Friday, October 29, 2010

help me decide what workout to do ...

today i did not go to boot camp, sometimes hubby being home just doesn't pan out like i think it will.

So tomorrow i want to workout, i feel like the easiest thing to do is go for a run at some point. But i checked the gym and they have a basic yoga class at 8 - which i really have wanted to TRY and get into, and then they also have some sweat shop class - so i could get my boot camp in. what to do ??? yoga ? run ? boot camp ? of course i am fully aware that I will probably NOT get up and out for the classes but one never knows right ??

oh part of the decision is due to my shin REALLy bothering me and i am going to have to go and get myself a torture massage on it.

shoudl i add that i had 3 buttercrunch cookies (remember those packs with 3 cookies in it from lindens ?? love them) and then a take 5 ...cleary i am having hormones ...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

wait to swim after you have eaten

we remember that rule right ? i don't believe anyone follows that anymore.

We wound up sleeping in late today, i turned my alarm OFF instead of the snooze. So I missed my running class. I am bummed, but I can run today and I am not beating myself over it. However, the tricky part is that I just eat lunch now b/c after i run i won't have time for a while to eat and I knew I would need more than my bfast which was hours ago. However, I also feel like I might be running to close to having just eaten. Do you time your eating before working out ?

It is easy when I do a morning workout b/c i have my oatmeal and then workout - nothing to worry about. But when I have to run in the afternoon or night it throws me off. There is actually a 10k we like to do out where my inlaws live and the race starts at 5pm ??? I get all crazy about my eating and timing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


exercise is finally a lifestyle for me, so today when i decided NOT to exercise today due to a late night and a nice glass of wine, i don't have to feel like i failed, i know that tomorrow i will exercise and the next....and so on. b/c it is lifestyle.

when did exercise become part of your life forever

Monday, October 25, 2010

life is a beach.....

this was the view on my 4 mile run today ...not too shabby huh ?

I had 2 hours while kids where in school, due to the gorgeous weather I needed a change in my running i drove the 10 minutes to the beach and ran on the boards. So so nice. Other folks were dressed as if it was the artic, but i was in shorts and a tank and got 4 miles done.

4 miles in 38.37
mile 1 -9.49
mile 2 -9.37
mile 3 -9.19
mile 4 -9.49
I was going for a tempo run trying to get my 2 miles in btw to be faster than the first and last. However, mile 2 was against the wind most of the way and it was rough. I feel so blessed to be able to leave close to such beauty.

Last chili batch I made was not it's normal delish ?? I am getting bored on the cooking front and need something new and yummy !!!!

tomorrow boot camp.....goal ....focus on form and give 8lbs a try as opposed to the 5 lbs of having been using for dumb bells.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

no workout weekend

I didn't work out this weekend and I am ok with that. Yesterday was full of family stuff. Today was clean house for an open house, we played tag team with the girls - he had them, then i had them, now he has them. Yesterday didn't seem to work well, today worked well. go figure.

I planned my week of workouts and I am looking forward to 3 days of running and 2 days of boot camps. Thinking of signing up for a 5k on nov 28th. I am feeling less pressure and not making it that i have to have a PR.

Thinking of making butter cookies OR thumbprint ?

these hoarding shows are crazy scary.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

boot camp check

got to the boot camp class. wahoo. not as sore. today is family fun i think i will not push a run in there....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ahhhh back to it

So today i set the alarm and i was determined to get up, get the girls up and get my butt to my running class. I did and of course so happy I did. The girls did NOT like being woken up...ahahahahahhhhhaa i loved it.

I had not seen the group since the race so we got to chat about it. We wound up doing a mile at about 8, then a mile of 30 seconds fast and 30 seconds slow, then another mile all out...the coach was shooting us for freaking 6 something. I came in at 7.35. I did feel I had a bit more, but I was happy with that. Seriously loving the class. Now I have to work on making sure to run 3 to 4 times a week and strength 2 to 3 a week. Tomorrow is a bootcamp class at the gym that I want to make, I will most likely have to wake the little pips up again but hopefully if I keep doing that then bedtime will be earlier and easier.

I have a temp inlay on my tooth and it feels as if I have a tiny piece of ball stuck in my tooth and my bite is not comfortable. I can't chew on one side. I am not sure how long this is supposed to last but i hate it. I am a whip about mouth pain.

I am going to try and pick a race to do in the next few months. I hate cold weather running but I need something to keep me motivated.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

bad habits

we have a major bad habit going on in this house and i am torn. we ALL go to sleep too late, my kids included. I use to have bedtime under a strict rule and it was great, by 8pm the kids were sound asleep and I had MY time. Now it doesn't matter what time I start bedtime, be it 7.30 or 9 - they are up and they are annoying. My older one does not fall asleep till 10 most nights. The problem is that our earliest have to be place is 10am !!! My older one sleeps in and it creates me to not get up and at em. As I lounge on the couch I think damn I missed the boot camp class BUT then I think, next year she will be in full day and I will NEVER have this again ???

The rain didn't help.

Now I am trying to rework the schedule of workouts and make sure I get in what I want to get in ...I was thinking of taking a class at the gym that goes on at 6pm but I feel bad dragging the kids there that late.

life is good.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

the week

Weekend was dedicated to a friend. No exercise, not much healthy eating. But I did get a great deep tissue massage and she worked out some major knots in my upper back.

This week I want to get back into the strength on a more consistent basis.
the plan should be as follows:
mon - run (probably during my sans kid time - outside)
tues - bootcamp class at gym
wed. - run - not sure if i will go to gym or go outside
thur - running class
fri - try to figure how i can do a bootcamp type class ?? or maybe switch with wed. if that works

the damn halloween causes much sugar in my house and in my body.
- try NOT to buy any halloween candy that i live and die for (ie. butterfingers)
-keep to exercise plan
-make some healthy meals using the acorn squash and the butternut squash
-get my older one up earlier so that she won't stay up so late
-spend ANY time with hubby
-price some ski vacations out
-start the process of finding out about having an expansion on the house

neti pot ??? anyone use it and swear by it ??

Thursday, October 14, 2010

acorn squash


woke up too late to make the running class. i could have rushed the girls but they both have runny noses and i just didn't want to push them. i thought i would run later in the day BUT my quads are still sore so i just skipped it.

made chili, i love chili, but i overeat it all the time.

i am curious how long after you eat cheese you would feel something if you were intolerant to cheese ????

i bought acorn squash, what do you have more ? recipes please ?

do you run outside in the winter ? do you do races in the winter ?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


holy crappers. i can hardly move my legs thanks to the boot camp class i took. seriously i need a cane to get around.

bought tons of veggies at whole foods, going to make some yummy meals ...

just got to watch the last 30 minutes of the ironman that..

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

5k race report

My running group was meeting around 8am, the race didn't start till 930am, i got there around 8.15. I was nervous. We did a warm up (oh and I ran to the race - bout 10 minutes) warm was good, we were chatting a bunch which helped my nerves. Then we stretched, then we did some striders and then we walked over to the start. The coach had us up in the front....i never go to the front, too intimidating, but I was following the group. We saw other ladies we know who are fast.

Coach and one other woman are faster than the other 3 of us, so we knew they would be ahead. However, I was not sure how the other 2 and I would do but I did NOT want to hold them back. We got a bit lost right at start (only a 500 person race) then we found each other, but about a half mile in, 1 of us surged ahead, i could see she just was able to and I was happy for her and glad she wanted to do well and not just push us on. The one other lady was ahead of me but I could see her and just stayed on her. The first half mile felt ok, it was fast but I felt ok, i also felt ok b/c i knew the course and the hills. The first mile I did 8.02ish, I was surprised and I just tried to stay at the pace. I also just tried to keep my form and keep my mental thoughts positive. I tried to not think about how the lady was ahead of me, but instead how I was right there with her. I tried to think I am strong and I did feel strong. Mile 2 was another 8minutes and I tried to just focus on the fact that we had only 1 mile left and instead of feeling tired and beaten, I tried to stay strong. A little into the third mile I heard a friend behind me say drop your shoulders and open up you chest, it was a friend who is super fast and wins the races, but she was pushing her 2 kids in a stroller. it was great to have her support. With 800 left I just tried to stay strong, hubby and the kids where there and the girls really cheered for me and I was so happy to see them. It wasn't that feeling of ugh I am dying, it was more, I am strong and doing this. Then it was on the track to finish up and I just did the best I could. I wasn't sure where my time was at b/c the last mile had no marker. I came upon the finish and saw the clock at what I thought said 26 minutes and I was like no way i can't believe i did not beat my time from last year, but then i looked again and it was 25 minutes and i was like yeaaaaaaa - just run. I crossed at 25.38. I was last out of my group, but I was happy with my time, I was happy with how I felt both physically and mentally and it made me realize I can do better.

Did a warm down with the coach and then enjoyed the kids dash, where both my girls sprinted their hearts out.

Today I opted to get a boot camp class in and will do the running group on thursday am. My goal is to get back to strength and now that this 5k is out of the way i need to start implementing the goal.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Why is it a PR ? not a PB ? personal best ? what is PR ??

today 5k - 25.39, same race last year was goal was to run in the 25's. and i did it.

more of a race report later. but one thing is I finally feel like my mental game was better than the norm. which makes a huge difference. it made me feel that I can even go faster as I train more and as I get better at the mental toughness.

Friday, October 8, 2010

gym memberships

Currently I belong to a local gym that I love. It has a pool, classes, a top notch sitting room. I have been there about 3 years. The number one reason I have belonged to this particular club was due to the sitting room. It is excellent and the only place I was willing to put my girls.

Now my girls are in school at the same time. I am able to get a workout done outside (run or bike) but that will change when the weather changes - BUT i have a treadmill and bike trainer in basement that I could use. BUT i love the classes ....and the pool....

The local dance studio that my girls go to is also a fitness center. It is where I am taking my running class. I could join as a fitness member and they have boot camp and various classes, as well as spin and they have sitting as well (the girls go now while i run). So the only thing missing is a pool to swim. BUT we have a family member ship to the Y and i could use the pool there. I do believe I would be saving approx over 500 bucks ??? Although right now money is not really the concern...but it helps....

what do you do ? gym ?? boot camp ? in house ? if you had made a switch why ???

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


bad sad mood
no exercise today cept for walking girls to school - beautiful out

i did manage to take the time and finally organize my younger one's clothes. it was a nightmare of a mess so it feels great that i got it done. I also have 3 bags of clothes to donate - wahoo.

there is something about the change of season that creates a very melancholy mood for me. The smell of the air, the feel of the air, it brings many different emotions.

I also have a hard time with FALL specifically b/c it was when my younger one was born and she had colic and I had PPD and I know I already wrote this but I just feels good to get it out.

gonna go eat some yummy sweet potato chips i just made along with the roasted veggie soup i made the other day. glad i have made a change for the better in my nutrition.

Monday, October 4, 2010

intervals on my own, roasted veggie soup

So it sounds like I will be running the race naked, i am pretty sure that will work best.

I wound up getting a run in on sunday am, i ran a mile to a local track, then i did 4 x 400's, and the mile back home.

I was so glad to get something in. I am also getting obsessed with the fact that some folks in my running class get to run more often then I do. I realize how much more they are getting and it is making me realize that if I really want to go faster I need more days of running. consistently.

I saw the coach this am and she recommended i come thursday am b/c they are running the course. I only signed up for one day so i will skip tomorrow and go thursday BUT i asked someone to email me what the workout is. I think the plan is to run tomorrow (intervals at the gym on treadmill), wed - spin OR strength and thursday run with group, friday off or light something, saturday a run with some striders and such. sunday the race. i am putting too much pressure on it i know, b/c i am starting to get nervous NOW ??? I am nervous b/c i want to do well, i want to better than I ever have, I don't want to disappoint myself.

I went and made Pioneer Woman's Roasted Veggie Minestrone soup....i took many liberties but HOLY COW - it was so yummy !!! I am so proud that I went out of my box and cooked something I wasn't sure how i would like. I found another great dish that is healthy...wahooooo.

here are the stats from my run
First mile @ 10.42
1st 400 @ 1.43
2nd 400 @ 1.47
3rd 400 @ 1.46
4th 400 @ 1.44
Third mile @ 11.20

Now that I look at the times I should have been faster on the warm up and warm down since the intervals were not that much.

the rain is really NOT making me happy.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

should i race naked ?

so next week is a 5k that i want to do and i want to run fast. i have some goals. here is my question. do i run with my garmin or not ?

can see how i am doing and if slow - pick it up, can help me pace myself ??

can see when i am going fast and mentally that makes me hold back ????

i am thinking of NOT using it b/c i just wind up looking at it too much and it will distract me.

Friday, October 1, 2010

somebody does not want to do boot camp

So I was all excited that the timing of a hard drive class at my gym by iron lady worked out with my schedule. However, I shut my alarm off and if you can believe little lady who normally wakes btw 6 and 7 slept till 9am.....the class was at 9.30 and my other one was still sleeping. So no class for mama and another week of no strength training......

I guess carrying loads of laundry up and down the stairs will have to be my boot camp today.

Just had a yummy salad, as soon as I finish my last bite I think of chocolate ??? damn you sugar.