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Friday Fitness Recap – February 8

8 Feb

Happy Friday!! It’s almost the weekend… it should be a good one. The hubby’s birthday is tomorrow so we’re going to attempt to celebrate. Though snowstorm Nemo may have other plans. We’re right on the outskirts of where it’s projected to snow, so I guess we will see.  I went grocery shopping yesterday to stock up juuust in case. 🙂

Anyhow, I want to start recording weekly recaps of my sweatin’ activities, so I thought I’d do it on Fridays so that I can reflect on how I’ve done. I don’t know if I’ll keep it up forever, but it’s something I want to start doing, at least for now. 🙂

So without further ado, the first Friday Fitness Recap (I know, totally original title right? ha).

Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 8  miles on the treadmill, easy
Monday – 3 miles on the treadmill, middle mile a speedy one
Tuesday – 3 miles on the treadmill, easy
Wednesday – kickboxing
Thursday – 3 miles on the treadmill, easy. yoga over lunch.
Friday – 30 Day Shred DVD

Total miles: 17
Total time: 7 hrs

I’m bummed I missed Zumba this week, but I’ll be back next week. I also started doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred this morning. I’m not planning to do it daily, but since I do want to incorporate more arm and ab work into my routine, I’m going to try to do either 30 Day Shred or my EA Active (for the Wii) Arms and Abs routine. My goal is to do one of them Tuesday and Thursday. I really enjoyed 30 Day Shred this morning though. It was challenging and my arms and abs burning, just what I need. 🙂

Have a good weekend guys!

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Last long run

26 Dec

I hope your Christmas was filled with all of the things that are important to you.

This morning I woke up to get ready for my last long run this training cycle. I’ve been slowly rebuilding my mileage since my injury, and really wanted to get in a double digit run before race day. I mapped out a 17 mile route but ended up cutting it down to 12. It was just too cold out (like, in the teens…) so though my legs felt like they could keep going I knew the rest of my body was passed the point of freezing. It was a good run though, and just what I needed. Its taper time!

I’ve spent the rest of the day on the couch with magazines, my kindle and the kitties.  We are literally snowed in. Its been snowing since about noon, and our town has declared a snow emergency. There’s got to be at least 4-5 inches accumulated already. Its not too bad to be snowed in when you’ve got no where to be though. 🙂

Will run for pie

23 Jan

Happy Monday folks!

How was your weekend? I had every intention on blogging a couple of times over the weekend and it just never happened.

Friday after work I went right to Hot Power Yoga. It kicked my butt, again. It hurt so good. After yoga I went to the grocery store and happened upon this:

BJsRedVelvetIceCream

Now, I love Red Velvet cake, and Ice Cream is my favorite food EVER so Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream is pretty much a dream come true. It’s described as “Red Velvet Cake Batter Ice Cream with Red Velvet Cake Pieces & a Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl.” My mouth is watering just thinking about it. As soon as I got home I had a few spoonfuls right from the container, and it did not disappoint. It is amazing. Throughout the weekend I had a few spoonfuls here and there and I’m happy to report that I made it through the weekend only eating about a 3rd of the pint. This is a big deal to me – I could finish one of these containers off in an evening if I wanted to, haha. I’m trying to make this one last so I can enjoy it for longer.

Saturday I had plans to go for a run but I woke up to this:

We got a few inches of snow, and the roads (and sidewalks, and trails) were a mess. Running was a no go.

So instead the hubby and I cleaned the apartment like CRAZY – I’m talking scrubbing floors, toilets and the bathtub crazy. In between the cleaning, to keep my sanity I also baked up a few recipes I found on Pinterest.

First up was Cake Batter Pudding Cookies from Chef in Training.

CakeBatterPuddingCookiesSo good! They’re so fluffy and soft in the middle thanks to the cake mix that’s incorporated into them. I’ll definitely be making them again.

Next up was Forgotten Kiss Cookies from Tasty Kitchen.

forgottenkisscookiesforgottenkisscookies2These were good, though the hubby said he preferred the Cake Batter Pudding cookies. I think it may be because I couldn’t find mini-hershey kisses per the recipe, and skipped the chocolate drizzle?

After baking and cleaning, we met my parents for dinner before falling a sleep embarrassingly early for a Saturday night.

Yesterday I got in a 4.5 mile run in the morning. It was supposed to be 6 miles, but I ran a different route than normal and got back to my car in 4.5. And it was so freaking cold (like the teens, ugh) that my face and legs were frozen and I couldn’t force myself to go out for another 1.5.

I received this in my google reader this morning. LOVE IT.

I think that’s pretty accurate, though you could really swap any food product in for the pie as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

Planned workouts for the week
Monday – Hot Power Yoga
Tuesday – Zumba
Wednesday – 30 minute run
Thursday – run 7×400
Friday – EA Active Abs n Arms
Saturday – ZUMBATHON!!!
Sunday – Run 5k for speed

Hm, I just realized there’s no rest days in there. I may have to take a rest day friday rather than doing some arm work.

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Snow?!

30 Mar

As I look out the back sliding door it looks like its mid December since there is about a 2 inch blanket of snow across the backyard. Our apartment doesn’t face the road so I’m not sure how the driving situation is but I plan on staying in for the evening with the kitties. I’m ready for spring!

No running today, I wanted to give myself a rest day, my knees still pretty achy. Tomorrow I’ll get out hopefully though.

Dinner was a yummy home made pizza with black olives – DELICIOUS!