Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 35 minutes

I started late and then clouds came in and it got too dark for me to run in the woods.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


I did Gillian today, 25 min level 1 of 30 day shred.  And she TOTALLY kicked my butt.  However, I did way way better than I ever have before, so that's really cool.  I have no idea where that came from, but I'll sure take it!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday JM 30 day shred workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I really really really did not want to workout today. The pathetic sick baby got up early and sucked the life out of me most of the day. I made myself workout during his morning nap. I'm also going to do some church volleyball tonight. That should be fun.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (38 minutes)

Hot. Yuck. Blah. I also was holding a sick feverish baby most of the day (except during his naps). That was fun too ;)

Yesterday and Today

Last week didn't go so well.  I'm hoping this week will go much better. 
I weighed in yesterday at 136, so I lost a pound!  Woo!  I haven't been doing super awesome, but obviously I'm doing better than I was.  :)
I did my elliptical/bike machine for an hour today.  (it is way freaking hot for me to be running or anything right now, even in the morning)  I did a total of 13ish miles.  I did it in intervals of 5-10 min bike and 10-15 min elliptical.  I have reeeeally improved on that thing! 
I'm thinking Gillian tomorrow, but we'll see.
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday Running 45 minutes (paved trail)

I was hoping to hit some dirt trails off the paved part of the watershed nature trail, but the tornado a few months ago seems to have effectively closed them down. I also mowed the lawn on Wednesday, and then Big E brought home a bad cold that knocked me on my butt for two days. Back in the saddle!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday Running 2 1/2 miles (35 minutes)

Donkey butt slow, and then I had to walk the last 1/2 mile (walk of shame for me). I forgot I had done some running yesterday (alongside the kids on their bikes for 1 1/2 hours). I wanted to make sure and get three runs in this week, and I guess I've gotten two in already!


I didn't post my weigh-in yesterday because I kept thinking I was going to work out, and I could include it in that post.  But then I didn't.  It doesn't look like I'll get to it today either.  I'm having some huge issues with my PTSD and anxiety issues right now. 
I weighed in at 137 yesterday, so down three pounds from last week.  Even though I didn't have a great weekend diet wise, it was still better than usual.  This week so far is not going super well either, but I'm determined to keep trying harder than yesterday. 
This is such a new thing for me, having trouble staying on task where food is concerned, and one step further, staying on task period!  Hopefully I can get the PTSD under control, and find my drive and determination again.  I'm determined to do it!!  Lol!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. Plus, vacuuming, laundry, and getting up early! Guess which one was hardest for me, lol?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Sprints (3 hours)

I was sprinting alongside V & Q while they tried to learn to ride a bike. Also- an hour trying to tighten a chain on Q's bike because it would not stay on (which I had never done before). Q & V were both learning to ride on V's bike. V is about 80%  of the way to riding a bike and Q is about 60% there. I am so sore already! I'm hoping now that I fixed Q's bike she will make more progress. Here's hoping!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Monday Weigh-in

I forgot to post my weigh-in on Monday!  140!!!  That's FIFTEEN POUNDS I've gained.  Now that the triathlon is over, I'm getting back on the Weight Watchers wagon, and slimming back down.  My clothes don't fit anymore.  (curse you stress eating!!) 
So far, until today, I've been doing really well.  I didn't totally crash and burn, but I have used up 3/4 of my points, and I still have supper.  I do have flex points I can use anytime, but I was hoping to use them on Sunday as we are having company over.  Boo.  Still, definitely an improvement this week. 
Also, I took the week of working out.  I'm definitely healing, and I've slept a ton this week.  (thank goodness the kids are back in school so I can take naps!)  I'll start pounding the pavement again next week.
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday Running 3 miles (35 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. I also did big shovel yard work for 3 hours yesterday. My back does not seem to be any worse.

Liz- I have no idea if swimming is helping the back problem! I feel like I'm trying to solve a puzzle with 90% of the pieces missing.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday swimming 30 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke
10 minutes freestyle sprints half laps/ back stroke return lap
5 minutes kick board (with flippers!)

My first time using flippers and those were so much FUN!

Monday JM Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. I'm hoping for a swim tonight too!

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Okay, except for the day I married my husband and gave birth to my children. 
I ran a triathlon yesterday.  It took me 2:15:57.
That should hold me for the next month.  ;)
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, August 10, 2013

saturday Running 45 minutes

Great trail run, and then my back started hurting right after that. It's not getting any worse with working out again, just not getting any better. Soon please!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Swimming 30 minutes

5 minutes breast stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes back stroke
10 minutes freestyle sprint half laps/ back stroke return half lap
5 minutes breast stroke

Plus, running errands with 4 kids and baking for an hour. My back waited until later in the day to start hurting. I'm not sure if that's a good sign or not.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday JM Workout 1 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb free weights. Plus, I registered my kids for school. Sniff sniff. My little helpers will be gone all day again :(

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesday Running 30 minutes (2 1/2 miles)

I had to take a rest day yesterday because I was so sore from Monday. I need to get stronger but I am so sore!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


We went to Six Flags with the Cranks today, but with the Tri in FIVE DAYS, I couldn't NOT work out today.  So I made it a short run.  1.5 miles, 20ish minutes.  I did pretty good, not like the last couple of times.  Now, if I can just get it all pulled together by Saturday....*insert deer in headlights look here*....
The Almighty Liz

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day WK 1 (25 mintues) + Swimming (30 minutes)

I decided my back is not getting any better until my arms and abs get stronger again. My back hurts after two workouts, but no worse than before. I hope this works because I am sick of this pain! Also- 30 minutes of weeding in my out of control cantaloupe patch.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

More Setbacks

So, not only has this been a stupid week, my computer/internet is being INFURIATINGLY retarded right now.
I was on my girly time this week, so I only had one workout.  And according to my scale, I gained four pounds since the week before.  I weighed in at 140.  This is getting out of hand.  Something Must Be Done.
The only workout I got in was yesterday.  I ran my loop just once, 1.5 miles.  It was hot hot hot and by the time I got home I was dizzy and light headed, and it took me several hours to recover.  Stupid heat!!  I did it in 20 minutes.  With the tri only 6 days away, I am hoping this week goes much smoother for workouts.  As it is, I am TOTALLY not ready for saturday, but I think I'm going to do it anyway.  We'll see.
The Almighty Liz

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 45 minutes

On the hard trail. Fun, but very muddy and humid ;)