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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.

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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?

I have come a long way.

19 Aug

Sunday’s are one of my favorite days. I get to go on a long run. I wake up early and head out the door. It’s a little chilly, it’s quiet, and I am all alone. I don’t get to run outside during the week. I have to get up too early for work, so it’s just me and my treadmill. When I run on the treadmill, I listen to music, and watch T.V. When I run outside I listen to an audiobook. Right now I am listening to Jane Eyre.

Running is a huge calorie burner too. I burned 913 calories this morning. That’s insane!

This morning I ran 8 miles. There are 27 days until race day. I am feeling confident and very excited. This is something I have never done before. I was NOT athletic in high school. I hated sports and never thought twice about running. I have come so far! This sounds really corny, but when I finish a long run, I almost feel like crying. Just proud of my self. That’s all.

I got to wear my new shirt today too.

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I had to order it. I have been following Hal Higdon’s training plan for months and it was a little reward for myself for coming so far.

Miracle Sauce

23 May

Workouts:
Sunday-P90X 2 P.A.P Lower
Monday-Treadmill run
Tuesday-P90X 2 P.A.P Upper
Wednesday-P90X 2 P.A.P Lower

I am getting back into my groove! I am so freakin’ sore, but that’s a good feeling though. According to the scale I am 60 pounds lighter than I was last year before I got a brain and started taking care of myself.

Cooking has been fun this week because I can make what I want. Still keeping it healthy and as clean as possible. I am back to having my beloved Shakeology for lunch again. SO happy about that! I have been making them with almond milk, water, ice, PB2, and a quarter of a banana.

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I have been eating fresh fruit for breakfast and snacks. Except this morning, I had oatmeal. I was in the mood for something warm, so I switched it up a bit. Because I’m crazy like that.

Dessert last night.

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I was prepping for supper and I was thinking about all the work that goes into cooking a healthy meal. Now, it doesn’t bother me, but I can see how it can discourage people, especially if they are not big on cooking. My biggest tip is organization. After you come home from the store wash all of your produce and store on the shelves in your refrigerator. I like to put the foods I use the most in a basket. I usually use onions, peppers, carrots, zucchini, and cucumbers in almost every meal I make. So I have all of these in a basket and I can just grab it and get to work. I don’t have to dig around in the crisper and search through all the plastic bags. This is much more efficient and fun. Plus, it makes your fridge look fancy inside…

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Tonight’s dinner was somewhat of a miracle. I made homemade spaghetti sauce. I made a separate batch for Tyrell with some meat. The sauce had zucchini, green and red peppers, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and carrots. All over organic whole wheat angel hair pasta. I also made a big spinach salad.

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The miracle occurred sometime around 5:30 pm. My son, I repeat, MY son, ate this meal with me. If you know Maddox, you know he is the pickiest eater ever. The best part, he kept picking out the tomatoes and zucchini. Moms, you have to understand where this excitement comes from. May not seem to be much to some, but to me, it was a miracle! Keep it healthy. Amen.

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