Sunday, April 12, 2009

Back at it!

Well I am finally feeling better but still am not completely 100%. I went back to running a week ago. It probably was not the smartest thing I've ever done. I had only run about 3 1/2 miles in a week and a half and then I decided to try my long run. I ran for 8 miles in 71 minutes. I was extremely happy with this time after not running much. So now I'm back on my 1/2 marathon training schedule. I need to add some hills into my workouts, so I mapped a few new routes. I happen to work on a long hill, so I will run up and down it at least once a week. The hill is about 2.5 miles top to bottom!
Also, I bought Jillian Michaels' 30 day Shred since I saw so many bloggers talk about it. It is a pretty good workout. I don't sweat or anything, but it combines weights, cardio and abs. It's just 20 minutes, but you work the whole time. She has 3 levels. I think I'll do one more week on level one since I have a weaker upper body than lower body. This is a main goal for me...not to just do cardio. I really need to add strength training to my workouts. Last year, I was 10 lbs. lighter, but I ran hard everyday. Though I was as small as I've ever been, I know this is not good on my joints or knees so I don't run every day anymore. I am up to 4 times a week now, but I need to workout more than that. The off days is where I will be strength training. I still like to do my Wii Fit, but it's more resistance than strength I would say. I have been using my new marathon stick to roll out my muscles after running. I love it! My sons love it to unfortunately so I have to search for it each time because they run off with it!
I was very happy that the Easter bunny brought healthy treats to my sons. They got new soccer balls, a goal net, soft bats, soft baseballs, and pitching machine, and a jump rope. They got yummy naughty treats too, but they went out side in their jammies this morning to play baseball and soccer. I love it! My 3 year olds always want to exercise with mommy. The funny this is, they are usually naked when they do it. It's hard to do Pilates when I'm laughing at my naked 3 year olds lifting their legs like mommy! They are also always picking up my hand weights. I'm worried they are going to drop them on their toes one of these days! But hopefully my active lifestyle is rubbing off on them!

Workouts-
Last Sunday- Ran 8 miles 71 minutes
Monday- Level 1 30 day Shred
Tuesday- Ran 3.5 miles
Wednesday- Level 1 30 Day Shred
Thursday- Ran 1 mile warm up, 5 miles tempo, 1 mile cool down
Friday- Ran 2 miles with hill work
Saturday- rest
This Sunday- Ran 9 miles in 79 minutes...Need new shoes since knees are starting to hurt!

9 comments:

carla said...

glad you are on your way to 100% FINALLY!

Happy shred day--from a woman who is all over your idea to add in more weight training :)

Miz.

D10 said...

Glad to hear you and the family had a nice Easter. I think it is important for kids to see their parents active. Glad to hear you are feeling better too.

Jules said...

I'm so glad to see you back in the game :)
I think the Easter Bunny had some GREAT ideas this year. My little one got a kids digital camera this year and dried fruits. So yeah Easter Bunny!

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Selma said...

Hi,

I marked your blog as a favorite because you are running, and I need some inspiration as I really would like to get back to running.
Congrats on all of your success.

L. said...

wow, I am impressed with your workout schedule! especially since you have kids and a career, I find it very motivating!

carla said...

and now?
how are things?

carla said...

checking on you!

how are things now?

Lyn said...

Hope to see an update soon! Thinking about you.