Monday, December 28, 2009
The Almighty Liz
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Anyway, I ran 6 miles with the group on Thursday. My hip actually didn't hurt much before or after. It still feels weird and out of place, but oddly it doesn't hurt. I hope it stays good. I'm afraid that if I over do it, I'll be right back where I started.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Fresh picked lettuce w/ hummus, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds along with gluten free crackers w/ goat cheese.
I loved it! One of my favorites of the week!
Mango, Banana, Peach, blueberry Smoothie & Nettle Tea
I discovered a love for mangoes this week. I'd eaten them while vacationing in Cancun a few years ago but hadn't had them since to my knowledge. Oh my my! I was so delighted with this concoction. The Nettle tea wasn't the best but I will tolerate it for it's reputed health benefits.
Miso Chicken on Spring Mix Salad w/ Asparagus & Baked Sweet Potato
This was another homerun meal! I'd had Miso Soup while on my mission. One of my companions was half Japanese & Miso was a stable of her household. Miso is a wonderful, healthy, ingredient that pops with flavor. I'll probably eat it every single week from now on.
Dandelion Tea & Papaya, Mango, Pineapple, Lime, Carrot Juice
This is the first time I'd ever bought a papaya. I'd had it in Mexico & remembered liking it but I'd never taken the time to buy one. I loved this juice. I even saved a little & froze it til it was good & slushy & delicous!!!
Pau d'Arco Tea & Strawberry, Raspberry, 2 Pear, 1 Apple smoothie
This wasn't a favorite despite the fact that I love every single thing that went into it. The texture was gritty due to the pear & I just didn't enjoy it. Maybe next time I'll put in less pear & more of everything else.
Adzuki Bean Casserole w/ Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans seared in olive oil with herbs
I really, really loved this one too! I'd never, ever had Adzuki beans which are a stable in Japanese homes. The casserole also includes onions, garlic, carrots, celery, & yellow squash. I'm making a salad with the remaining casserole for tomorrow's lunch.
Cucumber/Beet Salad w/ apple cider vinegar, alfalfa sprouts & sesame seeds along with a baked sweet potato
This is a dish that required the open mind I was talking about earlier. I'd never had steamed beets before. Honestly I can't remember ever eating a beet & as I mentioned earlier I despite cucumbers. Alfalfa sprouts aren't my favorite either. Yet this wasn't horrible. It was so/so but I consider it progress. I love sweet potatoes so that saved the day!
Cannellini Bean Soup & Avocado dip
I've eaten a lot of new foods this week. I am so proud of myself! I'd never had cannellini beans (also called white kidney beans) and I've never been a big fan of soup. I'm happy to report that it was awesome! I sauteed onion, garlic, & leek (another brand new food that I wasn't sure how to even slice) in olive oil & vegetable stock. Then I added the beans, simmered, & blended with a handheld blender. Even my mom wanted to try it because it smelled so good & tasted even better! The avocado dip was wonderful. It's just an avocado smashed up with lemon juice alongside black bean backed tortilla chips & veggies. I even stirred in some alfalfa sprouts!!
Nettle Tea & Ginger Zinger Juice made of 6 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 stick of celery, & 1 inch fresh ginger
OK so like I said earlier I despise cucumbers. I'm also not a fan of raw celery. Still this juice was pretty good. I drank the whole thing & my body loved me for it. I didn't love it as much as the Mango or Papaya smoothies but I know I'll have it again. This was the very first time I'd ever drank vegetable juice as an adult.
Fruit salad with apples, pears, & apricots
An easy & fabulous salad. I had to use canned apricots because their not in season but it was still a good salad & a great way to start the morning. I followed it up with oats.
I've tried so many new things this week. Lots of herbal teas & exotic fruits & beans & veggies of all sorts. It's been a great adventure & I'm looking forward to more new things as the days goes by. All of the recipes so far have come from Dr. Gillian McKeith's cookbooks. I highly recommend them. My tastes are changing & I'm really excited about that. An open mind has been a requirement but I'm so pleased that I've enjoyed nearly everything I've tried including the stuff I absolutely hated before now. I'm having a lot of fun with this!
Exercise is all about protecting my fragile ankle. Lots of balance work. At home I play with the dogs & walk & clean house. That's enough for now. I'm confident that taking it slow is what my body needs. I'm so grateful to be off crutches. I'm plan to stay off of them. At least that's what I pray for on a daily basis. :)
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
I also did laundry all day and baked two kinds of cookies (fiddly recipes too, with lots of hands on stuff to do!).
Monday, December 21, 2009
Note to self- maternity swim suits SUCK! My chest is outrageously big already, so I'm sure that was not helping :(
Breast stroke-15 minutes, freestyle 15 minutes, back stroke 20 minutes, kickboard 10 minutes.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I got really lazy today & just didn't feel like fixing anything else. :)
Hi ya'll! For the past several months I've been on numerous rounds of steroids. That along with a lousy internet connection kept me from posting. Now I'm steroid free & I once again feel like taking the time to prepare my own food. I'm also happy to have my doctor's go-ahead to resume exercise with a few provisions. I have to start going to physical therapy to rehab my poor ankle, however, the therapy prescription goes further. I'll actually be under a physical therapist's supervision until I reach the body mass index considered healthy for my height. I didn't even know that physical therapists did that but apparently they do. Naturally I thought of all my Svelte girls & wanted to add blogging to my regime. :)
Strength workout- 30 minutes, running in place- 15 minutes. I think I will always run in place now with my strength workout since it gives me that aerobic "high" that makes it worth it to work out.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Strength workout -30 minutes (arms, legs, abs) and running in place 20 minutes.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I wanted to go running outside this morning, but I woke up feeling really nasty. I did not start feeling better until the afternoon.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I also cleaned out my dirty old car for about an hour and did laundry off and on all day.
I did not mean to take a whole other week off for this nuisance of a sinus infection! The second round of antibiotics really kicked my butt AND I hurt my foot, so I was benched. I'm revving to go now though! (send happy thoughts my way that this second round of antibiotics really got rid of this stupid infection!).
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Anyway, the reason I'm posting is that I gained twenty pounds, freaked out, talked to some friends of mine in my area, and they put me in touch with a lady at church who is a fitness counselor/dietitian/ect ect to help me get a handle on my issues, and she told me something I didn't know, and maybe you guys do, but I thought I'd throw it out there. (How's THAT for a run-on sentence?!) She told me that when you hit a plateau in losing weight, OR a plateau in your work outs, that if you go back to where you started, it resets your body, and you break through the plateau. So like this (hypothetically):
I'm trying to lose twenty pounds, so I start walking. I can only walk a mile a day at first, but after six months, I can do three miles. I lost ten pounds, but that last ten just won't come off. What my instructor told me is that you should go back to one mile a day for a bit, and work your way back up to three miles, it won't take you six months obviously it will go way faster, and that resets your metabolism, and shazam! You break your plateau. The same for work out plateaus. If you just hit a brick wall and can't seem to plow through it, go back to your easier work outs for a bit, and work back up to where you were, and you should be able to bust through it then.
Anyway, cool huh? Another weapon in our arsenal against unhealthiness! Booyah!
The Almighty Liz
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I was going to do yoga tonight, but I am just too pooped from eating all day ;)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Plus, I washed a bunch of toys that were outside all summer and were packed, caked, and ground in with mud. It took over an hour kneeling over a bath tub so I'm totally counting it!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Earlier, my intention had been to go get some eggs and bread from the store. Due to the previous tiredness, I did not think that it was going to happen. After I read my e-mail and checked some forums, I felt close to human. At that point, I thought that it was up to me to take a walk to the store or not, so I took the walk. Yippee.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Alright slackers, the pregnant lady is kicking your butt! Hop to it!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Plus, housecleaning ALL day for Vance's party on Friday.
The Almighty Liz
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I did not feel like swimming tonight. How weird is that? I love swimming!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
"Why am I posting piano stuff here?" you ask. (That is if you missed the earlier explanation.) It's like this: This is the place where we keep tabs on each other, and have someone to report to. Plus pianists are small muscle athletes. Harlan says so. It might be a stretch of "SVELTE," but you'll have to get over it.
I ate too much junk, and I want to puke.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Plus, doing laundry today.
I've been practicing my booty off with choir stuff. It's GREAT! I love having a piano project! Say it with me: "I think I can. I think I can."
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I tried ZenMama with Rainbeau Mars: Prenatal Yoga Workout- Not bad. I liked it better than some other because it was longer and felt like more of a "workout". The lady was more annoying than Crunch Yoga Mama's lady, so I think that one is still my favorite. This one had table, down dog, a couple standing postures, plus some difficult back bends which I still enjoyed. My back feels better and I love the relaxed feeling I get from these prenatal yoga DVDs. Now, if only I could take a nap ;)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Swimming- Breast- 15 minutes, back- 20 minutes, freestyle- 10 minutes, kick board- 10 minutes. I'm totally blaming daylight savings time for me pooping out on the freestyle! My body thought it was almost bed time ;) (ok, the leaf raking and the fact that I have a cold may have had a teensy bit to do with it!)
The Almighty Liz
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Oh, and Chopin and Schubert are going to have to take a rest. Holy Freak, I just agreed to play piano for the Stake Christmas Cantata!!!! I'm totally excited and totally scared! I'm going to have to tie my butt to the piano bench for the next month an a half! I know I can play well, it's just that no one else does. Not even Bruce knows how I can really play. I just get so nervous when I have to play in front of people! What have I DONE?!
So I did my first workout since the beginning of August today! I did a ten minute Pilate abs workout. I chose this because my lower back has had me incapacitated all week, and it's totally because my belly is just pure mush right now. So, I took it super slow and easy, and didn't do any of the more challenging exercises so I didn't damage anything worse than it is right now. Instead, I substituted smaller exercises for the big hard ones so I could do the whole stinking ten minutes, and I gotta tell you, it was HARD. I have really lost a ton of ground, but I am beyond determined to make it all back up! I've put on fifteen pounds, and lost a lot of muscle during this latest bout with illness/broken bones/heart trouble, so my goal is to lose ten by Christmas. I would like my winter clothes to fit again!! And no, I'm not going to concentrate uber hard on my scale, I'm going to concentrate on inches and strength and how my clothes fit....and then I'll see how much I've lost, lol!!
The Almighty Liz
So, I wanted to see how much cardio I could handle today as well. I didn't think I would be able to handle much at all, but I ended up doing twenty minutes! Real slow, 9.5-10.5 mph, and on the lowest tension setting, but still, twenty minutes!!!! 3.3 miles total. Love it!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I've also played my piano a few times since then. I've been doing a lot of Chopin and sight reading.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I did Yoga Journal and Lamaze Present: Yoga for Your Pregnancy DVD. I just did: PART 1: ENERGIZING & STRENGTHENING. It was good. A few hard postures mixed in with an easy warm up. It was good for today since I was pretty tired from the pumpkin farm. I might try the relaxation exercises some other day. I have it from the library for a week.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Leisa Hart: FitMama - Prenatal Workout Review- In my defense, all the other prenatal workouts I have done have been major wussy workouts. I totally was not expecting to have to work this hard! First, it starts out with 20 minutes of salsa dance, and then 25 minutes of "yoga". Yeah, she made the yoga majorly aerobic. I was hoping for more stretches to pull out this shoulder that has been bugging me, but it was not that kind of yoga. Very good workout, but not good for a "light workout" like I was expecting.
Also went for a walk with the two little ones, we probably went around 1 1/2 - 2 miles.
Practiced D major and minor scales and arpeggios for 30 minutes. Practiced Chopin for about 15 minutes.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Swimming- breast stroke- 10 minutes, freestyle 20 minutes, backstroke 10 minutes, kick board 10 minutes. My left shoulder kept hurting with the breast and back strokes, so I had to poop out early. Gardening shoulder?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Strength- I sooo did not want to do this workout this afternoon after running in the morning. I could not do it yesterday because of holding a feverish little boy all day (and night). Arms, legs, abs.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Prenatal Yoga Complete: I tried several different segments in the "first trimester" section and they were all great for stretching but they put me to sleep. No challenge, no strength training, no deep stretches. I think I'm going back to Crunch Yoga Mama for a prenatal yoga workout that does not feel like it's patronizing me.
Wed - Shoulders & Arms plus Ab ripper
Thurs - Yoga
All workouts were better this week. I am feeling stronger, but I am having a little seasonal congestion. This makes it a little harder to breath. Still loving it though. All the extra protein we have been eating (and drinking) is making me feel really full. Feels goooooood.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Several things kept me from running outside today, so I decided to run in place. I also thought running in place would be good since it's almost all calves, and I did the exercise bike yesterday which is almost all thighs.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
40 minutes on the exercise bike, 10 minutes marching in place, 10 minutes stretching.
Monday, October 12, 2009
40 minutes on the trainer avg speed 18.6 mph. Hip still hurts. Going to the chiropractor again today. Hoping that it gets better by this Friday. Lydia's 24 hour run thing is then, and I really want to be able to do it with her.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Definition of Spot: to lift someone up to the bar every time.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Anyway, on another subject. This is the blog where we keep track of our goals and are accountable to each other right? This might not pertain to fitness, but I REALLY need someone to report to. I do the fitness thing without this blog thing, but I have a harder time fitting in piano. I'm wanting to go back to school in a few years (as a music ed / piano major), so I really need to put in some serious time on the piano between now and then. Harlan always says that players of piano are small muscle athletes, and that is true. So for those reasons, I'm going to be posting my piano practices. Like it or not. I just want someone to report to, in hopes to keep me on track. You can ignore them, if you want to.
Here's what I've done today:
F Major scales 10 minutes 60 beats per minute = alternating between quarter, eight, triplets and sixteenth notes.
F Major arpeggios 5 minutes
F Major dominant 7th arpeggios 5 minutes
F minor natural, harmonic and melodic scales 5 minutes
30 minutes Chopin Etude, pages 1-3.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
In the middle, we do forms and some other exercises. Last week it was "referencing" across the floor in a horse and power (forward) stance. ("Referencing" is just putting your feet together as you step, but I should them how to use it offensively. See examples here .) This week it was shuffling (this video is perfect BTW) and kicking a shield.
Wednesday was a Chest, Shoulders & Triceps DVD followed by a Ab Ripper DVD. This was way too hard for me. There must have been over 300 push-ups like exercises in this DVD. Even on my knees I couldn't keep up. So I did my best and stuck with it. Bryan loved it, however I kicked his butt during the Ab ripper DVD. It was awesome. The best ab workout I have ever had.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Plus, 1 hour of planting bulbs. I was so glad that I made 20 minutes of freestyle. I was so slow and sluggish on the back stroke that I did not think I would make it. Yay me!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I was aiming for 45 minutes on the bike, but then I got overheated (even though I was inside, in air conditioning, with a big box fan pointed at me). Pregnancy!
Monday, September 21, 2009
I also got up at 5:30am this morning and went to the doctor, and several stores, and made a double batch of pumpkin oatmeal cookies (sugar free!). Yay me!
My husband and I ordered a set of boot camp style DVDs called the P90X. It looks really tough but I am looking forward to exercising with Bryan. He is mean but I need someone pushing me. Although the exercises seem to be geared more toward men, there are modifications that can be made so I can get lean, not big.
We have to wait a week or so to start because his mom is going to be visiting with us. Until then I am going to walk everyday just so I will not be a total blob when we start this.
I walked 1.5 miles today.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Strength- arms, abs, legs.
New pregnancy workout schedule for now:
Tuesday- Strength (including pilates or yoga)
Thursday- Strength (including pilates or yoga)
I will probably switch the running to exercise bike or swimming toward the end of the pregnancy when I get ridiculously big or it starts hurting.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Today I walked 3 miles with Suzanne. I'm not feeling so great, so I think that's all I'm up for today. Really, if my ears would stop ringing, I'd be fine. It's driving me a bit nuts. Today is not a good day to have a house full of noisy kids. I hope those antibiotics do the trick in short order!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tonight we did-
push-ups (Sibak Scorpion, that's the 2nd, loves those 'cause he is not 39 and chubby.)
basics- punches, kicks, elbows and knees
jujitsu sit-ups (See above comment re: Sibak Scorpion)
pad work- we simulated being surrounded w/your back to the wall and elbowing and kneeing out to escape
"opas"- Brazilian jiujitsu bridge escapes
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This was a good workout for today since the morning sickness was making me feel really wretched. It was a very easy yoga workout, though. Only about 10 minutes of it actually felt like a "good" workout, the rest felt like nice stretching or relaxing. The 10 minutes was the 10 minutes of standing poses that were included in the workout. The rest of the workout was modified seated yoga postures. I do think it will be good in the last trimester when my belly is bigger since they show pregnancy modifications for all the yoga poses.
I felt the need to do my strength workout later for a "real workout. Abs,arms, legs.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Swimming- 15 minutes breast stroke, 20 minutes back stroke, and 15 minutes freestyle (with a nice sprint at the end, 10 minutes cooling down with the kick board.
So, I looked up how long I can do crunches, and it's not the last trimester, in fact it's only until 4 months along that I'm supposed to do those. Upon learning of this, I decided to order a bunch of pregnancy pilates & pregnancy yoga DVD's from the library to try work on my "core" (new fancy exercise term for your abs). Hopefully, these exercises will help me keep the whole tummy and back strong to avoid that horrible pregnancy back ache from debilitating me like it did with Vance.
I will, of course, review all the DVD's that I end up doing when I post about doing them.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
I also did about 2 hours of light weeding and gardening (almost all sitting down). I am POOPED!!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I will be on vacation for the next 5 days. I will report what exercise I can squeeze in when I get back.
See you soon Pooh! You better do some walking with me!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I still have a cold and or sinus infection, so I'm not sure if I will get up to "full speed" on exercise the rest of the week or not.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I also biked 19 miles with Team Godzilla. My speed was 18.7 mph average. It's going to suck to have to give Terry's bike back!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I have been doing some simple ab and lower back exercises too. I will have back problems if I don't.
Still a little stiff but all in all much better.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Hmmm, mayhap I should try this two light workouts on Friday as an experiment?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I love being in shape; it is the getting in shape part I hate.
Thursday (1 Hour total) Sprinting/Walking 35 minutes, Strength workout 30 minutes (with 10 minuites of yoga after)
Strength workout- Normal workout, but with 10 minutes of yoga after wards to try to pull out some of the tension.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday we took the kids to the beach. This was suppose to be my down day but swimming in the ocean and walking the board walk felt like a big workout to me. I am sore today but I am still going to try to run. We will see how far I get.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Running Report- I ran 2 miles of BIG hills in 25 minutes, and then I walked 3/4 mile for 20 minutes. My left foot seemed a little tender, but I also had to wear my other pair of running shoes since my good running shoes were still wet from running in the rain yesterday. I'm starting to think I am crazy hill lady like Renae says!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Running Report- I ran 2 1/4 miles in 35 minutes, all flats. I started our running an 11 minute mile for the 1st mile, but then I really slowed down towards the end. It averaged out to about a 15 minute mile. Then I walked 3/4 mile in 15 minutes.
I came home and did the ab work right away. I think I was slow on the running because I need to get used to running flats again. I was also sore from Pilates and doing 6 days of exercise last week instead of 5 days. I think exercising 6 days a week will be worth it once my body adjusts though.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This is another DVD I got at the library. It is about a 30 minute workout, but I enjoyed it so much I did it twice. It was more fun than any other dance workout I've done! After 25 minutes of learning seven basic hula dance steps, I felt really able to do this basic dance routine with fun island music to go with it. The steps were fun and easy to learn, and the full dance routine at the end made me really feel like I learned something new. It also engaged my whole stomach, hip, thigh area almost the whole video. No reason to do a separate ab workout today!
Only problem- It really is for beginners, another reason I did it twice was because it was a pretty easy workout and I wanted to get good exercise.
I was worried because I cut my foot on some glass at the pool yesterday, but it did not bother me today. It took me about 20 minutes to dig out this tiny sliver. It was small but it hurt!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Review of "Caribbean Workout" Pilates DVD: This DVD was taken from a popular workout TV show called Caribbean Workout, and it looks she does pretty much every workout under the sun on her show at some time.
I liked it better than the other Pilates DVD I did that I got from the library. I felt like I used my abs more, and it also had a whole 20 minute section on stretching (with some very nice leg exercises thrown in there). There were actually FOUR 20 minute sections to choose from, I did 3 of them. I did the "focus on abdominals" "posture and stability" and "focus on stretching" sections. I skipped the "importance of breathing" section because I felt like I got the breathing thing down pretty well from 12 weeks of yoga classes. Great workout and I like the people on the DVD!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Plus, weeding for 3 hours and yard work for 1 hour.
Running Report--I ran 2 miles in 25 minutes with BIG hills and then walked for 3/4 mile (20 mintues). My legs were sore from that strength workout on Saturday (as my arms were for swimming yesterday). I need to get back into that strength workout routine so I'm not sore for days after!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Trent put in an awesome race! He finished in 1:13:33 which took 2nd in his division. He also beat Terry (my MEGA-SVELT FIL) who won his division with a 1:15:02. Both of them set new personal records. They stagger the start times in this race, starting a new person in the pool every 30 seconds. Trent started around 5 minutes before me, so when we were on the bikes, it worked out that he was precisely one lap ahead of me. We were neck and neck the whole time that we were both biking. He's a MUCH faster runner than I am though. I stood no chance after he dropped off the bike.
Bruce started swimming 30 seconds after I did. He had a phenomenal swim, and passed me within our first lap in the pool. He also out biked me, but not by a lot. During our first running lap, I spotted him ahead of me. I gradually ran him down though. I was just fast enough to make up my 30 second head start and beat him by 2 more seconds. HA HA!! I'm still a little bummed that I didn't place. Oh well. There were close to 500 racers this year. Maybe next year.
Friday, August 7, 2009
It's OK though, my children showed me their appreciation when we got home by throwing a huge fit because I would not let them watch TV. AHHHH, feel the love.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Running Report- I ran 2 1/4 miles in 35 minutes (so, about a 15 minute mile, again) with mostly flats and some small hills. I also walked for 3/4 mile for 15 minutes.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
After the bike ride, I ran 1 mile just to train the transition.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Running Report- I ran for 30 minutes with BIG hills (2 miles) and then walked for 15 minutes to cool down (3/4 mile).
Walked a lot in downtown D.C. today. We took the boys on a boat tour and of course there is no parking. Not sure how many miles or minutes it took us to walk to the docks, but I will say that my legs feel like spaghetti. Not to mention I'm sunburned.
I think I will take my crispy self to bed early tonight :)
Monday, August 3, 2009
I can't spell or type but here we go.
Took the boys hiking for about an hour today. At this point my 5 and 8 year old are in better shape than me. Walked the dog for an additional 10 minutes.
Have a good night everyone!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday running report: I ran 15 minutes, and walked 30 minutes. No idea how far I ran, I hope over 1 mile. Some hills.
Saturday running report: I ran 25 minutes at a much faster pace and I'm guessing I covered about 2 miles. I then walked 10 minutes to cool down. Lots of hills.
I also walked all over nature trails at a bird sanctuary and a bog preserve area for about 2 hours with two kids. Not aerobic because of a kids pace, but still pretty tiring.
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
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PS. Hey girls, did you know we are coming up on our ONE YEAR anniversary for this blog? I think we should have a party!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Running Report- I ran for 1 mile to warm up, and then I sprinted and walked for another mile.
Friday, July 17, 2009
The Almighty Liz
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Running report- I ran 2 1/2 miles with 1 1/2 miles of flats and small hills and 1 mile with BIG hills for a total of 35 minutes. I also walked 3/4 mile on flats and small hills to cool down for 20 minutes.
I think I'm going to be pretty sore tomorrow ;)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Unfortunately, my knee is acting up, so I daren't run for at least a day or two. BAD timing with the race coming up! I did put in 40 minutes on the trainer today average speed 17.7 mph.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Unfortunately, the only camera was cell phone. Hopefully I can find some good ones.
Just wanted to thank y'all for the support as I tried to better my shape for this. I would probably be in less pain if I tried harder ;)
Right to left mostly by nickname: Grasshopper, Bobcat (Grasshopper's dad), Sifu Jim Fassler, Spaniard (myself), Chuckinator and Scorpion.
Vacation workouts- walking on the beach for hours (hard with the sand and only wearing flip flops) and swimming in the ocean for hours (also hard because of the meaner waves trying to sucker punch me in the boob and other little fun things the ocean does to try to drag you out to sea). I missed swimming Monday because of being worn out from traveling, but I think I can get back on track for the rest of the week.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Anyway, I hopped on the trainer and rode for 40 minutes average speed 17.7 with no stops. Then I had Lydia meet me at the back door with the 2 little ones strapped into the running stroller. I immediately ran for 20 minutes pushing Justice and Clayton.