Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Running/Walking 45 minutes

Running report- I ran 2 miles with BIG hills in 28 minutes. Then I walked 3/4 mile in 20 minutes.

I also did about 30 minutes of weeding, or "treeing" as I was pulling up small trees around a bigger tree.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday Strength Workout 30 minutes

Arms, abs, legs.

Plus, one hour of getting clothes out and put away for fall/winter and one hour of planting in the yard. No morning sickness today! I think the keeping busy is really helping!


Ran with the group today. I finally have someone to run at my pace! Yay, yay, yay!!! I ran with Greg, Dave and Bob today. Dave seems to be just about the right pace for me. 6 miles. I didn't wear my Garmen today, so I don't know my precise pace. It's probably around a 9 minute mile.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Swimming 1 Hour

breast stroke 15 minutes, back stroke 20 minutes, freestyle 15 minutes, kick board 10 minutes.

Plus 1 hour of weeding and yard work. Yard work made my morning sickness go away, so I'm going to try that when I get sick from now on!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Speed work 4 @ 1/2 mile, 2 @ 1/4 mile.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Strength Workout 30 minutes

abs, arms, legs.

I was going to try to go running today, but I was too sick. Blah, four more weeks of morning sickness!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Exercise Bike 45 minutes, Marching in Place 15 minutes

I did not overheat today since I took of my shirt AND my pants, so I could make the whole 45 minutes. That's why I love exercising indoors ;)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Strength Workout 30 minutes

Finally! I'm trying to get three strength workouts in a week, but I'm definitely only going to squeeze in two this week, if that.


I got up early and ran with the group. 6 miles at about a 9 minute mile. Good run!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday Running/Walking 45 minutes

Running Report- I ran ALMOST 2 miles this time. Woot! I could not make it up this last big hill, but I could see the stop sign that marked "2 miles". Anyway I ran that in 25 minutes, and then I walked 3/4 mile in 20 minutes.


I biked on the trainer for 40 minutes avg. speed 18.1.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Exercise Bike 40 minutes, Marching in Place 20 minutes

I was going to do a pregnancy strength workout DVD today, but I woke up with a nasty pain in my neck and shoulder (a crick?). I couldn't do anything with my arms without being in pain that made me want to throw up, so I opted for the exercise bike.

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!

Tuesday Morning

I got up to run with the group today. The majority of the fast group weren't there for some reason or another. Some still injured, some still recovering from the latest marathon maybe, some just running on a different schedule; I don't know. Greg was there (who I've been running with the past week), and a gal I've never met before named Christine (she evidently started coming during my maternity and summer leave, and since the fast group doesn't always start with the rest of us, I've never seen her before, but everyone else seemed to know her) anyway Christine is fast. I ran with the two of them for 2 1/2 ish miles at about 7.4 mph (that's a low 8 minute mile). After that I couldn't hang on anymore and began to lag behind. I sent them on their way at the turn around and ran back with the next group back. Over all was 6 miles at about 6.5 mph (a low 9 minute mile average).

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Swimming 1 Hour

Breast stroke- 15 minutes, back stroke- 20 minutes, freestyle- 15 minutes, kick board- 10 minutes.

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!

She's baaacccckkkk....

Hello all. It has been way too long sense my last post. I had the flu for a couple of weeks and then it has taken me a couple of more to get off my rear again.

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

Saturday Hiking on a Trail 30 minutes, Strength Workout 30 minutes

I specified "hiking on a trail" because I think walking in the woods is harder than walking on pavement and this trail had lots of ups and downs.

Strength- arms, abs, legs.

New pregnancy workout schedule for now:
Monday- swimming
Tuesday- Strength (including pilates or yoga)
Wednesday- Running
Thursday- Strength (including pilates or yoga)
Friday- Running
Saturday- Strength

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 Running 30 minutes

Running Report- I ran 1 1/2 miles in 20 mintues and walked 1/2 mile in 10 minutes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday & Friday

I ran 6 miles with the group yesterday. I got to run with faster people again. It was great!

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

Kajukenbo 9/17

Myself and the 2nd degree black belt inherited the class as our instructor (Sifu) lives an hour+ away from our little class. He's going to check on us once a month or so.

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
more push-ups

Thursday Walking 50 minutes

About 2 1/2 miles while pushing first one kid, then two kids in the running stroller.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Yoga 40 minutes, Strength Workout 30 minutes (1 hour 10 minutes total)

Review of Crunch Yoga Mama-
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

Tuesday Running/Walking 35 minutes

Running report- I ran 1 1/2 miles with BIG hills in 20 mintues and walked a little over half a mile in 20 minutes.

I wanted to do some free weights later today, but I pooped out :(


I got up early and ran with the group. There were 2 guys from the fast group there today. One of them is coming back from an injury (and he ran/walked over 20 miles on Saturday -can you believe that?!), the other one is still recovering from a marathon that he did on Sunday. So long story short, I was able to keep up with them today. I actually had a run with the group where I felt pushed. It was great! 6 miles today. Will I ride with Team Godzilla tonight? I don't know. I'd like to, but I have a list 70 miles long of things that I should be doing.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday & Today

2 hours of lawn mowing on Sat.

15 minutes of escrima sticks today.

Monday Swimming 1 Hour (Note About Pregnancy Workouts)

I also did some light yard work for about an hour and cleaned out and vacuumed my car out (uh, 20 minutes?).

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.


I woke up at 4:00 this morning. Not on purpose, however I made the mistake of getting my brain going. I laid back down, but after a few minutes I decided it was no good. I got up, read my scriptures, biked on the trainer for 40 minutes avg. speed 18.5 mph. Then I took Lydia & Ross for a quick 1/2 mile jog around the neighborhood. Lydia is training for a 24 hour relay run next month. When we got back, I woke up Mark, made breakfast, got everybody off to school, showered, dressed myself and 3 little boys (Erik is staying here for a few days), then I walked a mile with Suzanne. Go me! I'm sure if you check in with me in an hour or two, I'll be completely dead. As for now I feel great!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Okay, Okay, I'll post

I've had yet another not so great week for working out. I just have to figure out how to fit it in again. Every time school starts, the weather changes, whatever, it messes up my schedule. So, I had a little bout with my knees (it happens from time to time) so I was being cautious in the first part of the week and did not run. I did the Tuesday night ride 19 miles at I can't remember the speed, so that was good. By Thursday my knee felt good enough to run Thursday morning. I ran 5.6 miles. Eh, okay. Friday I was too busy and couldn't fit it in. Saturday I had a big workout planned with my bro. However he crashed Bruce's bike after 5 miles. That sucked! John's okay, just a few cuts and scrapes. Bruce's bike needs an entire new wheel, and a new tire. We are hoping that on further inspection, the forks turn out to be okay. DARN!! I biked back to the truck and drove to where he was, so I got 10 miles in. It was a rather pitiful workout. NEXT WEEK!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday Exercise Bike 30 mintues, Strength 25 minutes (55 minutes total)

Exercise Bike for 30 minutes. Then I did arms with the 10 lb freeweight, 200 crunches, other ab work, and marching in place to cool down.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Firday Sprinting/Walking 40 minutes

Running report- I ran 1/4 mile, twice, and one 100 yard dash type sprint. I walked about 1 1/2 miles total between sprints.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Swimming 55 minutes

Where is EVERYBODY???

I did 15 minutes of breast stroke, 20 minutes of back stroke, and I only did 10 minutes of freestyle and pooped out. Probably because it's been almost 3 weeks since I swam. I also did 10 minutes of kick board.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday Running/ Walking 1 hour (3 1/2 miles)

Running Report- I ran 1 1/2 miles with BIG hills in 20 minutes. I then walked 2 miles in 40 minutes (or something like that, I did not look at my watch when we stopped walking).

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Exercise Bike/Marching in Place 1 Hour

I did the exercise bike for 40 minutes, and then marching in place for 20 minutes. The Edwardsville YMCA pool re-opened this week and I hope I get to swim this week too!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Firday Running/ Walking (BIG Hills) 35 minutes 2 miles

Running Report- I ran 1 mile with BIG hills (pretty hot day) and then walked another mile (with more BIG hills).

I also did about 2 hours of light weeding and gardening (almost all sitting down). I am POOPED!!!

Thursday & Friday

My week started out bad as fas as working out. LAZY! I'm trying to make it up now though. I ran 6 miles early Thursday and I ran 4.25 all hills miles today. I had set out to run 5.5 all hills, but the heat got to me and I petered out after 4.25 and walked the rest. Oh well.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thursday Running/Walking (3 miles) 45 minutes

Running report- I ran 1 mile (12 minutes) while pushing the running stroller with my 3 year old in it. I walked 2 more miles with one big hill.