Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Distance Cycled: 4.0 miles in 15 minutes
Distance Ran: 1.53 miles in 16.02 minutes
Huh, wish I could run half as fast as I can cycle.

A good workout this morning!  It has been so hard to get up this week, probably because I took three days off last week and slept in.  It was glorious, but hard to get back in the groove.  I am ALWAYS glad that I get up and workout, ALWAYS!  It is just hard to remember that on a very cold and dark morning.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Distance Ellipticalled: 3.83 miles
Time of workout: 30 minutes
Distance on treadmill: .27 miles
Time of run: 2 minutes

The treadmill was occupied this morning so I jumped on the elliptical.  After my 30 minute workout I decided that I would run the rest on the treadmill.  I basically sprinted that distance I think I was at level 8?  Anyway, it was hard and I can't imagine running that fast for an entire 5k, which is exactly what my best friend S did on Thursday's turkey 5k.  She was the 4 one in her division to finish and her time was 24 minutes and 58 seconds!  She's pretty dang fast and pretty dang determined.  Plus, it was like 10 degrees on Thursday.  I opted out of this race because I just plain hate running in the bitter cold and I am out of race money for the year.  Oh well, I am not sad about it.  Honestly, it just didn't sound fun to me at all because of the  conditions.  Do not run unless it can be fun, that is my motto and I'm sticking to it!
(Believe it or not I am actually mildly enjoying the treadmill, I get to chat with some great people so it makes it all worth it!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Distance Ellipticalled: 3.2 miles
Time of workout: 30 minutes

I also did 4x12 triceps and 4x12 biceps.  I am preparing my arms for black friday shopping/painting!  :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Distance Ran = 3.02 miles (at .5 incline varying between 6.0 and 7.0)
Time of Run = 32 minutes (yes, I am getting slower.  Fantastic.)

Clubhouse again today with T.  We have decided that if we get there at 6:45 we can get out workout in before our respective spouses need to leave for work.  That extra 30 minutes of sleep make a huge difference in my day!  Anyway, I also did some lateral pulls (3x12) and used the leg extension machine (3x12).  I really should do some sort of core workout, or at least add some crunches or something.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Distance Ellipticalled: 3.0 miles
Time of Workout: 30 minutes

I also lifted weights for my arms only.  3x12 bicep curls, 3x12 triceps extensions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Distance Ran - 3.15 miles
Time of Run = 36 minutes
Speed of Treadmill = first 4 minutes at 4.0 (walking) 30 minutes at 6.3-6.8, last two at 3.5

I visited my grandma the other day, she is in her 80's and suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  She has no clue who any of us are, and spoke to me in German most of the visit.  She is so tiny and weak, such a different person then I always knew her.  That visit, along with taking a wellness exam for our insurance has prompted me to care more about my health and my body. 

The wellness exam told me that while I get sufficient cardiovascular exercise, I need to also remember to add weight lifting to my workouts 3 times a week, and remember to stretch my muscles after workouts.  It also told me that I don't get enough sleep (no surprise) and that I have too much stress (not surprised) and that I need to focus on getting in more fruits and veggies into my diet.  I used to be so good at eating enough veggies each day.  I would eat them with every meal.  The last few months things have been so crazy and fast paced that I have not made time to put good food into my body.  It is going to stop though, I am re-dedicated to good health for me and for my family.

I can't do much about the stress and lack of enough sleep, but I will focus on what I can change right now and then go from there.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Distance Ran = 3 miles
Time of Run = 30 minutes and 12 seconds
Route = treadmill

Ok, so I am going to forgive myself for being slow on the treadmill because...I really hate the treadmill and at least I am doing something this entire cold cold winter.  That is all.  ;)

Monday. November 15th 2010

Distance Ellipticalled = 3 miles
Time of workout = 28 minutes

I worked out with T this morning, it is good to have someone to talk with again.  You may also noticed that it is Monday.  I am trying to workout every morning, running on Tues and Thurs and Sat for sure and other days if the treadmill is available.
Fun fun fun!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sat. 11/6, Tues. 11/9, & Fri. 11/12

Distance ran: 2.12 miles
Time of Run: 22 minutes and 40 seconds
Route: Treadmill

I woke up late this morning and only had time for a 25 minute run before picking up veggies.  This was after taking an entire week off of running.

Distance Ran: 3.0 miles
Time of Run: 30 minutes
Route: Treadmill

It snowed this morning!  It got really hot in the gym and so I opened a window.  THe heater kept going on and there was a vent right above the treadmill.  It SUCKED!  A and J were there though and I enjoyed talking with them.  THey start their workouts at 5:45 AM,  that there is some serious dedication!

Distance Ran 3.0 miles
Time of Run: 29.52 minutes
Route: Treadmill

Let's just assume from now on that I am running on a treadmill unless I specify otherwise ok?  Again with the heater, it is really really annoying.  Although it is better than running in the cold weather, so I will stop complaining.  I did some speed training today,  picking up my pace to a sprint for a certain distance and then kicking it back to normal.  The problem is that overall my time and pace are basically the same because I slowed down too much.  Oh well, it at least made it interesting.
I have also decided that I can fit a 3 miler in on Monday Wed and Fri  in addition to my tues thurs and sat workouts because N get's home at 6:45 and doesn't leave for work until 7:45.  I am going to try and run at least 3 miles each day with a long run on Saturdays.  We'll see how it goes!

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Distance Ran = 6.5 miles
Time of Run = 1 hour ish
Route = 5k route x 2 plus some

Ran with S, and had some deep conversations.  It was a good run with great weather, though there was a bit of wind on the Southward stretch but that is typical of this route.