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1 Down. 12 To GO.

27 Jan

Yesterday I ran my first race of the year. Another half-marathon. I ran it on the treadmill and it went very well. Mom’s Run this Town put together a Virtual Race, “Winter Wonderland.”

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A virtual race is nothing like a real race, obviously. However I did appreciate the round of applause I received from my husband when I got upstairs. It’s almost kind of depressing when you “cross the finish line” because there is no one there to cheer you on, congratulate you, or give you a beverage. You just shut off the treadmill and go on with your day. No one notices. Except for the people you live with. Oh well, that’s not the reason I run. So stop being such a dang baby right? 🙂

Feeling pretty good today. My hips are a little crabby and my ankles ache a tad. I think it’s time for some new shoes maybe. They have about 400 miles on them and my right foot has a rip inside. Just about time.

I didn’t follow a specific training plan this month. Since I completed Les Mills in December I’ve been doing my own thing. We’ll see how well I do when I do my end of the month measurements.

January runs (so far):

**Weekdays I do shorter runs**

January 8: 2.24mi.

January 10: 1.89mi.

January 12: 5mi.

January 14: 3.05mi.

January 17: 2.90mi.

January 19: 9mi.

January 21:3.40mi

January 23: 1mi

January 26: 13.1mi

I plan on doing this type of training for the year. I like to do interval training during the week and save my long runs for when I have the time. Not saying this plan will work for you, but it is for me. So far! My next race will be February 23-“Barking Mad for Breast Cancer.”

Have a fantastic day!

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Show the treadmill some love.

24 Jan

Pssst… Sports Bra offer code at the end…

Remember when I told you I’m running 13 half-marathon’s this year?

Well, I quit.

KIDDING!!!! My first race is this coming Saturday. It’s a virtual that will take place in my basement and on my treadmill. I do live in ND and it’s January mind you.

So, me and my trusty sidekick, the good old treadmill, have been very close lately. I’ve been running every other day and strength training on the opposite days. I run long on Saturday’s to prepare me for race day. I will keep this schedule up for…the…remainder…of…the…year.

Last Saturday (week before race) I did 9 miles. I have never ran that long on a treadmill. I watched episodes of Frasier. I tried watching Saved By The Bell. Nope. Just can’t do it anymore. I tried watching some music videos, but that wasn’t fun. Boy, can some people make some really crappy music. Man. I plan on watching a movie for the race. That sounds so stupid. My grandparents got me a gift set of 50 classic movies, so I plan on digging into this as well. I think I will watch Jane Eyre. See how this version is…

Perks of the Treadmill
***We must stop referring to the treadmill as the “dreadmill” people! I’m taking a stand and I would like to point out the TM perks!***

-Bathroom breaks in YOUR bathroom (no ditches, porta potty, etc.)

-Make weird grunting/tired sounds and no one gets weirded out.

-You can watch Frasier with the TV cranked to 50. Cause I’m 50.

-Don’t have to worry how you look before, during, or after.

This machine is ready for you when it’s too cold, too hot, windy, snowing, and raining. Or maybe you hate the sun and an ideal temp. Whatever. Just stop the hate people. Stop the hate.

I decided to buy a running watch for once. Super sick of my phone strapped to my arm. I am sure I will adore this little watch once I figure the darn thing out! God forbid I thoroughly read the directions and not wing it! My fault entirely. But, I do need to figure it out by Saturday.

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Wish me luck my friends.

Oh, you want that bra code right? I gave it out yesterday on my FB. So, make sure you go ahead and like my page while you’re at it. Shock Absorber USA sports bra’s. The name says it all. I needed one, so I bought one. Now you need one too. Here’s your 10% off code. LMShock . Now go. Shop your little hearts out.

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Plans for 2013

8 Jan

I know. I’m a week late. And you know what? I have officially lost my mind.

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Yes, I have committed to running 13 half marathons for the year. Yep. Most of them will be virtual of course and on the treadmill. The treadmill is my best friend.
I figured since I have these big plans, I should spruce up my workout room. It had a nasty country western border that was just begging to be ripped off. Took me 4.5 hours, but I did it.

Before:

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After:

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Oh, and my best friend:

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I will be starting a running journal and a workout journal. I plan on lifting on off running days so by journaling I can keep track of what I do. I also plan on plugging in my Bodybugg for 30 days to get a “feel” where I am at. Make sense?

It’s not going to be easy, but I love challenging myself. I am so excited. I have 7 races in mind so far. Once they’re scheduled, I will share my calendar with you.

Have you set goals for the new year? Are you challenging yourself enough to get there?

Run with Mindy!

5 Nov

Let me introduce you to Mindy. She’s runner with alot of races under her belt. Have you ever considered running? Read this. She’ll make up your mind for you. So, get ready to run!

Mindy

Name: Mindy Bobe
Blog: http://www.roadrunnergirl.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoadRunnerGirl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindybobe

What’s your primary workout?

I love to run! I have run several 5K’s and 10K’s, 11 half marathons, and 1 full marathon. I am currently training for my second full marathon. My favorite race distance is a half marathon.

 How long have you been running?

I’ve been running for almost 3 years! I fell in love with running while completing the couch to 5K program.

How often do you run?

I run 3-4 times a week. I run at least one long run and the rest are usually around 3-4 miles.

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in?

I always run in a skirt because I like to look cute when I am running (as cute as you can look while running lol)!

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal?

I love Chobani yogurt and sushi! But not together lol!

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do?

I would eat pizza and watch movies on the couch all day! 😉

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit?

My biggest motivation is my boys. I want to be a healthy role model for them and show them that being healthy is important as well as fun!

Any advice for the beginners out there?

I always advise beginner runners to take it slow. That’s the biggest mistake beginner runners make…running too fast.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I love the accountability and the community! When I blog about something I feel like my readers hold me accountable and so I must do what I wrote I was going to do. I also love all the new online friends I have made through blogging!

How do you hope to inspire people?

I hope to inspire people by showing them that if I can do it they can too! I believe anyone can run…you may not like it but you CAN do it. You can do anything you set your mind to do!

Eggs and Little House

6 Jul

Workouts for the week:
Saturday: P90X Shoulders and Arms
Sunday: Run 4 miles (treadmill)
Monday: Cross training.
Tuesday: Run 3 miles (treadmill)
Wednesday: Bedroom remodeling!
Thursday: Run 3 miles (treadmill)
Friday: P90X Shoulders and Arms

Busy week! I am at the end of week two with my half marathon training. So far so good! I am mixing up my workouts to keep it interesting on my off running days.

We celebrated the fourth of July with a bang. Not. We started working on our bedroom. The country western border and pink carpet just weren’t doing it for me anymore. We have lived here for 4 years and it finally came down…after four hours of scraping! I think a great way to ruin someones day or to get even with someome would be to sneak into their house and put up a border.

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Bedroom is painted and closet is painted. Now, we need to pick out the fun stuff, furniture, carpet, and decorations. We are debating on the flooring, because we see that there is wood floor underneath the carpet…so, what should we do?

Was it just me or did Thursday feel like Monday? I ran that morning. My calves were so tight from standing on a ladder all day and my neck hurt, but I sucked it up and ran. Got to stick to my training schedule or I will get in trouble. I’m pretty tough on myself.

It’s Friday and I am living it up like usual. Watching Little House on the Prairie and watching the clock hoping it’s time for bed soon. Maddox just needs a bath and we are good to go. What kind of bedtime snacks do your kids like? We usually give him yogurt or unsweetened applesauce. We crush his vitamin and claritan and mix it up. Poor little man has been on this stuff since he was four months old. I wonder what it’s like to just put your kid to bed without medicating him. I am not complaining, just wondering. A mom can dream right? Hey, whatever it takes to keep
my baby healthy, I will do it! Maddox loves greek yogurt. Here’s tonight’s super hero snack:

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I had Shakeology at 4:00, so I made myself a late dinner. An egg white with veggie cheese on a slice of wheat toast, sliced peppers, pickles, and grapes. Nom.

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Weekend workout plans will do a switcharoo. I am supposed to run 4 miles on Sunday, but we are celebrating my grandma and grandpas 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Mass, reception, dinner, and dance. We know how to celebrate. So, I will switch my running to tomorrow. I am planning on having my feet hurt Sunday from dancing too much.

Happy Anniversary Papa and Grandma Shirley. Love you both so very much. Muah!

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