Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekly Workouts #4

The weather has been a little crazy around here.  We have had some summer like days and some very chilly, dreary days.  Trying to plan my runs around the weather has been a little challenging but I got it done.  My son plays football Saturday mornings.  I had been doing my long runs after his games but I looked at the forecast Friday night and it was showing thunderstorms starting mid-morning on Saturday.  I decided I needed to hit the sack a little early that night and get up early Saturday morning to get my run in before the game.

Monday, 9/23: 30 minute bike ride = 8.5 miles
                         arms and abs, 50 - 20 lb. kettle bell swings

Tuesday, 9/24: 3.6 mile run
                        chest, 75 - 20 lb. kettle bell swings

Wednesday, 9/25: 4 mile run

Thursday, 9/26: 3 mile run
                          arms, 25- 25 lb. kettle bell swings

Friday, 9/27: rest

Saturday, 9/28: 7 mile run

Sunday, 9/29: rest

Look what I got......

I can't wait to try out the Muscle Rope and let you know what I think.  


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Weekly Workouts #3

Half training has been great for me so far.  I am really enjoying the longer runs on the weekend.  The weather here is beautiful this time of year and perfect for a long morning run.

I am putting the Bikini Body Mommy challenge on hold because I was struggling to keep up with it all.  I definitely plan to start it again after half training though.

Monday, 9/16: weights (arms and abs)

Tuesday, 9/17: 4 mile run

Wednesday, 9/18: 4 mile run

Thursday, 9/19: 3 mile run

Friday, 9/20: rest

Saturday, 9/21: rest - I went outlet shopping all day so I got plenty of walking in :)

Sunday, 9/22: 6 mile run

All of my runs have felt great.  I was a little concerned that my tendonitis would rear its ugly head again but so far so good.  I have been stretching really well after all of my runs and making sure to take my rest days. 

My long runs have included some pretty good hills which is something different for me.  I am used to running on pretty flat roads so I wanted to add in these hills to challenge myself.  They are getting easier every time.

Watch for a post on my favorite workout gear coming soon!


Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekly Workouts #2

My life is busy so fitting all of this in gets a little crazy sometimes but I do it for my own sanity.  I love the way I feel after a good run or lifting session.  The endorphins power me through each and every day.

Monday, 9/9: BBM Day # 8 - 8 Count Body Builders (these are no joke!!)
                      5 mile bike ride

Tuesday, 9/10: 3 mile run, 1 mile treadmill incline walk

Wednesday, 9/11: 3.5 mile run

Thursday, 9/12: 3 mile run, 1.5 mile treadmill incline walk, arm workout

Friday, 9/13:  ab workout

Saturday, 9/14: 5.5 mile run

Sunday, 9/15: rest

As you can see I am not fitting in all of my Bikini Body Mommy workouts.  It is proving to be a little difficult to fit it all in but I am doing them when I can.  Just keep on keeping on!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Weekly Workouts #1

Happy Tuesday! 

My plan is to recap my workouts for the previous week from now on.  I should have gotten this posted yesterday but life happened and I didn't get it done.  As I told you last week, I am half training so a lot of my workouts consist of running but I also started the Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge.  It started on 9/2 but feel free to join in!

Week of 9/2/13 - 9/8/13

Monday, 9/2: BBM Day #1

Tuesday, 9/3: BBM Day #2
                      3 mile run

Wednesday, 9/4: BBM Day #3 (cardio day)
                            3 mile run

Thursday, 9/5: BBM Day #4
                        3 mile run

Friday, 9/6: BBM Day #5

Saturday, 9/7: Rest

Sunday, 9/8: BBM Day #6 (cardio day)
                     4.25 mile run

As you can see I took Saturday as my rest day and did my BBM cardio on Sunday which was also my long run.  In the future I plan to do the cardio/long run day on Saturday as it is supposed to be.  My son had a football game on Saturday morning and then we spent the rest of the day on the boat with our friends.  It was too nice of a day to turn down an invite like that and it was so hot that I figured Sunday would be better for my run anyway. And for once I was right!! :)

PS....My boy attended his first middle school dance Saturday night!!  So sweet.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back In the Saddle...

I guess I was never really out of the saddle but I haven't been posting here.  Oops!   Life has been crazy, but a good kind of crazy.

Our son kept us super busy playing ball all summer.  He goes all year round with one thing or another.  Currently he is playing football and fall baseball.  We love it though!

We did head out of town for a couple of fun weekends which was so great for our family.

I have still been running and lifting weights.  Being busy isn't going to keep me from taking care of myself.  The same can't be said for my house at all times :)

Over the summer I ran a couple of 5k's.  My current PR for a 5k is 24:51.  I also ran a 5 miler.  Running a half keeps popping into my head and I keep squashing it down.  And then I thought, why not give it a shot.  I started Hal Higdon's Novice 2 half training program this week.  Guess I better start looking for a half to register for.

I will leave you with a family picture from one of our weekends out of town and I will be back soon to update you on how my running is going! 

Thanks for reading!