Saturday, April 28, 2012

Switching Up

I've got a random workout schedule next week while on travel, a couple short runs and whatever I feel like doing in the hotel gym basically. Probably three full rest days (1 during the week and then Friday/Saturday before the race). Next Sunday is the half marathon, and then new workout schedule, Yay! And dropping cals to lose a little more weight, boo.

There's so much I want to be doing and it feels like there's not enough time to get it all in without overtraining - running, lifting, abs, glutes, arms, ballet, yoga...

So here's my planned schedule from post-race in May through my birthday 10K race:

Monday - Ashtanga yoga, sprint intervals
Tuesday - abs, A lift (squats), HIIT/LISS
Wednesday - speed run, arms/abs
Thursday - Flow 1, Jillian Michaels DVD (ballet starting in July)
Friday - abs, B lift (deads), HIIT/LISS
Saturday - Vinyasa or ashtanga yoga, distance run
Sunday - abs, C lift (press), HIIT/LISS, yin/restorative yoga

The pre-lifting abs consists of 5 sets of 20 leg lifts, 1 minute bridge, 2 min plank and 1 min each side plank. The arms/abs focus includes the leg lifts and bridge, a slightly longer plank workout, my pushups and pullups apps, and the fun new 'renegade rows' I learned about last week.

Speed runs will be at the 9:35 pace I need to meet my 10K goal, starting at 2 miles and building each week. Distance runs are just to maintain the 10K distance. HIIT on the treadmill or stationary bike, LISS on the elliptical with a glute focus.

Going to look awesome for vacations this year!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Want. Very want.

Putting this out there for posterity - THIS is my body ideal:

Her name is Nicole Wilkins-Lee and she's awesome. And I think attainable.

Friday, April 20, 2012


I got the Nike+ setup for Christmas 2008 (the iPod touch was my Christmas/graduation gift from M and I bought the sensor shortly after) and logged my first run on January 3rd, 2009. It was 1.55 miles and it took me almost 22 minutes. Which when you do the math, is slower than a 14 minute mile.

Since then, I have logged 155 runs for a total of 92 hours and 20 minutes, burned an estimated 49,600 calories while running, and with today's 11! Mile! Run! I have logged 500.12 miles!

Yay 500 mile t-shirt! My legs are killing me now. I was glad there are handicap bars in our shower. It will be worse in two weeks...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crazy go nuts!!

OBX June 24-July 1
Western Caribbean cruise (Mexico/Jamaica/Haiti) November 10-17

And now...

Bermuda cruise August 31-September 6!!! With Phil and Stacy and hopefully others!!!


Dang, the national FLC meeting is in like 10 days! And then Matt and Lawrie's engagement party! And then high tea with Erin! And then the half-marathon! And then murder mystery party! And then McHughs! Griffiths! Another race! Bauers! 9-year anniversary! Beach! Tito and Kelly's wedding! ANOTHER race!

I'm pretty sure I've never used so many exclamation points in one post! Life is indeed good :-)

(Wine pairing dinner at Ruth's Chris was amazeballs. We will DEFINITELY be doing that again!)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April Fools

I never do anything 'good' for April Fools Day. But, happy birthday mom! (And that's no foolin')

Last weekend we went to Annapolis for a mini-vacation/getaway. We left on Thursday afternoon, checked into our hotel (procured with a Living Social deal) and hung out for a little while before it was time to leave for dinner. We ate at Rams Head Tavern - pretty tasty. Then we went over next door to the club to see Marrakesh Express, an awesome CSNY tribute band. A lot of fun! I had an ice cream float during the concert, and M had a couple of their brewery stouts.

Friday we slept in, went to Boston Market for lunch, and then went to downtown Annapolis. Visited the statehouse and walked around for a couple hours. Headed back to the hotel and watched our free in-room movie ('Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy') and went to the pool and hot tub for a while. Friday night we went to Cadillac Ranch for dinner, and then to Paladar Latin Kitchen for rum flights and churros - yum!

Saturday evening we got together with Carly, Eric, Mark and Amanda and played Carcassone; Sunday we went for sushi with MG and Lawrie (and DQ blizzards afterward). Finally found a sushi place that is both yummy AND affordable!

My new boss started this week, so my work schedule should be a little better now (I only have 1 extra hour on my timecard so far instead of 3-4).

We went to Mike and Katherine's wedding yesterday (#1 of 3 this year) and had a great time. Next one is in August. Today I ran 9 miles and went to yin yoga class. Only 5 weeks until the half marathon!

I actually ended up starting my new lifting plan last Tuesday. I like it! But I changed my rest time from 60 sec to 75 after the first day. And I need to not push myself too much on my supporting lifts (I could not do a 35lb dumbbell snatch right after my bench press, for example). Had a pretty mad case of DOMS after lunges on Friday, so I must be doing something right. I'll just rotate the three lifts on my two weekly lifting days until after the race when I can go to three lifting days a week.

Happy Spring! Easter is next weekend and fam is coming. I have Olivia's Easter basket all picked out :-)