Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh Yeah, I Almost Forgot! is having a sale on Asics. I just bought some running shoes 50% off.


I just didn't feel like a torture session today. I did, however feel like a walk. I walked four miles in just over an hour. It may not be as good for training for a race, but walking is really good for me mentally. I didn't check the weather before I left. It felt pretty comfortable for a walk. Just out of curiosity, I checked just now. The humidity is down to 87 percent, as opposed to the 100 percent that we've had for the past month. When will it end?!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Kickboxing DVD 50 minutes

Hardcore Kickboxing Circuit
Great workout, and the best part is the hot latin guy (ha ha, mostly kidding, mostly ;). There were some parts where Erik (martial arts guru) had to explain to me "why" I was doing certain moves so I could focus better. Like, why am I bringing up my knee twice and then kicking? (to fake someone out twice, and then whammo!) I must have asked this question about 10 times throughout the video. Poor Erik kept having to get up to see what I was supposed to be doing. It had some moves that I had not used in awhile (hook kicks) and one I had never used before (speed bag punches). They broke up some really tough cardio with some parts where you were using weights. I used really light weights because I just did my strength workout yesterday.

The only part I did not like was the second section where the girl was doing punch reps and she made it really more complicated than it needed to be to get a good workout in. One of the things I hate about aerobics is how complicated they can make it for no really good reason.

Also- cleaned house for a few hours last night and today because relatives were visiting from out of twon.

Finally Posting

Let's see, Saturday I ran 5 miles, I think.

Last night Ross' game got rained out (Yay!) so Bruce and I rode bikes. We did two loops on Whiteside Hill. I think that comes out to 22 miles. I averaged 18.2 mph (we kind of lollygaged for the first couple of miles - I'm told that's called a warm up. ;) ) Then we hopped off the bikes and ran one mile.

This morning I was waked by the TV that Bruce had fallen asleep in front of. It didn't even register until a baby on TV started crying. Then I jumped up thinking Clayton was strangling in his crib or something. That was about 4:15. Unfortunately my brain had started turning, and I couldn't get back to sleep. Finally I gave up, and went for a run at about 5:30. I must have been still tired from last night's work-out, because this morning I just didn't have it. I walked about 1 mile of my 5 mile run. No pep what-so-ever. I'm going to be so tired today. That stupid TV totally screwed me up because now I won't be able to get up tomorrow to run with the group. I'm probably taking Friday off, because I think I'm doing a time trial on Saturday. (Bike race)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tuesday Strength Workout/ Running in Place 45 minutes

20 minutes running in place, then on to abs and arms with only calf raises for my legs.

Where is everybody?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday- Walking/Hiking 1 Hour

30 minutes walking on a paved biking trail, 30 minutes "hiking" in the muddy woods (running into spider webs, slipping in the mud, stumbling over storm downed trees, etc.).

I decided to explore this trail I used to walk on all the time 10 years ago or so since they closed my pool for the next two months. Suckage! Anyway, the trail is not used very often, and is totally missing big parts that used to loop around and connect and all this other neat stuff. I ended up going off trail where it ended in one place and just heading towards the sound of the cars. I found another part of the trail after that, and made it back fine. It did get kind of dark towards the end since it was overcast today.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday More Heavy Weeding 1 Hour

It was harder today since I was so sore.

Also- laundry

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday Heaving Weeding+Big Shovel Work 1 hour

I almost quit after 15 minutes, but I moved to the shade to weed to get out of the sun until it set behind the trees. I actually made a reasonable goal, finished it, and had time to get out the big shovel and move things around in the compost pile. I must be getting stronger! That heat was brutal today and I am pretty pooped.

Also- swept and mopped for about 45 minutes while carrying the baby in the baby carrier and went shopping for 30 minutes.

Biking AND Swimming

Yes, you read that title right, I did both! I biked two miles to the pool, rested a bit, and then did eight laps!! I road in the car on the way back though, I was whooped.
The Almighty Liz


I ran 5 miles pushing Clayton in the stroller.

My tooth finally is feeling better, but now I have this awful headache (and a canker sore) that I've had since Tuesday night. I think it's chiropractic. I would like to have a day with no pain. I'm totally calling my chiropractor tomorrow. My house is a freaking MESS!! We need Mom to be back in business. Must clean, but I just want to curl up on the couch and ignore the world.

University of Kentucky Cheerleading 2009 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Exercise Bike 25 minutes (aka breaking in my butt workout)

20 minutes on the bike, 5 minutes marching in place. I will see how sore I am tomorrow ;)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Strength Workout/Running in Place 35 minutes

Running in place- 15 minutes. Arms + abs (including 100 crunches).

I also figured out a way to run in place without hurting my chest (nursing sized chest). Woot! So, hopefully I can use the same method for running outside, since I sure as heck am not going to wait until I stop nursing to get back into running. My inner thighs are so sore from that aerobics DVD yesterday! They were almost as sore as the day after the first time I went running, so it must have been a good workout. That's why I cut the leg work out of the strength workout this time


Yesterday was a bit crazy for no particular reason, I just didn't find the time to post my workout! I did 30 minutes on my exercise bike @ around 13-13.5 mph for a total of 6.5 miles covered. Today is a swim night, but it's raining, and Erik is still sick, so John'll probably go and I'll stay home with the sicky, so I'll probably do a dance video today. Or I might scrap working out, I'm feeling a
The Almighty Liz

Monday, July 19, 2010

More Monday

That's right, I did two workouts in one day! I went bike riding with Bruce. We went 15 miles average speed was 19 mph, then we ran one mile to train transition.

Monday Aerobics 45 minutes

I did an aerobics video from blockbuster that was called Crunch: Fat Burning Blast.
It incorporated Latin Dance and Kickboxing, and then some basic aerobics into three sections. There was another 5 minutes ab workout after the cool down, but my abs were trashed from the other parts of the workout. I will get my abs all the way back soon! It was a nice workout for the attention challenged since you had so many different things going on in the same video. I liked it, but not enough to do it more than a few times. I did get a sweat going from the 1 minutes calorie burning blasts that were incorporated into the video.


I ran the hills in my neighborhood today. The humidity did it's usual trick. I did 6 loops around my hill block. I stopped and walked a couple of times then I walked home. I hate summer running!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I'm feeling like a marshmallow. I think my stupid tooth has a dry socket. Why do I have to have this problem on the weekend? I don't know if I'm supposed to workout, so I compromised with a 7.25 mile walk. I'm seriously considering biking with Bruce this afternoon. As long as I stay medicated, my mouth is not too bad, but as soon as that medicine starts to wear off, I certainly want more. I can't take anymore tylenol for another hour. I think I'll go and take some IB instead.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Wednesday we picked up the kids, so no workout that day, and yesterday, Erik came down with strep, so it was taking cared of him all day and dr.'s appts and picking up prescriptions and such, so no workout yesterday either. He's doing better today (sleeping a lot), so I did my dance video for 20 minutes. It's getting easier and easier to do those videos. I can really tell that I'm getting stronger, and that is ultra cool. Also, weigh day yesterday, and I lost another pound! So now it's 14 total, and 6 to go, woohoo! The end is in sight!
The Almighty Liz

Kajukenbo 7/15

One and a half hours of stretching, forms, basic and reviewing grappling positions.

Good times.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Calling in reinforcements

So I went to the dr. the other day. She prescribed another med for me. I was all, whatever. Ok. Then I read the "prescription information" and it said one of the side effects was weight loss. Um, SCORE!
I'm holding off on the jogging. It's still about 100 in the mornings. (Yuck!)  So when it gets nicer, I will be resuming that. Until then, as much dancing and pilates my body can take!

Sad news? I gained the 5 lbs. I lost a week ago. I think my hormonies are interfering with progress.


I had the worst workout ever today. I felt sluggish from the start. I ran a slow 2.25 miles and then I pooped out. I cooled off in the water fountain and walked home. Total mileage was about 4.5 miles. I guess it was the heat / humidity / psyching myself out over this stupid wisdom tooth. Whatever, it wasn't my best.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday Strength Workout/Running in Place 50 minutes

Abs (with 100 crunches), legs (with leg weights), and arms (with 10 lb free weight) 30 minutes total. Running in place- 20 minutes.

Wow, I actually did the full strength workout with all three parts, and I worked out 3 days in a row (I think that's the first time I've done that since the baby was born!).

Edited to add that I spent two hours cleaning and organizing my kitchen to make way for the high chair we have to bring up from the basement soon.


I've been really falling behind on logging my workouts! Shame on Liz! So here's what I've been up to:
I think I posted last Thursday and Friday's workouts; exercise biking. Monday, I did some real biking for about twenty minutes in my neighborhood in the morning. My mother-in-law has my kids, and boy was it a different experience riding in the morning before it got hot!! Then, as we still don't have the kids, John proposed doing a little biking then swimming. There's a track next door to the pool, so I assumed that's what he meant and said sure! That sounds way fun. When he got home from work, he got out his bike and said let's go! And I was like, what?! You want to ride there?!! It's two miles there, and then two miles back, and there's hills and cars and railroad tracks, and it is NOT one way! He talked me into it. We had all the time in the world, we could go at whatever pace I needed, and he would go get the car if I couldn't make the return trip. So off we went, and much to my surprise, it was FUN!! I not only got to the pool, I made it home again! I didn't do laps in between, like John did (he did an hour or thereabouts of laps), but it was a freaking good workout for me! And I wasn't totally wiped out at the end! I'm not saying I could go any further, I was definitely done, but I wasn't a pile of mush either! And I wasn't super slow! I was able to actually get some speed on! And did I mention that I still had energy afterward? I, apparently, am UNSTOPPABLE!!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Walking 1 Hour (with kids in double stroller)

Yep, I got all three kids in the double stroller on the way back. Too hot today!


I ran eight miles with the group. Humidity sucks! However I did finish it. Hoorah!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Swimming 45 minutes

Woot! Awesome swim. Especially since I felt sick again this weekend. I read it can take up to 80 days for an ear infection to completely go away without antibiotics, so I may feel bad off and on for a few months :p

15 minutes breast stroke, 15 minutes back stroke (woot!), 10 minutes freestyle, and 5 minutes kick board (I pooped out toward the end).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tour De Donut

My FIL asked me yesterday if I wanted to go and do the Tour De Donut with him today. I said sure, so we went. It's around a 30 mile bike race. Unfortunately they were full, so there was no race day sign up. Terry and I rode along as bandits. (That means you race with no number). I don't know where I would have ranked if I was actually in the race, but I MIGHT have taken my age group. Which would have been really cool because there were 1270 people in this race. Another gal from Team Godzilla and I played cat and mouse for most of the race. She only left me with a couple of miles left, and I don't recall any women passing me after that, so I think I was the next woman to finish after her. Anyway, she placed 5th overall for the women. Two other Godzillas women were in the top five that I know of and none of the three Godzillas that finished ahead of me were in my age group. They had the combined men and women's times posted when we left so I checked my time with them. I would have come in around 75th place overall (men and women included) of the 1270 bikers. I might have been 6th overall for women. Yeah I rock. I did do one major screw up that hurt my time. I tried to power up a hill that ended up being steeper then I had guessed. I tried going up it in too big of a gear and I ended up having to unclip and walk my bike up it for fear of tipping over (I wear the clip in shoes). I totally could have ridden up the hill if I had been in the right gear, but I misjudged it, and by the time I realized I was in trouble, it was too late. The only thing to do was crash or unclip and walk. Stinky. I'm sure I lost at least a minute with that. The thing to remember about this race is that not all 1270 people are really in it to win it. There is a lot of stopping and eating donuts (I didn't eat any). But there are also a lot of people who were trying for good times and not eating any donuts. So as for how I would do in a purely serious bike race, I don't know how to gauge from this, but I think I might have a shot at being competitive. Especially if I really trained. Okay, blah blah blah, brag, brag, brag. Here's what it boils down to: 30 miles ridden, average speed was 19.82 mph. Not too bad.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday and Friday

I did my exercise bike yesterday and today. Yesterday it was 20 min. at 12.5-13.5 mph for a total of 4.3 miles covered. Today was a little faster, 20 min. at 13.5-14.5 mph for a total of 4.6 miles covered. Nice to be back in the saddle, but HARD at the same time, lol!
Also, yesterday was a weigh day, and I've lost two more pounds! So that's a total of 13 lbs, and 7 to go!

The Almighty Liz

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Kajukenbo 7/8/10

Good class tonight. Three teenagers and someone my age. One hour and a half w/stretching.

Thursday Walking (while carrying baby and pushing two kids in a double stroller) 45 minutes

We went pretty slow on the way back with the older kids walking, so not sure how aerobic it was. Two workouts in one day because I started getting that dark feeling toward the end of the day, so that means getting out in the fresh air and sunshine (or getting rained on, like today).

Thursday Strength Workout/Running in Place 30 minutes

10 minutes running in place, 10 minutes standing abs work, 10 minutes leg work (leg lifts with weights, calf raises, etc.).

I found that Sorsha takes a slightly longer nap in the morning (this time 30 minutes) so that I can work out. Other times of the day, she seems to only take "cat naps". I hope she keeps it up! I was hoping to go walking, but the heat and humidity just felt brutal today :P

Working on it

I have stopped taking the dogs out for jogs. It's really hot, and I'm really tired. However, I am still doing a lot of dancing on the wii and pilates. I'm also cutting back on the sweets and the eating.

I bought a swimsuit yesterday. I didn't want to bother trying it on with three kids in a dressing room, so I just bought it, and as I tried to pull it on at home, I ripped the tag right off. So I guess I bought it! And it's S.N.U.G. So I need to lose a bit of weight to look halfway decent on vacation.

Everyone- I need some weight loss magic! Vacation in two weeks!


I biked 40 minutes on the bike in the basement then I ran 1.5 miles just to train the transition. I'm glad that's over!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cardio Kickboxing 30 minutes

We had a lady who teaches kickboxing at the YMCA come to our RS activity and kick our chicken. I have never done that intense of a kickboxing class. Woot! I got some major happy hormones and I felt great all through Eclipse (which some of us went to watch afterwards).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sat & Tue

Saturday I ran in Nauvoo. I don't know how far it was. I ran for about 55 minutes of stinky hills.
Then I walked all around town pushing Clayton in the stroller.

Today I ran for about 40 minutes. I started out strong and ran kind of fast because I had a time limit this morning. About half way out the heat/humidity started getting to me and I petered out. Oh well.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday Strength Workout + Running in Place 30 minutes

10 minutes arms, 10 minutes of abs (including 100 crunches), and 10 minutes of running in place.

Also- ended walking about 40 minutes on Sunday getting to and from the fireworks. Saturday-cleaned for a few hours.

I missed working out last week because I was sick. I hate being sick! I'm hoping to get back into running so I can stop getting sick all the time. Grrrrrrr.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mixing it Up

Speed work out today. 4 - 1/2 mile bursts and 2 that were not 1/4 mile bursts. I was just done.