Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Strength Workout (55 minutes)

I added hip thrusts back in to the lower body workout.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tuesday Running + Swimming (70 minutes)

Running -25 minutes, plus 10 minutes walking. Swimming - 25 laps in 30 minutes and 5 minutes kickboard.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (50 minutes)

10 sets of 10 push ups, 10 sets of 5 assisted pull ups, 3 sets of 10 chair dips, 3 sets of 20 calf raises, 3 sets of 6 dead lifts (80 lbs), 3 sets of 8 squats. Plus, 5 minutes of abs. I stopped doing crunches and just do side abs and lower abs. It seems to be more effective in tapering my waist.

Saturday Trail Running (35 minutes)

25 minutes trail running (in the mud and rain) and 10 minutes walking.

Thursday Running (30 minutes)

some walking in there I think.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wednesday Kickboxing + leg weights + abs (35 minutes)

With the body opponent bag (BOB) in the backroom.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

Ran 2 miles in 25 minutes and then walked for 5 minutes. Taking the week off strength workouts because of my left shoulder hurting.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday Trail Running (45 minutes)

A little mud, not too bad. Knees felt fine.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Strength workout (30 minutes)

10 sets of australian pull ups (5) /push ups (10). Plus, calf raises, chair dips and ab work.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday Exercise Bike + leg weights (30 minutes)

I skipped the run today as my right knee was twinging. Giving it a rest until hopefully a trail run on Saturday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (50 minutes)

Did 10 sets of push ups and pull ups today and Monday to step up the game with my strength workouts again. Also, one hour of going up and down my brother's stairs carrying things. More cleaning too!

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

Plus, more cleaning.

Monday Strength Workout (1 hour)

Plus, some cleaning.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Trail Running (40 minutes)

And now my left arch is killing me. Icing it now.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Swimming (30 minutes)

25 laps. Also, cleaned out my van for like 45 minutes. It was scary and horrible.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday Running (30 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. Also, played on the trampoline with the kids for 30 minutes.

Wed Strength Workout (45 minutes)

No ab work this time.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

While pushing the running stroller. Toddler was good the whole time as usual!

Monday Strength Workout (1 hour)

Not sure how these strength workouts are getting so epically long ;)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Trail Running (30 minutes)

The trail running is definitely taking a bit out of me nowadays. It was fun to get out on the dirt trail and escape life for awhile though.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (30 minutes)

australian pull ups, push ups, chair dips, calf raises, side and front leg lifts with 10 lb weights, and 5 minutes of abs.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday Swimming (30 minutes)

25 laps in 30 minutes, pretty good!

Thursday Exercise Bike/ Running/ walking (40 minutes)

20 minutes on the bike, ran a mile, and walked for awhile.

Wednesday Strength Workout (1 hour)

added extra reps of push ups and pull ups and some bench presses on the bow flex.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

I got to run IN THE SUN!!!

Monday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

shorter workout due to cranky toddler :P

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday Exercise Bike/Running/Leg Weights (55 minutes)

20 minutes on the bike, 2 mile run, and leg weights when I got back from the run.

Thursday Hiking/Walking (2 hours)

About 1/2 of that while carrying the 5 yr old and the 2 yr old.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

And my cold is trying to turn into a sinus infection :P

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Bike/Running/Walking (50 minutes)

20 minutes on the bike, 20 minutes running, and 10 minutes walking.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (50 minutes)

The workout took me a little longer because I was taking it slow. I've been using the blue strap for assisted pull ups (at my brother's house).Plus, legs up on 2 stairs for 3 of the 8 sets of push ups. 

Also- 45 minutes of yard work taking down the garden.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Running/Strength (40 minutes)

I ran 30 minutes on a paved trail in the woods and then did 10 minutes of alternating inverted rows and push ups (6 sets). It was cold and windy, but it still felt so nice to be out in nature after being sick this week.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Swimming (30 minutes)

25 laps. Plus taking care of FOUR sick kids all day.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday Exercise Bike (30 minutes)

Plus, about 3-4 hours of cleaning and putting up with two sick kids all day.

Saturday Running (40 minutes)

Ran the GOTR 5K with my 9 yr old daughter.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday Swimming (30 minutes)

25ish laps. Not sure the exact count, was mostly going for time.

Thursday Bike, Run, Leg Weights (55 minutes)

I did 20 minutes bike, 25 minutes walking (with a big hill), and 10 minutes of leg weights.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes while pushing the jogging stroller)

Plus, some cleaning and grocery shopping. Rigth knee still feels good. Left knee hurt a little towards the end.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Remembered the 5 minutes of ab work at the end ;)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday Exercise bike + running + leg weights (55 minutes)

30 minutes on the bike, ran a mile, then did leg weights.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thursday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

I keep forgetting my 5 minutes of abs at the end! I guess I will do it tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday Swimming (30 minutes)

22 laps or somewhere in there.

Tuesday Running 3 miles (40 minutes)

I did the GOTR practice 5K with my 9 yr old. Hoping to swim tonight, and take tomorrow off.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Monday Strength workout (40-45 minutes)

Not sure how long it was. I hurt the top of my left bicep doing bench presses though. I might have to lay off those.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday Exercise Bike + Running + Leg Weights (50 minutes)

30 minutes on the bike, 1 mile run, and leg weights at home.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday Bike + Running + Leg weights (50 minutes)

30 minutes on the bike, ran a mile, then did front, side, and back leg lifts with a 10 lb weight on the leg.

Wed Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I also dug a grave for my cat on Tuesday. That made today's strength workout harder, and I'm sore now.

Tuesday Exercise Bike + Running 45 minutes

30 minutes bike, 1 mile running with a few minutes of walking to cool down.

Monday Strength Workout 45 minutes

I've added in "harder push ups" for 4 out of the 8 sets of push ups. I put my feet up on two steps for those 4 sets to add more resistance. I'm still using the pull ups assist strap to do upright pull ups too. 8 sets of those as well. Plus, calf raises, chair dips, dead lifts, squats, and I added bench presses this week (160 lbs on that).

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Exercise Bike + Running (45 minutes)

I did 30 minutes on the bike, 12 minutes of running (1 mile) and then some walking around to cool down.

Friday Strength Workout (40 minutes?)

I'm not sure how long the workout was, but I forgot the 5 minutes of abs at the end.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I also did a brake job on my husband's car on Saturday for my "exercise" ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wed Strength Workout 45 minutes

Plus, 30 minutes on the trampoline with the girls.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday Exercise Bike + Leg Weights (40 minutes)

My right knee is acting up again, so another week off seemed in order. Stupid knee! Heal up faster!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Swimming (30-35 minutes)

25 laps. I lost track of my time in there somewhere.

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

Tired today! I'm hoping to swim tonight too.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Trail Running + Biking (40 minutes)

25 minutes bike, 15 minutes run. My right knee was not so much liking the regular bike or the trail running. I guess it will be exercise bike and running on pavement for a few more weeks then.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

Knees still feeling good. Squee!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday Exercise Bike + Running (45 minutes)

I did 30 minutes on the exercise bike and 1 mile running (13 minutes while pushing T in the jogging stroller). I'm hoping to get up to 3 miles again in the next 4 weeks to run the GOTR 5K with QQ.

Wed Strength Workout (45 minutes)

still adding abs at the end now

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

My husband is out of town this week, so I plan on being completely frazzled as well. That's a workout right?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Exercise Bike + leg lifts (40 minutes)

30 minutes on the bike, 10 on the legs. Plus, about an hour of housework.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

All the usual stuff, plus 5 minutes of abs at the end.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Strength Workout 45 minutes

Also, yard sales today with a 2 yr old.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday Swimming (35 minutes)

25 laps. Slow and sloppy swim tonight. I also did 2 1/2 hours of mowing, weeding, etc in my yard and my brother's. That accounts for the swim being a little off. It was good to swim after all that though.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I'm so tired this week. I wish I had more energy :P

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Exercise Bike + leg lifts (40 minutes)

30 minutes on the bike, 10 minutes of front, side, and back leg lifts with a 10 lb weight on the leg.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I managed to work in 5 minutes of ab work at the end too. I really need to work on my yard too, but I'm so tired I think I will have to take a nap with the littlest monster :P

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday Exercise Bike + Leg exercises (35 minutes)

30 minutes exercise bike, and 5 minutes front and side leg lifts with 10 lb weights on each leg. Get better knee so I can run again!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Strength Workout 50-55 minutes

That was an epic strength workout at the YMCA. I just am not used to working out at a real gym, so I was like a kid a in a candy store. I wanted to try out all the machines! I used the Smith machine for squats, used a 90 lb bar for dead lifts, an 80 lb bar for hack squats, did australian pull ups (6 sets), and push ups (5 sets). I also used two different leg press machines, a chest press machine, and a hip abductor machine. It was lots of fun. I went there because for 2 weeks basic Y members can use the Fitness center for free.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday Swimming 35 minutes

25 laps (more like 32-33 minutes).

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I remembered to add the 5 minutes of abs at the end. Feeling good knee wise today.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Exercise Bike 25 minutes

My knees felt good, but they are still warm. I will see how they feel later.

Monday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

I forgot to add abs. Oops, maybe next time.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday Swimming (30 minutes)

25 laps in 30 minutes. Woot! 20 laps freestyle and 5 laps back stroke. Plus, one hour of grocery shopping.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

My strength workout usually is shorter at home, so I added 5 minutes of ab work at the end (including 100 crunches). 

I also did 90 minutes of tree trimming yesterday which was so hard I was shaking afterwards.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wed Strength Workout (45 minutes)

I took out squats because they seem to aggravate my knees.

Here's what I did today- 3 sets of pull ups with the pull up assist strap. 3 sets of australian pull ups hands over bar, but with feet elevated this time to add more resistance. 3 sets of australian pull ups hands UNDER bar, but with feet elevated this time to add more resistance. I mixed in 9 sets of 10 push ups into that (90 push ups total). I also did calf raises on a stair, alternated with chair dips (3 sets each). I then went upstairs and did deadlifts alternated with hip thrusts (3 sets of each). I hooked my leg up to the bow flex and did front, back & side leg raises with 50 lbs of resistance on the band (3 sets each, both legs). I'm hoping the hip thrusts and back leg raises will be enough glute work to make up for taking time off squats for now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday Exercise Bike (20 minutes)

I stopped when the right knee started hurting again. Get better stupid knee!

Monday Strength Workout 45 minutes

And now my knee is pissed again. I'm going to replace the squats with other glute exercises and see if that helps.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Plus, taking a 2 yr old to yard sales for several hours (in the heat!).

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday Swimming (35 minutes)

25 laps- 10 freestyle, 5 back stroke, 10 freestyle.

Wed Strength Workout (45 minutes)

Slow and sweet. Not as hard as Monday though.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Plus, working on my car for an hour yesterday and two hours of bowling Saturday. I was pretty sore from the weekend, so today's workout just felt like punishment.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Swimming (48 minutes)

I swam a mile (35 laps). I was slower because I did 8 back stroke laps instead of 5. I also wore a knee brace for the first 25 laps or so, and then took it off for the last 10 laps.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday Swimming (30 minutes)

22 laps. I used a knee brace to help with the knee pain I had while swimming last week. It helped hold off the pain longer, but still started hurting around lap 17 or 18. I will keep using the brace during swimming until the knee gets all better.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

Still waiting for my knee to mend! Also, doing hours and hours of weeding on Tuesday.

Friday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Second verse same as the first! (which sounds so much better than same *** different day ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday Swimming (30 minutes)

Plus 1 hour of mowing and 1 hour playing on the trampoline with the kids. My knee felt better on the trampoline than the last time I played on it, but still not 100%. Praying for knee problems to go away!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday Strength Workout 45 minutes

Did my usual routine. I managed to do 10 sets of 10 push ups/pull ups as opposed to lately only getting in 6-8 reps.

Friday Strength Workout 30 minutes

Used my sister's kitchen chairs and a curtain rod to do australian pull ups. Altered that with push ups, chair dips, and sumo squats. Did a million squats with 10 lb weights too.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout 1 hour

My strength workouts are getting epicly long!

10 sets australian pull ups
Also - 2 sets of assisted pull ups (one over hand one under hand)
10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total)
3 sets of 8 chair dips
3 sets of single leg calf raises (20 reps per leg)
3 sets of 8 sumo squats (65 lb bar)
3 sets of 8 regular squats (65 lb bar)
3 sets of 8 hip thrusts (65 lb bar)
3 sets of 6 dead lifts (100 lb bar)
3 sets of 8 quad leg exercises on the bow flex (50 lbs each leg)
3 sets of 8 back of leg exercises on the bow flex (50 lbs each leg)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tuesday Swimming (45 minutes)

35 laps plus one bonus lap with the kick board.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

I think I'm behind on posting my workouts. Oh well. Probably another week off running to baby my right knee.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday Swimming 30 minutes

20 laps. Also- 2 hours yard work and playing with the kids in the pool after I swam.

Wed Strength Workout 45 minutes

Push ups, pull ups, squats, chair dips, hip thrusts, and dead lifts. I am up to 65 pounds for the squats, lifts, and thrusts.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Swimming (44 minutes)

I swam a mile in 44 minutes (30 laps freestlyle and 5 laps backstroke). New record for me!

Monday Strength Workout 45 minutes

My strength workout keeps getting longer and longer! No running this week to give my right knee a break.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friday Strength workout (35-40 minutes)

I had to break the workout up into 2 parts a few hours apart, but I don't think that matters as much with strength workouts?

Thursday Running (1 hour 5 minutes)

I'm hoping that was 5 miles.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (45 minutes)

Plus, cleaning out cars for about an hour.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday Running (80 minutes)

I ran the paved trail for a little while (20 minutes) and then hit dirt (firm mud) after that. Nice cool breezes for a July run!

Friday Biking (65-70 minutes)

16 miles (on a mountain bike). I'm enjoying exploring the paved bike trails from E-ville to Granite City.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday Strength Workout + Running (75 minutes)

Had the stomach flu, so missed workout out yesterday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Running 40 minutes

Paved and gravel trail, and then around the Gardens at SIUE.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Strength Workout 40-45 minutes

9 sets of inverted rows and push ups. 3 sets of chair dips, 3 sets of calf raises, 3 sets of hack squats, 3 sets of dead lifts, 3 sets of sumo dead lifts, 3 sets of hip thrusts, and 3 sets each of two different kinds of squats. I increased the weight from 50 to 65 lbs for the hack squats, dead lifts, sumo dead lifts, and one kind of bar squat.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday Trail Running (80 minutes)

Dirt, grass, and gravel trails. It was too muddy to do to much dirt, so mostly I ran on the grass cross country trail. Deep grass feels like running in snow drifts.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Strength Workout + biking (2 hours)

30 minute strength workout and a little over 90 minutes biking. I don't think I've ever biked that long before!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday Running (40 minutes)

Also- worked on a giant obnoxious wood pile in my brother's back yard for 2 hours.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout + Swimming (70 minutes total)

I did my usual body weight training strength workout with extras. 9 sets of australian pull ups, 9 sets of push ups, 3 sets of chair dips,3 sets of calf raises. All with 50 lb bar- 3 sets of hack squats, 3 sets of hip thrusts, 3 sets of sumo squats, 3 sets of bar squats front held bar, 3 sets of bar squats back held bar, and 3 sets of shoulder presses.

20 laps- 10 freestyle, 5 back stroke, 5 freestyle, 2 laps of kickboard with flippers.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Trail running (45 minutes)

Plus, 45 minutes mowing and over 2 hours putting up our new trampoline for the kids.

Monday Strength Workout 40 minutes

I can't remember everything I did. I added sumo deadlifts and hip thrusts to my glute workout.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Running (90 minutes)

I also did about 15-20 minutes of strength stuff yesterday too. Hip thrusts, sumo dead lifts,(both with a 50 lb bar) and some chair assisted pull ups (8 sets of 6).

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Plus, 30 minutes of "speed weeding" in the rain.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

Australian pull ups, push ups, chair dips, two kinds of bar squats with a 50 lb bar, dead lifts, and hack squats.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday Strength Workout (40 minutes)

10 sets of 10 push ups, 10 sets of 5 australian pull ups (I used a stick on the back of two kitchen chairs this time since I do not have a pull up bar at home), 4 sets of 6 chair dips, 2 different kinds of squats (3 sets of 12 X 2), some chest presses with 30 lbs of weights, and some shoulder presses with 20lbs of weight.

Plus, hours and hours of cleaning. I have a feeling I will be mighty sore tomorrow :P

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Trail Running 50 minutes

No long run this week. I blame Raging Rivers ;)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday Strength workout (40 minutes)

9 sets of 10 push ups (90 total), 9 sets of 5 australian pull ups (45 total), 3 sets of chair dips, 3 sets of squats, 3 sets of dead lifts, 3 sets of hack squats, and calf raises (3-4 sets of 20). 

Also- took the older kids to Raging Rivers for 7.5 hours yesterday. I'm still pretty pooped from that.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Strength Workout 35 minutes

With push ups (10 sets of 10), australian pull ups (10 sets of 5), chair dips (3 sets of 8), bar squats (3 sets of 8), hack squats (3 sets of 8), and dead lifts (3 sets of 6). The bar squats, hack squats, and dead lifts were all with 60 lbs.

I'm hoping to go running tomorrow morning before I take the two older kids to a water park all day

Monday, June 8, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Saturday Running (1 hour 5 minutes)

5 miles. I was slow because of the heat. I got sunburned too :P

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (35 minutes)

I did inverted rows alternating with push ups (10 sets of each). I added in some squats with 60 lbs on a bar to work on my glutes. I also added in some dead lifts with the same bar.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday Trail Running (45 minutes)

Dirt trail finally! Plus, 45 minutes or so of lawn mowing.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (20 minutes)

I moved this old frame for a stand alone porch swing we had. It has a bar across the top of the frame which I used for Australian pull ups (with my feet propped up on the porch). I alternated with push ups and ab work as usual. I have also added chair dips to work the back of my arms. I did 12 sets of 5 australian pull ups and 12 sets of 10 push ups.

Plus, 2 hours of yard work.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday Biking (over 1 hour)

I'm not sure how far over an hour. Also, two hours of yard work. My knees are pretty pissed at me now ;)

Monday Running 35 minutes + strength workout 25 minutes (1 hour)

That was about it.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday Running (2 hours)

FIRST TIME RUNNING THAT LONG! GO ME! Paved trail. Flat course. I think I got 9.5 miles out of that. I also did the grocery shopping right after that.

Friday Strength Workout (25 minutes)

Also about 45 minutes of yard work.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thursday Swimming (25 minutes)

20 laps. Plus, 2 hours of lawn mowing.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Trail Running (50 minutes)

I finally found the numbers 7 and 8 trails!!! I've been looking for those for 6 years ;)

Wednesday Strength Workout (25 minutes)

With 10 sets of inverted rows, 10 sets of 10 push ups, and 3 sets of chair dips. Some ab work too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Biking (1 hour)

The trail map said I did 16 miles. Woot!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Trail Running 1 hour + Strength Workout (25 minutes)

According to the trail map, I ran 5.2 miles in an hour! Also- did 10 sets of 5 inverted rows (australian pull ups) and 10 sets of 10 push ups. I also did 3 sets of 5 chair dips and 3 sets of 20 calf raises.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Strength Workout + Trail running (1 hour total)

15 minutes body weight training strength workout and 45 minutes of trail running.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday Running (33 minutes)

3 miles in 33 minutes!!! Woot!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wednesday Strength Workout (25 minutes)

Australian pull ups (inverted rows) 10 sets of 5 with myself lower to make it harder. 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total). Also, chair dips, ab work, and calf raises.

Also- 2 hours yard work today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday Running (35 minutes)

Plus, 1 hour of lawn mowing.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Swimming (30 minutes)

20 laps freestyle, 2 laps backstroke.

Monday Strength Workout (25 minutes)

10 sets of 5-6 inverted rows (australian pull ups, 50 or so total) and 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 push ups total). I'm also trying to add in other body weight training exercises and hope to get over 30 minutes with my strength workouts soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Running 85 minutes

1/2 paved trail and 1/2 MUD trail. Way too wet lately! I wore my Altra Eves the whole time, and they seemed to help my left knee feel better.

Thursday Running (45 minutes)

On a paved trail.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Running (40 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. 

Also- one hour of gutter cleaning. My arms and upper back are thoroughly sore now!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Strength workout (25 minutes)

10 sets of  6 australian pull ups (60 total), 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total), lots of ab work and some calf raises mixed in. I'm feeling some progress. I'm hoping 3 months until I can get real pull ups.

Also- 2 hours of cleaning.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday Running (40 minutes)

The GOTR 5K with my 9 yr old. We also walked around for awhile and danced with the dancing group after the race.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Strength Workout (20-25 minutes)

10 sets of 6 australian pull ups (60 total), 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total), plus ab work. GOTR 5K tomorrow!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thursday Running (35 minutes)

I had a small medical issue making me feel like crap today besides that :P

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday Strength workout + Biking (1 hour 15 minutes total)

25 minute strength workout with 10 sets of 6 Australian pull ups (60 total), 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total) and ab work mixed in. I also biked for about 50 minutes (without a bike trailer! freedom!).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday Trail Running (45 minutes)

Half paved, half dirt trail over by the watershed nature center. I also mowed my brother's lawn for 30-40 minutes. My upper body feels pretty sore now :P

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday Strength Workout (20 minutes)

I did australian pull ups (11 sets of 6, 66 total), push ups (11 sets of 10, 110 total) and a bunch of ab work mixed in. I'm already seeing progress with these workouts which is very nice. I also did two "dead hangs" with all my body weight of 15 seconds each (supposed to get up to 30 seconds). 

Also- chased my toddler around an office for an hour because my brother had an appointment I took him to.

More also- one hour of cleaning and one hour of yard work.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday Strength Workout (20 minutes)

I did 10 sets 6-10 of Australian pull ups mixed in with 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 push ups total). I used playground equipment because I saw an article that showed someone doing that. It was fun to do something at the playground besides just sit around and watch my kids play.

Thursday Strength workout (20 minutes)

This is out of order. Oh well. I did 8 sets of Australian pull ups and standard pulls mixed in with 8 sets of 10 push ups (80 push ups total).

Friday Trail Running (90 minutes)

Got my 90 minutes of trail running back! wOOt!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday Biking 45 minutes

While pulling the toddler in the bike trailer.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Running + Strength workout (60 minutes)

I ran a practice 5k with my 9 yr old for her GOTR 5k race they are running in 2 weeks. We did that in about 40 minutes. I also did a strength workout today with 8 sets of 5 half pull ups (40 half pull ups total) and 8 sets of 10 push ups (80 push ups total) mixed in with more lawn mowing. All this rain we are getting is making the grass grow fast!

Monday Running 40 minutes

While pushing the jogging stroller.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday Trail Running 1 hour

The moved some things around on the #1 trail out at SIUE, but I was able to navigate through okay. I will have to explore some more out there and try to lengthen my run using the #1 and #3 trails together. Lots of fun, but very humid today. I could feel the air sticking to me.

Friday Strength Workout (about an hour)

I did 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total) mixed in with 10 sets of 5 half pull ups (50 total). I also worked in lawn mowing and 11 lb free weights for my arms and upper body. I'm trying to work up to doing full pull ups eventually.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday Running (45 minutes)

I wanted to do push ups too, but my upper back was too sore from swimming.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday Swimming (45 minutes)

35 laps all freestyle! First time I've done that ;) Also- grocery shopping for an hour.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Biking (60 minutes)

While towing the bike trailer.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Running+ push ups 50 minutes

I think I ran about 45 minutes while pushing the jogging stroller with 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 push ups total) mixed in.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Trail Running (45 minutes)

Plus, another hour and a half of big shovel yard work.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Running (50 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. Plus, lawn mowing for an hour.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Yard work (3 hours)

1 hour lawn mowing and 2 hours big shovel compost pile excavation.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Running (40 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. Plus, an hour of digging and planting in the garden.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday JM 30DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 11 lb weights. Back to gardening tomorrow when I feel better!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Trail running (45 minutes)

I also have to change my oil and work in the garden as well today.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday JM 30DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes) + Swimming (25 minutes)

10 lb weights for JM and 20 laps freestyle. Plus, extra laps with the kids teaching them how to swim.

Thursday Running 45 minutes

On a paved trail while pushing the jogging stroller.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday JM 30 Day Shred Level 1 (25 minutes)

With 11 lb weights. I will be weeding and preparing gardening beds later too.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday Running 30 minutes

Spent all weekend planting the new strawberry patch, and spent 3 hours Saturday working on my car.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Running (30 minutes)

Better than Tuesday with no walk breaks this time.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday JM 30DS lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb weights. Plus, 2 hours or so of shopping with the 2 yr old.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. UTI still kicking my trash. At one point during the run I actually said "I'm dying" because I'm such a wuss when I'm sick.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning Class (45 minutes)

Plus, 5 hours cleaning. 3 hours shop vaccing and 2 hours steam cleaning my carpets.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday Running (45 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. I also did a 10 minute walk/stretch warm up.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday JM 30 DS lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb weights. Plus, an hour of grocery shopping with a toddler.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday Running (45 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. Also- 30 minutes window washing and 30 minutes raking leaves. I'm pretty tired now ;)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller.

Saturday- hiked two hours near Minneapolis.
Sunday- Ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes and did weights for 15 minutes.
Monday- cleaned my house for 6 hours. Mostly de-cluttering.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday Running 1 hour

While exploring the streets of Minneapolis! Too fun!

Wednesday JM 30 DS LEVEL 3 (25 minutes)

With 11 lb weights, except for the jumping jacks and the second set of shadow boxing.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Running (40 minutes)

while pushing the jogging stroller.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday JM 30 DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 11 lb weights. Plus 2 + hours packing and lifting boxes, heavy things, etc. out into my brother's garage and out into my van.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Running 30 minutes (with BIG hill) + 5 minutes workout

Did this core workout today: http://runhaven.com/2015/02/26/are-you-hard-core/

Also- spring cleaning three days this week.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday Swimming (35 minutes)

25 laps. Plus, 5 hours of cleaning!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning Class (45 minutes)

So much fun! More people are showing up, which adds to the fun.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Trail Running (45 minutes) + yoga (20 minutes)

The trail running was in the snow. Super fluffy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday JM 30DS Level 2 + Extras (35 minutes)

JM with 10 lb weights and extras with 20 lb weights. Trying to step it up on strength workouts again!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday Swimming 55 minutes

10 laps freestyle, 5 laps backstroke, 10 laps freestyle, 5 laps back stroke, 5 laps freestyle + 3 bonus laps with the kick board to cool down.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning Class 45 minutes

Plus, 2 hours of deep cleaning. Tired now :P

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday Trail Running (45 minutes)

In the slipper slidey snow. It was fun, but my legs almost crapped out after 20 minutes. The runner's high kicked in eventually and the last past was fun though.

Monday JM 30DS lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb weights.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Satruday Trail Running 30 minutes

In the snow! Snow running was fun, but I felt yucky almost immediately afterwards. Stupid wisdom tooth extraction causing so much trouble!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday Running (50 minutes)

On a paved trail in the woods. Cold today!

Friday Swimming (30 minutes)

20 laps, plus an hour of swimming with the kids afterwards!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thrrsday Total Yoga (45 minutes)

Not enough working out again this week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wed MA Conditioning Class (45 minutes)

Another fun class! I signed up for next session.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday JM 30DS Lvl 2 + push ups (30 minutes)

With 10 lb weights. I added 3 sets of 10 push ups at the end (30 total). Also- ran up and down stairs too much today helping out my brother.

Saturday Trail running 60 minutes

on a very muddy trail!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Running (30 minutes)

While pushing the running stroller.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday JM 30 DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes)

Plus, misc house cleaning and some caulking (did I mention how I hate caulk guns?)

Saturday Running (60 minutes)

Plus, 10 sets of 10 push ups (100 total!).

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Trail Running 70 minutes

Plus, 3 hours of grout painting. My back is super pissed at me right now!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning (45 minutes)

Plus, painting grout for 2 hours. My arms hurt!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday Swimming (30 minutes)

20 laps.

Tuesday Running (35 minutes)

While pushing the jogging stroller. I'm hoping to swim tonight too. 40 degrees and sunny!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday JM 30DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes)

With 10 lb weights. Plus, and hour of scrubbing baseboards.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Trail running 1 hour + push ups

6 sets of 10 push ups (60 total). Plus, about 2 hours of shopping before and after.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday Swimming 50 minutes

(35 laps, one mile) 15 freestyle, 5 backs stoke, 15 freestyle. Plus a bonus lap with a kickboard.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning Class 45 minutes

Lots of running around, push ups, leg burn outs, and my first plank! I lasted a minute with my first plank.

Tuesday Running 30 minutes

trying various things to take it easier on the knee.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday JM 30DS + push ups (35 minutes)

5 sets of 10 push ups at the end (50 total). I'm also cleaning out the basement today which means about ONE MILLION trips up and down the stairs.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Swimming (30 minutes)

22 laps- 20 freestyle and 2 back stroke

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday MA Conditioning Class 45 minutes

Fun class! Lots of push ups this time- 60 total.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Swimming (46 minutes)

I swam a mile in 46 minutes! Woot! I also did 20 minutes of runners yoga yesterday. I'm taking it easy this week to let my knee heal more. Stupid knee!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wednesday Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Class (45 minutes)

It was fun class filled with black belts! Ha ha, that's not intimidating or anything ;)

Tuesday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

Also, getting my car stuck on the highway. Sucked!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Swimming (35 minutes) +Yoga (20 minutes)

25 laps (20 freestyle and 5 backstroke) and yoga for runners. Also, light cleaning for about an hour or so.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday Running (45 minutes)

I'm glad I did my long run on Thursday because it was RAINY today.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday JM 30DS Lvl 2 (25 minutes)

with 10 lb weights. Plus, sealing grout floors for 2 hours.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thursday Trail Running 90 minutes

I wore my Altra Eves and the trail felt really hard to my feet. I got used to it, but my feet and ankles definitely need strengthening.