I forgot to post yesterday but I did get a run in on the court over the noon hour. Felt good until I was body slammed by a guy running in the opposite direction. Not only did he stop my momentum on a fast break he made me fly backwards and spin as an aftermath on the ground. Definitely a little ringing in the ears after that. But I got back up and played it out. Made of steel, I am:)
Yesterday I finally wrote out my workout plan. I am going to follow a Half training schedule up until December 14th (that’s when we leave on our Disney trip for bball) I am not signed up for a half but I want to be increasing my distance and have realized if I don’t have a workout written down daily I won’t get an intense workout in. Yep, I am one of those that need to have a schedule to keep me motivated.
Today was the first day and I found it easier to get up. An excuse wasn’t going to work because I ‘had to’ get this workout done and the sooner the better. 45 minutes of lifting shoulders and arms followed by 3 miles on the treadmill.
My running is terrible. I have been playing pick-up basketball games and I go hard. I sprint whenever I can up and down the court. But my first 2 miles are ridiculously difficult on my breathing and tired legs. I’m banking on that improving as I keep at it. I was not this hard on my first round of training :/
Here’s to more energy because I chose to get up and exert energy. Weird how that works when you think of it like that…
Cross fit weights for team at 6:45 followed by constant planning and getting things together for the weekend. (We have alumni game Saturday and bball clinic Sunday) Finally home and sitting still at 9pm. I was able to get away and play some noonball but didn’t even shower until 8:30. Don’t judge me.
P.S. My legs are sore. It’s been a long time since they have been this sore. I’ve been away too long!
Did plyometrics this morning!! So happy I did. My legs are sore but still.
I did my workout, put out equipment for Bball shooting, did some committee organization, made myself lunch, showered and did some film work on new online video system for games all before 8am! And then spent 8 hours in charge of a Kindergartner that has been described as a ‘runner’. Lol. Yep, long day:)
Sickness is coming back. Even though I basically drank a whole carton of OJ in the last two days.
My plan yesterday was to do Plyomterics today. Of course that was when I was feeling great off a workout high. Late last night, through the night and this morning I felt like crap. Absolute poo. That feeling of chest cold and fever starting. Thank goodness as the day went on and after pounding some OJ the feeling slowly went away. I know I am exhausted from and I am hoping that is all it is. So I decided to rest today and I will pick back up tomorrow.
Pep Rally for homecoming
Bring on another busy day:)
Why hello there! Yes, yes I know, it has been waaaaayyy too long since I have posted. But I’m getting my butt back in gear and getting back on a workout routine. Eating as healthy as I had for those 14ish month in which I was going strong isn’t quite back up to par but I honestly haven’t eaten bad. I have been maintaining which is an awesome feat but I am not at a point where I should be satisfied with my health to be able to maintain.
So to get me motivated to jump start again with running like I should I decided to give in and buy a new pair of running shoes. It was past due seeing as my old ones had a hole on the side where my right pinky toe was coming out.
I was able to break in the new shoes yesterday with a 2 mile run to warm up before I played noonball. Some good cardio in and a descent day eating wise.
Today, it was the early wake up call with a warm up and lift of the chest and back and then was able to squeeze in some noonball again. After the run on Monday my lungs have been acting like I haven’t done cardio in years which is so far from the truth. I am hoping there is just something in the air that I’m not used to because I can not afford to get sick.
Tomorrow…I’m going to do plyometrics. It will happen.
So…I was called out this morning about not posting anything about the race. I could have quite a few excuses about not doing it Saturday afternoon like I planned. But that’s all it would be, excuses. And there are already too many of those floating out in the world.
The race was great! It was a brisk 58 degrees and nice little wind during various parts. The week leading into the race I asked one of the organizers(I play noonball with him) where we would start and when I found out it was along the river I assumed that meant the run was along the river road, which meant flat as you could possibly get in Atchison. I was stoked about it. I hate hills. Well, we all know what happens when you assume… yeah. It turned out the run was through town. And a run in in direction through town means there are going to be hills. It wasn’t too bad for the first 1.25 but then going up 4th street was an incline for .75 mile and on brick road. Believe it or not the hardest part was on the last .25! It was flat but as it was right on the river and as soon as you turned the on the bend the wind hit me right in the face, took my breathe away and it made me feel like I was running in quicksand.
This is how I finished. Not a PR but I’m good with it, since I haven’t been running for races, just whenever I play or decided it’s nice out. (yeah, I need to fix that)
Overall Name Age Age Group AG Place Gen Place Chip Time Pace
31 ANDI 30 F 30-33 4 13 27:21 8:49/M
The picture is me and the boy showing of our race numbers. My 13th and his 1st!! He claimed he wasn’t nervous or even overly excited. That it was ‘just another run.’ The next day I got him to admit that it was a lot of fun. Of course that was after he had spent all afternoon looking up more races to train for LOL. Another one hooked!
I am terrible at posting daily now. I have been working out and think about what I’m going to post, but before I know it, it’s tomorrow. My time management is not up to par.
I did plyometrics yesterday and I don’t think I went as hard as I could. I was sweating and my heart rate was up there but I need to push harder, especially if I want to see results. I mean, I gotta get a beach-ish body by December, lol. Since I didn’t feel like my workout was my best effort I took myself running in between bball workouts yesterday. I nice 3 mile run to end the day.
Today was a day of sprinting on the basketball court. It felt good to run like that with some speed. Tomorrow is my first race since the Color Run and I am pumped! It’s also the first run with the bf…. You can bet on a post and pictures sometime tomorrow:)
This morning my alarm was set for 4:15am. 5:15 comes around and I decide to finally get and head to the gym. Except I don’t get to workout. We had team open gym this morning at 6:15, hence me needing to get up in the 4 o’clock hour to get my workout in. I was able to sneak it in from 8:30-9:30 since I had to run an errand up towards the weight-room anyways. Today was Chest and Back. After adding them all up I did 139 various push-ups and 58 pull-ups/chin-ups with leg assistance. It was good and I felt strong even without having food in me yet (yep, poor planning on my part)
I was also able to get in a run on the court over the lunch hour. This is one of many great bonuses about my job. We have odd, various hours but it allows me to duck out every now and then. That’s two good days of cardio in a row and rather good eating as well. Last night after work (9pm, mind you) I made lemon pepper seasoned talapia in the oven with some sauteed cabbage and mushrooms and rice. Oh it was so good. I had forgotten all about my new love of fish. This is going to be a must make. Soon. Very soon.
Two miles and a good noonball run! Feeling a bit healthier but still got a lot of junk food eating the past few weeks to make up for.
Healthy, healthy eating is the main focus this week!
So, since I had been having issues posting from my mobile device I will recap how the week went.
Monday- Weigh-in 166lbs, Day 1 of P90X + 2 miles running
Tuesday - Plyos
Wednesday - 15 minutes on Eliptical and Day 3 of P90X
Thursday - Day 4: Yoga
Friday (so far) - weigh-in 164.5, Day 5: legs and back lifting
Diet is up to par yet for losing weight liked I’d want but one step at a time. Happy Friday y’all!