Wednesday, February 29, 2012

snowy day

I did not have the best run yesterday. I was way underdressed. I had just finished shredding it up, so I was super hot (and tired). I changed into my winter gear but thought it felt pretty nice. Therefore I left the house without gloves and a hat. Well what I didn’t take into account was the wind factor. Lesson learned, I was so cold I was in pain. One of these days I will learn how to dress. Good news, shred didn’t feel as bad as the day before. And I actually ran over 4 miles.

Today is a cross-training day but I signed up for a 2.9 mile virtual run. Since we got a foot of snow last night I decided to stay inside. It was a heat run, the fire was going and the temp in the living room was 83 degrees so I think I burned some extra calories. Here are the results-

I watched The Biggest Loser while I ran, was that not the best/saddest episode ever? It is really hard to run and cry at the same time. I seem to be getting better at it.
To not bad, tomorrow will be my third run day in a row. I can’t remember the last time I did this. Can you say PROGRESS! I haven’t done Shred today yet. I am going to try breaking it (with my other workout)s up. I seem to only do good on one (whatever I do first) when I do one after the other.

Kids had a half day today, so while they have been out in the snow I decided to bake some cupcakes. You know me, I am a “When in Rome” girl, so if I bake I don’t usually supplement anything. I am a full calorie girl. For some reason I decided to omit the oil and sub in some homemade applesauce. Then figured why stop there and subbed egg beaters for eggs.  Can I tell you that the cupcakes are delicious? They are a little heavier than normal cupcakes, but are mighty tasty. I used a vanilla cake mix so you can taste the apples a little. 150 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per cupcake (without the frosting). Of course we used chocolate fudge frosting (60 cals and 2 grams of fat). I am a changed girl. Here is what the cake looks like. Even better, the kids LOVED them (if you have met my kids you know that it isn’t saying much because they will eat anything).
This one minus the frosting

Who dressed those kids!

Wish me luck on my run tomorrow-  

Monday, February 27, 2012

A good run, and a bad workout...

I had an amazing run yesterday. I told you that D.H. is doing 30 day shred with me, right? Well yesterday morning he asked me if I would like to do it with him. He was doing level one but I figured why not. It felt great, after yesterday I really felt the need to move on to the next level. 

It was a run day, but it was super cold out so I waited till about 11:30 to go. It was a long week and I just felt the need to be outside. I was going to run 4 miles but I was feeling so good I decided to loop around and ended up with 5.6. Had I known I was that close to 6 I would have kept going. My time was pretty good too. I have to reassess a time or two to see if I was in pain or just uncomfortable. I have to constantly remind myself that it is okay to be uncomfortable, I should be if I am working out. Needless to say I feel like I had a bit of a breakthrough, yay me!

When I got back D.H. had lunch ready. Have I told you that I am always starving after running so I really like to finish around a meal time? A snack never seems like enough, but I am trying to cut back on calories. Problem solved! This is what I had, and it was AMAZING.

Okay that wasn’t enough so I had this too.

 Maybe this too-

Fast forward to today, my workout sucked. My knee is sore and a little swollen so I couldn’t spin today. I used this bad boy for 30 minutes.

I usually love this but was not feeling it. It hurt, I was tired and so on. Once I got home it was time for Shred. I decided to try level 2, it was horrible. I was in tears the entire time. I considered stopping but made myself push through. I am not going to lie, I didn’t give it 100 percent but I gave all I could today. I am not sure if it’s the level or my body is tired or what. I will probably try level 2 again tomorrow. I know it’s not all fun, but this was downright awful.  I’ll let you know how tomorrow goes.

Miss thing has a Dr. appointment today, other than that I plan to take it easy. Maybe a little blog stalking today? Yes I do believe so. Hope you all have a fantastic day-

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Please be my friend

Like the new layout? It still needs some work but is now in progress. There are tons of things I still want to do, but it takes quite a bit of time. On to more important things.

Have I told you that Jillian Michaels and I have reached BFF status after 10 days of shredding. I love love love this workout, seriously only 20 minutes and I have one SORE body. You know that good kind of sore. Feel free to ask me how I feel on day 29. Tomorrow I think I might move up to level 2, we’ll see though because I actually look forward to the circuits in level one. 

<--- See that awesomeness, now you can see my runs that I track on dailymile. If you use dailymile friend me please, I only have three friends on there. I would totally be cool with you just joining so I have friends too! Ugh, I have been running super slow but I am really trying to focus on distances and NOT walking. Plus I know I say this all of the time but my runs are not flat *sounds funny*. I feel like I should be singing “Over the hills and through the woods” whenever I run outside.

I now have a March- 7 miler, April- 10k, July- 5 miler and 5k, November 15k on the calendar. D.H. and I are going to run a half this summer (we still haven’t picked one, it will be a mini vaca too), and my sister wants to do one too. Stacey Harvey let's pick one please (I know she reads this). Lastly, I am desperate to run a full marathon, I think about it constantly (sick, I know). I really want to run it this fall but might wait till January and do the RnR Arizona. This is where I did my first half so it seems kind of fitting.

I am scheduled for 4 miles tomorrow. My last run was longer than scheduled so I am not sure if I will do the 4 or 2.5 speed that I didn’t do. I’ll let you know tomorrow. It has been so nice I have been running outside. If I do the 2.5 I will do it on the TM. I swear I have to make myself go fast.

Have a happy Saturday-

My life <3