Showing posts from December, 2012

Winters cold

Sorry for the huge gap in posts. I havent gotten to run too much since I am still resistent to treadmill running if I can avoid it. Only thing is that we keep getting snow and I have been pretty stinking busy with the holidays. Its cool though because I have been doing mini workouts that still make my muscles sore (progress!!) and thats enough to make me happy. For example, yesterday I did the following: 75 jumping jacks, 16 pushups, 45 cruches, 35 mountain climbers, 60 second plank with leg raises (up/down, side to side alternating) then 25 regular squats, then 30 squats with side leg lifts. Got to keep the butt in shape after all those christmas cookies :) The day after Christmas I was determined to find some winter running pants and that I did. Dad was kind enough to drive mom, sister and kids, and me to Target and Kohls to shop. I went to Dicks after striking out (mostly not wanting to pay the ridiculous prices they still wanted) and ended up with a pair of Reebok winter running

Hangin Tough

And I am not just talking about NKOTB. It has been a really rough week on my running life- between the weather and my mental/emotional status, today was my first day out in a week. We laid my grandmother to rest last Friday and ever since I just haven't felt like I could feel "just right." Certainly it hasnt helped that I was away all weekend on a bachelorette weekend and although we had lots of fun, we didn't get nearly enough sleep. Add this to being emotionally exhausted and disaster strikes. I came home Sunday and slept a good portion of the afternoon in attempt to catch up. Monday morning  I still felt so lagging and decided to extend my bereavement time off one more day. Tuesday and Wednesday I did get up to go to work, but snoozed my alarm all the way until it was too late to run. Yesterday I hit the wall and between work and some personal things in addition to getting a few sympathy cards in the mail, I was just at the end of my sanity. I decided I would h

Crazy weather

So last week I posted about running in the snow- today, I ran in SHORTS and a TSHIRT!!! Can you believe it? I think it is totally insane and I was sweating and hot after 3.4 miles. PHEW!! I meant to run Sunday too but the nice weather was gone by the time I had the chance. Instead I did the Don't Wake Me Up workout @ BodyRock  and some Just Dance 2... and then I was SORE. Still am and had to stop numerous times during my run to stretch my legs- oh my they have not felt a pain like this in quite some time. Needless to say I will be doing some more bodyrocking in the future and need to remember these quick but super effective workouts for days I dont have a lot of time or don't want to make a lot of time :)