Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Treadmill:  30 minutes, 2.7 miles
Free weights:  8 lb weights, bench press 3x12, biceps 3x12, triceps 3x12, lawn mower pull 3x12

Kids went to the playland at the gym, they loved it and didn't want to leave.  I had a worry free leisurely workout.  Fantastic!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Let it be known that I have not died.  Let it also be known that I have not worked out in 2.5 months until tonight.
There are many reasons why: death in the family, unemployment, search for new employment, wedding, moving, business travel, running a thriving but still start-up business, etc.  What is all boils down is one thing, prioritizing.  I realized that I had to gain some perspective in my life, exercise was way too far up on the priority list and my family was under it.  So....I was forced to take a good hard look and settle down.  My mind kept telling me I was lazy, especially in the beginning.  ALL DAY LONG, I would beat myself up and say that I was being lazy.  Eventually, that voice went away and I just felt peace.

My new goal is this, workout with my family to be healthy and happy.  That is all.

That being said, when I get a workout in (with my family!) I am definitely going to document it.  I guess I am just narcissistic that way.  Tonight Nick and I went to our new gym and enjoyed the cardio cinema.  I ran/walked 2 miles while Nick ellipticalled next to me.  We enjoyed part of "War of the Worlds" and I only almost fell off my treadmill one time, and only accidentally pulled the emergency cord twice.  FYI, that cord is a really abrupt stop.  I don't recommend pulling it.  Cardio cinema rocks!  The alien chasing stuff made me want to run faster and a couple of times I outran my treadmill speed.  Then I died a little because, man I am out of shape!

Afterward we went to do some arms and chest stuff.  I basically can barely bench press the bar, so that is awesome.  But there is nowhere to go but up! 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Today's Workout: 3.2 miles , 28:15 minutes

So...I figured out what my problem is.  I ran outside this morning and I remembered every reason why I LOVE to run!  Greeting the morning, watching the sunrise, breathing that delightful morning air.  It is all so fantastic and I didn't realize how much I had missed it.  I ran the fastest 5k time ever, and I am feeling great about it.'s outside for me as much as possible.  Hooray!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th. 2011

Today's Workout, 2.10 miles in 21 minutes.

Nothing much to say.  I ran today, so that is that.  I had a burst of energy afterward so I got a lot of cleaning done and organizing around the house.  However, my hair is getting really thin, so thin that my hairdresser pointed it out.  It worries me a little that I might need an old lady haircut, you know really short.  I feel tired a lot, I am not sure what is going on.  But today, well today I ran!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Today's Workout: 2.19 miles, 25:03 minutes, 273 calories burned
Plus...3x12 chair steps and 3x12 pulses, each leg.  3x12 pushups, and some squats.

So...Nick is sick and at home today.  I took advantage of that situation and slept in, then when the boys woke up I got them all fed and situated with a movie and then did my workout.  Nick was keeping an ear open for any fights or emergencies.  It is a beautiful thing, working out in sunlight!  It makes me happy and running makes me happy. I am just so tired lately I can't seem to get up early to do it.

WHAT!  It's my 100th day of running!  That is cool!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It was the ides of March.  There is no other explanation for my complete absence from running these past three weeks.  I just didn't want to, couldn't wake up, and felt horrible every single day.  Well, I'm back!

Today's Run: 2.0 miles in 20:14 minutes

It's basically like starting from scratch, but Nick assures me that if I am consistant that I should bounce back quickly.  I forgot how much better I feel when I get up and get moving in the morning.  I think that I am going to have to fight myself every day for a little while to do it, but eventually I will get back into my habit!

Next run: Ward 5k, April ....something.  I would like to beat my last 5k time of 29 minutes.  My goal is going to be 28:28.  Here we go!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Today's Goal: 6 miles

Today's Workout: 3.2 miles in 33 minutes

Today was a nice morning, so after my run I decided to run around the street at a sprint.  Sort of to test the waters of the outdoor run.  Man!  Treadmill running is so much different than outdoor running!  I have a lot of work to do.