Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 45 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes backstroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
5 minutes kickboard

Not feeling good this week :p

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Running 5 miles 1 hour (FLATS)

I finally did it! I ran for 1 hour!!!! Plus, I made freakin' good time for 5 miles of running ;) I can't believe I was able to do a 12 minute mile pace for 5 miles!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011


5.5 miles ran on the hill route, not at the crack of dawn. Yay for good weather!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday Running 30 minutes (2 1/2 miles)

I ran the big hill twice, and then there were some medium hills too. I felt so fast! It was a great run in what felt like spring or fall weather.


I was just in the mood for a walk. I think better that way. I walked 4 miles with Miss Ally. Not the best workout that I've ever had, but still good for the mental health.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Running 25 minutes + Strength workout 35 minutes

Renae saved me by watching the kids so I could run today! I so needed a run to get me through the day until the kids went to bed. I ran 2 miles on the big hills route.

Strength (after the kids went to bed)- 10 minutes arms (with 10 lb free weights), 5 minutes standing abs, and 20 minutes exercise bike (because my knees were bugging me after my swim last night).

So Far This Week

It may be insanely late to be starting a garden, but I did it anyway. Our tiller isn't working, and Bruce kept talking about fixing it, so we could start our garden. Time kept passing, and I realized that if I wanted a garden this year, it was in my own hands. So on Monday I grabbed my shovel and tilled the whole thing manually, pulling all the weeds out as I went. I worked for several hours on Monday, and pretty much all day yesterday. I cleared a space that is approximately 12 x 15 feet (which is MUCH smaller than our usual garden, but that is probably actually good, because I could never keep up with the ginormous things Bruce tilled up - with a tiller. I decided that this year I was going to do things right, and not leave myself any more weeding than I absolutely had to do, so I also dug up a nice perimeter, and put in a barrier from the weeds that would come in from the sides. I planted 8 tomato plants, 8 pepper plants (which were extremely hard to find by this time of the season), I planted two rows of green beans (this is about a quarter of the beans we did last time) and some pumpkins. We also have some grape vines in the garden and a TON of wild grapes (which I prefer for jelly making anyway) growing in the trees in the back of the yard. Holy crud!! I have never been more tired!! I am sore, and sunburned (especially on that strip just above the back of my jeans from bending over). Now all I have to do is go back to the store and find a couple of bales of straw to mulch the crud out of that thing. I'm leaving here in just a minute to go and do just that.

Also I ran 5.5 miles today and walked 0.5 mile.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 1 hour

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes free style
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle (fast!)
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes free style (even faster!)
5 minutes breast stroke
5 minutes kick board

With mixing up the freestyle and backstroke I was able to really fast the whole time without getting arm fatigue or killing my neck. It was an absolutely fabulous swim because of this. I think I might do this from now on because it really made a difference and it felt great!

Also- mowed the lawn and raked the grass for 45 minutes.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday Running 35 minutes Strength Workout 25 minutes (1 hour total)

I ran in the morning for about 3 miles. Medium hills plus one large hill.

Later in the day- Strength workout- 10 minutes arms (with 10 lb free weight), 15 minutes abs (including 100 crunches).

Plus, two hours of gardening. Big E is out of town, and I slept like crap last night. I decided to kick my own butt to make sleeping a little easier tonight.

Weight loss revisited- I lost 4 lbs in the last two weeks, and all I can think that I was doing different was actually getting enough sleep? I started a new diet Sunday to try to keep it going. We'll see how it goes.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Satuday Walking 45 minutes

Meh, not the best workout, but better than nothing.


Well, it's officially been a really crappy week. Today I set out for a 6 mile run, and ended up running 4 miles and walking 1.5. The weather was not overly hot, overcast and windy, so for a summer workout, it should have been good. I actually slept till 9:00 in the morning (which for someone who is usually up by 6:30, that is a big deal. Somehow, I just still don't have the energy. I'll get it back.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Exercise Bike + Strength Workout 35 minutes

20 minutes- exercise bike (with two, 2 minute swatting flies exercises)
10 minutes- arms with 10 lb free weight
5 minutes- standing abs

My heel was killing me today, so running was out. I was not sure I needed the strength workout today since I was hauling heavy bags of STUFF out of my mom's house for 3 hours. We were trying to clear a room so my mom could move a huge bed up from the basement, and my mom's house is a sucking black hole of junk. 3 HOURS! GAH!

Also- 30 minutes of planting in the yard. If you are wondering where I am getting all this energy for all this stuff it is because with the kids out of school I am finally getting some sleep. Woohoo for sleep! Once again, pooped now though ;)

Is it Thursday already?

I still have a sinus headache. That's over a week full of headache. I'd really like for it to go away. I tried running again yesterday. I decided on my hill route. I made it to less than half of my workout, and though I still felt okay, I quit. I just wasn't in the mood. I've really GOT to do something challenging today. More later I hope!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday Walking 30 minutes/ Swimming 45 minutes ( 1 hour 15 minutes total)

Walking- 1 1/2 miles total while holding the baby in the sling.

Swimming- breast stroke- 15 minutes, freestyle- 20 minutes, back stroke -10 minutes. I was totally rocking during the freestyle, but I pooped out on the back stroke. I think I just did too much today.

Also- dug up plants for 1 hour (from a lady giving away plants on my freecycle group).

I am pooped ;)


I couldn't get on to blogger yesterday, so I'll post yesterday's workout today. I'm not sure what I'm going to do today, probably pilates.
Yesterday I went hiking with the activity day girls for an hour and a half. I don't know how many miles it was, but I had to keep up with everyone, so it made it very challenging for me. I'm still exhausted, lol!! But I did it! Score for me!
The Almighty Liz
ETA: So, I just got done with my workout and I ended up doing 10 minutes of dance video because I couldn't find my Pilates dvd. I'm glad I chose the 10 min one instead of the 15 because I wouldn't have been able to finish, and I would have felt like a failure. As it is, I feel GREAT! Lol!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday Kickboxing 45 minutes

My little sister is visiting this week, and my husband had to work late, so I did not have time to go running today.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Strength Workout 30 minutes Running 30 minutes (1 hour total)

Strength workout (done earlier in the day)- arms (10 lb free weights), abs (with standing abs and 100 crunches), and legs (mostly leg lifts).

Running- with one BIG hill 2 1/2 miles total.

Plus- weeding and planting for 1 hour.

I decided that since I've been wanting to get back up to 5 hours of working out, AND add two strength workouts in, that I would need to do a strength workout on one of the running days. I also want to start running 4 times a week (short run, speed work, regular run, and long run) in addition to swimming once a week too.


I'm feeling improved, but still not back on top. Since the weather rocks today, I decided to give running a try. After running out 2.5 miles, I decided that maybe running just yet wasn't the greatest idea. I walked back the last 2.5 miles. Still counts though.

Beating the Crap Out of Something Workout

So, first, let me just say that I know I haven't been posting much, or commenting, and that is because my computer is RETARDED. I'm not even sure I'll be able to post this, but we'll see. Also, we were on vacation there for a week.

Second, just in case this posts, you guys are doing AWESOME!! Keep it up, you're my HEROES!

Third, I stepped on my scales this morning to see that I've gained ten pounds back from when I lost it all. I'm at 138 right now, and that is UNACCEPTABLE. Part of it is some of the meds I'm on now, which make me munchy munchy munchy, but the other part is I haven't worked out in ages, which I ESPECIALLY need to do to combat the munchiness. My ankle is healed, my bike isn't fixed, but I bought some little peddle things that you can use anywhere for forty bucks (at my mom's house, they were shipped while I was on vacation, so I'm picking them up on Wednesday), and to help the RAGE portion of my emotional cycle, I bought a punching bag. Today is a rage day, so I used it. It's awesome, and I am way way WAY out of shape!! I did 10 min. of punching/kicking, and then 5 more of blocks, and I'm wiped. Shame on me for letting myself go so much! I'm going to work out every day this week. Also, I found out from a member of my ward, who is a 3rd degree black belt and an instructor at this school, about a good dojo, so I'm going to give it a go, and try to get back into martial arts. I miss them, and I need the discipline and focus right now at this time in my life. Take THAT you extra ten pounds! You are getting kicked to the curb ASAP!
The Almighty Liz

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Past Week

Okay, since I had such a stellar week LAST week, I just had to make up for it somehow. (Boo!)

I came down sick. I didn't work out at all until Friday (when I still didn't feel all that great) when a 4 mile run just about did me in. It was all I could do not to fall down in the shower afterward, I was so tired.

Saturday, I was feeling mostly better, so Bruce and I went for a nice long 33 mile bike ride. It was fun for the first 25 miles. After that, we got into some wind, and the last several miles SUCKED! I was REALLY glad to finish that bike ride.

Unfortunately by Saturday night, my cold had turned on me, and I have a MASSIVE sinus headache. I think that the junk that I've been harboring in my sinus cavity since Tuesday must have started to grow bacteria, because I went from feeling sort of okay Saturday morning to feeling like complete and utter dung by Saturday night. After an all-night-no-earthly-over-the-counter-medicine-is-even-beginning-to-touch-this-thing kind of headache, I decided I'd had enough and I skipped church and took myself to the Take Care Clinic at Walgreens and got myself on some antibiotics. As of right now, I still have a horrible sinus headache. I'm hoping that I'll feel better by tomorrow morning! I should probably go to bed now. Night night everyone! (Well Timpani anyway)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Running 4 miles (50 minutes, FLATS)

4 miles again! Woot! I missed my "long run" last week, so I did not try for 5 miles this week. I will try for 5 miles next week though. Eek! Kind of exciting, to me ;)

I missed swimming this week due to scheduling conflicts. I will have to make sure and swim next week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday Running 30 minutes

My mommy told me to only run for 30 minutes because of the heat (it was about noon). I listened to her, but it honestly felt cooler at noon than it did at 8:30 at night on Tuesday night. Plus, sunshine! It was a nice day for a run, for me. I think I covered a little over 2 miles? I need to get one of those mileage tracker gadgets.

Also- some light yard work and housework 1 hour total.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday Exercise Bike + Strength (Arms & Abs) 50 minutes

Exercise Bike 30 minutes
Arms (with 10lb free weight) 10 minutes
Standing Abs 10 minutes

Finally got a strength workout in! With the extreme heat, I have not been doing enough gardening for me to really count it as a strength workout.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday Running 3 Miles (with one STEEP hill) 40 minutes

Ran in the evening this time, yuck! Sticky and hot even at 8:30pm. I was slow the whole time. I ran the other side of the BIG hill which is one STEEP hill and then another small down and up hill. I prefer the BIG hill. I had to walk twice running up the STEEP hill.

Also- cleaned the kitchen for 30 minutes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Running 3 miles 35 minutes (with one BIG hill)

I made it all the way up the BIG hill with no walking! I had to get up at 6am to beat the heat this morning. We'll see if I fall over dead later today ;)

Edited to add- Also, went grocery shopping with three kids for 2 hours (total with putting everything away) and weeded and watered plants for 1 hour.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Friday & Saturday

Friday I walked the dog 4 miles. Easy, but still must count for something.

Saturday biking with Bruce and Terry. Somewhere around 20-22 miles. I forget which. Good times!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Swimming 1 hour

15 minutes breast stroke
20 minutest back stroke
15 minutes freestyle
10 minutes kick board
I felt sluggish today, and my stroke felt clumsy, so I'm watching some internet videos to work on a few tings.

Also- cleaned and organized the play room for 2 hours.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday Running 40 minutes (3 miles with hills)

I would call these medium size hills? They are the hills around my mom's house. I was also guessing at the miles. I will have to figure out exact distances some other time.

Also- watered all the plants in the yard.

Wednesday & Thursday

I went hiking with the kids yesterday. Holy freaking cow, the mosquitoes and the tics were out in force!! I had the willies all day after we got home. I made everyone do a thorough and invasive tic check, and Bruce cut the three youngest boys' hair to help. They were way over due too.

Today I ran the hill route in my neighborhood. 5.5 miles and 20 hills.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thursday Exercise Bike 45 minutes

With three sessions of "swattting flies" arm exercise mixed in. I wanted to go swimming tonight, but the jerks changed my pool schedule!

Also- did home improvement for about 2 hours.

So Far This Week

Monday, biathlon: 5 mile run & 15 mile bike. Bad run, great bike.

Tuesday: Biked with the Zillas, two loops on the Whiteside hill. That's somewhere around 21 miles on the bike. Average speed 17.2 mph

Weighed 155 this morning. I just can't seem to stick to a diet.