Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday Swimming (25 minutes)

10 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
10 minutes freestyle half lap sprints with backstroke for the other half lap). 

My pool schedule changed without me realizing it which is why I had the short swim. I tried to push myself hard to make up for it.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Running 3 miles (36 minutes)

Holy cow I was fast! My foot feels mostly better, but now my back is acting up. About 3-4 hours after I wake up, it just starts hurting and does not stop until I go to bed (it gets progressively worse until bed time). It's the same place that used to hurt when I worked at Hardees and I was on my feet for 8-12 hour shifts. Stupid back!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Running 35 minutes (dirt trail)

I got back on the horse that threw me today (running on the same dirt trail where I injured my foot). Unfortunately, I ruined my vibrams by washing them in hot water. Oh well, they were three years old anyway. I wore my other trail running shoes and I felt so FAST! It was great. Yoga tonight to get my back back in working order. Also- 20 minutes of yoga for runners.


I did some biking today.  Great weather for it!!  MUCH better than the last time, lol!  On google maps it says I did about the same miles, which totally doesn't make sense since I did the same-ish route but added some.  Frustrating.  So, according to google maps I did about 6.4 miles.  Wait.  Last time I did six I think.  Nevermind!  Lol!  I did it in about 40 minutes.  AGAIN with the hills, which completely suck.  :P
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crappy Week

This has been a Not Good Week.  Just mentally.  Part of my bi-polar cycle mainly.  Coupled with all the stress in my life currently, and it's just been blech.  Today was better.
I weighed in on Monday, didn't lose, didn't gain.  Yay for all the energy expended (and calories burned) at Six Flags!  I haven't spent less than four hours at a time at that place.  It adds up. :)
Today was my first day of workouts.  Like I said, stupid week.  I ran this morning, and it was AWFUL.  I only got about .8-ish miles before I totally pooped out and had to walk the rest of the way home.  Total suckage.  It took me at least 30 minutes to go 1.45 miles.  First run since I got sick, and first workout this week.  Before breakfast.  I think I can figure out why it was so horrible.  :P
A couple of hours later (and some food and lots of water) I walked the dog for at least half and hour.  Things were getting better.
Then after John got home from work we went swimming and I did laps for 45 minutes!  I did 1/4 mile!  THAT'S more like it!!  Now, I'm exhausted but happy, and STARVING.  Time for dinner!
The Almighty Liz

Thursday Walk/Run 50 minutes (3 ish miles)

I ran over a mile and then walked about 1 1/2 miles. More like 2 3/4 miles? I'm going to take it easy the rest of the day and see how my foot feels. It mostly hurts on the outside edge of the right foot (beneath the pinky toe itself though).

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 35 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
5 minutes backstroke
10 minutes freestyle half lap sprints/backstroke
5 minutes kick board 

and- pretty much nothing else!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tuesday Lawn Mowing (1 hour)

I'm counting it because I was dripping in sweat, something that only happens to me a few times every summer. I also spent another 45 minutes picking up "dead" toys and trash in the yard. I filled 3 kitchen trash bags full! This was also the first time I wore non-flip flop shoes in over a week. The toe/foot did not really hurt after the initial try on. It still does not hurt (fingers crossed!)

Saturday, July 20, 2013


Yesterday I was going to get up early and run, and then swim in the evening.  It totally didn't happen and this is why;
We went to Six Flags on Thursday, and were there for 8 hours.  For a little over half of that time, it was just me and four kids.  We had so much fun, but I was literally wiped out for the day yesterday.  John, the kids and I did go swimming at our pool in the evening, but it was fun swimming, not laps.  However, I am getting FAR more comfortable in the water, so there was a lot more swimming, and a lot less standing and watching and sort of floaty drifting around.  I did a lot of swimming under water, and am really getting the hang of it!  John even showed me how to do a dolphin kick, and I practiced that a lot.  We were there for an hour and a half, so I'm counting it, even though it was conventional laps.
Today I was going to get up and run, but I didn't, and today is another Six Flags day.  I might run later depending on how I feel and how hot it is.  But I still think Six Flags is a pretty good workout, even though it's not the kind that I need at this juncture.  I will do better next week.
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Beginning of a Ridiculously Busy Day

I did it!  I got up early!  Six thirty to be exact.  I must be out of my mind.  I walked the dog, and then biked.  By the time I got home from biking, AT EIGHT O'CLOCK, it was 91 degrees outside!  (Heat index, the thermometer said 84, but I always go by the heat index.  If it feels like 91, who cares what the thermometer says?)  I sweated more than I ever have in my life.  It was literally dripping into my eyes!  This summer I've finally started to sweat, which I take as a sign that my body is finally hydrated enough after years and years of working on it.  Go me!  I did 6ish miles this morning!  After walking the dog for 1/2 hour!  With huge hills!  (my town is nothing but hills, btw, there is literally almost no flat ground)  It took me about 1/2 hour to ride, so I got a 1 hour workout in before eight.  (I started later than 6:30 because I had to wait for John to get home from his run)  I.  Am.  Awesome.
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 30 minutes

This taking it easy stuff is bo-ring! I tried out swimming to see if it hurt my toe (really the whole upper and outer edge of my right foot). It seemed fine, no worse for the wear. It seems to be healing, so I think it's just a sprain? The whole upper right side of the foot is still one big bruise though :P

So Far This Week

I was sick for two-ish weeks.  Boo!  I'm still not totally well, but I'm getting there.  Curse lingering summer colds!  Ugh!
Weighed in on Monday and am down to 136.  Even though I was fighting a cold, we went to Six Flags last week.  We loved it so much that we bought a season pass and went again a couple of days later.  And we're going tomorrow.  And Saturday.  So the way I figure it, even though I didn't get a conventional workout, and we ate a lot of junk, I burned some major calories.  And got a killer tan in the bargain. ;)
Yesterday I went to Zumba, and it kicked my butt.  Definitive proof that, yes, I have been sick. 
I did laps today for 25 minutes, and only got 1/8 of a mile.  I hate set backs, argh!
It's three-ish weeks to the triathlon.  I'm not sure I'm going to be ready, but I'm going to work extra to BE ready.  I think I'm going to start doubling up workouts on some days.  For example, on Friday I think I'm going to get up early and run, and then swim in the evening.  Tomorrow I'm going to get up early and bike.  I hope.  Mornings + Liz usually = DISASTER. 
And if double workouts doesn't lose me some weight, I might just GIVE UP altogether.  Stupid body.  I know I'm not really concentrating on my diet so much right now, but COME ON.  I'm not being horrible either!
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Trail Running 40 minutes

And, I think I may have broken my pinky toe when I caught it on a tree root. Ouch! It's either broken or jammed pretty bad (bruised, swollen, etc.) so I may have to take a week or so off exercise. Drat! I just stepped on the scale this morning and I had lost 3 of the 9 lbs I had gained back when I started exercising again. I hate set backs! Glaarrrggghhhh!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Lap swimming 30 minutes

Mixed it up ALOT just for fun and to be faster.

Thursday JM 30 Day shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

I was trying to get back into things (after taking a week or two off strength) so I used 10 lb free weights for the first two sets and then 5 lb weights for the last strength set. With going to the dentist yesterday and feeling yucky this week I had not worked out in 2 days as well. Hopefully, I can get back into my full workout schedule next week.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (37 minutes)

Plus, three hours fixing the closet shelves that broke while we were on vacation and re-organizing said closet. Put a fork in me, because I am cooked!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday JM Workout 2 (25minutes)

Tired and icky feeling today. I think my iron might be low from nursing T? I guess I should try an iron supplement. Blargh.

Sickness, Ect.

So, after my AMAZING run last Monday, I woke up with a nasty cold the next day.  By Wednesday I was running a fever.  I am still fighting that cold, it's a bad one!  John gave it to me, the bugger. ;)
We still went on our camping trip after I got over the fever.  We camped on a river and it was so awesome!  I've never been to a river before, so the current thing was new and exciting for me.  And now I am SO SORE!  Lol!  Muscles I've never used before in my entire life are sore! ;)
I weighed in today at 138 which is not surprizing because life has been stress stress and more stress for the past couple of weeks.  I am not going to actively diet, but I am going to start cutting out my stress eating type food, like chex mix and chocolate.  I'll still indulge sometimes, but I can definitely afford to rein that in a LOT. 
I'm not going to work out today because of the afor mentioned cold, but hopefully I can tomorrow. 
The Almighty Liz

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Vacation Workouts

Thursday- running for an hour around Minneapolis
Friday- Swimming for 40 minutes continuously, plus chasing kids all over a beach for another 2 hours. Plus, more walking around Minneapolis
Saturday- 45 minutes walking around a nature preserve.

Goal for this week- get back on a low sugar/high protein diet (with lots and lots of fruits and veggies!)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Starting the Week Off Right...Hopefully

Today was a stressful day.  Wait.  Let's rewind.
Yesterday was my birthday!  And it was a good day!
Okay, and then today some bad things happened that were stressful.  And for the first time in my life, I was like, "I want to go for a run and clear my head!"  I have gotten to the point where running is a good mental exercise for me!  Physically I still totally hate it, but apparently it's good for my mental well-being.  Whoda thunk it?
I did 3 miles today, too!  Without walking!  First time ever!  So that the first time doing three miles without walking, AND the longest I've ever run without walking!  Booyah, go me!
I'm so going to kill this triathlon, whether I run it on race day or not.
The Almighty Liz

Monday Running 40 minutes (3 1/4 miles

Ouch! My legs were still sore from running all over Raging Rivers with the older kids for 4 hours. Also-packing, shopping, and baking to get ready for our trip to Minneapolis this week!