Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 31st 2010

I am back!!!  Last Friday, Christmas Eve, was the beginning of a nasty head cold that put me in bed for three days.  Simon also got pneumonia and has not left my side for the last few days.  Needless to say I have not worked out in over a week and it was REALLY hard to get up this morning at 6:30.  I could only question why I ever did this and do I really need to try and keep it up?

Coming out of being sick is hard for many reasons, but for me it was especially hard because after two days of basically nothing but sleep, I had a huge reality check.  It was back to work, back to recruiting students for the school, back to being mom, back to running a household.  I cracked!  I am just so grateful for my husband because I had a breakdown, he helped me up and we have now began the juggling act together, only he has taken on a few more balls to juggle in order to help me out.  I love him.

Anway, I DID workout this morning, and now I remember why I ever started doing this.  It makes me feel good, plain and simple.

Treadmill: 1% incline (I read any less is like running downhill, do at least this much
                  1.88 miles in 24.46 minutes.  Mostly walking, some short bursts of running,

Cycling: 3.66 miles in 15 minutes set at level 3.

Weights: Bi and Tri's 3x12 at level 4 
               Hams and quads 3x12 at level 3

December goal assessment:
My initial goal was to workout 20 days in december, that changed into 18 days.
The final result is that I worked out 13 days of December. 

Goal for January: Workout 15 days, with 3 big runs of 7 miles (outside if it is warm enough)
Food Goals:  Eat more fruits and veggies
These are realistic goals and I will achieve them! 

2011 goals:
Run a half marathon in the spring
Run a marathon sometime before the year is through
Run 3 10k's and any 5k' races that are free.
Happy new year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Distance Cycled: 7.5 miles
Time of Workout: 33 minutes
Weights lifted: bi's and tri's at 4, 3x12

I am pretty sure that I am going to come short of my goal of working out 20 days in December, unless I workout on Christmas It will not happen.  So, new goal.  18 days of workouts in December.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Distance Ran: 2.3 miles

Biceps and Triceps 3x12, Bi's at 4, tri's at 3

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Distance Ran 2.6 miles
Time of Run: 30 minutes

So yeah, that is a lot slower than I usually run but T and I had some talking to do and it is HARD to talk over the loud treadmill.  Priorities people.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Distanced cycled: 3 miles in 10 minutes
Bi and tri 3x12 , level 4 on biceps and level 3 on triceps
quads and hams 3x12 both on level 3

Not a lot of cardio today, but I got in some good weight lifting.  That'll do pig.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Distance Ran 2.6 miles
Time of Run: 32 minute

All I can say was that running today was like pulling teeth, my own teeth with rusty pliers and no novocaine.  But, I got my butt out and did something. 

In other news, my knees are a bit achy.  I think I might have to take more than one rest day because with these crappy workouts are not worth an injury.  I really miss running outside.  I really miss running outside with L.  I miss L!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Distance Cycled: 3 miles in 18 minutes
Distance Ellipticalled: 1.4 miles in 12:01 minutes

That is all.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Distance Cycled: 2.5 miles in 15 minutes
Distance Ellipticalled: 1.5 miles in 15 minutes

I was so tired this morning, but I got up and worked out anyway.  Mostly because I had to pick up T.  Having a workout buddy is HUGE motivation for me that early in the morning.  After I drove carpool, I came home and turned on a movie and let the kids enjoy some quality time with Thomas the Tank Engine while I slept on the couch. My kids were happy, I got some sleep , we all win.  Also, I didn't shower until 11:30, I probably shouldn't admit that.  Oh well.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Distance Ran on Treadmill: 3.2 miles
Time of Run: 31.32 minutes

I ran a consistanc 6.0 this morning, but I took three water breaks cause my throat was really dry.  The last 5 minutes i increased gradually all the way to 7.0 and it was hard.  I was dreading the treadmill this morning, but I was the only one in the gym so no excuses.

Also did Bi and tri 3x12

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Distance Cycled: 2 miles?  I think...can't remember
Time: 10 minutes
Distance Ellipticalled: 2 miles?  I think...
Time: 20 minutes

Also did Tri and Bi's 3x12, a level 3.  I am thinking I should move up a level or add more reps or something..

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Distance Ellipticalled: 3.2 miles
Time of workout: 32 minutes 23 seconds

I also did 3x12 each of Biceps and Triceps.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Distance Cycled: 4.0 miles
Time of workout: 15 minutes

Man the gym was packed this morning!  There was no room at any machine so I started out with weights.  3x12 quads, 3x12 hams, 3x12 bi's, 3x12 tri's (legs at level 3, arms at level 3)

I hope to run tomorrow morning, but with one treadmill it's a gamble. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Distance Ran: 3.2 miles
Time of Run: 32.23 minutes

So, every morning at 6:30 there is a three stooges movie on AMC.  It's pretty awesome to watch on mute and guess the storyline and it makes running on  a treadmill much more fun.

In other news, I have decided that I am going to workout at least 20 days this month.  That is pretty much every day except Sunday's and Christmas day.  I feel so much better when I do it and it is good for me.