Showing posts from July, 2014

Week 6: Continuing to build

Week 5: I’m slowly building but nothing speedy! I’m focusing more on what else I can do and running secondary (yes I just said that!). We are in the process of finishing our basement and a nice home gym meaning Matt is planning P90X with me soon! Looking forward to this set up and being able to try out all the workouts and share my reviews! What is your favorite Beachbody workout? Or the one you’ve always wondered about?
21 Day Fix Upper/Pilates Tuesday: Piyo Buns. Evening run 6 miles Wednesday: P90X3 Upper/Lower Thursday:Run 8 miles with baby speedwork! Sluggish 6 mile run/walk L And Piyo Core Friday: Thanks to UPS not arriving I stayed home Piyo Drench, 21 Day Fix Upper & 10 Min Abs Saturday: Run 16 miles Sunday: Bike ride cut short at 10 miles thanks to downpours! 21 Day Fix Yoga (loving this)
Week 6: Seriously is it almost August? Where is the summer going? I mean as I shopped for home stuff I see the stores flooded with Back to School! I’m continuing to run pain free but ke…

Resetting my eating: Want to join?

Look I'm back again for What I Ate Wednesday! I love that it makes me look at what I am putting in my body. I need this after traveling last week! I was good but I can tell I snacked too much on junck and need a reset.

Last night I made a big batch of hummus for my veggie snacking (and a few quinoa chips) and am packing salads, fruit, oatmeal, shakes, quinoa based meals etc. Share you best healthy food craving.
Garlic Hummus 3 cups cooked chickpeas 4-6 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lemon 4 Tbsp tahini 4 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin Salt/pepper to taste Water or oil to thin
Put ingredients in food processor and puree until desired consistency. See super easy! You'll never buy store hummus again! 
Along with my need to reset my eating I am hosting a 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge group with Fit4Fun13 I know everyone needs this at some point. Are you looking to gain energy, reset bad eating habits, shed a couple pounds, cut of carb indulging? This will focus on real food, portion size and …

Marathon Monday Week 4: Accepting a new direction

Week 4 was busy with work travel and sitting all day in conferences plus submitting my final thesis proposal. I managed to find time for my workouts (even more so some days than being home with family responsibilities). I am accepting that this training cycle is just one to enjoy that I am running, take it easy and accept whatever comes my way for race results.
Monday: Piyo Core, P90X3 Upper/Lower Tuesday: Piyo Buns. Evening run 6 miles and PT exercises Wednesday: Piyo Drench Thursday: T25 Cardio and strength, Run 4 miles on beach! Friday: Run 8 miles at sunrise, it was beautiful! Piyo upper/lower Saturday: Piyo core & 21DF Cardio to start the day then 21DF Yoga and 2 mile walk before my flight Sunday: Run 14.5 slow (2:14:01) and easy miles & 21 DF abs

Happy to be home but realized my running was so much better in San Diego! I don’t think allergy season has ended here this year but I don’t want to wish a freeze on us to stop allergies. Maybe I need to take up the great offer I was gi…

Healthy Eating Can be Good!

I get a lot of questions on my eating since many think all I do it eat! Yes that may be true but I eat lots of small meals frequently to keep myself going. Plus I am nasty crabby if I don't! I know there has been research and stuff to back up that this is  the best way to eat but my best reason: I get to eat lots of different things so when I can't decide one just waits a few hours!

Here I am pretty boring during the week:
Oatmeal with banana or apples and nut butter and of course coffee
I will throw in a piece of whole grain GF toast with PB at times but honestly I need quick breakfast!

This is where I have the most fun! I could honestly live on snacks, but healthy ones.
Fruit: Berries, apples, melon
Veggies and hummus
Homemade granola
Lara Bar if I need something quick (I try to avoid processed stuff)
Nuts, right now I'm on a pistachio kick
Small salad
Shakeology: my favorites are Tropical strawberry with coconut water and pineapple and vegan chocolate w…

Week 3 and cupcakes don't fuel a run

Week 3 meant new challenges as always but within this I also participated in a 7 day clean eating challenge which helped my workouts greatly! I'm still keeping lower run miles but adding in lots of cross training, strength and flexibility and see a huge difference. I think I'm becoming a new kind of runner!
Monday: Piyo Sweat, strength with trainer Tuesday: Piyo Core/Buns. Hill run 6 miles and PT exercises Wednesday: Piyo Upper/Lower, Strength Thursday: Run 8.5 miles. Piyo HardCore Friday: Piyo Core, PT exercises Saturday: Run 6.5 miles, 21 Day Fix 10 min Abs and P90X3 Upper (Wow! I think Tony Horton is trying to kill me!) Sunday: Run 14 miles 10 miles of rough, tired running that I cut short! Lesson learned don’t expect a dinner of wine and cupcake and little sleep to get you through a run. Best to cut it short then push through and suffer later, yes I’m really learning to be a smart runner! 21 Day Fix Yoga, love it!
Week 4 is going to be tough but I can do it! I will be out of town …

Taking on a new fitness adventure...

Check this out…3 days in a row posting to my blog! Are you overwhelmed? My goal is to get better, okay not daily but more than once a week and  I guess I just have lots to say this week!
Last week I decided to take a huge leap and do something that I thought was very much out of character for me but I soon realized was a perfect fit. I became a Beachbody Coach!!  Check it out…Marathon Mom also be sure to follow me on Facebook where I will share the upcoming challenge groups. Who’s up for a 7 Day Healthy Eating challenge or Month long fitness challenge?
I mean why not?! I love fitness, I love running, I love working to achieve a higher level of health and wellness for myself and family and I love sharing this passion with others. As an injured runner I’ve been looking for something else to compliment my workouts as I slowly increase and build back my running. I am loving Piyo and can’t wait to try the next. What runner doesn’t need a low impact workout that is focused on flexibility, …

4th of July Half

Sorry I know I left a little teaser post yesterday about the 4th of July Half Marathon so here is the full report from a nonrace. Thursday night after a fun picnic with friends and kids I got home telling Matt I was not excited about the race, I had no idea what running I could do, how much and if it would result in more stupidity and injury. I knew there wasn’t a PR in sight but I just wasn’t exited to get up at 4am to run. So we were off to sleep, alarms set early and ready to take what the race threw at me!
As always the morning was rushed, we got there with limited time and found the long port-a-potty line. I drank my UCAN and waited. Just as we were done I heard “30 seconds to race start!” We headed to the back and waited, I didn’t want to get caught up in the emotion of racing and knew my best approach was a late start without focus on pacers and others around me. This was a strange start, no watch but I had music. My only goal was to run comfortable and walk if it hurt, okay and…

Marathon Week 3 and the Rough Bike Weekend!

What a week! Wednesday I got great news from PT: my gait analysis is much improved meaning my hard work is paying off! My glutes are finally working and my core and hips are much more stable. I was much less horrified watching the video this time. I’ve also been cleared to push he speed a little, have been graduated to tougher PT exercises and cleared for some “baby” plyo work!
Monday: Easy 3.5 mile run and Piyo core, strength with trainer Tuesday: Piyo Upper body. Evening run 6 miles hills and PT exercises Wednesday: Piyo Core and Buns and the great PT appointment! Thursday: Piyo Hard Core Friday: Half Marathon (more later) PT exercises Saturday: Bike 15 miles (cut short due to being stung by something, I’m allergic to bees so this freaked me out not knowing what might happen, luckily I was fine other than a swollen and sore ear). Strength and Piyo Core Sunday: 5 mile run in the rain, Piyo Upper and Lower body. 20 mile bike with a family picnic (complete with the crash I managed to avoid d…