Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heat Wave

I woke up this morning and did Week 3 Day 3.  If I want to finish this program before the race, I'm going to have to move fast.

I'm pretty sore from my workout yesterday, but its a good kind of sore. 

A list of things that are currently on my mind:
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Balloon Twisting
  • Applying for an internship with the Madison Mini Marathon
  • Getting the internship
I am really excited for all of the snow to melt.  Today was practically a heat wave, and I'm itching to get out on my bike this week.  Maybe Thursday? :)

Yay for Spring!
Happy Training!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


So I did Week 3 Day 2 today, which is the same as last time.  My leg feels tons better, thanks to Brandon and his brace.  However, I'm going to have to return it soon on account of he has shin splints but refuses to do anything about it.  Men.

I also bought a stability ball, like I mentioned I wanted to do earlier this week.  After recovering from some food poisoning or something on Wednesday, I bought it on Thursday, with high hopes.  So, today after my run I decided to try it out, along with the exercise DVD it came with. 

It. Kicked. My. Ass.

I am so unbelievably weak, and I hate it.  I don't want to be that person that pretends to be in shape, but is actually so out of shape its not even funny.  And, the reason I know this is because I had a fitness test on Thursday for my Group Exercise Instructor Certification class.  My muscular endurance is poor at best.  And this was the push I needed to get stronger.

I can't wait until the Shamrock Shuffle.  I don't think I'll be able to run the whole thing, but I just want to beat my 40 min time from my last 5k in September.

Happy Training!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Week 3 Day 1

I finally started Week 3!  I was a little nervous, since I wasn't sure if my leg would be up to it.  I wore the brace, and yes, it did hurt.  But once I stopped running, it was great.  I stretched and iced after, and then went to work 2-close.  The only pain I have right now is my back. 

Week 3 is 90 seconds running, 90 seconds walking, 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, and repeat.  I did the runs at 5mph this week instead of 6, it helped make it not so painful.

I'm also looking into buying a stability ball.  I'm excited?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gives you Hell

I went for my first run today since I got shin splints last week.  I wore the brace that Brandon lent me (what a nice guy), and it went a lot better than I imagined.  I picked up where I left off, and did Week 2 Day 3 this morning. 

The 5 minute warm-up walk went fine, and the beginning of my run it bothered me a bit, but it went away as I got further into it.  Towards the end it started to hurt again, but once I stopped running it was fine.  I stretched, and iced and I feel great now. :)  I plan on swimming now to help with endurance.  I'm behind in my c25k training, and I want to be ready for March 13th.  I also have a doctors appt scheduled for February 15th, so if it still hurts by then I'll bring it up.

My new shoes are still awesome though.  They are so comfortable! Huzzah! I also want to congratulate Ries on running 2 miles in 20 minutes.  Yay! 

Super Bowl Sunday is tomorrow, and we're going to have a few people over for pizza and lasagna.  I'm really excited that Culvers is closing at 5:30 so everyone can watch the game!  Dean earned bonus points there...

Have a great weekend!  Happy training!  Go Pack!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Zealand? Yes please!

So, its Tuesday again!  And there is a lot of snow on the ground, with more to come!  All I can think of is training outside in the warm weather and going swimming in water that isn't a pool.  So, here is a triathlon in New Zealand!

The Iron Man New Zealand this year is on March 5th.  It is the oldest international Iron Man race in its 27th year.  You do not need to qualify to race, but registration closed on December 31st, so if you want to race in 2012 make sure you register by the end of this year!  This race IS a Kona qualifier, however.  So you can enjoy a couple of vacations around your races too. 

Go check out the website and the pictures!  I love looking at pictures of everyone crossing the finish line.  The look of accomplishment on their faces is priceless. :)