Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saturday Fun!

John and I went biking on the Katy Trail!  It was so fun.  We biked for 7.4 miles, and I felt really good.  I could've gone longer, but I didn't want to push it too hard my first time.  I wanted to see how I felt the day after, and the answer is, I feel great!  My bum is sore, but that's to be expected.  I'm maybe a little stiff, but otherwise, awesome!  I think it's going to be easier to get to the prerequisite triathlon 12 miles than I thought.
The Almighty Liz

Thursday, June 27, 2013


I went swimming tonight.  I've lost some ground!  Pretty solid half an hour, just a couple of breaks.  But 1/4 mile in this pool is 18 laps, and I only got 12.  I'm going to have to go more than once a week if I'm going to be ready for the tri in just a few weeks.  I might not make it.  I'm okay with that.  I figure if I don't make it on the day of the race, I'll run it on my own when I'm ready.  Just to prove to myself that I can.  That, and if I don't, all this work for nothing?!  I don't think so!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday JM Workout 2 (25 minutes) + Swimming (25 minutes)

I decided to cool off with a short swim tonight since I've been insufferably hot the last few days. I also jumped off the diving board for 5 minutes afterwards for some fun.

The Week So Far

Monday I weighed in at about 135, so I didn't gain or lose.  Despite starting my girly time AND getting food poisoning.  Go figure.
Yesterday I did an hour of Zumba. 
Today I was going to go for a bike ride, but it rained, and then John and the kids and I went for a car ride, and then before I knew it, it was time for bed.  (which is to say, now) 
I'm going to get that bike ride in this week though, gosh darn it!
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (35 ish minutes)

I forgot to look at my watch, so not sure how long that took actually.

Also- chasing my 3 yr old around the library for 2 hours. Plus, 2 hours deep cleaning my living room. I spent three hours cleaning yesterday too which. That was tiring!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

It was not as bad as I thought it would be with feeling like I just barely got back my "mojo".

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thursday & Saturday 2 1/2 - 3 miles (slow, both days)

I'm still recovering from having the wisdom tooth pulled, but I feel a little better each day. I'm not sure how slow I ran Thursday with the jogging stroller, but it felt ok. Saturday- today, a little faster, but still feeling like my shoes have weights on them as I run. I hope I feel even better by Monday to start doing strength workouts again.

Friday, June 21, 2013

This Week...A Disaster!

So, I went to Zumba and Tuesday and that was fun.
Then I started my girly time on Wednsday.  Not so fun.
Then I got food poisoning on Thursday.  Decidedly not fun.
I'm just now starting to feel good tonight.  Beginning to be funner.
Started feeling better just in time to go to my birthday girls' night tomorrow. 
Where I will have ALL the fun!!
The Almighty Liz

Monday, June 17, 2013

Massive Update

Firstly, kudos to Timpani!  Girl, you are doing so great!!
And I see you Erik!  Good job to you too!
Okay, business.
I went to Tracey's in Ohio for a few days, and I did get some workouts in while I was there.  John and I went for a 2-2.5 mile run.  Then, Tracey had to fill in for a friend who is a Zumba instructor, so we went to a studio to get all prepped for her class.  We did Zumba for THREE HOURS.  Then an hour and a half later we went and did her hour class!!  That's four hours of Zumba in one day!  I pulled a hammy, which sucked. 
After John and I got home, we went for a run, but because of the hammy, I was only able to do a mile, tops, and we walked the rest of the way home. 
The next day, we got the kids back, and Jonni had the stomach flu.  She was sick for two-ish days, and I nursed my hamstring.  Two days after she got well, I got sick, and was sick for four days.  It was two days before I felt up to doing anything, and then it was Thursday and I had the race on Saturday!  So I went and ran 3 miles to see if I could do it, and I did!  I walked one and a half minutes, not all together, but I did it!  Which really wasn't the smartest thing to do because I sure was feeling it race day! 
And then of course, on Saturday I ran my first race ever!  It felt really good to finish that race.  Unbelievable.  You know, mentally.  Lol!  I was fine physically after a minute.  When you think about where I was five years ago, finishing this race really was unbelievable.  And to do TWO 5k's in one week?  What should I do next?  The answer?  ANYTHING I WANT!!  BOOYAH!
 This was before the race when I was still somewhat perky. ;)
And right when I finished.  Somewhat less perky than before.  Lol!

The Almighty Liz

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 50 minutes

With lots of trail climbing too. I think I re-bruised the bottom of my left foot. I wish they would clear the trails. Blargh.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Swimming 30 minutes

5 minutes breast
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle/kick board 

Also- carrying a baby around in a sling while chasing my three year old around the library again. Today was the craft day part of the reading program. My neck is still bugging me, so more yoga tomorrow after my run and that's it for my strength workouts this week.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (35 minutes)

Plus, chasing a three year old around the library for 90 minutes while carrying the baby in a sling during the library reading program show. S would not sit still! 

Also- 20 minutes of yoga for runners. I did something to my neck and I was trying to stretch it out. I'm taking the week off strength workouts though, I think.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Saturday Trail Running 45 minutes

I spent some of that time clearing large branches and other things off the trail.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Swimming 30 minutes

Plus, mowing the lawn for 2 hours. I love swimming after a hard day of yard work! So refreshing ;)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thursday Running 50 minutes (4 miles)

Plus, taking apart the furnaces in our basement for scrap- 2 hours.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

JM 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb weights. 

I was still sore from Monday, but there was another storm today so I could not swim. My indoor pool closes when lightning is happening. My muscles have mostly recovered back to pre-baby status, except my abs. I still feel not so good there. I also ran errands with 4 kids, including holding an 18 lb baby at the park for an hour, and carrying 60 lbs worth of tire rims to my car and then to the recycling center.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tuesday Running 3 miles (35 minutes)

I would have ran 3 1/2, but the mosquito sprayer was out and it felt like it was clogging my lungs. I now also have a sinus headache.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday JM 30 Day Shred Workout 3 (25 minutes)

1/2 with 10 lb free weights and 1/2 with 5 lb free weights. I was trying not to jack up my shoulder this time like I did last time I did workout 3. 

Also- 1/2 hour housework and 1/2 hour yard work. Plus- 90 more minutes of weeding (2 hours total). I'm pretty tired now ;)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday Running 3 miles (36 minutes)

Plus 1 more mile of walking (with the kids). Also- light gardening and some housework.