Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday Running 2 1/2 miles (with one BIG hill) 30 minutes

Good time for me!

Also- moved leaf mulch from one end of the yard and put it in my vegetable garden for 1 hour (using the big shovel). I also dealt with a cranky teething baby all day. Does that burn calories? ;)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

This Week

Tuesday I ran 6 miles with the group. Oddly no one was there at the hill route starting place, so I had to run the normal route.

Thursday I ran the hill route in my own neighborhood. I have one really hilly block that I just run over and over. It's smaller than the rest of the blocks around here, and there is literally no flat parts at all. I actually counted, and I did 20 hills (all of them beasts) in 5.5 miles. No wonder I don't enjoy that route.

Saturday I rode 12 miles with Bruce, then we ran 1 mile.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Saturday Running 4 miles 50 minutes (FLATS)

That's right! FOUR miles! Woohoo! I've never run that far EVER. I managed to keep a 12-13 minute mile pace too. Because I rule baby!

Also- Picked up tiny pieces of glass for almost an hour (don't ask, just know the kids are in really big trouble still) and went shopping with the family all afternoon.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

The first 10 minutes was high tension (ouch! but I made it). I also did two sessions of "swatting the flies" that lasted 2 minutes each.

Also- 1 hour total of light weeding (sitting down, slowly weeding with the baby nearby). I was pretty worn out today, not sure why.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Running (Speedwork) 2 miles 30 minutes

I ran 1/2 mile in 4 minutes! Holy cow fast for me! I walked it off for 1/4 mile. Then I ran 1/4 mile "sprints" three times (with lots of walking in between). That first 1/2 mile was invigorating though. Woot!

Also- went to a play day with QQ for 2 1/2 hours at her school. Then went to another party with all three kids (by myself) and was up and down stairs for 2 1/2 hours chasing my kids all over a large house. Fun day, but tiring!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 1 hour

Breast stroke 15 minutes
back stroke 20 minutes
freestyle 15 minutes
kick board 10 minutes

Woot! Back up to 1 hour of swimming!

Also-laundry all day.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Running 35 minutes (3 miles FLATS)

I really worked hard, and totally made great time! Woot! I think it helped that I avoided sidewalks, and stuck mostly to road. I read that somewhere online that sidewalks are the worst for people with bad feet (like me).

Also- super speedy gardening for 30 minutes! I was trying to beat the thunder/lightning/torrential rain and just managed to finish before the skies really opened up. I also did a complicated dinner that had me on my feet for about an hour.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Exercise Bike 40 minutes

Woot! Up to 40 minutes. The first 10 minutes I upped the tension. Also did 3 "swatting flies" segments lasting 2 minutes each.

Plus- 2 hours walking around with the baby in the sling while we went to yard sales.

Thursday- also did heavy weeding for 1 hour.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kajukenbo- trip down memory lane

So my instructor came in for a visit and OUCH. (Actually, quite a few people came out of the woodwork.)

He let me start out, but then took over. We did rolls, more rolls, ducked and slipped punches (after the rolls). We kicked standing bags and BOB (see other posts). Push-ups, crab walks, more push-ups. Grappling, mostly multiple people holding down one person and they had to stand up. (Dodged that bullet.) Shadowboxing. It was a good work out, but I am going to hurt tomorrow.


biked on that accursed trainer in the basement for 40 minutes. I even threw in some sprints and geared all the way up in the front and all the way down in the back (I put it on the hardest setting) and went at it for a while.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


So I haven't pigged out for a week. I've actually been pretty good. I ran nothing but hills for 6 miles today. Not fun. Today I weighed 166.5, so I really haven't lost any weight this week. Boo! I guess I'll have to try harder.

Wednesday Running 25 minutes 2 miles (with BIG hills)

Pretty good time for me ;) I think I will try to take it easy the rest of the day since I did so much yesterday.

Edited to add- I also did 1 hour of light yard work.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
15 minutes freestyle
15 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle (sprints)
5 minutes breast stroke (to cool down gradually)
5 minutes kick board

(I did it a little different tonight because I was not sure I would last that long since I have a cold AND I did some heavy duty yard work for 1 hour today).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Renae Reporting for Duty

I'm still around, but I've just been too lazy to post. I'm still working out, but I've GOT to commit to upping the anti. (Did I spell that right?) I've put on about 10 lbs over the past several months. Not that I'm a huge fatty or anything, but it bugs me, plus my jeans feel tight, and every extra lb is an extra lb that I have to lug around, slowing me down for a race. Plus I've moved up an age division, and believe it or not this age division is harder than the one I just left. I will have to work harder to be competitive.

So here I am AGAIN saying "I'll be good." AGAIN!! (pathetic, I know)

Here's what I did this week:

Tuesday: Ran hills with the group 6 sucky and painful miles

Thursday: Biked 40 minutes on trainer then ran 1.5 miles

Friday: Ran 5.5 miles, the humidity took it's toll, and that 5.5 was hard to finish.

Saturday: Nice, cool, misty day ran 9 miles at a slow, easy pace.

I've also been watching what I eat the past half week. I'm doing pretty well in that field so far. Nothing drastic, just a portion control thing.

Okay we are being painfully honest here: midweek weigh in: 157
Saturday weigh in: 155.5

I am DETERMINED to see the other side of 150 by ... I don't know, my ultimate goal is low 140s. I'm aiming for 4th of July.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Running 2 1/2 miles (with one BIG hill) 35 minutes

I have yet another cursed cold. Die sickness, die die die die.

Plus, did some gardening for 30 minutes.

Thursday Exercise Bike 35 minutes

Plus, 1 hour of gardening and some laundry.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Running/Walking 2 3/4 mile (with BIG hills) 45 minutes

I had to walk about 3/4 mile total. My right foot was hurting, and my left calf muscle did not want to unclench. Still, since I swam from 8-9pm last night I was glad I was able to run this morning at least that much.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

15 minutes breast stroke, 20 minutes back stroke, 15 minutes freestyle, 5 minutes kick board. ALMOST AN HOUR!!! SQUEEE!!!

Also- not much else today. Sick baby wanted to be held all day :(

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday Exercise Bike + Strength 55 minutes

35 minutes on the exercise bike. Woot! Still holding on to that time. Also, 10 minutes arms (with 10 lb free weights) and 10 minutes of floor abs and standing abs (including 100 crunches).

Also- grocery shopped with 3 kids for 2 hours, plus 1 hour of general housecleaning, and 20 minutes of gardening. Great day!

I realized I have been "slacking" on the duration of my workouts since S was born, and I need to get back into 45-60 minute workouts again. I think mostly it's because my energy is finally coming back and workouts feel GOOD again. Double woot! I missed swimming last week, but I'm hoping to get back into once a week swimming too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday Running 25 minutes (2 miles with BIG hills)

Plus- I mowed the lawn with our push mower for 1 1/2 hours. I hope all this hard work lets me actually sleep tonight!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday Walking (with kids in the double stroller) 2 1/2 miles 1 hour

Plus, 1 hour of heavy duty gardening (heavy lifting, big shovel work, pulling out tree roots, etc.). What a beautiful day for all the outdoor stuff I was able to do today!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Running/Walking 35 minutes (2 1/2 miles with one BIG hill)

I had to walk about 1/2 mile of that. I was still exhausted from E being out of town for 3 days.

Also- I did some yard work for about 20 minutes.