school in the morning, she leaves her bike at school, and I bike back in the afternoon to ride home with her) and potty training my almost 3 year old boy – I had no official workout. BUT while 7 miles of biking is not much of anything, pulling my 2 younger in the trailer actually makes it half decent! And I had plenty of springs to the bathroom with my little guy!
plan A was to run, but the forecast was looking like a lot of early morning rain, so plan B was the gym. I had all my stuff laid out for both. Well, just before my alarm went off I was awoken by an incredible thunderstorm. It was seriously intense. I didn’t even want to run to my car in the driveway, drive to the gym, and hurry inside. And I knew my kids could wake up at any moment and I am much more of a morning person than my hubs so I didn’t really want to be gone with that intense of a storm going on … SOOOO I did pushups and a core workout at home. Better than nothing!
4.2 miles, 36:02 (8:35 pace)
took care of my sick husband while doing everything possible to make sure the kids and I don’t get it!
I posted in early February about my plans to not eat sugar for the month of February. After the 1st few days, overall it has been easy. Valentines Day was tough because of the amount of candy my kids came home with, and last Sunday when friends came over for dinner and the wife brought an amazing looking sugar cookie topped with icing, apples and drizzled caramel … I almost caved!
I have caved 1 time – I got together with a new neighbor last Friday morning, and she had made a Paleo banana bread with chocolate chips for us to enjoy. I didn’t want to be totally rude, so I had half a piece. It could have been worse though – because being Paleo there was no sugar in the bread – just the chocolate chips. And it was good! I need to get the recipe to make in March! :)
I think my husband has been quite surprised by my self control (because let’s be honest – I’m not typically self controlled around opened junk food!). Last week before he opened a 2 liter Coke he asked if it was ok or if it’d be too hard for me not to have any. I told him it was FINE. He gave me a look and opened the Coke. The next morning I laughed so hard when I looked at the bottle …
he used a big ole Sharpie to draw a line to mark how much Coke was gone – he says it was 100% to be funny – but I do think he was trying to help me be accountable and to see if I really am staying true. As I said, he’s been surprised :)
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My kids were off from school yesterday so after an early morning run & core workout at the gym, and a leisurely morning at home complete with french toast, we headed to the beach! Some times living in Florida is alright! :) There truly is something therapeutic about sitting in the sand, watching and listening to the waves. And the kids play so well together at the beach! Love it.
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