Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 8 HM Training

I finished off week 8 of half marathon training with a nice long 8 miler (on the treadmill). Overall, this week of training was quite successful and I am happy! WEEK 9: HALF MARATHON TRAINING MONDAY (3/21): Run 2.6 mi (30:00) Stretch 10:00 TUESDAY (3/22): Bike 21.6 miles (1:00:00) SSC (25:00) WEDNESDAY (3/23): Shoveling - 1 hour THURSDAY (3/24): Run 4 mi (45:00) Stretch 15:00 FRIDAY (3/25): REST SATURDAY (3/26): REST SUNDAY (3/27): Run - 8 mi (1:32:05) Asside from training, I think we booked our reception/dance site for the wedding this week, and got a bit of a discount on the rental of the ballrooms. The fiance was able to use his charm and get the hospitality room that we are going to use for rehearsal dinner for free! This weekend my parents, as well as my sister and bro-in-law, came to town to help me find my wedding dress! I didn't purchase one, but I found the one I want! I think we also found the dress for the bridesmaids! Exciting! Okay...why can't I get my posts to post right, with correct spacing?! It's all one BIG paragraph!? help?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Snow day and Training

Today was a snow day for us. The weather yesterday afternoon and evening was the weirdest I have ever experienced. Just as our snow was almost gone, it started raining/sleeting yesterday afternoon. Once I got home from work, the lightning and thunder show began. The snow started in the evening and overnight.... leaving us with heavy drifts and a day of no school. I don't know how much snow we got but I think it was close to 10 inches. As happy as I was to have a day off from work - to get work things done at home, I am sad to see us have to make it up Easter monday. Oh well.

I wanted to post my Week 7 of half marathon training... not because it was great, but because I have posted the last 6. Anyone notice that my last two weekly posts said week 5? hehehe.

MONDAY (3/14):

TUESDAY (3/15):

BODYPUMP (1:00:00)

THURSDAY (3/17):

FRIDAY (3/18):

SATURDAY (3/19):

SUNDAY (3/20):

Isn't that sick? What kind of traning is that? Two nights of conferences, another late night at work, and a weekend of wedding planning sure got the best of me. Oh well. That's life. This week is already looking better!

Today's workout was supposed to be BODYPUMP class. Instead I spent over an hour doing a shady job of shoveling. It felt more like I was shoveling sand, instead of snow. That stuff was stinkin' heavy! It was a nice core, back, shoulders, legs, and glutes workout! haha

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Wow, the past couple of weeks have been quite the whirlwind. I don't know if I am coming or going!

Last week Thursday the fiance, I, and another couple took a nice 4 day/4 night trip to Las Vegas! The weather was a perfect 75 degrees or so each day! We enjoyed some comedy/magic, a cirque du soleil show, dueling pianos, time at the pool, sun and warmth, and lots of good food and drinks. It was my second trip and their first, so it was definitely a new experience!

I cam back to a short week of school, but it has been long enough with evening conferences Tuesday night, and then again tonight. 12 hour days are not my style!

Some of you gave me a hard time for slipping my engagement announcement into my last post as if it wasn't a big deal! Well, I just want to clarify that it is a huge deal! BIG DEAL! I just didn't know how much I wanted to put out there, just yet!

This spring/summer is going to be a busy one with me finishing my spring grad class, starting a summer grad class, finishing out the school year, selling my twinhome, moving back home, finding a new teaching job back home... oh, and planning a late fall wedding! It's going to be an exciting 8 months! The thing that makes me the most nervous right now is trying to sell my home with everything else going on!

With everything going on in the past week or so, training has been so darn sporadic and oftentimes non-existance, but I am hoping next week will be a bit better! I was excited to get in a solid run while in Vegas... I guess we did do a lot of walking!

MONDAY (3/7):

TUESDAY (3/8):
Bike 10.8 mi (30:00)

Run 2 mi (25:00)
BODYPUMP (1:00:00)

THURSDAY (3/10):
Bike 15.07 mi (42:00)
SSC 20:00

FRIDAY (3/11):
REST - walking in Vegas

SATURDAY (3/12):
Run 4.5 miles (52:00)

SUNDAY (3/13):
REST - walking in Vegas

Maybe I will have a little time to check into your worlds next week?! Who knows!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

40 days ... and a random update

Let the Lenten season begin. I am a firm believer that Lent is not all about what you give up, but what you do to better yourself. So, I will be trying to do a little bit of both by doing the following:
  • Cutting back on soda - hopefully to nothing :)
  • Drinking more water
  • Cutting back on Caribou and Starbucks... allowing maybe one a week
  • Taking my vitamins and supplements on a regular basis again
  • cutting back on sweets - no baked goodies, bars, cookies, donuts, etc. The work place is consumed by it and I need to stay away!
  • doing more yoga

Are any of you giving up or doing anything to better yourself?

Other random updates:

  • Maybe I should be giving up running for the next 40 days. After my okay 6.4 miler on Sunday, I attempted to run today and the shin/ankle was bothering me again. It's weird and I am afraid if I keep running on it, it will get worse. Maybe time to see the doc?
  • I got engaged over the weekend! Time to start planning a wedding!!!
  • It's been snowing like crazy here and I can't wait to leave for Las Vegas tomorrow with the fiance and another couple. We will miss the cold weather and yet another storm system rolling through on Friday/Saturday! 70 degree weather will be greatly appreciated for 4 days!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another one down!

This past week was another successful week of half marathon training. I was able to get in 6 days of solid workouts. Still, no yoga or swimming, but hope to get some of that in the next week or so... promise!

WEEK 5 Training:

MONDAY (2/28):
BODYPUMP (1:00:00)

TUESDAY (3/1):
Run 3.6 mi (43:29)
Stretch 15 minutes

Bike 15.10 mi (45:00)
SSC - 30 min


FRIDAY (3/4):
Run 3.17 mi (35:05)
SC (25:00)

Bike 10.88 mi (30:00)
Stretch 10:00

SUNDAY (3/6):
Run 6.4 mi (1:18:12)
Stretch 20:00

My long run on Sunday felt really long. I look forward to backing off a bit this week. Next week I hope to get in a 7.5 miler... but until then, I have a busy-short week before leaving for Las Vegas on Thursday! Woot woot!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A New Month is upon us....

March already??? February sure came and went so fast. Wow.

Month in Review: February 2011
Swim - 00 yds
................ 3,200 yds in January
Bike - 105.59 miles .............. 76.04 miles in January
Run - 28.96 miles ............... 15.13 miles in January

Total Number of:
Swims - 0
Bikes - 9
Runs - 10 (with a couple less than a mile)
BODYPUMP Class - 4
Pilates Class - 0
Yoga Class - 0
REST Days - 10

Highlights of the Month:
  • Four busy weekends with the BF, family, and friends. Busy, but so worth it!
  • Doning more runs - and longer than 2-3 miles!
  • Really hitting the strength and core training, as well as doing A LOT of stretching!

Lows of the Month:

  • No Yoga or Swimming - March will be different!
  • Getting yet another cold. This school year has been the worst for me getting sick.

Swim - 3200 Yds
Bike -191.62 miles
Run - 47.67 miles

How was your February?