Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Walking with kids 45 minutes

Yep, no time for anything else AGAIN. Busy busy week.

And I'm Finally Posting!

Because I have something to post about! Huzzah!
Our new bed is AWESOME, and I'm totally getting caught on my sleep. So, yesterday, we went for a walk at Shaw Nature Preserve, half an hour to 45 minutes, and I was wiped at the end. Definitely lost some ground there, but I'll get it back! Er, starting in two weeks because I'm getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow and you shouldn't do strenuous anything for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
In other news, today was a weigh day, and I MADE MY GOAL!!! 20 lbs gone!! I'm at 130!! *big happy dance* 8 1/2 inches off my waist (which you can actually see now without having to search long and hard) and six or so off my hips. I think that maybe I would like to lose five more pounds, but I'm taking six months off the diet to let me body rest, and to tone up. Who knows, after I've toned up, maybe I won't feel the need to drop five more pounds, we'll see. I'll re-evaluate in six months.
Go me!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday Walking 1 Hour (with kids)

Did not get a chance to run today due to unforseen problems that arose. Too much going on today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I ran sort of, on Saturday. It was later in the day and maybe a little warm for it. I ran about two miles and then decided that I just didn't feel like it anymore. I then walked about three miles more.

I ran hills with the group on Tuesday. The weather was much nicer! We included the CotB hills. And for only the second time ever, I made it all the way up 7th Street hill without walking. (You'd just have to see this monster to understand.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Yoga 1 Hour

I hope this helps me sleep tonight. Tired blargh.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Running 2 3/4 mile 33 minutes

Woot! I was oober super tired today. I told Erik I was running though, and I make it a point not to lie to my husband ;). Once again, I would like to get down to 30 minutes with running 2 3/4 mile. Then, next week, I hope to be able to run 3 miles in 30 minutes. After next week, I will go back to running twice a week though (and add swimming back into the mix).

Hey Renae! Wanna trade babysitting once a week again in the morning?
It's getting dark really early now, and I'm kind of chicken to run in the dark. If you say no I will only cry a little.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saturday Running 31 minutes (2 1/2 miles)

Oooh, I almost made it in 30 minutes flat! I will blame it on the cold this week ;)

Plus- 1 hours of yard work with the big hedge clippers. 1 hour of heavy duty big shovel work moving my compost pile.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

TIRED Thursday

I did speed work with the group today. I feel totally dead tired. I don't know if it's getting up early, or the protein, or what, but I just feel so completely void of energy lately. Maybe I'll go and eat another can of tuna for good measure. What is with me?!! I don't want to do anything but take a nap.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Walking 45 minutes Running 30 Minutes (1 hour 15 minutes total)

I did not think I would get to run today because we were helping some friends move, so I walked with the kids earlier in the day. Then, we got our wires crossed and ended up getting to our friends house 45 minutes before they did. I had on my running shoes, and my running bra was in the car, so we took the kids to the park and I ran around a pretty lake and a nice neighborhood. I think I ran over 2 miles, but I just timed it to be 30 minutes of running again.

Also- helped friends move for 2 hours. My feet hurt!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sat & Tue

I ran the stairs on Saturday, just for something different. My legs are SORE!!

Today I ran the hills with the group, I had a rough time of it today. I think it was a combination of that puppy keeping me up, so I haven't had a good night sleep in a week, plus it was a bit hotter outside than it's been, plus I was still sore from Saturday.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Running 33 minutes (2 1/2 miles total)

The 33 minutes thing is important, as I'm going to try to get it down to 30 minutes by Saturday.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday Trail Running 30 minutes

We were helping some friends move this afternoon, so Erik took the kids to the park afterward and I went to check out the Watershed Nature Trail. It was fun running, with a great view. Trail running is harder though, even though I enjoyed using different parts of my feet/legs, and I enjoyed how much less of a pounding my feet took as compared to running on concrete/asphalt. I have no idea how far I ran since I did not see any mile markers, so I just ran for time.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Strength Workout (arms, abs, legs) 35 minutes

I got up to 160 crunches, and I added more side of my abs ab work.

Plus- cleaned my kitchen for an hour.


So now that my experimental month of ~well I can't say NO dairy, I cheated often~ we'll call it drastically reduced dairy was over, I was a moron and ate cheese and drank real milk and ate popcorn with butter. I didn't wake up in the middle of the night with a stomachache, but I was feeling a little extra green this morning when I did my work-out. I therefore petered out a little early. I couldn't decide whether to do speed work with the fast group, or to do a regular run with the not-so-fast group. I compromised. I ran two miles to the track with the not-so-fast group, did a little speed work, and then ran back to my van. (On Thursdays, the fast group meets at the track which is two miles out on our normal route.)

I've noticed that when my stomach is acting up from this lactose thing, I have a weird taste in the back of my mouth. At least I know what was causing those horrible stomachaches in the middle of the night. I'll just have to learn how much I can handle and take some Lactaid when I feel like overdoing it. I guess it's no big deal really.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday Running/Walking 30 minutes (2 1/4 miles)

I ran 1 mile, walked 1/4 mile, and than ran another mile. My foot hurt most of today, so I did not think I would be able to run, but shoes cured it. Yep, just putting on shoes.

Also- scrubbed calcium, lime, rust stains off my toilet for 1 hour.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday Yoga 50 minutes

The tape is an hour, but I started feeling major yucky pants, so I had to stop. I think it was the pork steak I had for lunch.

Also- made a double batch of oatmeal raisin cookies and vacuumed.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Poking My Nose In

Hey there girls! I've cleaned a lot the past few days, and that's all I've got for right now. I'm beyond exhausted lately, and I do believe it's mostly my mattress. It just gets a little worse every night, until I'm now at the point where I can't really sleep unless I have chemical help, which I hate because I'm always so groggy and ugh the next day. This also means I'm sick off and on a lot, which sucks. BUT, we bought a new mattress that should be here on Wednesday, and the mattress topper we got to go with it got here TODAY! After we let it "reboot" for a couple of hours (it's memory foam), I went and laid on it just to see if it would make a difference, and promptly fell asleep, so I guess that's a resounding YES, lol! Anyway, I hope to get a few good nights' sleep under my belt, and hopefully my energy level will revive. Here's hoping with my fingers crossed!
I also wanted to pop and in and tell you two GREAT JOB. Seriously, you guys are my inspiration, and I totally live vicariously through you when I can't work out myself. I may not post all the time (because I feel sick, or am falling asleep at the computer), but I eat up every post you make. Keep it up!
The Almighty Liz

Monday Running/Walking 35 minutes (2 1/4 miles)

Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 1. 1 3/4 miles running total. This is the last week of this program that I get the walking breaks, but I feel like I am progressing so quickly I won't need them by next week anyway!

I got new running shoes today, and they felt stiff. I can't wait until I break them in. I actually found a really good deal on e-bay for wide width Nike running shoes. I did not know they even made the wide width, but I guess it's like all running shoes that I buy, they only have wide width if you order them on the internet. Anyway, with shipping, I only paid $46, which is the best deal I have found in 2 1/2 years of running with wide feet ;)

Also- cleaned and de-cluttered the house for about 2 hours.

Saturday and Monday

So I was kind of lazy last week. Or maybe just busy. Saturday I ran with the group, but I only did 6.5 miles. I was planning on doing more, but we ran it pretty fast, so I wussed out at one loop.

Today I ran with the group on our new 8 mile route. Unfortunately I got there late, so I missed out on two miles worth. They are constantly coming up with new ways for me to suffer. Their new hill, Ninth Street is LONG! Plus we ran fast today, I'm loving the comfortable weather to run in! I felt good, and I ran faster than usual. Pushing hard felt good! So that's 6 fast miles including that dratted Ninth Street hill.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saturday Running/Walking 30 minutes

I ran 2 miles straight in only 25 minutes!!!! No walk breaks, per the Couch to 5K Week 5 Day 3 schedule. Then I walked around my yard for 5 minutes to cool down. I was really struggling with the first mile, and then the endorphins kicked in and the last mile went great. Woot!!!

Plus- 2 hours heavy duty big shovel yard work (digging up a small stump, planting 2 bushes and starting to move my behemoth 10X10 compost pile across the yard). I definitely got in my strength workout with that yard work! Of course, the yard work was probably why that first mile was so hard since I did the yard work earlier in the day.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday Running/Walking 30 minutes (2 miles total)

I did Couch to 5K Week 5 Day 2. I had two 3/4 mile runs (with 1/2 mile walking in between) so I was trying to "pace myself". I think that accounts for it taking me 30 minutes, instead of 25 minutes. I was also thinking allergies played a part. The third run of this week I'm supposed to run two miles straight. Wish me luck!

Plus, I had to get up at 6AM to go running, which for me seemed impossible, but I did it! Yay! I may never do it again, but at least I did it to reach my goal of running 3 times a week until I'm back up to running 3 miles again.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday Strength Workout (Arms, Abs, Legs) 30 minutes

I got up to 160 crunches this time. I got nothing else done. I am so tired today! Allergies+BABY=blaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday Running/Walking/Calf Raises 30 minutes (2 miles total)

Running/Walking- 25 minutes (2 miles total). Couch to 5k Week 5 Day 1. 1 1/2 miles running total. It was pretty hard today, since my legs were sore from weeding yesterday.

Also-I wanted to run yesterday, but I did some heavy weeding for an hour and then had an allergy freak out. Nausea, weakness, horrible headache, the whole bit. So, running was not going to happen. I'm hoping to get up earlier than Erik on Thursday morning to go running.

Labor Day Weekend

I ran 5 miles with John on Friday. I hiked for a long time yesterday, and today I ran the hills with the group. I even did the COTB part too. I think that makes 7 miles of hills.

Mother Nature and her dumb gift are being mean to me right now. I know I'm supposed to be off of dairy, but I'm consoling myself with chocolate ice cream as we speak. >:)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Saturday Running/Walking/Abs 35 minutes (2 miles total)

I did the Couch to 5K program Week 4 Day 3 (1 1/2 miles running total and 1/2 mile total walking) and I did it in 25 minutes! Woot! The other days it took me 30 minutes. I had no idea until I looked at my watch on the way home. I know I started out faster than before, and my calves and feet did not hurt this time, so that probably helped. Then I came home and did 10 minutes of abs.

I think I will do some weeding later too. What a beautiful day!

Also- my brother (the nurse who has made sports medicine his speciality) told me my arches are still definitely high. Poop! I thought having kids made them normal, but apparently they went from freakishly high to just sort of high. Then he looked at my shoes and said I am definitely a "supinator" which means I run on the outside of my shoe (which almost all people with high arches do). So, he showed me how to make my own shoe inserts from three different inserts you can buy at the store (like Dr. Scholl's). He also said the inserts would extend the life of my running shoes so I would only have to buy a new pair every year. Still, with the cost of the inserts, not much help!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Walking 1 Hour (2 1/2 miles)

With two kids in a double stroller (I made Vance walk, hee hee).

I was really slow walking, just enjoying the day mostly. The fresh air and sunshine felt great, and I think the kids enjoyed it too.


I've been just dog tired for the past couple of days. I got plenty of sleep, but I have just felt completely drained, two days in a row. Wednesday I just figured that I was just worn out from my massive day Tuesday. Yesterday I had no excuse. I didn't even get up early and run. No energy, like being 2 months pregnant kind of no energy. It could be that I had been too lazy to pick up my thyroid medicine and had missed two days? Probably not since my dose is really low, so could it really affect me that drastically so quickly? I doubt it. Bruce suggested that maybe this no dairy thing is getting to me. I've been taking a calcium supplement, but that has no protein. After I thought about it for a minute I thought "Maybe there is something in that." I'm not known for being a huge meat consumer, and cheese was a major source of protein for me. Plus I don't really like that soy milk, so I've hardly been drinking it at all. So just for good measure, I ate a can of tuna before bed and two eggs with my breakfast. I also got my prescription refilled, and I'm back on my thyroid meds. I'm not sure how to diagnose my problem, but I am feeling better today. Yay!

I ran 4.5 miles pushing Justice and Clayton in the buggy. HOORAY for nice weather!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday Strength Workout 30 minutes

Abs, arms, legs. I got up to 140 crunches before I pooped out during the abs section. Not bad, still working on getting the abs stronger. I'm going to try and run the THIRD time on Saturday. Feeling good so far!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday Running/Walking (2 Miles) + Abs 40 minutes

I did Couch to 5K Week 4 Day 2. I ran 1 1/2 miles total, plus 1/2 mile total walking in 30 minutes. Plus, I got to run in the rain! Woot! The abs was all standing abs, and some calf raises to fill out the last 10 minutes.